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13 Dec 2017
Young opera singers to converge at Minsk International Christmas Singing Competition
The Minsk International Christmas Singing Competition is held in three rounds: the first and the second rounds with piano accompaniment, and the third round with orchestral accompaniment...
12 Dec 2017
Belarusian Peace Fund to institute Peacemaker of the Year annual award
“The annual national award Peacemaker of the Year will be bestowed as from 2018 in different nominations. The awards ceremonies will take place during the final sessions of the Belarusian Peace Fund. We plan to hold a contest for young people together with the Culture Ministry to design the special honorary sign which will be presented to the winners”...
11 Dec 2017
Confucius institute to open in Gomel university on 20 December
The Confucius institute will focus on teaching Chinese and training sinologists, on enabling and facilitating academic exchange programs, raising the awareness about Chinese culture and traditions...
11 Dec 2017
Brest Fortress to open three new exposition halls
“After the renovations we are set to open three independent museum exposition halls. These include the expositions in the half-tower of the southeast barracks, which will focus on the history of Brest Fortress, and in the Eastern and Fifth Forts. We hope that the new exposition halls will attract more visitors”...
11 Dec 2017
Belarus’ national flag flies in Antarctica in honor of Second Congress of Scientists
The head of the expedition said that delegates of the Second Congress of Scientists have been entrusted with the honorable and responsible mission – to synchronize the policy on new technology, identify priorities and map out the new horizons of Belarusian fundamental and applied science...
11 Dec 2017
BelTA journalist receives letter of commendation from Belarus president
In recognition of the professional excellence, a big personal contribution to the information coverage of major events in the social, economic and political life of the country the president’s letters of commendation were given to Editor of the Social Issues Department of the Sovetskaya Belorussiya Newspaper Lyudmila Gabasova...
11 Dec 2017
Belarusian philologist receives Stars of Commonwealth Award
Ivan Saverchenko was honored with the award for numerous historical novels and essays about prominent personalities of Belarus. His books are widely used to teach students in the CIS countries...
9 Dec 2017
Domracheva third in Hochfilzen pursuit
The three-time Olympic champion maintained her lead until the first standing stage when the Belarusian had a penalty to give way to Anastasiya Kuzmina of Slovakia who won the race in 28:51.4, with one penalty...
8 Dec 2017
Brest to invite sister cities to take part in its 1000th anniversary celebrations
“In 2015, we met with the administration of Ingushetia and the town of Malgobek which then signed a twinning agreement with Brest. We agreed to maintain all-round cooperation. Today’s event continues the interaction we mapped out two years ago. We plan to arrange over a thousand events in the year marking Brest’s 1000th anniversary"...
8 Dec 2017
About 50,000 tourists visit Grodno, Augustow Canal since launch of visa-free program
According to the official, 48,020 tourists from 66 countries have visited Grodno District since the adoption of Decree No.318 on the introduction of visa-free entry for foreign tourists. Most of them were Lithuanian and Latvian citizens...
8 Dec 2017
Belarus president to have suits made of Kamvol fabric
“These are good fabrics. And I thought that I don’t want my suits to be made of imported fabrics, we will buy them from you. Our internal consumption will be focused on you,” the head of state said...
8 Dec 2017
Belarus wins 20 medals at World Para Swimming Championships
The Belarusian team placed fifth in the medal table with 11 gold, seven silver and two bronze medals...
7 Dec 2017
Young mathematicians from Belarus, Russia gather for tournament in Minsk
More than 20 teams have applied. Sixteen of them, including a team from St. Petersburg (Russia), have qualified to participate in the intramural part the contest. This year the event is hosted by the Akhremchik gymnasium-college of art...
7 Dec 2017
New clinical center in Minsk District designed for 10,000 patients
The facility is to be commissioned in late 2017 or early 2018 to become operational in January. The new center is expected to provide medical services to officials and people who have made a remarkable contribution to Belarus’ development...
7 Dec 2017
Three more gold medals for Belarus in Mexico
The Belarusian team is currently fifth in the medal table with 17 (ten gold, six silver and one bronze) medals. China tops with 46 medals...
7 Dec 2017
Art experts from Russia, Latvia to attend Sollertinsky festival scientific readings in Vitebsk
"The new information about the people, events and cities connected with the life and art of Ivan Sollertinsky will be interesting and will be eye-opening of many because it will help us learn more about the personality of this unique man"...
6 Dec 2017
Igor Boki of Belarus wins five gold medals in Mexico
The Belarusian team is currently sixth in the medal table with 13 (seven gold, five silver and one bronze) medals...
6 Dec 2017
Belarus, Tajikistan trade unions agree on joint cultural, educational events
During the visit to the International University MITSO the parties agreed to organize short-term qualification courses for representatives of the Tajikistan trade unions at the university. Qodir Qosim also views as important to develop cultural cooperation between the two countries...
6 Dec 2017
Lukashenko sends birthday greetings to People’s Artist of USSR Vladimir Naumov
“You enjoy overall recognition as a great director and script writer. Your films with wonderful actors and profound philosophical meaning have been included in the golden collection of the Soviet and Russian cinematography,” the felicitation message reads...
5 Dec 2017
Minsk Christmas Opera Forum gala concert to feature soloists from 15 countries
The main idea of the forum is to show the premiere productions of the season. The forum will open with Mozart’s Die Zauberflote which premiered in March...
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