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14 Jan 2016
Belarus’ Alexander Vasilevsky comes eighth in Dakar Stage 10
The tenth stage through the Fiambala dunes challenged racers with difficult sandy terrain. Alexander Vasilevsky had a good stage as sandy terrain is his strong point. The crew cleared the stage in some 5h44m to pick up the eighth position losing 52 minutes to the stage winner...
14 Jan 2016
Raubichi to host FIS Eastern Europe Cup 15-17 January
Partaking in the competitions will be more than 150 skiers from Belarus, Russia and Ukraine. Athletes from Latvia and Lithuania are also expected to take part. Belarus will be represented by nearly 80 athletes...
13 Jan 2016
Slavonic Bazaar to mark Vladimir Mulyavin’s 75th birthday
“The festival will dedicate a number of events to this remarkable date. Among them will be a theater play, a special concert and a themed exhibition. Vladimir Mulyavin’s anniversary will also make part of the official opening ceremony of the forum”...
13 Jan 2016
Vitebsk to host Slavonic Bazaar 2016 in July
“Many establishments of the country are engaged in the preparations for the festival, which is a calling card of Belarus. The head of state does his best to attend every edition of it and it is very important for us”...
13 Jan 2016
Foreign guests to be invited to all Year of Culture events in Belarus
The Belarusian festival of national cultures in Grodno in June will be a landmark cultural event in 2016. According to the deputy culture minister, this festival will be held under the patronage of UNESCO Director General Irina Bokova...
13 Jan 2016
Year of Culture in Belarus to offer exciting premieres
The Belarusian event calendar for 2016 features many landmark anniversaries. For example, in January the country will mark the 95th birthday of Ivan Shamyakin, in March – the 120th anniversary of the birth of Kondrat Krapiva, and the 125th birthday of Maxim Bogdanovich in December...
13 Jan 2016
Plans to finish construction of Trostenets Memorial in 2017
The territory of the former death camp Trostenets comprises a number of important areas, including the former prisoner reception point, the Road of Death that used to lead prisoners to the camp, the places of execution in the forest of Blagovshchina, and some others...
12 Jan 2016
Alexander Linnik, Marina Arzamasova win Atletika awards
Runner Marina Arzamasova clinched the award for the second year in a row. In 2015 she claimed the 800m gold at the IAAF World Championships in Beijing...
12 Jan 2016
Stunning closing ceremony ends January Music Nights in Brest
The final evening of the festival at the Brest Academic Drama Theater was opened by a trio of Italian tenors. Winners of international singing competitions Domenico Stasi, Francesco Tuppo and Roberto Cresca performed arias from popular operas and operettas, romances and Neapolitan songs...
12 Jan 2016
Belarus Eurovision 2016 national selection finalists to release presentation videos 15 January
For the first time, the winner of the national selection contest will be determined by the audience via a telephone and text message voting during the show which will be broadcast live by the Belarus 1 and Belarus 24 TV channels, and also online on the websites of the Belarusian TV and Radio Company and the European Broadcasting Union...
12 Jan 2016
Belarus plans to take part in 2016 Education World Forum in London
“Belarus has been taking part in the London forum for the past three years. We have plans to send a Belarusian delegation to this year’s edition of the event"...
12 Jan 2016
Belarusian State Philharmonic Hall to mark Mulyavin’s 75th birthday with gala concert
The concert on Vladimir Mulyavin’s birthday is an annual project of the Belarusian State Philharmonic Hall and the Vladimir Mulyavin Museum...
11 Jan 2016
Minsk to host Eurasian Mining and Geological Forum 2-4 February
Belarus, Russia, Kazakhstan, Armenia, Tajikistan, and Kyrgyzstan have officially confirmed their participation in the forum. On behalf of public organizations, the countries will be represented by ministers and heads of specialized ministries...
11 Jan 2016
WMO Eurasian Bureau may be set up in Belarus
“Belarus has every chance to become a negotiating venue to expand regional cooperation in the CIS and the European Union. We hope that this process will be more effective”...
11 Jan 2016
Minsk among most popular destinations for Russian tourists in January
Minsk was 10th in the ranking of foreign destinations for Russian tourists during the New Year and Christmas holidays, and was the most popular travel destination in the CIS...
11 Jan 2016
Speed skaters Martina Sablikova, Sven Kramer clinch European champion titles in Minsk
Belarus’ Marina Zuyeva scored 124,802 points in three heats. She was 10th in the 500m (40.54 seconds), 11th in the 3000m (4:17.80) and 14th in the 1500 (2:03.89)...
11 Jan 2016
Skardino 16th in IBU World Cup standings
The Belarusian holds 217 points. Darya Yurkevich has earned 67 points this season going 42nd. The Belarusian national team is 9th in the BMW IBU World Cup Biathlon overall standings (2,173 points)...
10 Jan 2016
Minsk to host batleika and puppet theaters festival 14-17 January
“It is symbolic that one of the first events of 2016, the Year of Culture in Belarus, will be the Nyabyosy festival which will be held upon the blessing of Metropolitan of Minsk and Zaslavl Pavel, Patriarchal Exarch of All Belarus,” the organizers remarked...
10 Jan 2016
New links to Bulgaria, Turkey, Russia from Grodno airport in 2016
Charter flights Antalya-Grodno-Antalya will be operated by Belavia airline three times a month this summer. Flights will be launched in June...
10 Jan 2016
Belarus’ culinary map to be issued in 2016
"The country’s culinary map will be released in early 2016 under the brand Gastsinya. Attached to the map will be a culinary collection featuring about 100 recipes of the national Belarusian cuisine”...
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