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6 Dec 2016
Minsk to host Christmas Amateur Ice Hockey Tournament 4-7 January
“The Christmas Amateur Ice Hockey Tournament, which is scheduled to take place in Minsk on 4-7 January, will be a traditionally spectacular event,” said Alexander Shestakov...
6 Dec 2016
New Year fireworks in Minsk to begin at 01:30 on 1 January
The New Year celebration program Happy New Year, Minsk! will begin near the Sport Palace at 23:00 to end at 04:00. Minsk residents and guests of the Belarusian capital will be invited to see New Year fireworks that will begin at 01:30 on 1 January...
5 Dec 2016
Ten companies from Belarusian Hi-Tech Park now in Software 500 ranking
The world’s ten largest software developers on the Software 500 list have daughter companies and development centers registered as resident companies in the Hi-Tech Park of Belarus. EPAM Systems is ranked 107th in the Software 500 list...
5 Dec 2016
Belarus sixth in Regular Senior High at World Robot Olympiad
The Belarusian team came sixth in the Regular Senior High category during the World Robot Olympiad that took place in New Delhi, India in late November. The Belarusian team finished 11th in the Open Junior category...
5 Dec 2016
Over 1,100 tourists visit Grodno Oblast visa-free since 26 October
“Most of the tourists are from our neighboring countries of Lithuania and Poland. Among those who visited the region or got registered to do so, there are also representatives of more exotic countries, for instance, Japan. All in all, we have received applications from citizens of 19 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Belgium, Finland, the United Kingdom and others”...
2 Dec 2016
Belarus Bolshoi Theater sets off on a tour of Germany, Austria
This is the sixth time the Belarusian artists will tour these countries during the Christmas and New Year holidays. On 9 December-18 January the Belarusian ballet company will perform in the largest theaters in Bonn and Bremen, Hamburg and Cologne, Berlin and Hanover, Munich and Dortmund, Salzburg and Vienna...
1 Dec 2016
First World Cup podium for Belarus’ Chepelin
France’s Martin Fourcade dominated the Men’s 20K Individual race, winning in 51:33.8, despite two penalties. Norway’s Johannes Thingnes Boe matched Fourcade at the shooting range, but finished second, 29.5 seconds back. Third-place Vladimir Chepelin crossed the finish line 1:24.3 back, with one penalty...
30 Nov 2016
Belarus’ Darya Yurkevich 3rd in 15K Individual in Ostersund
The clean-shooting Belarusian finished 1:17.3 seconds behind the winner, Laura Dahlmeier of Germany (46:14.0; two penalties). Second came in Anais Bescond from France with one penalty, 15.8 seconds back...
30 Nov 2016
Belarus names Eurovision 2017 national selection finalists
A total of 67 entries came through open auditions. The winner of the national selection will represent Belarus at the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest to be hosted by Kiev. The final concert for Belarus’ Eurovision entry will be held no later than 25 January 2017...
30 Nov 2016
Olympic qualification named key condition for a sport to be included into 2019 European Games
“Everything will be spelled out in the corresponding contract. Representatives of the European Games organizing committee and also Head of the National Olympic Committee Alexander Lukashenko will express their opinions as well. Most likely the program will comprise such sports as freestyle and Greco-Roman wrestling, judo, sambo,” Maksim Ryzhenkov said...
30 Nov 2016
Belarus wins international award for hosting Global Money Week 2016
Global Money Week 2016 took place in Belarus on 14-20 March to raise the financial awareness of children and young Belarusians. The campaign was focused on the forthcoming redenomination of the Belarusian ruble...
30 Nov 2016
Belarus to bring Nutcracker ballet to French Lyon
“Today it is important to strengthen cultural relations. This year the Belarusian Embassy in France organized concerts of Pesnyary band in Lyon and Paris. Marina Vezhnovets’ children’s ballet company will bring The Nutcracker production to Lyon before the end of the year,” Pavel Latushko said...
30 Nov 2016
Belarus Events Calendar: December 2016
Holidays, festivals, exhibitions...
30 Nov 2016
Belarus to host 2019 European Spochan Championship
“The 42nd World Sports Chanbara Championship in Tokyo gathered 1,500 athletes from 26 countries. It was the first world-level event that Belarus took part in. Maria Tatarinova won the 5Q Kodachi (short sword) silver. The schedule of the forthcoming tournaments was revised at the international congress held during the Tokyo championship”...
29 Nov 2016
Minsk to host Art Capital: From France to Belarus expo
The exposition in the National Center of Contemporary Arts will feature the works of 15 famous modern French artists, and also 11 Belarusian painters and sculptors who took part in the French prestigious expo Art en Capital in Paris’ Grand Palais in 2015...
29 Nov 2016
Nikolai Cherginets reelected Chairman of Belarus’ Writers Union
The decision on reelecting Nikolai Cherginets as Chairman of the Writers Union of Belarus was approved unanimously. Nikolai Cherginets thanked for the confidence and said that a lot of plans are ahead...
28 Nov 2016
Belarus president awarded Heydar Aliyev Order
Foreign citizens can get the award for outstanding service to Azerbaijan, for special services rendered in the course of implementing the Azerbaijani idea, for reinforcing the unity of Azerbaijanis all over the world...
24 Nov 2016
First People’s Teacher title awarded in Belarus
The People’s Teacher of Belarus title has been awarded to physics teacher of Mogilev State Oblast Lyceum No. 1 Valery Barashkov. Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko signed a corresponding decree on 24 November...
23 Nov 2016
Six Belarusian biathletes to open new IBU season
Representing Belarus in Norway’s Beitostolen will be Dinara Alimbekova, Maria Panfilova, Darya Blashko, Dmitry Abashev, Viktor Krivko and Dmitry Dyuzhev. Special focus will be on Darya Blashko, the winner of the 2015-2016 IBU Junior Cup Biathlon standings...
23 Nov 2016
DNA bank of talented athletes set up in Belaru
Scientists have tested more than 500 athletes from 30 national teams of Belarus. The DNA bank includes 20 major genes with the biggest impact on the locomotor system, stamina, speed, strength, hypoxia adaptive response, resilience level...
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