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26 Jul 2017
Plein air in Braslav brings together 40 professionals from Belarus, Russia
The plein air organized by the monastery of the Holy Trinity parish has drawn together 40 professionals: representatives of Vitebsk and Minsk art schools, and artists from Russia. They have been provided with all the conditions and also a rich cultural program...
25 Jul 2017
Number of centenarians in Belarus at nearly 400
Vitebsk Oblast, Grodno Oblast and Minsk Oblast lead in the number of centenarians in the country, with 65 people over the age of 100 living in each of the areas. Brest Oblast with 44 centenarians goes second in this gerontological rating...
25 Jul 2017
Two Belarusian, Chinese universities to train cybersecurity specialists together
A joint curriculum will be developed over the course of the next academic year, said the rector. The curriculum will include roughly the same number of Belarusian and Chinese disciplines...
25 Jul 2017
Belarus-Latvia-Russia summer camp to run in Vitebsk Oblast 27-30 July
The camp will be traditionally organized at the tripoint between Belarus, Russia, and Latvia to bring together their enterprising, athletic, and gifted youth. Over 300 Belarusians are expected to come to the camp from all Belarus’ regions and the city of Minsk. The number of Russians is going to be just as large...
25 Jul 2017
Six medals for Belarus at European Judo Open Men & Women in Minsk
On the second day Egor Voropayev took the champion title in the 90kg weight category. Gold also went to Vladislav Terpitsky (+100kg). World leader Marina Slutskaya of Belarus (+78kg) claimed silver...
24 Jul 2017
Belarus Open Helicopter Championship to kick off in Borovaya 25 July
Taking part in the 2018 World Helicopter Championships dress rehearsal will be about 25 crews from Ukraine, Russia, Belarus, Germany, and Poland. “Belarusian helicopter pilots almost always make it into the top three at international competitions. This test event will be a rehearsal for the pilots"...
24 Jul 2017
Monument to Francysk Skaryna in Chisinau to be installed in November
The national art expert council for monumental and monumental-decorative art endorsed the model of the bust made in soft material. The sculptor is already working on a life-size model. The one-meter high sculpture will be installed on a pedestal which will be manufactured in Chisinau...
24 Jul 2017
Belarus’ National Art Museum to expand its Oriental art collection with Indian handicrafts
The Indian embassy has not yet revealed what the two exhibits will be. However, their size, artistic merit and importance let us say that this donation will help encourage interest and mutual understanding between Belarus and India...
23 Jul 2017
Minsk National Airport names most punctual airlines in June 2017
UTair tops the ranking in the category of airlines operating more than 100 flights per month, with a punctuality rate of 90.3%, as 97 out of 120 flights arrived on time. Etihad Airways has been named as the top on-time performer among the airlines with fewer than a hundred flights per month, with a punctuality rate of 76.9%...
23 Jul 2017
Egor Gerasimov wins President’s Cup in Astana
The Belarusian world number 160 defeated Mikhail Kukushkin of Kazakhstan (world No.118) 7-6 (11-9), 4-6, 6-4 in the deciding game. This season 24-year-old Egor Gerasimov has also won three tournaments: in Uzbekistan’s Bukhara and Qarshi, and in France’s Saint-Brieuc...
21 Jul 2017
2017 Summer Deaflympics: Belarus wins two medals on day one
Oksana Petrushenko from Gomel won the 50m Breaststroke event in 33.48 seconds. This is the 15th Deaflympic gold for the Belarusian. In the 4x100 Medley Oksana Petrushenko, Maria Rudko, Yekaterina Yeremtsova and Anastasia Filipchik clinched silver, finishing behind Russia...
20 Jul 2017
Belarus, Poland to continue joint promotion of Augustow Canal
There are plans to open the automobile border checkpoint Sofiyevo-Lipchany. The checkpoint will be able to halve the distance from Grodno to Augustow. Work is in progress to set up an international cycling route with the working title of Augustow Velo...
19 Jul 2017
Belarus, Latvia discuss development of transport, tourism infrastructure for 2021 IIHF Championship
Vladimir Zinovsky and Edgars Rinkevics discussed the joint effort to enable favorable conditions for the development of transport and logistics infrastructure ahead of the upcoming IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship due in Belarus and Latvia in 2021...
19 Jul 2017
Tenth Belarusian expedition to land in Antarctica in December
Participants of the expedition will be selected in September, with 3-4 people per seat expected to apply. The candidates will have to pass psychological testing, medication examination, and an aptitude test. The number of specialists will depend on the available funding and goals of the expedition...
19 Jul 2017
Belarus, Latvia mark anniversary of diplomatic relations with stamp dedication ceremony
The circulation of the stamp depicting the coats of arms of the two states is 60,000 copies. The project has been prepared in cooperation with the Belarusian Embassy in Latvia. The project has been prepared in cooperation with the Belarusian Embassy in Latvia...
18 Jul 2017
Belarusian, Chinese special forces in joint counterterrorism exercise
According to the scenario of the exercise, a group of 15 terrorists captured the town of Svetlaya Roshcha. The militants attacked the local police department, the town hall, and took hostages. Three teams of special operations forces were ordered to sweep the area and find the militants...
18 Jul 2017
Minsk linguistic university to open Belarus’ first Chinese language department
The department is designed to enroll nearly 300 students. “We have long been preparing for this. We already have the lecturers and teaching staff for it. Today the Chinese language is taught in three different departments of the university. Thus they will be combined into one,” MSLU Rector Natalya Baranova said...
18 Jul 2017
Vitebsk Airport to launch charter flight program to Egypt
The airport will offer the charter service to Hurghada as from 21 September this year. Flights will be performed by the Belavia air carrier on a Boeing 737-800 which can seat up to 200 passengers...
18 Jul 2017
Paintings by Vitebsk artists projected on stage during Slavianski Bazaar closing gala
Such stage design was meant to introduce the TV audience to the rich heritage of the Vitebsk art school. Dozens LED screens were projecting the paintings by the famous artists from Vitebsk...
18 Jul 2017
Ukraine wins Vitebsk Song Contest 2017 first prize
Vlad Sytnik was awarded the first prize, a diploma and special prize Lyre and $15,000 in prize money. Belarusian Yegor Sharankov, who scored equal points with the Ukrainian, was awarded the second prize ($10,000)...
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