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21 Jun 2017
Minsk in top three travel destinations in CIS in summer 2017
The top ten travel destinations in the CIS in the summer of 2017 included Astana (Kazakhstan), Baku (Azerbaijan), Minsk (Belarus), Yerevan (Armenia), Tashkent (Uzbekistan), Almaty (Kazakhstan), Chisinau (Moldova), Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan), Kiev (Ukraine), and Ashgabat (Tajikistan)...
21 Jun 2017
Minsk to host festival of Lithuanian culture 24 June
The festival will feature master classes on arts and crafts such as woodcarving, amber decoration, felting and knitting. Taking part in the exhibition will be craftsmen from Lithuania and Belarus...
20 Jun 2017
Brest to mark anniversary of Great Patriotic War outbreak with reenactment event
This time the reenactment of the historical events of June 1941 will feature more than 500 participants. Many more applications were submitted but the organizers had to limit the number of participants. Brest will welcome representatives from Russia, Poland, Ukraine, Japan, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Spain, China, and Kazakhstan...
20 Jun 2017
Ten more cities of Belarus to join Green Cities project
“Our project will be first of all implemented in three pilot cities: Polotsk, Novopolotsk and Novogrudok. We are planning to expand this experience to ten more Belarusian cities. The cities have not been defined yet. Everything depends on the interest from the local administration”...
19 Jun 2017
International conference on 950th anniversary of Minsk to take place 7-8 September
The conference will be held at the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus in the run-up to Minsk Day which will be celebrated on 9 September this year. The forum is dedicated to the 950th anniversary of Minsk. It is organized by the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus (NASB), the History Institute of the NASB, the Minsk City Hall...
18 Jun 2017
Azarenka to face Risa Ozaki as she returns to sport
After giving birth to her son in December 2016, Victoria Azarenka was initially targeting a return at the Brisbane International in early 2018. Later, she stated she would play at the Bank of the West Classic in California, which begins on 31 July. Not long ago, the player decided she is ready to be back in Mallorca in the mid June...
18 Jun 2017
Polotsk to host Three Sophias art exhibition in September
The exhibition will feature the result of joint plein air painting workshops for young artists from Belarus, Russia, and Ukraine. It will be timed to the 1155th anniversary of Polotsk and the 500th anniversary of Belarusian book printing. As part of the Minsk Initiative project plans have been made to hold meetings of writers and translators, creative and scientific intellectuals of the three countries in 2017-2018...
17 Jun 2017
Cosmonaut-flown Belarusian flag given back to Belarus’ Embassy in Russia
Oleg Novitsky said that he kept the Belarusian flag in his cabin during the flight as a way of moral support. “During the flight I kept thinking about Belarus, my friends, and my family. The flag gave me the power to overcome the hard times"...
16 Jun 2017
Belarus president explains vacation habits
“First of all, I don’t like warm weather. I cannot stand it at all. I rest by changing the scenery and occupation. I can rest by playing ice hockey today, chopping firewood tomorrow, cutting grass, roller skiing, and so on the day after tomorrow"...
16 Jun 2017
Two medals for Belarus at World Powerlifting Championships in Minsk
On the first day of the competitions among the veterans of 60-69 years old Alexander Moiseyev (59kg) topped the chart after two exercises (barbell squats and bench press). However, in the deadlift the Belarusian was surpassed by an athlete from Iran. Bronze went Kyoji Kawakami of Japan...
16 Jun 2017
Instructions given to restore Turov cross in Belarus
“We discussed this topic with the head of the Development Bank, former Vice Prime Minister Sergei Rumas. I asked him to join this project and involve other state banks,” Alexander Lukashenko said...
16 Jun 2017
Thousands to attend Ivan Kupala Festival in Alexandria
"The festival promises an eventful program full of various creative projects and musical programs. A circus and variety show Kupala Dream featuring performers from foreign countries will be rhe draw of the festival. The festival has already become an important event in the cultural life of the country and gained wide popularity"...
15 Jun 2017
Belarusian dancers to present Belarusian culture in Europe
The Belarusian state academic dance company Khoroshki and the State Dance Ensemble will present large-scale programs about Belarusian culture during the Belarus Day promotion event. The dance company Khoroshki will leave Belarus for Europe on 22 June to offer the program Zov Predkov (ancestors’ call). The program is based on historical, archeological, folklore, and ethnographic materials...
15 Jun 2017
Belarus to play Davis Cup World Group encounter against Switzerland in Biel
The match will be held on an indoor hard court at the Swiss Tennis Arena. This new multi-purpose sport center, sitting 2,500 people, will host a Davis Cup match for the first time. Belarus is currently 24th in the Davis Cup rankings, Switzerland is 6th...
14 Jun 2017
Musicians of 2nd Royal Irish Regiment perform in Belarus’ Military Academy
A joint concert by the Belarusian army exemplary orchestra and musicians of the 2nd Royal Irish Regiment took place in the club of the Military Academy on 14 June. The musicians’ visit is timed to a reception organized by the UK embassy in Minsk on 15 June to celebrate the birthday of Queen Elizabeth II...
14 Jun 2017
Belarus invited to take part in 2019 WorldSkills Competition in Russia’s Kazan
“I should emphasize that the goals of the WorldSkills movement are fully in tune with the tasks that we are addressing in the education sector, which include to raise the quality of professional training, improve career guidance, and promote blue-collar jobs"...
14 Jun 2017
Belarus’ MAZ-SPORTavto team to partake in 2017 Silk Way Rally
Truck racer Sergei Vyazovich, the leader of the MAZ-SPORTavto team, noted that last year’s edition of the Silk Way Rally was more difficult than Dakar. “The upcoming rally raid will be no less challenging. It will be an endurance test for both the vehicles and the people,” the racer noted...
14 Jun 2017
Minsk to get UNICEF Child Friendly City certificate
The certificate will be presented on 9 September. “Participation in the global Child Friendly Cities Initiative at the national and regional level allows for more consistent and productive city governance for and with children,” Rashed Mustafa Sarwar noted...
14 Jun 2017
Minsk to host World Powerlifting Championships 15-25 June
Belarus will field 15 athletes, including world record-holder in bench press Vladislav Popelsky, 2016 world champion Tatiana Domashina and 2017 European silver medalist Snezhana Zubko...
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...
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