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29 May 2017
Pope Francis awards gold medal to priest from Belarus
Pope Francis has awarded the Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice (for Church and Pontiff) decoration to 75-year-old priest Jozef Zaniewski from Belarus who has been serving in Russia for many years. The medal was presented during a Holy Mass in Moscow. The event marked the priest’s retirement after 26 years of service...
29 May 2017
Belarusian and Chinese history museums to set up joint projects
Lu Zhangshen stressed that the document is of great importance as it aims to foster Belarus-China scientific and cultural relations, preserve, explore, and promote Belarusian and Chinese cultural heritage. The memorandum will help discuss the initiatives on cooperation between the two museums in order to exchange as much cultural and historical information as possible. This will help Belarusians and Chinese develop friendly relations, Lu Zhanghen is concerned...
29 May 2017
Chinese opera singers, artists to perform in Grodno
The Chinese art teams will perform in the Grodno Oblast Drama Theater in late June 2017. Apart from these performances, the Chinese side will hold an exhibition to showcase China’s intangible heritage and help Belarusians learn more about the best achievements of the Chinese culture and art...
29 May 2017
Karsten wins silver at 2017 European Rowing Championships
Victoria Thornley of the UK clocked 7:34.23 to claim gold. The Belarusian showed the time of 7:34.92. Third was Annekatrin Thiele of Germany with the time of 7:35.79...
27 May 2017
Belarusian drama theater to host exhibition by Italian photographers
The 2017 edition of the exhibition highlights one city, namely Rome. The members of Gruppo Fotografico Genzano captured different shades of the city from sunset to dawn. The photographers come to Belarus to present their works and take pictures that they will later showcase at different exhibitions...
27 May 2017
Belarus’ Tatyana Kholodovich wins IAAF Diamond League javelin throw in Eugene
The Belarusian threw her javelin 66.30m in her best attempt...
27 May 2017
2017 Scripteast Special Mention for Belarusian scriptwriters in Cannes
The 2017 ScriptTeast project for scriptwriters from Eastern and Central Europe featured a Belarusian entry for the first time. The initial stages of the ScriptTeast competition were held in Poland and Germany, during the Berlin International Film Festival. The project wrapped up in Cannes...
26 May 2017
Lukashenko about his youngest son: Regular student, regular school
“If you think that he is a special child, there is nothing of the kind. He is like other children. He wakes up at 7 o’clock, starts school at 8,” Alexander Lukashenko said. “He is a regular student in a regular school. Yes, everybody understands that he is a son of the president. But, thanks God, he does not like to get more attention than is needed”...
26 May 2017
School student shows self-assembled 3D printer to Belarus president
According to the teenager, it is an economy-class 3D printer, which costs about $250, yet its performance is on par with that of expensive commercial-grade products. Danila Yeliseyev assembled the 3D printer at home and has already made arrangements for acquiring the necessary parts to assemble more 3D printers. In his words, there is demand for the product...
25 May 2017
Belarusian Culture Days begin in Vietnam with magnificent art performance
Taking part in the concert were the State Dance Company of Belarus, the artist Anatoly Taras, and Victoria Aleshko, a soloist of the Youth Variety Theater, an Honored Artist of Belarus. An exhibition Rays of Inspiration by the painter Vasily Yasyuk and an exposition Belarus and Belarusians by the National History Museum opened in the Vietnamese center for art and culture exhibitions...
25 May 2017
Children to begin ice hockey training at age of 6 in Belarus
“Our ice hockey training schools used to accept seven-year-old children. Taking into account the opinions of specialists, the Healthcare Ministry, the Sport and Tourism Ministry, the Education Ministry decided that it is possible to begin ice hockey training at the age of six. This is global experience,” Semyon Shapiro said. To make it easier for parents to buy necessary equipment, the president gave an instruction to solve these issues, for example, to set up the production of sports uniform and other gear...
25 May 2017
Belarus’ top tourist destinations identified
Belarus’ top tourism destinations also include the museum of ancient crafts and technologies Dudutki, the World War Two memorial Khatyn, and a sightseeing tour of the city of Minsk. “Those are one-day tours. The tours, which popularity is increasing, are more related to Brest, the Minsk-Brest motorway, and respectively [the national park] Belovezhskaya Pushcha. Interest in Grodno is also strong"...
25 May 2017
Diverse program for Kupalye festival in Shklov
The show on the main stage of the festival on 8 July will feature singers and circus artists from Belarus, Russia, Ukraine, Poland, Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia. The circus sets will have a single storyline. Entertaining musical interludes will be performed by circus artists and popular singers...
25 May 2017
Website for booking Belarusian travel services presented in Minsk
The website offers an abundance of information about tourism opportunities in Belarus: information about the country’s history, unique nature and culture, multiple places of interests, an interactive map, and information about forthcoming tourism events...
25 May 2017
Two golds for Belarus at WorldSkills Russia final in Krasnodar
The gold winners are Olga Kushner, a student of Grodo College of Engineering, Technology and Design (Fashion Technology skill) and Ivan Skorb, a student of the Belarusian State Technological University who was recognized best in the Furniture Production skill. Team Belarus also picked up 21 silver and 6 bronze medals...
25 May 2017
Minsk to host Korean film festival 26-28 May
The festival will feature the screening of five films. The cinema forum will open with the family melodrama Jang-su Sahng-hoe about the first love that may happen at any age. The event is organized by the Korean embassy in Belarus and will mark 25 years of the diplomatic relations between the two countries...
23 May 2017
Days of Belarusian Culture in Beijing scheduled for 27-30 May
The program of the forthcoming event will include Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake ballet y the National Academic Bolshoi Opera and Ballet Theater, exhibitions of the contemporary Belarusian graphic arts from the funds of the National center of Modern Arts, master classes by Chairman of the Belarusian Union of Painters Grigory Sitnitsa...
23 May 2017
Cambodia hosts Days of Belarusian Culture
The Kingdom of Cambodia is hosting the Days of Belarusian Culture on 20-23 May. The Days opening ceremony took place in Phnom Penh on 21 May. The guests were welcomed by Belarus’ Deputy Culture Minister Vasily Chernik, who is leading the official delegation of Belarus, and Cambodian Minister of Culture and Fine Art Phoeurng Sackona...
22 May 2017
Israeli Association of Immigrants from Belarus unties over 6,000 people
Belarus Ambassador to Israel Vladimir Skvortsov presented a certificate of commendation of the Belarusian Ministry of Foreign Affairs to Chairman of the Israeli Association of Immigrants from Belarus Mikhail Alshansky. Mikhail Alshansky, who has been leading the association since 2001, has been honored in recognition for his significant contribution to the development of Belarusian-Israeli relations and the efforts to protect the rights and interests of the Belarusian diaspora in Israel...
22 May 2017
Azarenka plans return to tennis before Wimbledon
In a statement on Twitter, Victoria Azarenka said that her training has been progressing well and that she feels ready to start competing. The player plans to play in one of the grass-court warm-up events prior to Wimbledon...
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