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23 Feb 2018
Dinamo Stadium to open with international athletics event
“We have signed a memorandum of cooperation with the Association of Balkan Athletic Federations. The Persian Gulf countries have shown an interest in the event too. We are in talks with Poland. Perhaps, another strong national team will join the event. We hope that the world-renowned athletes will come here”...
22 Feb 2018
Domracheva becomes first female biathlete to win four Olympic gold medals
By the number of Olympic golds she has surpassed German biathlete Kati Wilhelm and Anastasiya Kuzmina of Slovakia...
22 Feb 2018
Belarus 13th in Pyeongchang medal standings
Belarus’ Anna Guskova bagged gold in the Ladies’ Aerials and the Belarusian team of Nadezhda Skardino, Irina Krivko, Dinara Alimbekova and Darya Domracheva clinched gold in the Women’s 4x6km Relay at the 2018 Olympic Games in PyeongChang...
22 Feb 2018
Budapest to name one of its squares after Minsk
"Logical continuation of cooperation between two capitals, started in 2016. Great step in preparation of the Days of Minsk scheduled for April this year," the embassy said in its Twitter account...
22 Feb 2018
Sweden wins Olympic Men’s Slalom, Belarus’ 33rd
Yuri Danilochkin of Belarus placed 33rd, 13.16 seconds behind the winner...
21 Feb 2018
Foreign ambassadors recite poetry in Belarusian on International Mother Language Day
The diplomats, who took part in the poetic flash mob, believe that the project We Read Belarusian Together With velcom is important for popularizing Belarusian culture. The national language is an inalienable part of Belarusian culture...
21 Feb 2018
Sweden to allocate €11m for environmental projects in Belarus in 2018
“The majority of the projects that are to be implemented this year in different regions of Belarus will be about water discharge and water treatment,” the diplomat said...
21 Feb 2018
9,300 Great Patriotic War veterans live in Belarus
Minsk is currently home to two Heroes of the Soviet Union: Ivan Kustov, a participant of the Great Patriotic War, and Vasily Michurin, a participant of the Winter War...
20 Feb 2018
Diverse program for Minsk International Book Fair 2018
The 25th Minsk Book Fair will be headlined “Belarus: the cultural platform of Europe”. Belarus is a hospitable country where you can get acquainted with the customs and traditions of many peoples, where the cultural diversity serves the mutual enrichment as the country is home to many ethnicities...
20 Feb 2018
France win Olympic Mixed Relay, Belarus 5th
Starting Nadezhda Skardino cleaned both prone and standing to tag Darya Domracheva in eighth. The three-time Sochi Olympic champion, also shooting clean, gradually narrowed the gap to move up to the third position, 30 seconds behind the leader...
20 Feb 2018
UNICEF to present Progress for Every Child in the SDG Era report in Minsk
Progress for Every Child in the Sustainable Development Goals Era is the first comprehensive assessment by the UNICEF of the progress made in achieving the child-related Sustainable Development Goals...
20 Feb 2018
International Mother Language Day celebrated in Belarusian Embassy in Russia
“The Belarusian language is one of the oldest Slavic languages. It is inseparably linked with the name of our world-famous countryman: pioneer book printer Francysk Skaryna. Last year Belarus and the world celebrated the landmark date – the 500th anniversary of the Belarusian book printing”...
19 Feb 2018
Day 8 exhibition project to feature artists from Belarus, Russia, Kazakhstan, Venezuela
Day 8 is a day of taking responsibility, a day of cooperation to develop a reassuring model of your world and your destiny. Every action, word or thought is interrelated by thousands of cause and effect relations with other people and affect a great number of events...
19 Feb 2018
Lukashenko sends birthday greetings to Metropolitan of Minsk and Zaslavl Pavel
“Today the Belarusian Orthodox Church preserves and multiplies the spiritual and cultural legacy of our country, instills love, kindness and compassion in people’s hearts, promotes patriotism and inspires people to make new accomplishments”...
19 Feb 2018
Yekaterina Galkina wins three medals at Moscow Grand Prix
The Belarusian scored 16,450 to win the Ribbon routine. Yekaterina Galkina claimed bronze with the Hoop scoring 15,950 points and one more bronze with the Ball (17,000)...
18 Feb 2018
Belarus’ Stanislav Gladchenko 6th in Men’s Aerials in PyeongChang
The first part of Stanislav Gladchenko’s performance was perfect, but he fell in the landing and scored only 92.61 points to finish 6th...
18 Feb 2018
Lukashenko sends complaint to IOC president about judging of Belarusian aerial skier
"Our federation tried to lodge a complaint after that, tried to talk on good terms in a friendly manner with their colleagues in PyeongChang — with the international federation. You can guess what the answer was. I had to wake up the Ministry of Foreign Affairs staff that night and contact the embassy in the Republic of Korea"...
18 Feb 2018
Lukashenko congratulates Domracheva on silver medal at 2018 Olympic Games
“Dear Darya, we have been rooting for you so much and hoped for a good performance at the biathlon track in PyeongChang. By displaying extraordinary psychological strength, you have performed very well in the mass start race and won a silver medal at the Olympics”...
16 Feb 2018
Belarus’ Zuyeva 7th in women’s 5,000 speed skating at Pyeongchang 2018
Today Marina Zuyeva finished 14:18 behind the leader, Esmee Visser (Netherlands), who clocked 6:50:23...
16 Feb 2018
Belarusian artists to take part in Maslenitsa celebrations in Sardinia
“The autonomous region of Sardinia will mark Maslenitsa on 18 February. The post-Soviet diaspora living there thanks to the initiative of Belarus’ Honorary Consulate will introduce local citizens to the traditional rites of the ancient holiday which symbolizes the end of winter and the beginning of Great Lent”...
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