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4 Jul 2017
Azarenka, Sobolenko into Wimbledon second round
Belarusian Victoria Azarenka (world No. 683) sealed her comeback to Wimbledon with a 3-6 6-2 6-1 victory over American Catherine Bellis (No. 40). Victoria will next face Elena Vesnina of Russia who beat beat Anna Blinkova 6-4, 5-7, 6-2...
3 Jul 2017
Khoroshki perform in French Lyon
The concert featured singing, instrumental and dance pieces from Khoroshki’s repertoire which reflects the music and dance traditions of the Belarusian people...
3 Jul 2017
Photo exhibition opens in Tokyo to mark 25 years of Belarus-Japan friendship
The exhibition has been prepared by the embassy of Belarus together with BelTA and Belarusian compatriots. The exhibition reflects the timeline of Belarus-Japan cooperation in the 1990-2010s...
3 Jul 2017
Belarus wins 50m butterfly gold at European Junior Swimming Championships in Netanya
In her favorite 50m butterfly the Belarusian showed a good result of a good result of 26.75 seconds in the semifinals. In the final race, she covered the distance even faster for 26.53 seconds...
30 Jun 2017
Belarus Events Calendar: July 2017
Holidays, festivals, exhibitions...
28 Jun 2017
Marc Chagall’s square opened in Jerusalem
According to Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Belarus to Israel Vladimir Skvortsov, the event confirms the special attitude of the Israelis towards the art of the prominent painter, the 130th anniversary of whose birthday will be marked soon. Over 50 years ago Marc Chagall created unique mosaics and tapestries for the buildings of the Israeli parliament and the Hadassah Medical Center...
28 Jun 2017
Belarusian State University on ShanghaiRanking's list 2017
This release contains rankings of universities in 52 subjects across natural sciences, engineering, life sciences, medical sciences, and social sciences. In total, more than 4,000 universities were ranked, 1,409 out of them were included in the final ranking, among them 12 Russian and a Belarusian university...
28 Jun 2017
Vietnam delegation visits Great Patriotic War museum
The delegation of Vietnam accompanying Vietnam President Tran Dai Quang on his official visit to Belarus visited the Belarusian State Museum of the History of the Great Patriotic War. The visitors viewed the museum’s exposition, learned about the feat of the Belarusian people during the war...
27 Jun 2017
Minsk to host 2018 Track Cycling World Cup
The event will be held in Chizhovka Arena on 19-21 January. It will be the fifth world cup, the last one in the 2017-2018 season...
27 Jun 2017
Minsk to host international conference on tourism 6-7 July
The conference will bring together representatives of ministries, city and regional tourist administrations, non-governmental organizations working in tourism and also experts in the field of marketing and branding, speakers from leading international organizations and companies specializing in the marketing and branding of countries...
27 Jun 2017
Logos of five tourist areas designed in Belarus under EU project
The project involves five pilot regions: Polotsk, Belovezhskaya Pushcha, Myadel District and Lake Naroch, Mstislavl, Augustow Canal. The tourism development strategies have been drawn up for these regions...
27 Jun 2017
More tourists in Belarus thanks to visa-free travel program
Many sport fans have taken advantage of this opportunity and visited various major international sports competitions in Belarus such as the European Fencing U23 Championships, Junior & Master Classic Powerlifting Championships, and the European 10,000m Cup...
27 Jun 2017
Belarus' Ambassador lays wreath at Tomb of Unknown Soldier in Red Square
According to the established tradition, we gather at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier to pay tribute to the memory of those who died defending peace and freedom for us. During these memorable days we strongly feel the spirit of fraternity," said Ambassador Igor Petrishenko...
27 Jun 2017
Plans for Belarusian metro stations in Vietnamese cities
Alexander Lukashenko remarked that a representative office of the Minsk metro design company Minskmetroproject had already been opened in Vietnam. “They are ready to accomplish projects of any difficulty. Why don’t we design the metro stations Minskaya in Hanoi and Belorusskaya in Ho Chi Minh City?” wondered the Belarus president...
27 Jun 2017
Krynichka summer camp to gather schoolchildren from Belarus, Russia, Ukraine
The Belarusian Peace Foundation in partnership with the Rogachev District Executive Committee has been holding the children’s camp of peace, friendship and Slavic youth for the past 25 years. The solemn opening will be held on 30 June with the execution of state anthems and raising of flags of the participating countries...
26 Jun 2017
Belarus, Poland to review joint UNESCO nomination file for Augustow Canal
The nomination file tops the agenda of the meeting. The Belarusian and Polish specialists have been working on the file for several years. ICOMOS representatives will come to Belarus to provide comments on the nomination file and review progress in the implementation of the previously given recommendations...
26 Jun 2017
Harvesters by Belarusian Gomselmash in upcoming farming simulator game
The game is developed by the Polish company Techland. With a heavy focus on realism and details, the game will allow players to own a farm in the USA, Columbia, Italy or Japan. Gamers will be able to plow fields and gather in various crops without leaving their PCs...
26 Jun 2017
16 medals for Belarus at 2017 European Junior Rowing Championships
Aleksei Misyuchenko, Yuri Tkachev, Kirill Nikitin, Ilya Fedorenkov were the first to cross the finish line in the 1000m event. Darina Solonenko and Olga Klimova clinched gold in the 200m race. Grigory Maisyuk collected gold medals in the 1000m and 500m events. Kirill Smolyanik and Vladislav Litvinov were the best in the 500m race...
26 Jun 2017
Independence Day military parade in Minsk to feature about 6,000 participants
Traditionally, the parade will be held at the Minsk Hero City Stele. It will feature representatives of 30 military units, and 5 educational institutions. Vladimir Makarov highlighted that partaking in the parade will be guards mechanized brigades, guards units of the special operations forces...
23 Jun 2017
Sign celebrating Chinese-Belarusian friendship unveiled near Great Stone park
The stone sign reading “Road of Chinese-Belarusian Friendship” commemorates the completion of the construction of the road in the village of Bykachino located close to the Belarus-China industrial park Great Stone. “The road is some 1.5km long, but it is of great importance to both local residents and the resident companies of the industrial park. It was a long-awaited project"...
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