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9 May 2017
UK delegation visits Museum of Great Patriotic War in Minsk
Director-General of the Imperial War Museums of the UK Diane Lees has arrived in Belarus on a visit. On 9 May the UK delegation paid a visit to the Belarusian State Museum of the History of the Great Patriotic War...
6 May 2017
Grodno to host Slavic martial arts festival
“The festival will be held for the 17th time. It is popular not only in Belarus. Participants from other countries come to take part in this sport forum. This time the tournament will feature a team from Smolensk and representatives of Belarusian regions, a total of nearly 500 competitors,” Vladimir Adamov said...
6 May 2017
Bronze for Belarus at IAAF Diamond League in Doha
The Belarusian finished third with her 18.90m attempt, behind Michelle Carter of the United Stated (19.32m) and Hungary’s Anita Marton (18.99m). The IAAF Diamond League second stage will take place in Shanghai on 13 May...
5 May 2017
Belarus’ Maria Mamoshuk wins European wrestling silver
On her way to the podium in the -69kg division, the Belarusian defeated Buse Tosun of Turkey (14-8), Norway’s Signe Marie Store (10-0), and Ukraine’s Alla Cherkasova (2-0). Maria Mamoshuk lost the final to Russia’s Anastasia Bratchikova 3-6...
5 May 2017
Over 11,000 vouchers sold for treatment in Belarusian health resorts abroad in 2017
The health resorts affiliated with the Belarus President Property Management Directorate and located outside Belarus have sold more than 11,000 vouchers. Of them 7,000 have been purchased for children living in the Chernobyl-contaminated areas. The national health resorts abroad include “Belarus” in Sochi, “Belaya Rus” in Tuapse, “Belorussiya” in Yurmala, “Belorussiya” in Koreiz, and “Belarus” in Druskininkai...
5 May 2017
Fifty-kilometer cycling tourist route opens at Augustow Canal
“It is important to note that we unveil the route in the run-up to the Victory Day celebrations. Among other sites, the trail will take tourists to the pillboxes of Grodno fortified region No.68. The region witnessed heavy fighting at the beginning of the war. The area near the pillboxes has been cleaned and spruced up"...
5 May 2017
Minsk hosts Commonwealth Hockey Cup final
Taking part in the tournament are four CIS teams: Stroitel Brest, HC Minsk, Ukraine’s HC OKS-SHVSM Vinnitsa, and Russia’s Dinamo Elektrostal. Russia’s Dinamo Elektrostal is leading with nine points after the first round. Belarus’ Stroitel and Minsk are second and third respectively...
4 May 2017
Minsk to host meeting of IBU organizing committees in May
The event will be running on 8-13 May. It is planned that Minsk will host 45 representatives of the IBU, including IBU President Anders Besseberg, First Vice President Viktor Majgurov, and Secretary General Nicole Resch...
4 May 2017
Belarus' Ambassador lays wreath at Tomb of Unknown Soldier in Moscow
The Ambassador recalled that this year will mark the 25th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Belarus and Russia. According to him, for a quarter of a century the two countries have achieved a lot in various areas, but the main thing is that the two countries have preserved the unity in the approaches to the history of the Great Patriotic...
4 May 2017
Belarusian, Ukrainian, Russian, Polish theaters to partake in Slavonic Theater Meetings
The Gomel festival will gather artists of the Chernigov Music and Drama Theater, the Novgorod Academic Theater (Veliky Novgorod, Russia), the Nicoli Theater (Krakov, Poland), the Stelitamak Theater (the Republic of Bashkortostan, Russia), and the Belarusian State Youth Theater...
4 May 2017
List of Belarus international sports events in 2017 expanded
According to the document, the 19th Belarusian Helicopter Open Championships will take place on 25-30 June. The 7th international beach football tournament Friendship Cup 2017 will run from 28 June to 3 July...
4 May 2017
Belarusian diplomats attend requiem meeting in Bishkek
Belarus’ Ambassador Andrei Strachko and diplomats of the embassy participated in a meeting in the Kyzyl Asker war cemetery near the monument to the soldiers that died in the war hospital of Bishkek during the Great Patriotic War. Speaking at the meeting, Andrei Strachko took note of the contribution the Belarusian people made in the Great Victory...
4 May 2017
Belarus to host Flowers of Great Victory generations dialogue
Taking part in the dialogue will be war and labor veterans, young people, well-known Belarusians, MPs, scientists, businessmen, athletes, cultural figures, representatives of public organizations. The project will provide a great opportunity for young people to study the experience of the older generation, learn more about the Great Patriotic War from those who witnessed it...
3 May 2017
Free Wi-Fi time in Minsk airport extended to three hours
“It is exactly the time departing passengers spend on the average at the airport taking into account all the preflight procedures. Arriving passengers spend even less than that,” explained the press service...
3 May 2017
Belovezhskaya Pushcha biosphere reserve set up in Belarus
The reserve covers an area of 216,400 hectares. It includes not only the territory of the national park, but also that of the adjacent farms and forests. The biosphere reserve consists of three functional parts, and each of them has a specific status and protection guidelines...
3 May 2017
Some 23,000 tickets sold for Slavianski Bazaar concerts
Alexander Sidorenko noted a great interest of the public in the events of the Slavianski Bazaar, for example the I Love Festival concert program. It will feature young Belarusian singers and bands and also Russian guests...
3 May 2017
Marc Chagall’s art named main theme of Slavianski Bazaar in Vitebsk’s opening ceremony
The 130th anniversary since Marc Chagall’s birthday is one of the key dates in the festival’s program. Following the established tradition, the opening concert will be magnificent. It will feature Belarusian and foreign popular performers and young talent...
3 May 2017
Minsk cycling team to debut in UCI Women’s World Tour
The team led by Tatyana Sharakova who has already earned the first rating points for Minsk during this season’s Gracia Orlova in the Czech Republic will also include Darya Datsik, Taisiya Noskovich, Anastasia Safonova, Anna Terekh and Marina Shevchenko...
3 May 2017
Minsk named CIS most popular destination for Russian travelers during May break
The analytical agency TurStat has released data on the CIS most popular cities for Russian tourists during the May break in 2017. The list of top ten cities in the CIS and Georgia also include Tbilisi, Almaty, Baku, Astana, Yerevan, Kiev, Tashkent, Bishkek and Chisinau...
2 May 2017
World Press Photo exhibition 2017 comes to Minsk
The 2017 contest drew entries from around the world: 5,034 photographers from 126 countries submitted 80,408 images. The jury composed of 20 internationally recognized professionals in the fields of photojournalism and documentary photography gave prizes in eight categories to 45 photographers from 25 countries...
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