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8 Feb 2017
Belarusian Writers’ Union to conclude new contracts with foreign counterparts at Minsk Book Fair
“We are planning to sign several cooperation agreements with our foreign colleagues. We concluded such contracts with the writers’ unions of nearly 40 countries and now can publish books by Belarusian authors abroad,” Nikolai Cherginets said. There are plans to conclude agreements with Venezuela, Iran, France, and other countries...
6 Feb 2017
Belovezhskaya Pushcha in top 25 travel destinations of Eastern Europe
The rating of places every traveler must visit was published by The Telegraph. Alongside with Tallinn, Riga, Saint Petersburg, Danube Delta Biosphere Reserve and other travel destinations, the Belarusian national park ranked 18th in the list...
6 Feb 2017
Hungary to host Days of Belarusian Culture on 8-11 February
The program of the Days includes concerts by the State Dance Ensemble of Belarus and the vocal group Camerata of the Belarusian State Philharmonic Society. The Belarusian dancers and musicians will perform in Godollo on 9 February and in Budapest on 10 February...
3 Feb 2017
Lukashenko opens up about his preferences in clothes
Alexander Lukashenko noted that he gives preference to Belarusian suits that are several times cheaper than imported ones and are not inferior in terms of quality. The Belarusian leader also said that famous fashion designers Ivan Aiplatov and Yulia Latushkina are designing uniforms for Belarusian ice hockey players...
3 Feb 2017
Chances of Belarus and Latvia co-hosting 2021 IIHF World Championship seen as high
“According to the latest data, the chances may be high. One of my friends who is directly involved in hockey in Latvia, told me that there are people at the state level and also in business who are willing to submit a joint bid if there is support from the President of the Republic of Belarus"...
3 Feb 2017
Lukashenko expects tangible results from ice arenas in Belarus
The President stressed that he wants ice arena to generate tangible results. These and other sport facilities are built in Belarus to promote health and encourage people, including young people, to take up sports. “I want children in Belarus to know how to hold a hockey stick, how to skate and even how to mountain ski,” Alexander Lukashenko said...
2 Feb 2017
Minsk Book Fair to welcome exhibitors from 31 countries in 2017
“This year’s Guest of Honor is the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan and China were the Guest of Honor at the expo in different years”...
2 Feb 2017
Minsk to host symposium on 500 years of Belarusian book printing
“The ways to present both Francysk Skaryna’s legacy and the 500th anniversary of the Belarusian book printing itself in Belarus and in the whole world will be discussed at the meetings, roundtable discussions, and other events of the fair”...
2 Feb 2017
Davis Cup: Ilya Ivashko plays Adrian Ungur in Belarus vs Romania opener
Friday's second singles rubber will be between Yegor Gerasimov (No.341) and Marius Copil (No.129). Max Mirnyi (world’s No.25, doubles) and Yegor Gerasimov will contest Saturday's doubles rubber (4 February) against Horia Tecau (No.18 in the ATP doubles rankings) and Nicolae Frunza (No.524)...
2 Feb 2017
International congress to mark 500th anniversary of Belarusian book printing in Minsk
The plan of action for 2017 also includes the international exhibition project Francysk Skaryna and His Epoch, the shooting of a documentary about the first book printer (the film will be translated into foreign languages), and also the Belarusian art and educational project Francysk Skaryna Legacy...
2 Feb 2017
Belarus to partake in several international book fairs in 2017
“We plan to take part in a number of international book fairs,” Lilia Ananich said. She noted that the ministry discussed different aspects of the organization of book publishing industry-related roundtables, scientific conferences, and workshops with diplomatic missions...
2 Feb 2017
Alina Talay second in Dusseldorf
In the 60m Hurdles final Alina Talay clocked 7.95 seconds to cross the finish line simultaneously with Cindy Roleder of Germany. The photo finish decided on the winner...
1 Feb 2017
Belarusian State University ranks fourth among CIS universities on Webometrics
BSU has kept its position in the Webometrics ranking for the last several years by remaining in the top 2-3% of the world’s universities (taking into consideration that there are more than 30,000 higher education institutions in the world)...
1 Feb 2017
Belarus’ event tourism catalog presented at Proftour 2017 expo in Minsk
“Our country is very rich in traditions. All kinds of events take place here every year, many of which we have not even heard. Among them are very interesting festivals, themed celebrations, shows, competitions, exhibitions, which are unmatched in the world. This is why Belarustourist travel company has compiled the catalog of event tourism in Belarus,” Mikhail Orda said...
31 Jan 2017
Belarus Events Calendar: February 2017
Holidays, festivals, exhibitions...
31 Jan 2017
Naviband drawn into second semi-final of Eurovision 2017
The Belarusian duo will present their song Historyja Majho Zyccia (Story of My Life) on 11 May. Belarus will partake in the largest music show in Europe for the 14th time. Naviband will be the first to sing at the international contest in the Belarusian language. All previous Belarus’ entries performed in English...
31 Jan 2017
BSU students to represent Belarus at Jessup moot court competition in Washington
The competition has been steadily gaining popularity in Belarus. The competition is a simulation of a fictional dispute between countries before the International Court of Justice (ICJ). Each team must prepare to argue both the Applicant and Respondent sides in the case, and must produce a written memorial...
30 Jan 2017
Iranian art on display in Minsk
The exhibition demonstrates works produced by weaving, calligraphy, miniature painting, pictorial art, ceramics, and wood carving. Chairman of the Belarusian Union of Painters Grigory Sitnitsa drew attention to Iran’s great contribution to the world culture and art. He noted that such Iranian names like Khayyam, Ferdowsi, Rudaki, Saadi, and many other ones are known well all over the world...
30 Jan 2017
Aerials silver for Belarus at 2017 Winter Universiade in Almaty
The Belarusian scored 90.94 points in the final, just behind the winner from China who scored the total of 97.99. Bronze went to another Chinese freestyle skier (90.94 points)...
30 Jan 2017
Belarus to launch peatland restoration project in September
Nikolai Svidinsky pointed out that the peatland restoration project to be implemented in Belarus will not be the first one of its kind. “Some 28,000ha of peatland damaged as a result of peat production was restored as part of the Peatlands-1 project,” he said...
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