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19 Jun 2016
Belarus women’s basketball team claim Rio 2016 spot
At the FIBA Women’s Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Nantes, France the Belarusian team took the first place in Group C after a 71-60 win over Nigeria and a 65-66 loss to Korea. In the quarterfinal Belarus lost to China 70-84, and needed a 84-44 win over Argentina to reach the repechage final.
17 Jun 2016
BelTA to organize photo exhibition about Union State in Moscow
The photos capture significant moments and most important political events. The photo-chronicle tells about the joint programs and activities in industry, defense and social sphere...
17 Jun 2016
New Minsk-Gomel motorway to be opened by Independence Day
“We agreed to open all traffic lanes by 3 July after the All-Belarusian People’s Congress. We have built a wonderful motorway,” the head of state said. Alexander Lukashenko also gave an instruction to clean up the territory along the motorway before the opening...
17 Jun 2016
Lukashenko about UEFA EURO 2016: I am rooting for good game
“I keep an eye on major matches. I am not rooting for anyone. I am rooting for good game. I am trying to understand how football is developing now, what the trends are. I am watching it to understand what we need to do to develop football in Belarus and to train the national team,” the President said...
16 Jun 2016
Free Belarusian visas for participants of 2016 Minsk Half Marathon
The marathon will take place in early September. Like in the past year, all participants will be invited to not only run a 21.097km-long half marathon, but also compete in 10km and 5km races...
16 Jun 2016
Exhibition to commemorate Vasil Bykov to open in Minsk 20 June
The exhibition will feature photos by different people, including the writer’s youngest son Vasily Bykov. Among the exhibits, there will also be documents, manuscripts, book covers and Vasil Bykov’s drawings...
15 Jun 2016
Lapidarium to be built in Brest to commemorate former Jewish residents
“In the early 20th century, over half of the city’s population were Jews. Their destiny makes a tragic part of the history of Brest. We need to build a lapidarium that would symbolize our memory,” Alexander Rogachuk said...
15 Jun 2016
Belarus’ Days of Culture in Russia on 19-22 June
The program includes the Vitaut ballet production by the National Academic Bolshoi Opera and Ballet Theater, and a photo exhibition of the BelTA News Agency. The Days of Culture will contribute to the development of cultural interaction between the two countries, and will help strengthen contacts and relations between Belarus and Russia...
14 Jun 2016
Darya Domracheva stars in Rings of the World documentary
Sergei Miroshnichenko’s Rings of the World (Russia) stars biathletes Darya Domracheva and Ole Einar Bjorndalen, short track skater Viktor Ahn, figure-skaters Yevgeny Plyushchenko Yulia Lipnitskaya, Tatyana Volosozhar and Maxim Trankov, ice hockey player Pavel Datsyuk and other famous athletes...
14 Jun 2016
Belarus Through Eyes of Russian Painters exhibition to feature works of St. Petersburg artists
These are the paintings made during a two-week plein air which is underway in various regions of Belarus. The exhibition will familiarize Belarusians with the achievements and traditions of the St. Petersburg School of Fine Arts...
14 Jun 2016
Musicians from nine countries to take part in Bard Music and Fishing Festival in Belarus
This is the first time that we will have participants and guests from so many countries. The popularity of the festival is growing. This is an outdoor informal place for dialogue between people of different cultures using the language of music and songs...
11 Jun 2016
Metropolitan Filaret awarded Medal of St. Mark of Ephesus
The Metropolitan was awarded the medal in Minsk by Deputy Head of the Department for External Church Relations Archimandrite Philaret (Bulekov)...
11 Jun 2016
Free summer jazz concert series begins in Minsk
The Saturday night performance featured Polish signer Mieczyslaw Szczesniak and the trio of eminent Polish jazz pianist Krzysztof Herdzin, rising American vocal star Sachal Vasandani, and Belarusian band Apple Tea. Two more concerts will be held on 18 and 25 June...
11 Jun 2016
Lukashenko congratulates Polad Bulbuloglu on ballet premiere in Minsk
“This event is especially important because the large-scale production was made by joint efforts of the Belarusian-Azerbaijani creative group,” the message of greetings reads...
10 Jun 2016
Riga to host exposition of Belarusian costumes, musical instruments in 2017
The exposition will feature Belarusian culture and ethnographic traditions. The National History Museum of Belarus will showcase national costumes, utensils, and musical instruments...
8 Jun 2016
Lukashenko urges to support TV and Radio Broadcasting Organization of Union State
Among the fundamentally important themes of the current forum is the development of the single information space, the Belarusian head of state said. With regard to the TV and Radio Broadcasting Organization of the Union State, Alexander Lukashenka believes that “it must be developed, not ruined”...
8 Jun 2016
Russia in favor of mutually increasing tourist traffic with Belarus
"Let’s fully reroute our joint tourism policy for the sake of developing domestic tourism. Our citizens will only be grateful to us for that,” Vladimir Medinsky said...
8 Jun 2016
Russian Culture Minister suggests two joint films to Belarus
“We need to develop as many joint projects as possible. We have a great successful project: the film Brest Fortress. I would like to suggest two projects. They have almost been developed and can unite our cinematographers,” Vladimir Medinsky stressed...
8 Jun 2016
Belarus, Russia urged to develop academic and youth exchange programs
Mikhail Myasnikovich also believes that the Union State has fully realized the equal right of citizens of the two countries to education. This applies to all levels, including primary and secondary special education...
8 Jun 2016
Belarus eliminates mother-to-child transmission of HIV, syphilis
The World Health Organization (WHO) has validated the elimination of mother-to-child transmission of both HIV and syphilis in Armenia, Belarus and Moldova...
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