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24 Mar 2017
Border checkpoint Lesnaya-Rudawka to be opened for pedestrians, cyclists 1 May
“Grodno Oblast and the Polish side are currently working out joint tourist routes from Bialystok, Augustow Canal to Grodno. We need to open this checkpoint to launch the joint routes. The status of Lesnaya-Rudawka will be changed from the river border checkpoint to the cyclist- pedestrian- and river checkpoint”...
24 Mar 2017
Belarus’ Bronislav Samoilov wins 13.3km team time trial in Italy
Belarusian cyclist Bronislav Samoilov won the 13.3km team time trial as part of Poland’s CCC Sprandi Polkowice at the first stage of Settimana Internazionale Coppi e Bartali in Italy. The teams were divided into quarters, with the total of 50 quarters participating in the race...
24 Mar 2017
Domracheva, Bjorndalen to be Guests of Honor at Anna Bogaliy Cup
The three-time Olympic champion and her husband plan to attend the competitions among the best young biathletes of Russia on 25 March. They are expected to take part in the awards ceremony together with Anna Bogaliy...
24 Mar 2017
Arina Sobolenko among World Group Heart Award nominees
Arina Sobolenko had an impressive 2016 which saw her make a huge leap up the rankings from No. 548 to No. 159. She made her Fed Cup debut for Belarus in last year’s World Group play-off, playing in the dead doubles rubber. The 18-year-old was back in action in this year’s World Group first round, playing live rubbers...
23 Mar 2017
Minsk Language Festival to showcase over 50 languages
The visitors of the festival will be able to get acquainted with rare and popular, modern and extinct languages, from Kaqchikel to Old Belarusian. The program of the festival will also feature eight popular science lectures on linguistics and five – on Belarusian studies...
23 Mar 2017
Belarus first in CIS to use new cutting-edge technology for AAA treatment
Belarusian surgeons operated on two patients together with their Dutch colleagues on 22 March. New-type stent-grafts were placed at the site of the aneurysm. “This is an absolutely new device, the most advanced technology available,” noted Valery Stelmashok, the head of the laboratory of emergency and interventional cardiology at the National Cardiology Research Center...
23 Mar 2017
Yanka Kupala theater to tour China in autumn
In 2016, Yanka Kupala theater joined the Silk Road International League of Theaters as part of China’s Silk Road initiative uniting 65 countries. In autumn, the theater plans to go on tour to Beijing. At the moment, the sides are discussing the playbill for the tour which will consist of six performances. The Belarusian theater has also been invited to partake in the festival of national theaters in Lvov in November. The theater is going to show Pinsk Gentry there...
23 Mar 2017
Belarus to turn off lights for Earth Hour on 25 March
Building lighting will be off for an hour along Independence Avenue, Pobeditelei Avenue, Partizansky Avenue, Pritytskogo Street and other streets. We invite all organizations and Minskers to join the Earth Hour event. The lights will be off on the National Library, shopping centers, universities and cafes, architectural monuments...
23 Mar 2017
Kupalye festival in Alexandria to go international
“We seek to create an unforgettable, colorful, interesting, and eventful celebration. This year, the key event of the festival will be an international circus and variety show Kupalye Marches Across the Globe, ending with grandiose fireworks,” Yelena Bobrova said...
22 Mar 2017
Vitebsk to host festival of murals during Slavianski Bazaar 2017
Boris Svetlov said that the idea to decorate the buildings in Chagall’s city was among the proposals submitted during the Cultural Initiatives for Belarus contest held in 2016, the Year of Culture in Belarus. The contest was about brand new ideas, and such included some 30 projects...
22 Mar 2017
TIBO 2017 to host start-up contest
The winners of the contest will be awarded grants to fund their business plans for the National Contest of Innovative Projects. They will also be awarded prizes, diplomas and certificates for an intensive start-up training course at the BSU School of Business and Management...
21 Mar 2017
Cui Qiming: Belarus-China youth and children’s exchanges will be continued
The Ambassador stressed that more than 2,000 Chinese students receive education in Belarus, while over 500 Belarusians study in China. Cui Qiming noted that students of China and Belarus teamed up to organize the Chinese-Belarusian youth innovation forum. This year, Belarus will host the China-Belarus youth competitions on robotics technology...
21 Mar 2017
Belarusian swimmers win 12 medals at Serbian Open Championships
Aleksandra Gerasimenya of Belarus finished first in the women’s 50m freestyle in 25.36 seconds. Second was fellow Belarusian Yulia Khitraya, clocking 26.01 seconds. Aleksandra Gerasimenya was also the first to touch the wall in the women’s 50m backstroke (28.14 seconds). Gold medals were collected by Yulia Khitraya in the women’s 100m freestyle (56.29 seconds)...
21 Mar 2017
Belarus, Poland plan joint events to celebrate 150th birthday of Ferdynand Ruszczyc
Belarus is ready for fruitful cooperation with Poland’s Ferdynand Ruszczyc Foundation. He noted that plans have been made to renovate the artist’s estate in Volozhin District and the family cemetery by 2020. The renovated estate will have an educational center, exhibition halls, and an art cafe. Besides, an album of Ferdynand Ruszczyc’s works will be published...
21 Mar 2017
Belarus’ Arman Marshall Silla wins gold at G-1 Belgian Open
On his way to the title, the Belarusian athlete defeated a representative of Cote d’Ivoire’s 36-16 and routed a German fighter 8-0. In the final Arman Marshall Silla was to face Russia’s Yuri Kirichenko, but the opponent had to withdraw due to an injury...
21 Mar 2017
Kino-mo visual solutions featured at Cabsat 2017 in Dubai
The project developed by Belarusian Art Stavenka and Kiryl Chykeyuk has been included in the list of the top ten projects picked by USA Today. The device designed by the two Belarusians produces holography-like 3D content at a small fraction of the cost of real holograms...
21 Mar 2017
Healthcare of Belarus expo opens in Minsk
Healthcare of Belarus is the country’s biggest medical expo that is traditionally attended by leaders of the medical and pharmaceutical industry, developers of new technologies in disease diagnostics and treatment. India will be a partner country of the expo. The country will display a united exposition of nearly 50 national companies...
20 Mar 2017
Plans for collection of Maxim Bogdanovich’s poetry in Spanish in 2017
A literary soiree dedicated to Maxim Bogdanovich’s art took place in the cafe Cosmico in Madrid, Spain on 18 March. Verses by Maxim Bogdanovich, texts of his letters, recollections of the poet’s contemporaries in Belarusian and Russian were recited during the soiree...
20 Mar 2017
Yanka Kupala exhibition arranged in Kiev
The exhibition called “Destinies of Ukrainians and Belarusians linked together” celebrates the life of the Belarusian classic and explores the meaning of Taras Shevchenko’s legacy for the poet. Yanka Kupala was the one who translated his famous poem My Testament into Belarusian...
20 Mar 2017
Grodno enjoys record-breaking visitor numbers two weekends in a row
Since late October 2016, Grodno and its surroundings have welcomed over 5,800 visa-free tourists. The majority of them were Lithuanians. Tours to Grodno are also popular with the Poles, Latvians and Germans...
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