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7 Aug 2017
Belarus’ Investigative Committee, UNICEF show interest in joint child protection projects
Children fall victims not only to domestic violence but also to the violence in the cyberspace. To address these problems we undertake pre-trial procedure measures, cooperate with other government bodies and public organizations...
7 Aug 2017
Ancient monastery seal uncovered in Polotsk
The seal is double-sided. On the one side it has the image of Saint Euphrosyne of Alexandria, the patroness of Saint Euphrosyne of Polotsk. She is depicted as holding a cross in one hand...
7 Aug 2017
Yuri Bashmet International music Festival to open in Minsk 27 September
The official opening of the festival will be held in the Big Concert Hall of the Belarusian State Philharmonic. People's Artist of the USSR and Russia Yuri Bashmet will perform with his State Symphony Orchestra New Russia. The orchestra is composed of about 100 people who will fly over to Minsk to give joy to the audience...
3 Aug 2017
Mines ParisTech provides exhibits for Ignacy Domeyko exhibition
On the initiative of the Belarusian embassy in France, cooperation was established with Mines ParisTech to organize in the town of Mir an exhibition of minerals and original documents compiled by Belarus-born scientist Ignacy Domeyko during his studies and cooperation with Mines ParisTech.
3 Aug 2017
Andrei Vasilevsky progresses to Generali Open semifinal
Belarus’ Andrei Vasilevsky and Hans Podlipnik Castillo of Chile have advanced to the Generali Open semifinal in Kitzbuhel, Austria...
3 Aug 2017
International R&D center opens in science park at Belarusian National Technical University
According to the park’s Director General Yuri Alekseyev, Politekhnik aims to support scientific and innovative cooperation with Belarus’ strategic partners in science and technology and increase the export of R&D products. The international R&D center will form the necessary basis for this activity...
2 Aug 2017
BATE Borisov fail to qualify for UEFA Champions League playoff despite home win
Alexander Yermakovich’s men lost the first encounter of the Champions League third qualifying round to Slavia Praha 0-1 on 25 July. The Belarusian team took a 2-1 win at home on 2 August but was eliminated from contention because of Slavia Praha's away goal...
2 Aug 2017
Belarus top Tank Biathlon individual race
The 2017 Army Games are taking place in five countries. The Belarusian servicemen are competing in the international competitions Tank Biathlon, Warrior of Commonwealth Warrior, Clear Sky, Key to the Sky, True Friend, Engineering Formula, Safe Route, Masters of Artillery Fire, Sniper Frontier, Safe Environment, Best Military Intelligence, Military Medical Relay Race, and Field Kitchen...
2 Aug 2017
Gold for Belarus at Commonwealth Warrior military contest
“Belarusian Private First Class Anna Kovalevskaya was second to none among women. She claimed first place at the Athlete military and sports competition held as part of the Warrior of the Commonwealth international military contest,” the post on the website reads...
1 Aug 2017
FIG World Challenge Cup 2017 in Minsk to gather athletes from 24 countries
“It will be a festival of sports. The best athletes of 24 countries are expected to take part in the competitions. Belarus will field its eight rhythmic gymnasts, including 2016 Olympic Games finalist Yekaterina Galkina and 2017 Rhythmic Gymnastics European Championships bronze medalist Alina Gornosko. This is a new generation that is getting ready for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo,” Irina Leparskaya said...
1 Aug 2017
Belarus place third at International Army Games 2017
The army games were held at the Edelweiss training center of Kyrgyzstan's General Staff. They involved over 300 members of the armed forces of Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, and Tajikistan. The program of the games included competitions in hand-to-hand combat, kettlebell lifting, shooting, a triathlon and several officers’ competitions, and also a military multisport event...
1 Aug 2017
Arina Sobolenko into Citi Open last 16
World number 121 Arina Sobolenko of Belarus went off to a good start at the Citi Open in Washington beating world number 34 Lauren Davis of the United States 7-5, 6-3. The Belarusian will face either Sabine Lisicki of Germany (World No.190) or qualifier Valentini Grammatikapoulou of Greece (179)...
31 Jul 2017
Belarus clinch Balaton Cup silver in Hungary
Belarus fell 1-6 to Serbia in the final. The only goal was scored by Valeriya Belaya. Eduard Demenkovets’ team opened the tournament with a 2-0 win against Romania. In the other semifinal, Serbia beat Hungary in the penalty shootout. Belarus beat Romania 5-2 to raise the Balaton Cup trophy last year...
31 Jul 2017
Belarus Events Calendar: August 2017
Holidays, festivals, exhibitions...
31 Jul 2017
Belarus places 14th at 2017 World Games
Belarusian water skier Natalia Berdnikova won two gold medals. Gold also went to Vitaly Gurkov (Thai boxing, 75kg) and Dmitry Gavrilov (Finswimming Bi Fins 100m Men)...
31 Jul 2017
Plans to make Minsk hotels China-friendly
The hotels run by the department already comply to a great extent with the standards for accommodation of tourists from China. For instance, their websites have Chinese-language pages. The hotels have reception staff able to speak Chinese. Other requirements include access to free Wi-Fi and to an international Chinese TV channel, and hotel brochures in Chinese...
31 Jul 2017
Belarus’ crew leading in tank biathlon individual at Army Games in Russia
“The panel of judges reviewed the results of the first race on 30 July. As a result, the Belarusian crew was named best in its race. Belarus team is third overall with the total time of 22 minutes 22 seconds,” the Defense Ministry reported. The Belarusian troops traditionally showed high class in shooting hitting all targets. In the overall standings Russia and China are ahead of Belarus...
28 Jul 2017
Minsk to host South Korean culture festival 5 August
The Korean creative team Arirang at the Association of Belarusian Koreans will give a concert featuring South Korean percussion music, dances with knives, fans, and drums. The artists will tell the legends about how the dances appeared and will show hanbok, the traditional Korean costume...
28 Jul 2017
Belarus-Latvia-Russia summer camp hailed as ‘place of friendship’
According to Chairman of the Russian Union of Youth Pavel Krasnorutsky, there are very few projects run by youth organizations that have lasted this long. “Young people came here from 10 regions of the Russian Federation. There is even a girl from the Yamal Peninsula. There are quite a few participants from Moscow and Moscow Oblast. This means that the interest in the camp has been growing"...
27 Jul 2017
Minsk to host Warrior of Commonwealth contest from 29 July to 5 August
Partaking in the contest will be soldiers from Belarus, Russia, Armenia, and Kazakhstan. Representatives of the Armed Forces of Uzbekistan will take part as observers. The official opening ceremony will take place near the Minsk Hero City monument and at the Belarusian State Museum of the Great Patriotic War History...
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