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19 Dec 2017
Belarus to host over 70 international sports events in 2018
Minsk International Half Marathon will be held on September 6-12. September will also see the international biathlon festival “The Legends Race” under the motto “Biathlon Stars for Peace”...
19 Dec 2017
Minsk National Airport eyes transatlantic expansion
“We are considering launching transatlantic flights to North America,” Dmitry Melikyan said. The possibility of flying to India and Japan is also under consideration...
19 Dec 2017
Minsk airport welcomes 2017 four-millionth passenger
Vsevolod Belyaev, the 2017 four-millionth passenger, arrived in Minsk from Pulkovo Airport, St. Petersburg. The passenger was greeted by Director General of Minsk National Airport Dmitry Melikyan...
19 Dec 2017
Specialists from seven countries to attend Gomselmash conference
The program of the conference will include a plenary session and two workshops: Harvesting Machinery and Sci-Tech Cooperation and Tractors and Portable Power Devices...
18 Dec 2017
Arina Sobolenko, Yegor Gerasimov named Belarus’ Tennis Players of Year 2017
Arina Sobolenko had a great year reaching the Fed Cup final with her Belarusian national team. The 19-year-old made her first-ever WTA final...
18 Dec 2017
Number of visa-free visitors to Belarus exceeds 76,500
"The overwhelming majority of them comply with the terms of stay. Needless to say, they apply to local citizenship and migration departments for extending the period of stay if necessary”...
18 Dec 2017
Two-time world champion Mariya Lasitskene to take part in Minsk Christmas tournament
This time the competitions will be held in an international format and will feature participants from Ukraine, Turkey, and Belarus...
18 Dec 2017
Minsk ballet dancers reach Youth America Grand Prix 2018 final
The young talents will show the classical Belarusian ballet and a modern dance in the final which is due in New York, the United States in April 2018...
18 Dec 2017
Roman Catholic edition of New Testament in Belarusian to be presented on 19 December
The Roman Catholic New Testament in Belarusian has a supplement with geographical maps of the then-world, a biblical dictionary, and a chronological table of events related to the common history of mankind...
18 Dec 2017
Maladost magazine to publish best assays of Chinese students about Belarus in 2018
Taking part in the competition are invited the centers of the Belarusian culture in China and also all the Chinese students that study in Belarus. “The best assays will be published in the magazine Maladost in one of the issues of 2018 dedicated to China”...
18 Dec 2017
Bronze for Belarus at 2017 European Short Course Swimming Championships in Denmark
The Belarusian national team claimed two medals in Copenhagen. On 14 December the quartet of Pavel Sankovich, Ilya Shimanovich, Anastasia Shkurdai and Yulia Khitraya took silver...
17 Dec 2017
Anton Kushnir 3rd at World Cup Aerials in China
After the second stage of the World Cup Aerials Belarus has placed fourth with one gold, one silver and one bronze...
16 Dec 2017
Belarusian art project Stol on display in Galerie Francis Barlier in Paris
The art project “Stol” (“The Table”) is a 32-minute video featuring more than 20 short scenes that happen one by one at a table that is the main unchanging object. The viewer is involved in the process not only emotionally and intellectually...
15 Dec 2017
Belarusian embassy hosts charity action for Moscow orphans
According to the source, the Business and Cultural Complex of the embassy hosted a charity action for children from Moscow orphanages and large families. The action was arranged upon the embassy’s initiative in association with the Russian Children Fund...
15 Dec 2017
Christmas and New Year 2018 in Belarus
The Christmas and New Year holidays are a truly magical time filled with warm meetings with friends, inspiration and anticipation of a miracle. We are sure that you are already planning your New Year holidays 2018 and believe that some intriguing ideas from Belarus will come in handy. You are always welcome to visit our country!
15 Dec 2017
Full house for Belarusian film about Marc Chagall in Cairo
The audience learned more about the legacy of the big-name Belarusian native Marc Chagall. The demonstration of archive photos and reproductions of paintings sparked the interest of viewers in Belarus and encouraged them to visit Vitebsk...
15 Dec 2017
Head of Samara organization of Belarusians awarded Francysk Skaryna Medal
Irina Glusskaya has been honored in recognition of her significant contribution to the popularization of the Belarusian national arts, strengthening of Russia n-Belarusian ties in trade, economy, humanitarian matters, culture and science...
15 Dec 2017
Belarus, Armenia in Customs Union Futsal Cup final
Belarus defeated Russia 3-1 in the semifinal, while Armenia edged Mercury GTK Brest 2-1 in the penalty shootout...
15 Dec 2017
Minsk National Airport among top 10 most punctual airports in Fly Stats ranking
“We will pass the milestone of 4 million passengers by the 2017 year end, which illustrates the rapid development of our enterprise. The number of departures went up from 2016"...
14 Dec 2017
Over 100 singers to compete for awards of Christmas singing competition in Minsk
"Over the years, the competition has seen more than 400 young opera singers. Many of them have gained international fame and popularity. But most importantly, the Christmas singing competition in Minsk has developed its own identity"...
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