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26 Jul 2017
Gerasimenya reaches women's 50m backstroke final in Hungary
The Belarusian clocked 27.54 seconds to finish third and place seventh overall. The best time was demonstrated by 2014 world champion Etiene Medeiros of Brazil (27.18), Yuanhui Fu of China (27.19) and Kathleen Baker of the United States (27.48). The final is scheduled for 27 July...
26 Jul 2017
International training camp in Staiki gathers judokas from 34 countries
“Training camps are an important part of preparation for athletes. They provide judokas with necessary experience for international competitions and help hone their skills. Staiki has gathered some 400 athletes from 34 countries,” head coach of the Belarusian national judo team Leonid Svirid noted...
26 Jul 2017
Mirnyi, Nestor into quarterfinal in Hamburg
The Belarusian-Canadian tandem prevailed 6-3, 6-4 against the Argentinean duet of Federico Delbonis and Leonardo Mayer. Max Mirnyi and Daniel Nestor will next face the Croatian duo of Ivan Dodig and Mate Pavic...
26 Jul 2017
Two Indian elephant sculptures now in collection of Belarusian art museum
The gifts were presented by the Embassy of India in Belarus. Each sculpture weighs about 400kg. The marble one has been painted while the wooden one has been encrusted. According to the museum’s Director General Vladimir Prokoptsev, the two sculptures will be put on display as part of the permanent exposition...
26 Jul 2017
Belavia, Emirates sign commercial agreements
These agreements enable the partner carriers to accept and issue tickets on eligible segments of each other. Thus, passengers got the opportunity to purchase tickets for the entire route networks of the two companies...
26 Jul 2017
European Youth Olympic Festival: Belarus claims first medals
Belarusian swimmer Anastasia Skurdai clocked 1:01.76 to take silver in the 100m Backstroke. The champion title went to Russia’s Darya Vaskina (1:00.87). Bronze was collected by Italy’s Costanza Cocconcelli (1:02.14)...
26 Jul 2017
Belarus adopts new national HIV treatment protocol
The protocol formalizes the universal access to ARV therapy which means treatment of all people living with HIV, regardless of clinical stage of HIV infection or the CD4 count. The document will come into force on 1 January 2018...
26 Jul 2017
Belarus-Russia plein air dedicated to Vitold Byalynitsky-Birulya to open in mid-August
The first part of the Belarusian-Russian project will be held in Tula Oblast of Russia. On 14 August Belarusian artists will go to work to the Vasily Polenov State Memorial History, Art and Natural Museum Reserve. On 24 August the event will be hosted by Mogilev Oblast of Belarus...
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...
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