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28 Nov 2017
Lukashenko awards director of Belarusian school in Riga
Anna Ivane was at the origins of the school, the only educational institution in Latvia teaching the Belarusian language and literature. The children's ensemble Vaverachka, numerous artistic hobby groups have been set up at the school with her direct participation. Today the school actually works as the Belarusian cultural and educational center...
28 Nov 2017
Domestic violence awareness campaign kicks off in Belarus
Participation in the campaign is normal for every person who is against violence in any form, said Caspar Peek, UNFPA Country Director for Belarus. The problem of domestic violence, in his opinion, is the problem of disbelief and mistrust...
28 Nov 2017
Minsk to host second congress of Belarusian scientists on 12-13 December
The congress is expected to gather some 2,100 delegates from all the regions of the country. Nine panel sessions will be held on the first day of the congress to discuss the main directions in developing science and international cooperation...
28 Nov 2017
Minsk, Brest to host Ingushetia Culture Days on 7-8 December
The program includes the events that will introduce the Belarusians to the national singing and dancing traditions of the Ingush people, the unique customs and natural wealth, cultural and artistic heritage of Ingushetia...
28 Nov 2017
Over 54,000 visa-free tourists visit Belarus in 2017
"The majority were German citizens (over 8,000). About 5,500 were tourists from Poland, 4,500 from Italy, 4,000 from the United States, and 3,800 from the UK"...
27 Nov 2017
Viktor Bratchenya wins three gold medals at 2017 Armwrestling Cup for Disabled
The tournament was held in Rumia, Poland. The Belarusian took the champion title with both hands in the 80kg weight category...
27 Nov 2017
Russia wins Junior Eurovision 2017, Belarus 5th
Polina Bogusevich triumphed at the Junior Eurovision 2017 with the song Wings...
24 Nov 2017
Minsk, Brest in CIS Top 10 travel winter destinations
The CIS Top 10 most popular tourist cities in winter includes Minsk, Almaty, Astana, Baku, Yerevan, Tashkent, Bishkek, Brest, Chisinau and Ganja...
24 Nov 2017
Four countries to take part in theater forum in Belarus’ Krasnopolye
Taking part in the forum will be 15 theater companies from Belarus, Russia, Lithuania and Latvia...
23 Nov 2017
Arina Sobolenko into Mumbai Open quarterfinal
The Belarusian top seed saw off Priscilla Hon of Australia (World No.214) 7-5, 6-1 in the opener...
23 Nov 2017
Belarus’ National Art Museum to showcase Scythian treasures
The exhibition entitled “March of the Golden Man across the world” will open on 2 December. It features Saka’s gold of the Early Iron Age (7th to 3rd centuries BC). In 1969, Kazakh archeologists headed by Kemal Akishev discovered a burial chamber of a Saka chieftain in the Issyk mound located 50km east of Almaty...
23 Nov 2017
UNFPA launches domestic violence awareness art project in Minsk
The #opentolive project is meant to tell the stories of women who suffer from domestic violence and those who managed to overcome the crisis by walking down a complicated and painful path...
22 Nov 2017
Belarus’ Biathlon Federation unveils kit for 2018 Olympics
The uniform was designed by Vitaly Ortiukh who found inspiration in Slutsk belts, Belarus’ national treasure and a wonderful example of applied art. The Belarusian reserve team will take part in the first official race of the season in Sjusjoen, Norway in the IBU CUP (men’s 10km and women’s 7.5km sprint event)...
22 Nov 2017
Lukashenko offers condolences over Dmitri Hvorostovsky's death
“This wonderful, very talented man has left a unique imprint on the history of modern culture and opera art and has earned sincere recognition not only in Russia but also on the world’s most famous stages,” the message reads...
22 Nov 2017
Azarenka to start new season in Auckland
The Belarusian leading tennis player has not played since July 2017 due to her child custody battle...
22 Nov 2017
Minsk to host world opera stars for International Christmas Opera Forum on 15-22 December
The forum will open with Mozart’s opera The Magic Flute which premiered in Minsk in March this year. The production team was led by Director Hans-Joachim Frey who staged Flying Dutchman in Minsk in 2013...
21 Nov 2017
Belarus’ flag hoisted in Rouen to mark 75th anniversary of Normandie-Niemen Regiment
The participants of the event laid flowers at the Normandie-Niemen Monument, located opposite the Rouen City Hall. The flags of France, Belarus and Russia were hoisted. An exposition telling the story of the regiment was opened in the Rouen City Hall...
21 Nov 2017
Minsk students victorious at natural sciences tournament in St. Petersburg
The gold went to the Minsk team Entropia who offered the strongest solution for the Taj Mahal task. The students were to develop a new method to remove yellow stains from the mausoleum and to preserve the long-term protection of the surface...
21 Nov 2017
Georgia's parliament speaker elected honorary professor of Belarusian State University
When speaking to faculty members and students, Irakli Kobakhidze expressed gratitude for the great privilege to be an honorary professor of Belarus’ leading university. He said he hopes that Belarus-Georgia cooperation will continue to grow...
21 Nov 2017
Military schools of Russia, Belarus to compete in intellectual marathon in Minsk
According to the rules of the tournament, each team shall consist of not more than six people under 23 years old. Winners will be determined following two intellectual games: “Whiz Quartet” and “What? Where? When?”...
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