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31 Jul 2017
Plans to make Minsk hotels China-friendly
The hotels run by the department already comply to a great extent with the standards for accommodation of tourists from China. For instance, their websites have Chinese-language pages. The hotels have reception staff able to speak Chinese. Other requirements include access to free Wi-Fi and to an international Chinese TV channel, and hotel brochures in Chinese...
31 Jul 2017
Belarus’ crew leading in tank biathlon individual at Army Games in Russia
“The panel of judges reviewed the results of the first race on 30 July. As a result, the Belarusian crew was named best in its race. Belarus team is third overall with the total time of 22 minutes 22 seconds,” the Defense Ministry reported. The Belarusian troops traditionally showed high class in shooting hitting all targets. In the overall standings Russia and China are ahead of Belarus...
28 Jul 2017
Minsk to host South Korean culture festival 5 August
The Korean creative team Arirang at the Association of Belarusian Koreans will give a concert featuring South Korean percussion music, dances with knives, fans, and drums. The artists will tell the legends about how the dances appeared and will show hanbok, the traditional Korean costume...
28 Jul 2017
Belarus-Latvia-Russia summer camp hailed as ‘place of friendship’
According to Chairman of the Russian Union of Youth Pavel Krasnorutsky, there are very few projects run by youth organizations that have lasted this long. “Young people came here from 10 regions of the Russian Federation. There is even a girl from the Yamal Peninsula. There are quite a few participants from Moscow and Moscow Oblast. This means that the interest in the camp has been growing"...
27 Jul 2017
Minsk to host Warrior of Commonwealth contest from 29 July to 5 August
Partaking in the contest will be soldiers from Belarus, Russia, Armenia, and Kazakhstan. Representatives of the Armed Forces of Uzbekistan will take part as observers. The official opening ceremony will take place near the Minsk Hero City monument and at the Belarusian State Museum of the Great Patriotic War History...
27 Jul 2017
Belarus preparing several files for inclusion in UNESCO cultural heritage lists
“We are working on two files for the inclusion in the list of intangible cultural heritage in need of urgent safeguarding. These are the ancient rite Yurievsky Khorovod (Yuriev Round Dance) and on forest beekeeping, a joint project with Poland,” Alla Stashkevich, Head of the Cultural Heritage Department at the Institute of Culture of Belarus, said...
27 Jul 2017
Gerasimenya wins bronze at FINA World Championships
The Belarusian clocked 27.23 seconds to finish third in the 50m backstroke final. The best time was demonstrated by Etiene Medeiros of Brazil (27.14) and Yuanhui Fu of China (27.15)...
27 Jul 2017
More Japanese kids to enjoy vacations in Belarus
The Japanese kids will enjoy medical examination, sanatorium and health improvement services. Sightseeing tours to Minsk and regions of the country will be arranged. Belarus has welcomed children from the areas of Japan, which were affected by natural calamities in 2011, every year since 2012...
27 Jul 2017
Productive work of Belarusian remote sensing satellite noted
The BKA satellite has been working as part of the Belarusian-Russian orbital group of satellites for the remote sensing of Earth for five years already together with the Russian satellite Canopus-B. In this period the BKA satellite worked without any malfunctions. The ground infrastructure for controlling the satellite and receiving space data worked effectively, too...
27 Jul 2017
7 medals for Belarus at 2017 World Games
Water skier Natalia Berdnikova claimed gold. Dmitry Gavrilov clinched gold in the Finswimming Bi Fins 100m Men and bronze in the Finswimming Bi Fins 50m Men. In the rhythmic gymnastics Yekaterina Galkina bagged two bronze medals in the Ball and Ribbon routines...
27 Jul 2017
EYOF: Five more medals for Belarus
Vladislav Shakhnitsky and Anastasia Zhuk clinched gold in the Mixed C2-500m, setting a new record. Anna Pashchenko, Irina Shkred, Maksim Khutsky and Ilya Kozlovsky claimed the Mixed K4-500m bronze. Anastasia Zhuk took bronze in the Women’s C1-500m...
27 Jul 2017
Bard Music & Fishing Festival promises non-stop music marathon
Taking part in the event will be musicians from ten countries: Belarus, Russia, Ukraine, Moldova, Israel, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Lithuania, Poland and Estonia. The festival will feature a variety of creative, recreational, tourism and sports events and projects, and also a many-hour music program that will highlight the birthdays of outstanding bard and songwriter Yuliy Kim (80th birthday) and well-known poet and critic Yuri Ryashentsev (85th birthday)...
26 Jul 2017
Gerasimenya reaches women's 50m backstroke final in Hungary
The Belarusian clocked 27.54 seconds to finish third and place seventh overall. The best time was demonstrated by 2014 world champion Etiene Medeiros of Brazil (27.18), Yuanhui Fu of China (27.19) and Kathleen Baker of the United States (27.48). The final is scheduled for 27 July...
26 Jul 2017
International training camp in Staiki gathers judokas from 34 countries
“Training camps are an important part of preparation for athletes. They provide judokas with necessary experience for international competitions and help hone their skills. Staiki has gathered some 400 athletes from 34 countries,” head coach of the Belarusian national judo team Leonid Svirid noted...
26 Jul 2017
Mirnyi, Nestor into quarterfinal in Hamburg
The Belarusian-Canadian tandem prevailed 6-3, 6-4 against the Argentinean duet of Federico Delbonis and Leonardo Mayer. Max Mirnyi and Daniel Nestor will next face the Croatian duo of Ivan Dodig and Mate Pavic...
26 Jul 2017
Two Indian elephant sculptures now in collection of Belarusian art museum
The gifts were presented by the Embassy of India in Belarus. Each sculpture weighs about 400kg. The marble one has been painted while the wooden one has been encrusted. According to the museum’s Director General Vladimir Prokoptsev, the two sculptures will be put on display as part of the permanent exposition...
26 Jul 2017
Belavia, Emirates sign commercial agreements
These agreements enable the partner carriers to accept and issue tickets on eligible segments of each other. Thus, passengers got the opportunity to purchase tickets for the entire route networks of the two companies...
26 Jul 2017
European Youth Olympic Festival: Belarus claims first medals
Belarusian swimmer Anastasia Skurdai clocked 1:01.76 to take silver in the 100m Backstroke. The champion title went to Russia’s Darya Vaskina (1:00.87). Bronze was collected by Italy’s Costanza Cocconcelli (1:02.14)...
26 Jul 2017
Belarus adopts new national HIV treatment protocol
The protocol formalizes the universal access to ARV therapy which means treatment of all people living with HIV, regardless of clinical stage of HIV infection or the CD4 count. The document will come into force on 1 January 2018...
26 Jul 2017
Belarus-Russia plein air dedicated to Vitold Byalynitsky-Birulya to open in mid-August
The first part of the Belarusian-Russian project will be held in Tula Oblast of Russia. On 14 August Belarusian artists will go to work to the Vasily Polenov State Memorial History, Art and Natural Museum Reserve. On 24 August the event will be hosted by Mogilev Oblast of Belarus...
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