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28 Mar 2017
Minsk to host Festival of Francophone Amateur Theaters
The event will be free and will feature 25 Belarusian amateur theater groups from secondary schools. All in all the event will feature around 250 participants. Their theater pieces are based on plays by Francophone writers. The competition program will span two days...
28 Mar 2017
Cosmonaut Oleg Novitsky sends Belarus-Russia Unity Day greetings
“Dear friends! Working aboard the International Space Station some hundreds kilometers above our planet I sincerely wish you a Happy Day of Unity of the Peoples of Belarus and Russia. I have every confidence that the friendship of our two nations will last for many years,” Oleg Novitsky said in his video address...
28 Mar 2017
Belarusian startup MeetnGreetMe wins UN award
Belarusian startup MeetnGreetMe, a resident company of the Hi-Tech Park of Belarus, won UN World Summit Award Mobile. The winners of World Summit Award Mobile are selected by a panel of judges which comprises IT experts from 178 UN member states...
27 Mar 2017
Belarus win four medals at Polyak Imre Memorial in Hungary
Alexander Grabovik of Belarus secured the 98kg gold defeating Rio Olympic bronze medalist Javid Hamzatov of Belarus 4-0. Silver went to Javid Hamzatov. Kazbek Kilov of Belarus claimed silver in the 75kg category after losing to Hungary’s Tamas Lorincz 0-2...
27 Mar 2017
Memory Watch organizations from 13 cities of Belarus, Russia gather in Brest Fortress
The meeting marks the 45th anniversary of the Memory Watch at the Eternal Flame of Brest Fortress. Apart from the young residents of Brest, the meeting has brought together children from other Hero Cities and participants of the international peace movement Academy of Peace and Children’s Diplomacy...
27 Mar 2017
Belarus claims 11 medals at Marina Lobach rhythmic gymnastics tournament
The senior Individual All-Around event was won by Yulia Yevchik. In the junior group Anastasia Salos claimed gold medals in the Loop and Ball events. Yana Striga, Darya Deshkovskaya and Anna Kamenshchikova were also among medal winners...
27 Mar 2017
Belarusian pentathletes claim World Cup mixed relay win in Cairo
In fencing the Belarusian athletes Irina Prosentsova and Kirill Kasyanik scored 247 points to place first. The Belarusians did well in freestyle swimming and show jumping to start first in the final combined event of pistol shooting and a 3200m cross-country run. They held to their leading position to score a total of 1,431 points...
26 Mar 2017
Belarus win three golds at Anatoly Kharlampiev Memorial in Moscow
Yekaterina Prokopenko picked up gold in the 60kg finals. In the men’s circuit Belarusian Vladislav Sayapin (68kg) snatched gold in the final against Artur Te from Kyrgyzstan. Belarus’ Ilya Hadkevich was victorious in the 74kg combat sambo...
25 Mar 2017
Minsk to host international tourism services fair on 5-8 April
It will be the 20th international spring fair of tourism services on record. Over 110 companies from Belarus, Bulgaria, Serbia, Lithuania, Turkey, Poland, Russia, Greece, Albania, Italy, Georgia, Portugal, Latvia, and Slovakia will participate in the fair...
25 Mar 2017
Over 200 people participate in Kuropaty cleanup action in Minsk
Representatives of various enterprises and companies, organizations, and public associations, including the Belarusian national youth union BRSM and Belaya Rus took part in the Kuropaty cleanup action. Eleven vehicles were used to remove non-merchantable timber from the site...
25 Mar 2017
Belarusian books gifted to Paris institute
The books were handed over during the solemn opening of the Belarusian pavilion as part of the Paris Book Fair (Salon Livre Paris) on 24 March. The key purpose of the Belarusian national pavilion is to draw the attention of general public abroad to the celebration of the 500th anniversary of book printing in Belarus under the UNESCO aegis in 2017...
24 Mar 2017
Belarus' exposition at Paris Book Fair: 500 years of Belarusian book printing
The delegation of Belarusian book printers did not only presented new books to visitors of the Paris Book Fair but also donated some of the publications to the Paris-based National Institute of Oriental Languages and Cultures (INALCO). The donation of Belarusian books is one of the events of the Belarusians in the World program of the Culture of Belarus state program...
24 Mar 2017
Belavia plans to launch Vitebsk-Kaliningrad flight on 9 June
In summer the airport will serve five new domestic and international destinations. One of them is a regular flight from Vitebsk to Kaliningrad. The flights will be operated by the Belarusian air carrier Belavia twice a week, on Fridays and Sundays...
24 Mar 2017
Belarusian polar explorers test new deep-sea ROV in Antarctic
The polar explorers upgraded the device by attaching GoPro cameras to it, which shoot simultaneously with the device. “The explorers got unique photo and video footage of the underwater world near the shore. Now, it is possible to study the species, their population and possible usage,” Vladislav Myamin noted...
24 Mar 2017
Lukashenko: Visa-free stay in Belarus may be extended if necessary
“If five days are not enough, we will extend this period. Why should we be afraid? Belarus is an open country with open economy, and people should come here in an open way. It does not do harm to anybody,” Alexander Lukashenko is convinced...
24 Mar 2017
Border checkpoint Lesnaya-Rudawka to be opened for pedestrians, cyclists 1 May
“Grodno Oblast and the Polish side are currently working out joint tourist routes from Bialystok, Augustow Canal to Grodno. We need to open this checkpoint to launch the joint routes. The status of Lesnaya-Rudawka will be changed from the river border checkpoint to the cyclist- pedestrian- and river checkpoint”...
24 Mar 2017
Belarus’ Bronislav Samoilov wins 13.3km team time trial in Italy
Belarusian cyclist Bronislav Samoilov won the 13.3km team time trial as part of Poland’s CCC Sprandi Polkowice at the first stage of Settimana Internazionale Coppi e Bartali in Italy. The teams were divided into quarters, with the total of 50 quarters participating in the race...
24 Mar 2017
Domracheva, Bjorndalen to be Guests of Honor at Anna Bogaliy Cup
The three-time Olympic champion and her husband plan to attend the competitions among the best young biathletes of Russia on 25 March. They are expected to take part in the awards ceremony together with Anna Bogaliy...
24 Mar 2017
Arina Sobolenko among World Group Heart Award nominees
Arina Sobolenko had an impressive 2016 which saw her make a huge leap up the rankings from No. 548 to No. 159. She made her Fed Cup debut for Belarus in last year’s World Group play-off, playing in the dead doubles rubber. The 18-year-old was back in action in this year’s World Group first round, playing live rubbers...
23 Mar 2017
Minsk Language Festival to showcase over 50 languages
The visitors of the festival will be able to get acquainted with rare and popular, modern and extinct languages, from Kaqchikel to Old Belarusian. The program of the festival will also feature eight popular science lectures on linguistics and five – on Belarusian studies...
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