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17 Oct 2017
French libraries receive facsimile editions of Skaryna’s books
The parties reached an agreement that France will assist Belarus with the development of a digital library similar to the French Gallica...
17 Oct 2017
Belarusian State University 21st in QS ranking
According to the ranking released by the British agency QS on 16 October 2017, Belarusian State University is among the 25 highest-ranked universities in emerging Europe and Central Asia having climbed 18 positions up to the 21st place...
17 Oct 2017
Gomel to host Days of German Films on 23-25 October
The Days will kick off with the political detective The Lives of Others on 23 October. It is a 2006 German drama film about the monitoring of East Berlin residents by agents of the Stasi, the GDR's secret police...
17 Oct 2017
Belarus announces contests for young journalists, youth parliaments
The best works will be published in the UNICEF newspaper to mark the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (20 November)...
16 Oct 2017
Works of Belarusian artists on display at Paris Autumn Salon
"This year Belarusian artist Elena Makarevich has joined the Salon d'Automne association, the most prestigious public organization of contemporary artists in France"...
16 Oct 2017
Youth unions of Belarus, Russia sign agreement on cooperation
These are recommendations to involve young people in the self-government development system, to develop the united electronic database that will include the best practices of developing self-government systems among the youth from different countries...
16 Oct 2017
Baranovichi theater wins Grand Prix of Russian festival
"During our performance the hall was packed to the rafters. According to the jury composed of theater critics, filmmakers and actors, the decision to award the Grand Prix was unanimous"...
16 Oct 2017
Belarusian State University to host conference on philosophy
The conference will make part of Belarus’ first philosophy congress headlined National Philosophy in the Global World...
16 Oct 2017
Belarus to host Days of UAE Culture 21-28 October
The event is timed to the 25th anniversary of Belarus-UAE diplomatic relations. The solemn opening ceremony will be held at the Mikhail Savitsky Art Gallery on 23 October...
13 Oct 2017
Belarus suggests joint grass hockey championship with Russia
"The organization of the tournament will be sponsored with the funds from the Union State budget. The joint championships will help enhance the level of the clubs and the national teams"...
13 Oct 2017
Belarus 3rd at CIS customs K9 competitions
The Belarusians scored 791 points in the detection of narcotics, psychotropic substances and their precursors in trucks, cars, buildings and luggage...
13 Oct 2017
Andrei Vasilevsky, Hans Podlipnik Castillo win doubles event in Tashkent
In the final the Belarusian-Chilean tandem beat the Indian duo of Yuki Bhambri and Divij Sharan 6-4, 6-2...
13 Oct 2017
Sobolenko into Tianjin Open semifinal
In today’s quarterfinal Arina Sobolenko beat China’s world number 113 Zhu Lin 6-3, 6-4...
12 Oct 2017
Belarus urges no interference with Kosciuszko monument project in Switzerland
The dedication ceremony for the monument to Tadeusz Kosciuszko in Solothurn, Switzerland was scheduled on 21 October. However, a conflict situation arose thanks to the Polish Embassy over the inscription on a plate stating the country of origin of the national hero...
12 Oct 2017
Belarusian-Chinese philosophy and culture center to open on 19 October
The center was established by agreement between the Institute of Philosophy of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus and Lingnan University...
12 Oct 2017
Ideas of young designers incorporated in Belarus team outfit for WFYS in Sochi
The proposals of the Baranovichi designers have been incorporated in the design of the Belarusian opening ceremony outfits for the festival. The authors of the ideas were included into the list of participants in the forum from Brest Oblast...
12 Oct 2017
Polish delegation to attend events marking 74th anniversary of Battle of Lenino
On 12 October 1943 the Polish 1st Tadeusz Kosciuszko Infantry Division under the command of General Zygmunt Berling, together with the soldiers of the Red Army, took part in their first battle against the Nazis near the Belarusian village of Lenino...
11 Oct 2017
South Korean biathletes hold pre-Olympic training camp at Raubichi
The track at the Belarusian winter sport center is similar to that in Pyeongchang that will be hosting the 23rd Winter Olympic Games on 9-26 February 2018...
11 Oct 2017
Vitebsk Oblast student brigades foster cooperation with Russia's Beloyarsky District
"In 2016 our student brigade went to Beloyarsky District of Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug – Yugra for the first time. This was the result of the agreement on establishing twin-city relations between Vitebsk and Beloyarsky District signed in 2016"...
10 Oct 2017
Belarusian capital presents its culture during Minsk Days in Moscow
Thus, the concert of friendship Belarus-Russia that took place at the Helikon Opera Theater on 10 October was an official opening ceremony of the Days. The concert featured the Belarus Presidential Orchestra under the baton of Viktor Babarikin...
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