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23 Jun 2017
Film about BELARUS tractors wins grand prix of international festival in United States
The Breadwinner video about the Belarusian tractor was recognized as the best among 2,000 entries from more than 50 countries. The film tells a story about the life of the tractor BELARUS working in different countries. The protagonists of the video are real farmers, for whom the tractor has become the main partner in the work and family breadwinner...
22 Jun 2017
Chizhovka Arena to host Belarus-United States Fed Cup final
The matches for the prestigious trophy will be held in 11-12 November. On the way to the final, Belarus beat the teams of the Netherlands and Switzerland...
22 Jun 2017
Delegations from Russia, Ukraine, Slovakia attend Day of Remembrance events in Brest
Twenty-two official delegations have arrived in Brest. The guests attended a commemoration event at the Ceremonial Square to mark the 76th anniversary of the beginning of the Great Patriotic War and watched historical reenactment of the defense of the Brest Fortress...
21 Jun 2017
Belarusian designer wins Silver Lion for CS Light Bulbs packaging
Angelina Pischikova of Belarus won the Silver Lion of the 2017 Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity in the Design category for the CS Light Bulbs packaging for Crazy Service, the producer of lighting equipment...
21 Jun 2017
Azarenka wins on her return
The Mallorca Open first-round match between Victoria Azarenka and World No.74 Risa Ozaki of Japan lasted for two days. On Tuesday evening the Belarusian won the first set 6-3. The second was a close battle and ended up with a victory of the Japanese player 6-4...
21 Jun 2017
Silver for Belarus at 2017 IWF Junior World Championships
The Belarusian lifted 171kg in the snatch phase and 207kg in the clean and jerk stage to combine for the total of 378kg for the second place in the -94kg category...
21 Jun 2017
Minsk in top three travel destinations in CIS in summer 2017
The top ten travel destinations in the CIS in the summer of 2017 included Astana (Kazakhstan), Baku (Azerbaijan), Minsk (Belarus), Yerevan (Armenia), Tashkent (Uzbekistan), Almaty (Kazakhstan), Chisinau (Moldova), Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan), Kiev (Ukraine), and Ashgabat (Tajikistan)...
21 Jun 2017
Minsk to host festival of Lithuanian culture 24 June
The festival will feature master classes on arts and crafts such as woodcarving, amber decoration, felting and knitting. Taking part in the exhibition will be craftsmen from Lithuania and Belarus...
20 Jun 2017
Brest to mark anniversary of Great Patriotic War outbreak with reenactment event
This time the reenactment of the historical events of June 1941 will feature more than 500 participants. Many more applications were submitted but the organizers had to limit the number of participants. Brest will welcome representatives from Russia, Poland, Ukraine, Japan, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Spain, China, and Kazakhstan...
20 Jun 2017
Ten more cities of Belarus to join Green Cities project
“Our project will be first of all implemented in three pilot cities: Polotsk, Novopolotsk and Novogrudok. We are planning to expand this experience to ten more Belarusian cities. The cities have not been defined yet. Everything depends on the interest from the local administration”...
19 Jun 2017
International conference on 950th anniversary of Minsk to take place 7-8 September
The conference will be held at the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus in the run-up to Minsk Day which will be celebrated on 9 September this year. The forum is dedicated to the 950th anniversary of Minsk. It is organized by the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus (NASB), the History Institute of the NASB, the Minsk City Hall...
18 Jun 2017
Azarenka to face Risa Ozaki as she returns to sport
After giving birth to her son in December 2016, Victoria Azarenka was initially targeting a return at the Brisbane International in early 2018. Later, she stated she would play at the Bank of the West Classic in California, which begins on 31 July. Not long ago, the player decided she is ready to be back in Mallorca in the mid June...
18 Jun 2017
Polotsk to host Three Sophias art exhibition in September
The exhibition will feature the result of joint plein air painting workshops for young artists from Belarus, Russia, and Ukraine. It will be timed to the 1155th anniversary of Polotsk and the 500th anniversary of Belarusian book printing. As part of the Minsk Initiative project plans have been made to hold meetings of writers and translators, creative and scientific intellectuals of the three countries in 2017-2018...
17 Jun 2017
Cosmonaut-flown Belarusian flag given back to Belarus’ Embassy in Russia
Oleg Novitsky said that he kept the Belarusian flag in his cabin during the flight as a way of moral support. “During the flight I kept thinking about Belarus, my friends, and my family. The flag gave me the power to overcome the hard times"...
16 Jun 2017
Belarus president explains vacation habits
“First of all, I don’t like warm weather. I cannot stand it at all. I rest by changing the scenery and occupation. I can rest by playing ice hockey today, chopping firewood tomorrow, cutting grass, roller skiing, and so on the day after tomorrow"...
16 Jun 2017
Two medals for Belarus at World Powerlifting Championships in Minsk
On the first day of the competitions among the veterans of 60-69 years old Alexander Moiseyev (59kg) topped the chart after two exercises (barbell squats and bench press). However, in the deadlift the Belarusian was surpassed by an athlete from Iran. Bronze went Kyoji Kawakami of Japan...
16 Jun 2017
Instructions given to restore Turov cross in Belarus
“We discussed this topic with the head of the Development Bank, former Vice Prime Minister Sergei Rumas. I asked him to join this project and involve other state banks,” Alexander Lukashenko said...
16 Jun 2017
Thousands to attend Ivan Kupala Festival in Alexandria
"The festival promises an eventful program full of various creative projects and musical programs. A circus and variety show Kupala Dream featuring performers from foreign countries will be rhe draw of the festival. The festival has already become an important event in the cultural life of the country and gained wide popularity"...
15 Jun 2017
Belarusian dancers to present Belarusian culture in Europe
The Belarusian state academic dance company Khoroshki and the State Dance Ensemble will present large-scale programs about Belarusian culture during the Belarus Day promotion event. The dance company Khoroshki will leave Belarus for Europe on 22 June to offer the program Zov Predkov (ancestors’ call). The program is based on historical, archeological, folklore, and ethnographic materials...
15 Jun 2017
Belarus to play Davis Cup World Group encounter against Switzerland in Biel
The match will be held on an indoor hard court at the Swiss Tennis Arena. This new multi-purpose sport center, sitting 2,500 people, will host a Davis Cup match for the first time. Belarus is currently 24th in the Davis Cup rankings, Switzerland is 6th...
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