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13 Apr 2017
Record numbers to run Minsk Half Marathon 2017
“It is great to see how popular the half marathon in the Belarusian capital is. This year we expect some 30,000 to participate in the event. It is planned that some 21,000 will run the 5.5km race, 5,000 runners will take on the 21.1km race and some 4,000 people will try themselves in the 10km distance,” said Vadim Devyatovsky...
12 Apr 2017
Belarusian cosmonauts to be honored in Moscow
The Belarusian embassy’s business and cultural center in Moscow will host a gala evening dedicated to Belarusian cosmonauts on 13 April. The event will feature an exhibition of the Belarusian National Academy of Sciences dedicated to achievements of Belarusian scientists in cosmonautics...
11 Apr 2017
Belarus is interested in foreign tourists
Alexander Lukashenko that Belarus’ five-day visa-free rules are the country's wish to open itself to the world, first of all. The country needs more foreign guests, which means additional currency earnings for the state...
11 Apr 2017
Belarus’ Konstantin Kurovsky wins gold at 2017 IWF Youth World Championships
The Belarusian lifted 165kg in the snatch phase and 195kg in the clean and jerk stage to combine for the total of 360kg. Dmitry Gogichayev of Russia lifted the total of 352kg (155kg+197kg) to claim silver. Bronze went to the Iranian athlete - 347kg (156kg+191kg)...
10 Apr 2017
Belarusian books win Along the Great Silk Road expo contest in Almaty
The book Francysk Skaryna - a Globally Minded Person by the Petrus Brovka Belarusian Encyclopedia Publishing House won the Printed Publication nomination. The photobook Minsk. Prospekt Nezavisimosti by the Belarusian publishing house Belovagrupp won The Best Photobook nomination...
10 Apr 2017
Plans to launch Belarusian university nanosatellite in 2017
The nanosatellite made by the Belarusian State University has all the components its big brother has. Yet the nanosatellite weighs only some 2kg and has extremely compact dimensions — 20x10x10cm. The Belarusian State University has established a satellite control center and a data reception station. The satellite will use amateur radio frequencies...
10 Apr 2017
Two gold medals for Belarusian wrestlers in Bulgaria
In the -53kg division Vanessa Kolodinskaya defeated Roksana Zasina of Poland 3-1 in the semifinal and saw off Zhuldyz Eshimova of Kazakhstan 2-0 to collect gold. The second gold medal was claimed by Yekaterina Gonchar (55kg weight category), who beat Turkey’s Nuray Karadag, Bulgaria’s Elena Nikolova, and Bulgaria’s Bilyana Dubova...
10 Apr 2017
Young CIS designers to present their collections during Belarus Fashion Week
The Belarus Fashion Week will support designers of the international fashion week Volga Fashion Week and give winners of the contest of young designers a chance to present their collections in Minsk. The final stage of the contest of young designers will take place in the Russian city of Kazan on 30 April. The judges of the contest will be leading world-famous experts in fashion and style including representatives of the Belarus Fashion Week...
7 Apr 2017
Davis Cup: Belarus vs Austria 2-0 after the first day
Ilya Ivashko of Belarus beat Jurgen Melzer of Austria 7-6, 6-3, 4-6, 7-6 in the second singles rubber of Belarus’ Davis Cup in Minsk. In the opening rubber on 7 April Egor Gerasimov defeated Gerald Melzer 6-3, 6-3, 6-3...
7 Apr 2017
Slavianski Bazaar festival events to begin ahead of schedule
"The festival events were originally scheduled to run from 11 to 19 July, but they will kick off one day earlier. It is possible that several other events will be added to the program and held at other venues in Vitebsk on 10 July”...
7 Apr 2017
Belarusian day during Expo 2017 in Kazakhstan scheduled for 16 August
Members of the Belarusian government and creative teams are expected to participate in the event. “Kazakhstan is an important partner for Belarus in terms of both bilateral relations and integration processes. Participation in the event is very important for Belarus. We expect the Belarusian pavilion at the expo to be a major draw for the visitors,” Yevgeny Lazarev remarked...
7 Apr 2017
Belarus presents its 500 years of book printing stand in Almaty
The presentation of the Belarusian national stand celebrating the 500 years of Belarusian book printing took place on the opening day of the exhibition. The guests of the event got familiar with the latest publications of the Belarusian leading publishing houses. Young singer Anastasia Maisyuk performed at the event...
7 Apr 2017
Minsk to host robotics and innovation technologies expo on 12-13 May
Roboticon 2017 will occupy four major venues. The expo will feature brand new R&D products of the leading international and domestic manufacturers of robots, 3D printers by domestic developers...
7 Apr 2017
Belarus beat Canada in Hockey World League
Olga Skriba, Marina Nikitina, Yulia Mikheichik and Rita Batura scored for Belarus. Belarus will face India on 8 April. The other semifinal match will see Chile against Uruguay...
7 Apr 2017
Minsk to host Budapest Days 10-12 April
The official delegation will be led by Budapest Mayor Istvan Tarlos. On 10 April the delegation is expected to hold talks in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Minsk Town Hall, Belkommunmash Company. The foreign delegation is also set to attend the opening of the Hungarian wines and brandy event...
6 Apr 2017
Davis Cup: Egor Gerasimov to play Gerald Melzer in Belarus vs Austria opener
Last week the two players faced each other at the ATP Challenger in Saint Brieuc, with the Belarusian claiming the 6-4, 7-5 victory. Friday's second singles rubber will be between Ilya Ivashko (172) and Jurgen Melzer (156)...
6 Apr 2017
Belarus-Russia armored vehicles race to visit six Belarusian cities in June
The armored vehicles race Road of Courage will begin at Poklonnaya Hill in Moscow on 17 June. In Russia the racers will travel via Odintsovo, Golitsyno, Mozhaisk, Vyazma, and Smolensk. On 19 June participants of the patriotic campaign will stop for one hour in Belarusian Orsha to arrive in Borisov in the evening. After that, the armored vehicles race will visit Minsk, Baranovichi, and Kobrin. The patriotic campaign will culminate in commemorative events in Brest on the night of 21-22 June...
5 Apr 2017
Weightlifter Anastasia Mikhalenko wins European bronze in Croatia
The Belarusian lifted 95kg in the snatch phase and 130kg in the subsequent clean and jerk stage. Her combined total of 225kg brought her silver...
5 Apr 2017
Belarus applies new method of treating eye cancer in children
The new method was named “super selective intra-arterial chemotherapy in the treatment of retinoblastoma”. The method is based on providing the substance that destroys cancer directly to the center of the cancer, the ophthalmic artery. This type of surgery was earlier conducted only in two countries: Germany and Switzerland...
5 Apr 2017
Yekaterina Dubrovskaya to represent Belarus at Beauty of Universe 2017
She will represent the country at the international contest the final of which will take place in Russia in September. Beauty of Universe 2017 is a new world-scale beauty pageant held in Russia. The organizers aim to make it one of the most socially important projects designed to promote personal development, family values and a healthy lifestyle...
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