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14 Jun 2017
Belarusian runner Elvira German 2nd in Turku
The 19-year-old Pinsk resident showed the time of 13.14 seconds to finish second. Anna Plotitsyna of Ukraine won the event in 13.08 seconds. Alina Talay, with the second best time in the qualifying (13.13 seconds), finished seventh (13.49) due to a technical mistake...
14 Jun 2017
Evgeny Tsurkin claims 2017 Mare Nostrum bronze in Barcelona
The Belarusian clocked 23.81 seconds to touch in third in the 50m butterfly final. Andrei Govorov of Ukraine won the event in 23.17 seconds. Silver went to Finland’s Riku Poytakivi, 23.76 seconds...
14 Jun 2017
Belarus’ Tatiana Kholodovich wins women’s javelin in Turku
The 2016 European champion won the event with a stadium record of 65.03m. Australia’s Kelsey-Lee Roberts threw a personal best of 64.06m to finish second. Olympic silver medalist Sunette Viljoen of the South Africa was third with 61.54m...
13 Jun 2017
Greenmap Belarus project among winners of UN WSIS Prizes 2017
Houlin Zhao, Secretary-General of the International Telecommunication Union, presented the award to Belarus’ Permanent Representative to the United Nations Office in Geneva Yuri Ambrazevich on 13 June. The prize is a recognition of the country’s contribution to the development of the information society...
13 Jun 2017
Belarusian javelin thrower Tatiana Kholodovich wins in Netherlands
The Belarusian reached 63.90m in her best attempt. Christin Hussong of Germany finished second with 61.25m. Bronze went to Israel’s Marharyta Dorozhon, 60.63m...
13 Jun 2017
Belarus’ documentary on Chernobyl awarded at Khanty Mansiysk festival
The Belarusian documentary entitled Chernobyl. An Exam for the Nation (Evgeny Setko) describes today’s life of Belarus, the state’s efforts to mitigate the consequences of the Chernobyl disaster. Over the past 30 years more than 140,000 people have been resettled from the areas of radioactive pollution. The country applies a well-developed system of radioactive control and monitoring...
12 Jun 2017
Yuri Shcherbatsevich wins silver at ISSF World Cup in Azerbaijan
The Belarusian had difficulties to qualify to the 50m Rifle Prone Men final, but showed much better results in the deciding stage, 258.9 points. Torben Grimmel of Denmark won the event with 249.8 points...
12 Jun 2017
Belovezhskaya Pushcha to offer new ecotour
The route runs along the southern boundary of the park, across forest patches interspersed with meadows, wetlands, and flood lands. The area features locations used traditionally for research and breeding of hoofed animals...
11 Jun 2017
Olga Mazurenok 2nd at European 10,000m Cup in Minsk
The Belarusian covered the distance in 32:13.73, finishing behind Sara Moreira of Portugal (32:03.57). A total of 79 athletes from 18 countries took part in the competitions in Minsk. The European 10,000 Cup has been regularly held since 1997...
10 Jun 2017
Belarus’ pavilion at Astana Expo 2017 opens to public
The opening ceremony featured Belarusian folk songs and dances. Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Belarus to Kazakhstan Anatoly Nichkasov and Deputy Chairman of Kazakhstan’s Majilis (lower house of the parliament) Vladimir Bozhko gave a welcome speech to the visitors of the pavilion...
9 Jun 2017
Minsk to host International Water Forum 5-6 October
The key themes of the forum include sustainable use of water resources in the context of climate change, modern approaches to protecting water resources from contamination and depletion, water purification technologies, cross-border cooperation in the protection and use of transboundary water bodies, water power engineering...
9 Jun 2017
Belarus’ State Musical Theater, Stavropol Drama Theater to exchange tours
The Stavropol Academic Drama Theater will come to Minsk to open its 173th theater season. This is the second time the theater will perform in Belarus’ capital...
9 Jun 2017
Minsk to host Belarusian-Chinese humanitarian scientific forum 15-16 June
The event will bring together over 120 government officials, diplomats, representatives of research institutions and universities of Belarus and China...
8 Jun 2017
Dump truck by Belarusian Polesie wins Toy of the Year award in Poland
Polesie products were appreciated in Poland last Polesie is Belarus’ largest plastic toy maker. Polesie products are known well abroad. The company sells its merchandise to over 50 countries across the globe...
8 Jun 2017
Digital registration for foreigners in Belarus by year end
Apart from that, the Interior Ministry is working to add some other administrative procedures to the government services website in 2018. Those include, for instance, procedures involved in sending invitations for foreigners to visit Belarus and the issuance of work permits to foreigners
7 Jun 2017
Varvara, Jordanka Hristova to lead panels of judges at Slavianski Bazaar song contests
The list of all contestants is ready. According to Alexander Sidorenko, 21 countries will compete in the junior song contest and in the senior song contest each. Belarus will be represented by Maria Magilnaya and Yegor Sharankov...
7 Jun 2017
Vitebsk among top 10 most popular historical cities in CIS
In 2016 Vitebsk and Vitebsk Oblast hosted 166,000 tourists. This number includes 34,000 foreign tourists, among them 30,000 were from Russia. The regional hotels accommodated over 200,000 guests, one-third of them from the CIS...
7 Jun 2017
Funambulists from Belarus’ Mozyr to partake in international circus festival in Cuba
The performers from Mozyr will present their act Funambulists that won the silver prize of the Monte Carlo International Circus Festival in January 2017. The culture center Carpa Trompoloco, the venue of the festival, will also see acts by circus performers from Latin America, Asia, and Europe, including such countries as the United States, China, Brazil, Japan, Canada, Mexico, and others...
7 Jun 2017
Chagall readings in Vitebsk to gather researchers from Belarus, Russia, U.S.
The Chagall readings have been held in Vitebsk annually since 1991. In 1992 the event received an international status. Over the years dozens of researchers from Belarus, Russia, Ukraine, France, the UK, Switzerland, the United States, Israel, Germany, Latvia and other countries have take part in the event...
7 Jun 2017
Japanese TV crew arrive in Vitebsk to shoot film about Belarus
The guests from Japan shot the sights of the city. They will later go around the Chagall places: the Art Center and the House-Museum (which is particularly symbolic in the year of the 130th anniversary of the birth of the artist). They will also visit the children’s school of arts. From Vitebsk, the Japanese journalists will travel to other regions, and will complete their tour in Minsk...
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