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5 Jul 2016
Team-relay gold for Belarus at UIPM Senior European Championships
On the first day of the European sport forum which is underway is Sofia, Bulgaria, the Belarusians scored a total of 1,377 points. At the start of the tournament Irina Prosentsova and Yekaterina Orel showed their best in fencing and riding...
4 Jul 2016
Sporovsky Reserve to host Scything Boggy Meadows Championships in August
The highlight of the festival will be the 11th European Scything Boggy Meadows Championships. Around 30 teams from Belarus, Russia, Ukraine, Poland, and Germany are expected to take part in the event...
4 Jul 2016
2017 IIHF WC visa support for Belarusian fans discussed in Paris
Pavel Latushko met with President of the French Ice Hockey Federation Luc Tardif and Director General of the Federation Eric Ropert...
4 Jul 2016
Mirnyi, Huey through to Wimbledon quarterfinal
The Belarusian-Filipino duo defeated the Brazilian-Pakistani duet of Marcelo Demoliner and Aisam Qureshi 6-4, 6-7 (7-9), 6-3...
4 Jul 2016
Runners from 12 countries to run Grodno-Druskininkai marathon
It is the only in Europe cross-border marathon. The race which is 42km 195m long spans the territory of Lithuania and Belarus. According to the latest data, more than 150 runners have already registered...
4 Jul 2016
MAZ-Sport Auto Team to take part in Silk Way Race
MAZ-Sport Auto Team will field three trucks for the race. Two new trucks are equipped with 12.5-liter engines designed by the Czech team Buggyra, based on Caterpillar. The trucks have been successfully tested at a site near Minsk...
4 Jul 2016
Over 1 million people attend Independence Day celebrations in Belarus
A total of 517 mass events were held on in Belarus’ Independence Day on 3 July. The largest events were held in Minsk. The parade and the gala concert were attended by more than 350,000 people...
4 Jul 2016
Nearly 680,000 people gather for Independence Day celebrations in Minsk
“More than 350,000 people came to see the military parade and an artistic show near the Minsk Hero City Stele on the occasion of Independence Day of the Republic of Belarus on 3 July. Over 255,000 Minsk residents and guests attended an evening gala concert"...
4 Jul 2016
Belarus wins eight medals at FIG Rhythmic Gymnastics World Cup in Germany
In the run-up to the 31st Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro the Belarusian gymnasts will take part in two more World Cup events in Kazan and Baku in July. The Olympic rhythmic gymnastics tournament will be held from 19 to 21 August...
3 Jul 2016
Museum of Great Patriotic War presents mobile exposition on Belarus’ liberation
Photo and document materials from the museum funds have been added with maps, posters, newspapers, leaflets, personal things of the participants of Belarus’ liberation...
3 Jul 2016
Over 350,000 people attend Independence Day parade in Minsk
The draw of this year’s parade was the demonstration of the multiple-launch rocket system Polonez, the most powerful weapon of the Belarusian army. 18 parade detachments, a total of nearly 3,100 military personnel, marched in parade ranks before Minsk residents and guests...
1 Jul 2016
Cardinal Schonborn in Belarus for anniversary celebrations of Minsk-Mogilev Diocese
Christoph Schonborn was appointed papal special envoy for the commemoration of the 25th anniversary of the Minsk-Mogilev Diocese, which will be held in the national sanctuary in Budslav on 1-2 July...
1 Jul 2016
Euronews, Information Ministry to team up to promote Belarus’ image
Belarus’ Information Minister Lilia Ananich held a working meeting with representatives of Euronews SA. During the meeting the parties discussed the prospects of bilateral cooperation between Belarus and the Euronews TV channel in the information field, including the promotion of the image of Belarus abroad...
30 Jun 2016
Russian Armed Forces to take part in Belarus’ Independence Day parade
Partaking in the military parade in Minsk to mark Belarus’ Independence Day on 3 July will be the 104th Guards Red Banner Air Assault Regiment of the 76th Guards Air Assault Chernigov Red Banner Order of Suvorov division of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation...
30 Jun 2016
Mirnyi, Bury claim berths in Rio 2016
It will be the fifth Olympics for Max Mirnyi who turns 39 on 6 July. Alexander Bury, 28, will debut at the Olympic Games in Rio. Max Mirnyi and Alexander Bury are currently playing at the Wimbledon, teamed up with different partners...
30 Jun 2016
Slavonic Bazaar 2016 to feature record number of participants
“The upcoming festival will feature 130 key projects, including concerts, theatrical performances, movie screenings, disco nights, puppet performances and other official events. Some 5,500 people have been accredited for participation in the forum, which is a kind of a record"...
30 Jun 2016
Belarus Events Calendar: July 2016
Holidays, festivals, exhibitions...
30 Jun 2016
Belarus’ Ambassador lays wreath at Tomb of Unknown Soldier in Moscow
“3 July is an important date not only for Belarusians, but also for the people of Russia. We fought against the invaders shoulder to shoulder, and worked together to restore the economy devastated by the war,” Igor Petrishenko told reporters after the ceremony...
29 Jun 2016
Artworks of three Belarusian artists on show at Sorbonne art gallery
The project titled as Territory of Soul has united the works of three Belarusian painters: Andrei Dubinin, Alexei Kuzmich and Gloria Ran. The exposition has been housed in the Soufflot art gallery of Sorbonne University...
29 Jun 2016
Exhibits from Nikola Tesla Museum in Belgrade on display in Minsk
The inventions that made Nikola Tesla a world-famous scientist and engineer will be showcased in the Belarusian capital for three days. The exhibition features an induction motor which enables wireless transmission of electricity...
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