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27 Jun 2017
More tourists in Belarus thanks to visa-free travel program
Many sport fans have taken advantage of this opportunity and visited various major international sports competitions in Belarus such as the European Fencing U23 Championships, Junior & Master Classic Powerlifting Championships, and the European 10,000m Cup...
27 Jun 2017
Belarus' Ambassador lays wreath at Tomb of Unknown Soldier in Red Square
According to the established tradition, we gather at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier to pay tribute to the memory of those who died defending peace and freedom for us. During these memorable days we strongly feel the spirit of fraternity," said Ambassador Igor Petrishenko...
27 Jun 2017
Plans for Belarusian metro stations in Vietnamese cities
Alexander Lukashenko remarked that a representative office of the Minsk metro design company Minskmetroproject had already been opened in Vietnam. “They are ready to accomplish projects of any difficulty. Why don’t we design the metro stations Minskaya in Hanoi and Belorusskaya in Ho Chi Minh City?” wondered the Belarus president...
27 Jun 2017
Krynichka summer camp to gather schoolchildren from Belarus, Russia, Ukraine
The Belarusian Peace Foundation in partnership with the Rogachev District Executive Committee has been holding the children’s camp of peace, friendship and Slavic youth for the past 25 years. The solemn opening will be held on 30 June with the execution of state anthems and raising of flags of the participating countries...
26 Jun 2017
Belarus, Poland to review joint UNESCO nomination file for Augustow Canal
The nomination file tops the agenda of the meeting. The Belarusian and Polish specialists have been working on the file for several years. ICOMOS representatives will come to Belarus to provide comments on the nomination file and review progress in the implementation of the previously given recommendations...
26 Jun 2017
Harvesters by Belarusian Gomselmash in upcoming farming simulator game
The game is developed by the Polish company Techland. With a heavy focus on realism and details, the game will allow players to own a farm in the USA, Columbia, Italy or Japan. Gamers will be able to plow fields and gather in various crops without leaving their PCs...
26 Jun 2017
16 medals for Belarus at 2017 European Junior Rowing Championships
Aleksei Misyuchenko, Yuri Tkachev, Kirill Nikitin, Ilya Fedorenkov were the first to cross the finish line in the 1000m event. Darina Solonenko and Olga Klimova clinched gold in the 200m race. Grigory Maisyuk collected gold medals in the 1000m and 500m events. Kirill Smolyanik and Vladislav Litvinov were the best in the 500m race...
26 Jun 2017
Independence Day military parade in Minsk to feature about 6,000 participants
Traditionally, the parade will be held at the Minsk Hero City Stele. It will feature representatives of 30 military units, and 5 educational institutions. Vladimir Makarov highlighted that partaking in the parade will be guards mechanized brigades, guards units of the special operations forces...
23 Jun 2017
Sign celebrating Chinese-Belarusian friendship unveiled near Great Stone park
The stone sign reading “Road of Chinese-Belarusian Friendship” commemorates the completion of the construction of the road in the village of Bykachino located close to the Belarus-China industrial park Great Stone. “The road is some 1.5km long, but it is of great importance to both local residents and the resident companies of the industrial park. It was a long-awaited project"...
23 Jun 2017
Film about BELARUS tractors wins grand prix of international festival in United States
The Breadwinner video about the Belarusian tractor was recognized as the best among 2,000 entries from more than 50 countries. The film tells a story about the life of the tractor BELARUS working in different countries. The protagonists of the video are real farmers, for whom the tractor has become the main partner in the work and family breadwinner...
22 Jun 2017
Chizhovka Arena to host Belarus-United States Fed Cup final
The matches for the prestigious trophy will be held in 11-12 November. On the way to the final, Belarus beat the teams of the Netherlands and Switzerland...
22 Jun 2017
Delegations from Russia, Ukraine, Slovakia attend Day of Remembrance events in Brest
Twenty-two official delegations have arrived in Brest. The guests attended a commemoration event at the Ceremonial Square to mark the 76th anniversary of the beginning of the Great Patriotic War and watched historical reenactment of the defense of the Brest Fortress...
21 Jun 2017
Belarusian designer wins Silver Lion for CS Light Bulbs packaging
Angelina Pischikova of Belarus won the Silver Lion of the 2017 Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity in the Design category for the CS Light Bulbs packaging for Crazy Service, the producer of lighting equipment...
21 Jun 2017
Azarenka wins on her return
The Mallorca Open first-round match between Victoria Azarenka and World No.74 Risa Ozaki of Japan lasted for two days. On Tuesday evening the Belarusian won the first set 6-3. The second was a close battle and ended up with a victory of the Japanese player 6-4...
21 Jun 2017
Silver for Belarus at 2017 IWF Junior World Championships
The Belarusian lifted 171kg in the snatch phase and 207kg in the clean and jerk stage to combine for the total of 378kg for the second place in the -94kg category...
21 Jun 2017
Minsk in top three travel destinations in CIS in summer 2017
The top ten travel destinations in the CIS in the summer of 2017 included Astana (Kazakhstan), Baku (Azerbaijan), Minsk (Belarus), Yerevan (Armenia), Tashkent (Uzbekistan), Almaty (Kazakhstan), Chisinau (Moldova), Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan), Kiev (Ukraine), and Ashgabat (Tajikistan)...
21 Jun 2017
Minsk to host festival of Lithuanian culture 24 June
The festival will feature master classes on arts and crafts such as woodcarving, amber decoration, felting and knitting. Taking part in the exhibition will be craftsmen from Lithuania and Belarus...
20 Jun 2017
Brest to mark anniversary of Great Patriotic War outbreak with reenactment event
This time the reenactment of the historical events of June 1941 will feature more than 500 participants. Many more applications were submitted but the organizers had to limit the number of participants. Brest will welcome representatives from Russia, Poland, Ukraine, Japan, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Spain, China, and Kazakhstan...
20 Jun 2017
Ten more cities of Belarus to join Green Cities project
“Our project will be first of all implemented in three pilot cities: Polotsk, Novopolotsk and Novogrudok. We are planning to expand this experience to ten more Belarusian cities. The cities have not been defined yet. Everything depends on the interest from the local administration”...
19 Jun 2017
International conference on 950th anniversary of Minsk to take place 7-8 September
The conference will be held at the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus in the run-up to Minsk Day which will be celebrated on 9 September this year. The forum is dedicated to the 950th anniversary of Minsk. It is organized by the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus (NASB), the History Institute of the NASB, the Minsk City Hall...
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