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26 Mar 2018
Gomel State University, Sichuan University sign cooperation agreement
The Belarusian ambassador has given a lecture to Sichuan University students on Belarus’ participation in the Belt and Road initiative...
26 Mar 2018
Brest to host Motley Tulip festival in May
This year the festival is dedicated to the stage art of the 20th century. The forum will feature music masterpieces, theater plays and ballet from Belarus, Russia, Poland, France and Japan...
26 Mar 2018
Ignat Golovatyuk of Belarus takes gold in WUC Speed Skating mass start
This medal has become the third for the Belarusian at the World Uiversity Speed Skating Championship in Minsk. Earlier on, he took second place in the 500m and 1,000m events...
25 Mar 2018
Four gold medals for Belarus at World Sambo Cup in Moscow
Evgeny Ilyukhin clinched gold in the men’s 90kg event. Evgeny Aleksiyevich took the champion title in the men’s 80kg combat sambo. Kseniya Danilovich collected gold in the women’s 52kg event...
25 Mar 2018
Azarenka into Miami Open round of 16
The Belarusian battled through Latvia’s Anastasija Sevastova 3-6, 6-4, 6-1 to progress to the fourth round. Victoria Azarenka will next face Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland...
23 Mar 2018
Top Belarusian students of Japanese off to Fukushima University
Two students of the International Relations Faculty of the Belarusian State University will spend six months focusing on Japanese studies at the Human Development and Culture Faculty of University of Fukushima...
23 Mar 2018
Liubou Charkashyna awarded IOC Athlete Role Model title
The International Olympic Committee has announced 12 new Athlete Role Models (ARMs) who will support, advise and inspire the young athletes taking part in the Buenos Aires 2018 Youth Olympic Games...
23 Mar 2018
Belarusian State University takes top award at Hi-Tech 2018 expo in St Petersburg
Each of the 18 developments presented by Belarusian State University got an award at the contest...
23 Mar 2018
Hope for successful launch of second Belarusian satellite
Belarus launched its first satellite in 2012. “This is not just a satellite that Belarus owns. It has been made in Belarus. All the purpose-designed equipment is Belarus-made”...
23 Mar 2018
Lukashenko lays flowers at Heroes Memorial in Tbilisi
The memorial honors all those who died protecting the territorial integrity of Georgia in 1992-1993. The monument was erected in Heroes Square in Tbilisi...
23 Mar 2018
Belarus’ National Library receives Primer digital copy from Royal Danish Library
The Primer was published in 1618. Only two examples of this unique Primer have survived in the world. One of them is kept in the private Middle Temple Library, the UK...
23 Mar 2018
Azarenka advances to Miami third round
Three-time Miami Open champion Victoria Azarenka of Belarus, currently ranked 186 in the world, moved into the third round of the Miami Open 2018 after clinching a 7-6 (7-5), 2-0 victory over U.S. world number 15 Madison Keys who had to retire due to a left thigh injury...
22 Mar 2018
Giorgi Margvelashvili gets tractor as gift from Belarus’ president
The Georgian president is a keen farmer. He has even posted in the social networks a photo report on the harvest he got from the Belarusian potato...
22 Mar 2018
Requiem reception held in Moscow to commemorate Khatyn tragedy
Opening the event, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Belarus to Russia Igor Petrishenko said: “Today we bow low as we recall a tragic page in the history of the Belarusian nation — the 75th anniversary of the Khatyn tragedy”...
22 Mar 2018
Belarus president visits cognac distillery in Tbilisi
According to the company’s management, one of their cognac spirits has been kept in storage since 1893. It is considered a national treasure, however, visiting dignitaries are allowed to sample it...
22 Mar 2018
Belarus expects more Russian tourists this year
According to the State Border Committee of Belarus, some 1.188 million people came to Belarus from Russia in 2016. In 2017 the figure reached 1.23 million. Positive dynamics has been registered for more than the last two years...
22 Mar 2018
Belarus mulls over Brest Oblast-Grodno Oblast visa-free zone
"In late 2016 the visa-free zone was introduced in the Augustow Canal. A year later this area was expanded. The visa-free zone was also expanded in Brest. Earlier, it was limited to the Belovezhskaya Pushcha"...
22 Mar 2018
Belarusian cosmonaut Oleg Artemyev off to ISS
“Three people went to the ISS yesterday, including Oleg Artemyev. He is a Belarusian-Russian cosmonaut. His parents live in Vitebsk now,” said the official...
22 Mar 2018
Minsk named top CIS destination for Russian families to visit this spring
The top five CIS cities for Russian families with kids to visit this spring include Minsk, Astana, Yerevan, Tbilisi, and Baku...
22 Mar 2018
Minsk Pass cards to be available in five formats starting April
“We hope it will allow travelers and people, who are interested in the history of our country, to get a unique opportunity of planning their travels in the city and the surrounding area at an optimal cost,” said the source...
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