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4 Mar 2020
Belarus’ Maksim Varabei 2nd in IBU Cup sprint in Raubichi Belarus’ Maksim Varabei 2nd in IBU Cup sprint in Raubichi
Sivert Guttorm Bakken of Norway clocked the best time of 27:56.2. Third was Norway's Endre Stroemsheim, 34.5 seconds back...
4 Mar 2020
Belarus presents black book of flora Belarus presents black book of flora
"The book contains information about biological and environmental features of 52 species of the most toxic invasive plants that have become commonplace in Belarus"...
4 Mar 2020
Fourth coronavirus case reported in Belarus Fourth coronavirus case reported in Belarus
"Today one of the tests of a Belarusian national came back positive, it showed coronavirus RNA. This person had been quarantined because of exposure to one of the patients diagnosed with coronavirus"...
3 Mar 2020
Aurochs come back to Belarus under rewilding project Aurochs come back to Belarus under rewilding project
Fifteen bulls of the Heck cattle breed were brought to the floodplain meadows of the Pogost natural area (the Srednyaya Pripyat nature reserve) from the Latvian national park Kemeri...
3 Mar 2020
Vera Polyakova-Makei holds reception ahead of International Women’s Day Vera Polyakova-Makei holds reception ahead of International Women’s Day
"After all, the smell of cocoa and the taste of chocolate unite and break down all barriers. It was proven when we organized the first such event here in 2014"...
3 Mar 2020
IBU Cup 8 program in Raubichi changes IBU Cup 8 program in Raubichi changes
Sprint competitions will be held on Wednesday (12.00 – sprint women, 15.00 – sprint men)...
3 Mar 2020
Minsk to join Earth Hour on 28 March Minsk to join Earth Hour on 28 March
Earth Hour is a worldwide movement organized by the World Wide Fund for Nature. The organizers encourage people to turn off their lights and electric devices for an hour as a symbol of commitment to the planet’s future. Decorative lights of famous buildings and memorials also go out...
3 Mar 2020
Ballet class for people with disabilities to open in Minsk Ballet class for people with disabilities to open in Minsk
This ballet school is ready not only to develop special training programs for people with disabilities, but also to do it for free...
2 Mar 2020
WHO hails Belarus’ openness in response to coronavirus WHO hails Belarus’ openness in response to coronavirus
"One cannot say that there is some extraordinary situation or reasons for panic. Everything goes on routinely, contacts are being traced, everyone in need of treatment gets treated"...
2 Mar 2020
Belarus to host Vladimir Spivakov Invites festival on 3-9 March Belarus to host Vladimir Spivakov Invites festival on 3-9 March
The opening ceremony is due to take place at the Bolshoi Theater of Belarus on 3 March. The opera gala concert will feature the State Chamber Orchestra Moscow Virtuosi and soloist of the Bolshoi Theater of Russia Anna Aglatova...
2 Mar 2020
Minsk to host UEFA Congress in 2021 Minsk to host UEFA Congress in 2021
The UEFA Congress is UEFA's supreme executive body, dealing with a variety of matters including election of the UEFA President and the UEFA Executive Committee members...
2 Mar 2020
Oman to host Days of Belarusian Culture on 2-6 March Oman to host Days of Belarusian Culture on 2-6 March
The opening ceremony of the Days of Belarusian Culture will take place on the stage of the House of Musical Arts of the Royal Opera House in Muscat...
2 Mar 2020
Belarusian students win medals at Technocup programming Olympiad in Moscow Belarusian students win medals at Technocup programming Olympiad in Moscow
All in all, taking part in the Olympiad rounds were more than 4,500 students, 578 of them advanced to the final after four qualifying rounds. They needed to solve eight algorithmic tasks within three hours...
2 Mar 2020
VAL wins Belarus national selection for Eurovision 2020 VAL wins Belarus national selection for Eurovision 2020
The winner was decided by a 50/50 combination of an expert jury and a public televoting. VAL scored 20 points out of 24 with their act Da Vidna...
2 Mar 2020
One more person tests positive for coronavirus in Belarus One more person tests positive for coronavirus in Belarus
“According to the National Research Center for Epidemiology and Microbiology, one of the test samples taken from this woman revealed an RNA fragment that might be attributed to the novel coronavirus”...
28 Feb 2020
Belarus Events Calendar: MARCH 2020 Belarus Events Calendar: MARCH 2020
Holidays, festivals, exhibitions...
28 Feb 2020
Minsk airport steps up screening for coronavirus Minsk airport steps up screening for coronavirus
"We have established four quarantine facilities at the airport to collect biomaterials of arriving passengers. Medical workers are deployed there"...
28 Feb 2020
Belarus confirms first case of coronavirus Belarus confirms first case of coronavirus
"The National Research Center for Epidemiology and Microbiology informed that one of the tests for coronavirus came back positive on 27 February. The infected person is a student from Iran who arrived in Belarus on a flight from Baku on 22 February"...
27 Feb 2020
Scientists of three countries discuss safety of Belarusian nuclear power plant in Sweden Scientists of three countries discuss safety of Belarusian nuclear power plant in Sweden
Participants of the seminar discussed the first results of the measurements taken in the area surrounding the Belarusian nuclear power plant in autumn 2019...
26 Feb 2020
Two Belarusian referees to officiate 2020 IIHF World Championship matches Two Belarusian referees to officiate 2020 IIHF World Championship matches
Maksim Sidorenko will work at the world championship in Switzerland as the chief referee and his colleague Dmitry Golyak as a linesman...
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