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4 Nov 2017
Listapad 2017 opening ceremony: stylish, simple, tasteful
The event started with a red carpet ceremony – an integral part of the festival. Two hosts, the artist Vladislav Vinogradov and the famous screen and stage actress Yulia Shpilevskaya, announced the guests’ names as they walked down the red carpet...
3 Nov 2017
International film festival Listapad 2017 opens in Minsk
Boris Khlebnikov’s movie Arrhythmia was screened after participants of the contest programs and members of the jury were introduced...
3 Nov 2017
Belarus biathlon team wraps up pre-Olympic training
The team leader Darya Domracheva will join the team during the final stage of preparations for the season in Norway...
3 Nov 2017
Judging criteria at Listapad 2017 film announced
This year, the festival’s motto is Truth, Love, and Beauty. Each of these things can be an evaluation criterion...
3 Nov 2017
Belarus to field 25 athletes at WAKO World Kickboxing Championships
Head coach of the Belarusian national martial arts team Mikhail Stepanov noted that this year the Belarusian athletes did not take part in the World Cup, but held a training camp ahead of the world’s sport forum...
2 Nov 2017
Charity campaign Our Children to run in Belarus on 11 December-10 January
The Palace of the Republic will host a charity New Year party on 22 December to gather orphans and abandoned children, kids from foster homes and military schools, large and now-income families, disabled children, and children of refugees...
2 Nov 2017
Domracheva joins Team Visa for PyeongChang 2018
Darya Domracheva is joining Team Visa in PyeongChang, which comprises more than 40 athletes from 13 countries...
2 Nov 2017
Contest of Belarusian-Chinese R&D projects to take place in 2018
To support youth and student startup projects, the State Committee for Science and Technology of Belarus and the Ministry of Science and Technology of China have agreed to set up the Chinese-Belarusian Center for the Incubation of Innovative Projects...
2 Nov 2017
Belarusian State University gets copies of its first newspapers
The BSU original newspapers of the 1920s-1930s were all almost lost during the Great Patriotic War. Some copies survived to the present day at the library of St Petersburg...
2 Nov 2017
Belarus-Russia Youth Symphony Orchestra to perform in Minsk 3 November
The orchestra’s repertoire includes outstanding works making part of the Russian and Belarusian musical culture. The concert will kick off with Six Choreographic Novellas by Yevgeny Glebov...
2 Nov 2017
Dolidovich moves up 2014 Olympic rankings after Russian skier disqualified
Sergei Dolidovich of Belarus, who finished fifth in the men’s 50km event in Sochi, now moves up to the 4th position, and, judging by the events to date, may get into the top three of the 2014 Olympics...
1 Nov 2017
Domracheva to join Belarus team's pre-season training in Norway
At present the three-time Olympic champion is completing her training in Italy...
1 Nov 2017
Stadler metro trainsets to enter passenger service in Minsk in 2018
The Minsk metro informed that the new trains are designed for the new metro line which is currently under construction. The trains will be tested on the operating metro lines...
1 Nov 2017
U.S. embassy in Belarus to arrange Facebook chat on 9 November to talk about visa issuance
BelTA reported earlier that as of 1 November 2017 the U.S. embassy in Minsk accepts applications for guest visas, tourist visas, and business visas (B1/B2 category) from residents and citizens of Belarus aged 50 and over...
1 Nov 2017
Belarus wins 15 medals at European Spochan Championship in Italy
Sports chanbara (spochan) is a modern type of Japanese martial arts, a safe method of sword fencing. In Japan spochan is the official sport, as in some countries. In Belarus, it is growing in popularity...
1 Nov 2017
Dinamo Minsk edge Spartak in shootout
"We are well aware of what to expect from Spartak. It is great we have managed to fight back after 0-2 on the scoreboard. A comeback victory is important for the Minsk team"...
31 Oct 2017
Belarus Events Calendar: November 2017
Holidays, festivals, exhibitions...
31 Oct 2017
Brest to host classical music festival on 8-12 January
The President’s Symphony Orchestra of the Republic of Belarus under the baton of Viktor Babarikin will perform on stage of the Brest Academic Drama Theater on the first day the festival...
31 Oct 2017
Mission chief: Belarusian athletes will have no problems with adaptation in Pyeongchang
"The Belarusian delegation knows very well what climatic and weather conditions they will have in Pyeongchang"...
31 Oct 2017
Belarus’ national weather service launches news bot on Telegram
Three major sections are envisaged: Recommendations for Population, About Belgidromet, and Feedback...
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