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28 Jan 2016
Vera Lapko into Australian Open Junior semifinal
The 17-year-old Belarusian, ranked 533rd in the world, collected her fourth win in Australia against Russia’s Anna Kalinskaya (World No.597) 7-5, 5-7, 6-2. Vera Lapko goes on to face Sara Tomic of Australia (452) in a bid to get into the final...
28 Jan 2016
Minsk ranked CIS most popular travel destination among Russians
Trips to Vitebsk, Brest, Gomel, Grodno and Zaslavl are also popular among Russians. The list of top ten cities also included Tbilisi, Yerevan, Baku, Kiev, Almaty, Tashkent, Chisinau, Astana...
27 Jan 2016
Vera Lapko reaches Australian Open Junior Championships quarterfinal
In the third round the 17-year-old Belarusian, ranked 533rd in the world, took a solid 6-2, 6-3 win over Japan’s Chihiro Muramatsu (World No.890)...
27 Jan 2016
Monuments to Moniuszko, Dunin-Martinkevich to be erected in Minsk in 2016
“Monuments to these two outstanding cultural figures will be placed in the Upper Town. The museum exhibition “Minsk Horsecar” near the Minsk Town Hall will be completed this year as well,” said Sergei Medvedev...
27 Jan 2016
Belarusian language in the spotlight of Year of Culture in Minsk
Promotion of Belarusian language and patriotic education will be in the spotlight in 2016. For instance, the events calendar includes Belarusian Language Week and fashion festival Ethnostyle...
26 Jan 2016
Moscow to host events to mark Year of Culture in Belarus
The concert of the Belarusian band Pesnyary held on 26 January to mark the 75th anniversary of the birth of the band’s founder Vladimir Mulyavin was the first event organized in Moscow within the framework of the Year of Culture celebrations...
26 Jan 2016
Belarus to take on Nigeria, Korea in 2016 FIBA Women’s Olympic Qualifying Tournament
On 26 January Switzerland’s Mies played host to the official draw of the 2016 FIBA Women's Olympic Qualifying Tournament which is due in Nantes, France on 13-19 June...
26 Jan 2016
Plans to open Chinese culture center in Brest
The opening of the center will mark the 50th anniversary of Brest State Technical University (BSTU). Chinese language courses will start in March...
26 Jan 2016
Belarusian Peace Foundation to cooperate with Chinese, Serbian organizations
“Contacts with international organizations are very important for us. They provide us with an opportunity to regularly attend events held abroad and tell about the life in Belarus, the country’s values and plans for the future at the level of public diplomacy”...
26 Jan 2016
Belarus to host Vladimir Spivakov’s festival on 16-21 February
This year’s edition of the international festival Vladimir Spivakov Invites will bring together a constellation of eminent performers. The program of the festival will open on 16 February with a concert Viva La Opera by world-renowned opera diva Hibla Gerzmava accompanied by the orchestra of the Bolshoi Theater of Belarus...
25 Jan 2016
Belarus’ National History Museum signs memorandum with Kaliningrad museum
The memorandum involves the preservation, study and popularization of the cultural heritage, improving scientific and cultural relations between Belarus and Russia...
25 Jan 2016
FTUB to present catalogue of Belarus’ tourist routes at expo in Minsk
The six-volume edition is based on the information provided by the district and municipal trade unions, and the unitary enterprise Belarustourist. It contains the information about the places of interest and iconic locations in all Belarusian regions...
25 Jan 2016
Belarus drawn into 2016 Eurovision second semi-final
The second semi-final (12 May) will feature Albania, Australia, Belgium, Bulgaria, Denmark, Macedonia, Georgia, Ireland, Israel, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, Switzerland and Ukraine...
25 Jan 2016
Belarus, Lithuania sign tourism cooperation program for 2016-2017
The Belarusian delegation attended the international tourism, leisure and sports expo Adventur 2016 in Vilnius. Belarus’ tourism potential was presented as part of the event. The presentation was organized by the National Tourism Agency...
25 Jan 2016
Polish travel agencies show interest in cooperation with Brest Oblast health resorts
Brest Oblast was visited by directors of ten Polish travel agencies from Warsaw, Krakow, Lodz, Bialystok and Olsztyn. guests were shown seven health resorts. The Polish travel operators were most interested in the medical base of the health resorts, their treatment opportunities...
25 Jan 2016
Belarusian competitions to gather nearly 400 break dancers
Partaking in the dance battles will be street dancers from Belarus, Russia, Latvia, Lithuania, Kazakhstan, Georgia and Uzbekistan. The winners will get the right to represent their country at the international final in Marseilles, France on 5 March...
25 Jan 2016
Belintersat-1 deployed into its orbital operating position
Until the end of January 2016 the satellite will be controlled by Chinese specialists, then by a joint Belarusian-Chinese team at the ground control center in Belarus...
24 Jan 2016
Belarus 7th in women’s relay in Antholz
The Belarusian biathletes covered the distance in 1:09:24.6, with no penalties and five spare rounds. Belarus goes ninth in the IBU World Cup standings with 3246 points...
22 Jan 2016
Belarus’ Alexander Dorozhko third in Men’s 12.5km Pursuit in Arber
With three misses in four shooting bounds, the Belarusian finished third, 41.1 seconds behind the winner Yury Shopin of Russia who clocked 39:29.9 minutes. The silver went to Philipp Horn of Germany...
22 Jan 2016
Grodno Festival of National Cultures to present different forms of art
There are plans to make art the theme of the traditional parade of ethnicities living in Belarus. Different forms of art will be presented during the parade...
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