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14 Jul 2017
Belarusian State University in top five in Western and Central Europe, CIS
The British rating agency Quacquarelli Symonds named the best national universities of the QS World University Rankings 2017-2018. Belarusian State University was ranked fifth in Western and Central Europe, and in the CIS...
14 Jul 2017
Spanish visa application center opens in Minsk
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Belarus to France with concurrent accreditation to Spain Pavel Latushko said that the center will create additional opportunities for strengthening the people-to-people ties between Spain and Belarus...
14 Jul 2017
China to help build sports facilities in Minsk
“We have agreed with our Chinese partners that they will soon provide technical and economic assistance for the projects to build a large national football stadium and a world-class swimming pool. Today by means of letter exchange we signed an agreement on starting the feasibility study of these projects"...
14 Jul 2017
Belarus’ Aleksei Vishnevsky finishes 7th in Silk Way Rally Stage 6
Aleksei Vishnevsky, known not only as a MAZ racer but also as a three-time national drifting champion, cleared the stage in 3h50m, some 11 minutes off the stage winner Russian Kamaz racer Eduard Nikolaev. After the sixth leg of the rally, Aleksei Vishnevsky sits in 11 place overall...
14 Jul 2017
Day of Belarus-Russia Union State at Slavianski Bazaar in Vitebsk on 14 July
The events will be traditionally attended by State Secretary of the Belarus-Russia Union State Grigory Rapota. The official will lay flowers at the memorial to soldiers-liberators, partisans and members of the underground movement and visit Ilya Repin’s country estate Zdravnevo to take part in the roundtable event on the art and literature legacy for future generations...
13 Jul 2017
Georgian singer’s name added to Square of Stars in Slavianski Bazaar in Vitebsk
Tamara Gverdtsiteli is a laureate of the Belarus president’s special prize Through Art to Peace and Understanding. Her star was unveiled right after the flag’s festival was hoisted. Tamara Gverdtsiteli has been granted the title of people’s artist in Russia and Georgia. She is a genuine symbol of the friendship between nations in art...
13 Jul 2017
Some 3,700 participants registered at Slavianski Bazaar festival
“About 3,700 participants of the festival have registered as of today. But there are more to come. We expect over 5,000 participants. This is just the beginning, and there are many big projects ahead. The program of the festival becomes more and more eventful every year,” Alexander Sidorenko remarked...
12 Jul 2017
All three MAZ trucks score top ten finish in Silk Way Rally Stage 5
Sergei Vyazovich posted the best time of 4h48m among the Belarusians finishing the stage in fourth position, 16 minutes off the stage winner, Russian Kamaz racer Dmitry Sotnikov. Aleksei Vishnevsky came in sixth. He clocked a time of 5h2m, and now seats in 11th place overall...
11 Jul 2017
Belarus National Library donates 800 books to Iraqi libraries
The donation ceremony was held as part of an international project to collect books for Iraqi libraries. The collection included books on humanities, textbooks, books with articles presented at scientific conferences, collections of research papers, reference books, industrial catalogs...
11 Jul 2017
Lukashenko supports proposal to expand study of Chinese language in Belarus
"Make sure that all these decisions are formalized by September, from the study of the Chinese language to tourism that we have talked about a lot today,” the head of state said as he commented on the report by Belarus’ Ambassador to China Kirill Rudy...
11 Jul 2017
Spanish visa application center to open in Minsk 14 July
Located at 42 Kalvariyskaya Street, the center already accepts applications from 9am to 4pm Monday through Friday. Apart from the visa application fee of €60 (€35 for children aged 6 to 12; kids under 6 years of age are exempt from the fee), the center also collects a service fee of €15...
11 Jul 2017
Call for Belarus to export more education, leisure services
The president noted that there are worthy places of interest for tourists in Belarus. However, in his opinion, there are goals to reach and there are things to learn in this sphere. “It is necessary to work hard in this regard. Oblast governors and municipal government agencies should be the ones to take care of it”...
11 Jul 2017
International Children’s Song Contest Vitebsk 2017 kicks off 11 July
The highlight of the day at the Slavianski Bazaar in Vitebsk will be the first on-stage appearance of the participants of the 15th International Children Song Contest Vitebsk 2017. According to the rules of the festival, 21 young artists will perform a pop song by a composer from their country in the native language...
10 Jul 2017
Belarus-Russia Union MPs to attend Slavianski Bazaar in Vitebsk events
According to the source, the festival makes a significant contribution to efforts to bring the people of Belarus and Russia closer to each other. Annual meetings of artists and their grateful spectators in Vitebsk symbolize the brotherly friendship of the Belarusians and the Russians that has evolved over centuries...
10 Jul 2017
Belarus’ Sergei Vyazovich takes win in Silk Way Rally Stage 3
The third 329km-long special stage of the rally featured speedy sections. Truck racer Sergei Vyazovich, the leader of the MAZ-SPORTavto team, set off in seventh spot and soon outpaced all of his competitiors clocking the best time of 3h33m...
10 Jul 2017
Dutch Embassy Office opens in Minsk
According to Johanna Brandt, the opening of the diplomatic mission is a landmark event for the Netherlands and Belarus, particularly considering the 25th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the two countries. She commented on the status of the relations between Belarus and the Netherlands in the context of the developments of the past several years in Belarus and the fact that the country borders on the European Union...
10 Jul 2017
52 countries to participate in 19th World Congress of Russian Press in Belarus
Lilia Ananich reminded it will be the second time Belarus will host the congress: the country hosted the 15th World Congress of Russian Press in 2013. “We are thankful to the World Association of Russian Press for the interest they show in our country, for the opportunity to discuss such an important media agenda on such a large scale,” noted the official...
10 Jul 2017
Belarusian Yekaterina Galkina wins two golds at World Challenge Cup Berlin 2017
On the final day of the tournament Yekaterina Galina, one of the leaders of the Belarusian national team, came first in a ribbon routine 16.700 points. Russia’s Yulia Bravikova was second (16,600 points) and Yekaterina Selezneva third (16,450)...
7 Jul 2017
Minsk to host Peace Run final stage 8 July
Around 500 Peace Runners from all over the world will start the torch run at the Vostok subway station opposite to Belarus’ National Library at 10 a.m. to finish it at Victory Square. The following ceremony marking the relay’s 30th anniversary will feature Belarusian and foreign Olympic medalists and foreign ambassadors...
6 Jul 2017
Yanka Kupala commemorative plaques to be installed in Slovakia
Yanka Kupala is one of the brightest and most talented poets who raised the Belarusian poetry to the world level. Now the Belarusian Culture Ministry and the Yanka Kupala museum are carrying out a number of activities on the occasion of the 135th anniversary of the poet. Among them are exhibitions in Serbia, Moldova, Latvia, Slovenia, and Georgia...
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