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26 Apr 2017
Chernobyl victims commemorated in Minsk
People gathered near the Church of the Icon of the Mother of God “Seeking of the Lost” to pay tribute to the courage and commemorate the victims of the Chernobyl tragedy. First Deputy Head of Belarus' President Administration Maksim Ryzhenkov was the first to lay the flowers...
24 Apr 2017
Belarus 2nd in ITF Fed Cup Nations Ranking
Belarus was 5th in the ranking ahead of the tie against Switzerland. The 3-2 victory in Minsk secured for Belarus its first Fed Cup final and the second position in the ITF Fed Cup Nations Ranking. This season’s final will take place in Minsk on 11-12 November...
21 Apr 2017
International academic center ICRANet to open in Minsk next week
An international symposium on getting Belarusian scientists integrated into research programs of leading international nuclear physics centers will take place in Minsk on 26-28 April. The International Center for Relativistic Astrophysics Network (ICRANet Minsk) will be officially opened as part of the symposium...
21 Apr 2017
Polish travel agencies ready to send more clients to Belarusian health centers
Some 50 representatives of the tourism industry of Poland’s Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship, including owners and directors of travel agencies, are currently in Grodno Oblast on a visit to study the region’s tourism offerings and the opportunities for cooperation with the local health centers...
21 Apr 2017
Icon of St Sophia given to Orthodox parish in Cagliari
A ceremony of donating the Icon of St Sophia of Slutsk to the head of the Orthodox the parish of Saint Sabbas the Sanctified in Cagliari Father Nikolai Volsky took place during the Easter liturgy. The event is part of the activities dedicated to the Year of Belarusian Culture in Sardinia...
21 Apr 2017
Grodno celebrates 10,000th visa-free tourist
According to the tourist, she learned about a tour to Grodno by chance. “I went on a tour and did not regret it,” Zinaida Mishkinene said. “the last time I visited Belarus was in the Soviet period. Now I saw a beautiful clean city with interesting historical sites.” From now on Zinaida will recommend visa-free tours to Grodno to her relatives and friends...
21 Apr 2017
Belarus’ further visa-free travel decisions to be coordinated with Russia
“No need to reproach us. We control the situation in terms of security,” Alexander Lukashenko said referring to some comments from the Russian side. He noted that all related issues should be solved carefully working together to coordinate the positions. He also said that in about a year and a half Belarus may expand the list of countries whose nationals can visit Belarus visa-free, but this will not be done at the expense of security...
21 Apr 2017
Transplant surgeries in Belarus up almost 25 times over past decade
According to the president, the state has developed a flexible system of providing medical assistance, which includes oblast and urban clinics, district hospitals and neighborhood health centers. National scientific and practical centers apply the latest technologies and serve as a driving force of the national medical industry...
21 Apr 2017
Life expectancy in Belarus to exceed 74 years in 2017
No social program has been stopped and will not be curtailed despite the economic difficulties. Services for the elderly will be further improved. “Our war and labor veterans, who defended our Motherland, developed our industry and agriculture, will not be left without support. The state will ensure them with timely pensions which amount will be revised upwards every time salaries go up,” the Belarusian leader said...
20 Apr 2017
Minsk to host international caravan and camping festival 28 April-1 May
Participation in the motor run has been confirmed by 550 motorhomes: about 1,200 caravaneers from 16 countries. The biggest interest in the event has been spotted from motoring tourists from Germany, Finland, Poland, Russia, Moldova, Latvia, and Estonia.
19 Apr 2017
Belarusian MAZ, Danish Hvidtved Larsen make storm drain cleaning vehicle
The new vehicle is designed to improve the performance of city storm drains and prevent street floods after heavy rains. The new vehicle uses a Belarusian chassis and Danish mounted equipment. The tank is divided into two sections...
18 Apr 2017
Zhang Dejiang visits National Art Museum of Belarus
The Chinese guest familiarized himself with the exposition of Russian art, the exhibition of sculptures, paintings and graphic art of famous Belarusian artist Sergei Selikhanov dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the artist. The excursion of Zhang Dejiang was hosted by the artist’s grandson, sculptor Konstantin Selikhanov. The exhibition featured memorial sculptures connected with famous people and historical events...
18 Apr 2017
Grodno Medical University to branch out to Sri Lanka
“We intend to open a branch of the university’s preparatory courses department. The idea will be implemented in 2018 if not in 2017. We are considering hiring local teaching staff. Specialists from Grodno will be sent to Sri Lanka for short-term business trips for the sake of control, performance review, and educational support,” said Viktor Snezhitsky...
18 Apr 2017
Beach volleyball, beach soccer included into 2019 European Games program
According to Maksim Ryzhenkov, an agreement has been reached on some sports. “There will be gymnastics (artistic and rhythmic gymnastics, acrobatics), three types of wrestling, judo, sambo, rowing and canoeing, table tennis, most likely, badminton, shooting sports, 3x3 basketball, beach volleyball, beach soccer"...
17 Apr 2017
Belarus, China to make robots together
The ambassador said: “An interesting project is in the pipeline — the joint production of robots designed to extinguish fires and respond to emergencies. A Chinese company and a Belarusian one are in negotiations. The enterprise will be opened somewhere in Belarus if not in this industrial park”...
17 Apr 2017
Augustow Canal Park gearing up to welcome 10,000th visa-free tourist
With the beginning of the spring season, the number of visa-free tourists visiting the Augustow Canal and its surroundings, including the regional center, has been growing. From 10 to 16 April, the Augustow Canal Park was visited by about 1,000 foreigners...
17 Apr 2017
Belarusian Vera Shpakovskaya fifth at Youth America Grand Prix
Vera has become the youngest participant of YAGP in this age category. Organizers of the prestigious contest allowed the girl to participate in view of her exceptionally high level of skill...
17 Apr 2017
Banner of Hetman Krzysztof Radziwill to go on display at Mir Castle
The international project Ultima ratio regum. Belarus in the Northern Wars of the Mid-17th – Early 18th Centuries is scheduled to open on 21 April. Visitors of the exhibition will have an opportunity to imagine the Mir Castle and its surroundings of the 17th-18th centuries...
17 Apr 2017
Belarus’ Pinsk, China’s Xiangyang sign agreement on cooperation
The agreement envisages the development of mutually beneficial trade, economic, sci-tech and cultural cooperation between the two cities. The document was inked by Pinsk Mayor Andrei Mulyarchik and China’s Xiangyang Mayor Qin Jun...
17 Apr 2017
Govortsova wins Indian Harbor Beach, Sasnovich in WTA top 100
Olga Govortsova of Belarus won the $80,000 Indian Harbor Beach, beating Amanda Anisimova of the United States 6-3, 4-6, 6-3 in the final. The success brought the Belarusian tennis player up from the 190th to the 147th place in the WTA rankings...
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