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19 Aug 2016
Olympics 2016: Belarus’ Arzamasova makes 800m final
Marina Arzamasova is the reigning world champion in the discipline. The Belarusian took an early lead in her semifinal heat and kept it until the last lap where she was overtaken by three rivals, including South Africa's Caster Semenya...
18 Aug 2016
New Apostolic Nuncio arrives in Belarus
At the airport the Apostolic Nuncio was welcomed by all members of the Conference of the Catholic Bishops of Belarus headed by its Chairman, Metropolitan of Minsk and Mogilev Archbishop Tadeusz Kondrusiewicz...
18 Aug 2016
Belarus to expand its network of Confucius Institutes
Today in Belarus there are three Confucius Institutes and seven Confucius Classrooms. A university in Beijing has a Belarusian language classroom. The Education Ministries of the two countries are almost ready to establish the Silk Road Academy, a center of knowledge about China, in Belarus...
17 Aug 2016
Olympics 2016: Ivan Tikhon and Sergei Kolomoyets into final, Marina Arzamasova reaches semifinal
Ivan Tikhon threw 76.51 on his first attempt to fulfill the qualifying standard for the final. Sergei Kolomoyets with the result of 74.29 also qualified for the medal event. Belarus’ Pavel Boreisha completed his contention with a throw of 73.33. World champion Pawel Fajdek of Poland missed on the final, throwing 72m...
17 Aug 2016
Olympics 2016: Tatyana Sharakova 9th in omnium
The Belarusian was 8th ahead of the final race. In the 25km points race Sharakova scored 50 points to rank 4th. With the total of 164 points she placed 9th in the overall standings...
16 Aug 2016
Photo exhibition about EU-sponsored projects opens in Polotsk
The Belarusian city of Polotsk is represented in the exhibition by the project From Energy Efficiency to Urban Mobility. The stand presents a project participant and his story. The exhibition is about volunteers and representatives of NGOs, scientists, farmers, teachers and many others...
16 Aug 2016
Expert report on inclusion of Budslav fest into UNESCO Heritage List expected by November
UNESCO experts are examining the Belarusian file on the celebrations in honor of the Icon of the Mother of God of Budslav which has been submitted for inclusion into the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. Till the end of September the UNESCO experts will be reviewing Belarus’ file and will submit their findings to the UNESCO Intergovernmental Committee...
16 Aug 2016
Belaya Vezha festival to bring together theater companies from 17 countries
Partaking in the forum will be 27 theaters from 17 countries, including Armenia, Romania, Germany, Latvia, Russia, Ukraine, Poland, Moldova, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, France. Five venues will host events of the international festival whose program features productions in eight languages. The audience will be invited to enjoy drama performances, musicals, rock operas, a Gothic thriller...
15 Aug 2016
Belavia’s first branded aircraft to go into service after 20 August
The Boeing 737-800 aircraft left the manufacturing factory in Seattle, USA to land in the National Airport Minsk. This aircraft is the first one of the three aircraft the Belarusian air carrier ordered from Boeing Commercial Airplanes in 2014...
12 Aug 2016
Tourists from 28 countries visit Belovezhskaya Pushcha visa free
Belovezhskaya Pushcha attracts tourists from Poland and Germany. Citizens of France, Lithuania, and Latvia also come there to see the beauty of the park. Among the park visitors are also representatives of exotic countries such as Indonesia, Morocco and the Philippines...
11 Aug 2016
Olympics 2016: Boxer Dmitry Asanov through to round of last 16
In the opener Dmitry Asanov celebrated a points victory over Hector Garcia Mora of the Dominican Republic 2-1...
11 Aug 2016
Olympics 2016: Darya Pochobut 6th at Olympic weightlifting competition
Darya Pochobut lifted a combined weight of 237kg (105kg+132kg)...
10 Aug 2016
Rozhdestvenskaya’s photo exhibition to open in Minsk in September
All makeover portraits are accompanied by the reproductions of the paintings to help see how close the author is to the original, to assess her skill and also the models’ talents in the art of disguise...
10 Aug 2016
Minsk to host Kinosmena short film festival
“Today we are considering more than 350 works, and all of them are great. The competition will have a professional jury led by well-known film director Dmitry Astrakhan. We hope that the festival will become a large-scale forum in the future,” Igor Osmolovsky said...
10 Aug 2016
Minsk to host Korean culture festival
The festival will also feature Korean calligraphy. The guests of the festival will be able to take photos in traditional Korean costumes, buy souvenirs from South Korea and taste Korean food...
9 Aug 2016
India to host Belarus’ Days of Culture in 2016
“This year we are gearing up for Belarus’ Days of Culture in India and are ready to provide necessary assistance. I am convinced that the event will help enhance cultural cooperation between the two countries,” Ambassador Pankaj Saxena said...
9 Aug 2016
2016 Olympics: Vladimir Samsonov to face world number five in quarterfinal
“Of course, Dmitrij and I know each other very well. We play for one club in Germany. We know each others’ strengths and weaknesses. Each of us will play for a victory in the quarterfinal. It is the Olympics and everyone wants a medal,” the player said...
9 Aug 2016
2016 Olympics: Drozdovskaya 14th in Laser Radial qualifying
Two heats took place in Guanabara Bay on 8 August, in which Tatyana Drozdovskaya finished 23rd and 11th to score a total of 34 points. She is 14th in the overall standings. Yachtswomen have eight heats ahead...
8 Aug 2016
2016 Olympics: Belarus’ boxer Mikhail Dolgolevets into second qualifying round
He will next face 2012 Olympic bronze medalist Adilbek Niyazymbetov of Kazakhstan...
7 Aug 2016
2016 Olympics: Belarus’ Andrei Likhovitsky reaches individual all-round final
Belarus’ only representative in the men’s event scored a total of 86,765 points to rank 16th among 24 finalists. The medal events are scheduled for 10 August...
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