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10 Jul 2017
Belarus’ Sergei Vyazovich takes win in Silk Way Rally Stage 3
The third 329km-long special stage of the rally featured speedy sections. Truck racer Sergei Vyazovich, the leader of the MAZ-SPORTavto team, set off in seventh spot and soon outpaced all of his competitiors clocking the best time of 3h33m...
10 Jul 2017
Dutch Embassy Office opens in Minsk
According to Johanna Brandt, the opening of the diplomatic mission is a landmark event for the Netherlands and Belarus, particularly considering the 25th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the two countries. She commented on the status of the relations between Belarus and the Netherlands in the context of the developments of the past several years in Belarus and the fact that the country borders on the European Union...
10 Jul 2017
52 countries to participate in 19th World Congress of Russian Press in Belarus
Lilia Ananich reminded it will be the second time Belarus will host the congress: the country hosted the 15th World Congress of Russian Press in 2013. “We are thankful to the World Association of Russian Press for the interest they show in our country, for the opportunity to discuss such an important media agenda on such a large scale,” noted the official...
10 Jul 2017
Belarusian Yekaterina Galkina wins two golds at World Challenge Cup Berlin 2017
On the final day of the tournament Yekaterina Galina, one of the leaders of the Belarusian national team, came first in a ribbon routine 16.700 points. Russia’s Yulia Bravikova was second (16,600 points) and Yekaterina Selezneva third (16,450)...
7 Jul 2017
Minsk to host Peace Run final stage 8 July
Around 500 Peace Runners from all over the world will start the torch run at the Vostok subway station opposite to Belarus’ National Library at 10 a.m. to finish it at Victory Square. The following ceremony marking the relay’s 30th anniversary will feature Belarusian and foreign Olympic medalists and foreign ambassadors...
6 Jul 2017
Yanka Kupala commemorative plaques to be installed in Slovakia
Yanka Kupala is one of the brightest and most talented poets who raised the Belarusian poetry to the world level. Now the Belarusian Culture Ministry and the Yanka Kupala museum are carrying out a number of activities on the occasion of the 135th anniversary of the poet. Among them are exhibitions in Serbia, Moldova, Latvia, Slovenia, and Georgia...
6 Jul 2017
Netherlands to open embassy office in Minsk 10 July
The ceremony will be attended by Vladimir Makei, Belarusian Minister of Foreign Affairs, and Johanna Brandt, Secretary-General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands...
6 Jul 2017
Belarus considering 30-day visa-free program for China
“Such an agreement was reached after the meeting of the Presidents of Belarus and China in May. Now we are working on introducing visa-free entry for Chinese citizens traveling to Belarus with general civil passports for up to 30 days,” Mikhail Portnoi noted...
5 Jul 2017
Azarenka through to Wimbledon third round
World No. 683 Victoria Azarenka ousted No.16 Russian Yelena Vesnina 6-3, 6-3 in one hour and 38 minutes to reach the Wimbledon third round. Azarenka extended her head-to-head record against Vesnina to 8-0...
4 Jul 2017
Monument to Belarus’ first book printer Francysk Skaryna in Chisinau
The Moldovan government adopted the relevant decision at a meeting on 4 July on the initiative of the Moldovan Ministry of Culture with a view to perpetuating the memory of the famous Belarusian printer and on the occasion of the 500th anniversary of the first book in the Belarusian language celebrated this year...
4 Jul 2017
Belarus anthem performed near Royal Palace in Madrid
It was the first this event was held in the Spanish capital. The anthem was performed by the Belarusian diplomats, representatives of the Belarusian Diaspora, Spanish citizens, friends of the cultural association “Slavic Meetings” and also the Spanish group Vox Calermian that performs songs in Belarusian...
4 Jul 2017
Over 400 scientists to partake in international symposium on biodiversity at BSU
The International Symposium on Euro-Asian Biodiversity at Belarusian State University (BSU) will bring together more than 400 scientists from 5 to 8 July. The list of participants includes scientists from the CIS member states, Turkey, Greece, Canada, Romania, Japan, and the United Kingdom...
4 Jul 2017
Over 1m people take part in Independence Day celebrations in Belarus
“Belarus’ Independence Day celebrations took place in Minsk, oblast and district capitals. They attracted more than 1 million people. The public order was maintained,” the message reads...
4 Jul 2017
Azarenka, Sobolenko off to winning start in Wimbledon
Victoria Azarenka, No. 683 in the WTA rankings, defeated Catherine Bellis of the United States, No. 40, 3-6, 6-2, 6-1. The match lasted for 1 hour 45 minutes. In the second round Victoria Azarenka will face Elena Vesnina of Russia, No. 16 in the rankings...
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...
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