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14 Mar 2017
Sobolenko into Shenzhen Open round two, Lapko through qualifying
World No. 142 Arina Sobolenko of Belarus got off to a good start at the Shenzhen Open in China beating Jing Lu of China (World No.226) 7-5, 6-2 in the opener. Vera Lapko of Belarus, ranked 293rd in the world, completed her qualifying run with seeing off Kyoka Okamura of Japan (261) 6-0, 6-0. Vera Lapko will face World No.307 Jessica Pieri of Italy in the first round of the main draw...
14 Mar 2017
Belteleradiocompany to shoot episode for Naviband’s Eurovision postcard
This year, TV companies of all the Eurovision participating countries will take part in filming the postcards. The organizers will shoot the second part of the postcards in Kiev in May. The postcards will be themed around sincere emotions of the contestants who will be in the spotlight at the major European music event...
13 Mar 2017
Belarus’ food map now available online
The major goal of the project is to demonstrate Belarus’ rich culinary heritage which survived mostly in the rural area only. The website provides a big variety of local dishes, recipes and their history. Visitors will find here information about gastronomic routes and festivals around Belarus. The website also has a section about “culinary ghosts”, dishes which recipes have almost been committed to oblivion...
10 Mar 2017
Domracheva 3rd in Women’s Sprint in Finland
Norway’s Tiril Eckhoff shot clean for her first win of the season in 19:18.5. Germany’s Laura Dahlmeier, with one penalty was second, 18.3 seconds back. Darya Domracheva matched Tiril Eckhoff on the shooting range to finish third, 20.4 seconds back (19:38.8)...
10 Mar 2017
Belarusian drama theater partaking in Serbian festival
The Belarusian artists will show an adaptation of August Strindberd’s play The Pelican directed by Alexander Gartsuyev. A presentation of the Belarusian theater took place in Belgrade on 10 March...
10 Mar 2017
Facsimile manuscript pages from third-century New Testament book on display in Minsk
The exhibition is timed to celebrate the 500th anniversary of The Bible by Francysk Skaryna and the Day of Orthodox Christian Book. Director of Belarus’ National Library Roman Motulsky opened the exhibition and said that the book fragment is currently on display in Minsk thanks to the cooperation with the Vatican Library...
10 Mar 2017
Climate research center established in Belarusian academy of sciences
The new agency will take care of researching global and regional climate and its changes in response to natural and man-made factors. The agency will also provide scientific support for Belarus’ international commitments in the area of climate science. The agency will develop the physical foundation for extremely long-term weather forecasts and climate change forecasts...
9 Mar 2017
Five Belarusians in Russkaya Premiya literary award longlist
The award’s longlist features works by 38 writers and poets from 14 countries. Russkaya Premya is the only Russian literary award for Russian-language writers from abroad. Olga Zlotnikova’s poetry book Pastva (Flock) is nominated in the Poetry category...
7 Mar 2017
Minsk university to take part in UN linguistics conference
“The parties exchanged information on the first New York conference of the universities that train interpreters for the UN system. They also discussed Belarus’ initiative to honor the role and place of translation in the diplomatic profession, as well as the work of the people who create it – professional interpreters and translators”...
6 Mar 2017
Vera Polyakova-Makei meets with ambassadors’ spouses ahead of Women’s Day
Vera Polyakova-Makei cordially welcomed the foreign guests and congratulated them on the forthcoming holiday. She wished them peace, welfare and happiness. The minister’s wife noted that the Belarusian culture is rich in traditions and it is important to show the guests as much as it is possible about it...
6 Mar 2017
Bids for hosting 2021 IIHF World Ice Hockey Championship presented in Zurich
“Our presentation made a good impression on the members of the IIHF Evaluation Committee. Finland, of course, is a serious contender in this competition. After the presentation, the members of the committee recommended that both bids should be submitted for the final vote to be held at the annual IIHF Congress in Cologne on 19 May”...
6 Mar 2017
Belarusian judoka wins gold at European Open in Prague
On her way to the podium she defeated Poland’s Wiktoria Lis and Ukraine’s Vasilina Kirichenko. In the semifinal Marina Slutskaya saw off with Group B winner Mercedesz Szigetvari of Hungary in one minute 17 seconds...
4 Mar 2017
Jewelry with Belarusian diamonds goes on sale in Minsk
“We plan to compete on the global scale and promote the national research and development. The difference between synthetic and natural diamonds can only be established in a special laboratory. The collection also features fancy color diamonds that are extremely rare in nature”...
3 Mar 2017
‘Transborder picnic’ to open summer season at Augustow Canal
Plans have been made to open the tourist season at the Augustow Canal with festivities held both in Belarus and Poland from 29 April to 1 May. A so-called ‘transborder picnic’ is a series of sports and cultural events near Kurzyniec sluice in Poland (a border checkpoint Lesnaya-Rudawka) and Dombrovka sluice in Grodno Oblast...
3 Mar 2017
Francysk Skaryna’s Little Travel Book to tour Europe in May
The Little Travel Book from Belgazprombank’s corporate collection will be the centerpiece of the exhibition project. The book is actually a collection of 18 small religious books for travelers, including The Psalter, Chasoslovets (Book of Hours), acathistos and canons...
2 Mar 2017
Skaryna’s editions from abroad to be exhibited in Minsk
The large-scale exhibition Francysk Skaryna and His Time will showcase the original editions by Francysk Skaryna from the libraries of other countries and the original first books of other nations...
2 Mar 2017
Documentary about Francysk Skaryna to debut at Belarusian Literature Day
The Pershadruk project won the last year’s film competition. The filming has been completed and now the work is at the editing stage. It will premiere at the Belarusian Literature Day that will be held in Polotsk in September. The film will be released in Russian and Belarusian and is expected to be translated into foreign languages...
2 Mar 2017
500 years of Belarusian book printing to be celebrated abroad
There are plans to hold celebrations in Poland, Czech Republic, Serbia, and other countries. “Skaryna is an iconic name in culture, which helps us to communicate with the whole world,” Alexander Karlyukevich said...
2 Mar 2017
Giorgi Margvelashvili named Honorary Professor of BNTU
The title of Honorary Professor has been awarded to the Georgian leader in recognition of his great contribution to the development of friendly ties with Belarus and partner relations with the university in the field of education, science and production...
2 Mar 2017
Encyclopedia about Francysk Skaryna, his followers to be out in 2017
The Information Ministry and state-run publishing houses have already implemented several big projects in the run-up to the celebrations of the 500th anniversary of the Belarusian book printing. Among them is the project “Francysk Skaryna From the Glorious City of Polotsk” that was published thanks to the active participation of the National Library of Belarus...
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