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10 Apr 2017
Two gold medals for Belarusian wrestlers in Bulgaria
In the -53kg division Vanessa Kolodinskaya defeated Roksana Zasina of Poland 3-1 in the semifinal and saw off Zhuldyz Eshimova of Kazakhstan 2-0 to collect gold. The second gold medal was claimed by Yekaterina Gonchar (55kg weight category), who beat Turkey’s Nuray Karadag, Bulgaria’s Elena Nikolova, and Bulgaria’s Bilyana Dubova...
10 Apr 2017
Young CIS designers to present their collections during Belarus Fashion Week
The Belarus Fashion Week will support designers of the international fashion week Volga Fashion Week and give winners of the contest of young designers a chance to present their collections in Minsk. The final stage of the contest of young designers will take place in the Russian city of Kazan on 30 April. The judges of the contest will be leading world-famous experts in fashion and style including representatives of the Belarus Fashion Week...
7 Apr 2017
Davis Cup: Belarus vs Austria 2-0 after the first day
Ilya Ivashko of Belarus beat Jurgen Melzer of Austria 7-6, 6-3, 4-6, 7-6 in the second singles rubber of Belarus’ Davis Cup in Minsk. In the opening rubber on 7 April Egor Gerasimov defeated Gerald Melzer 6-3, 6-3, 6-3...
7 Apr 2017
Slavianski Bazaar festival events to begin ahead of schedule
"The festival events were originally scheduled to run from 11 to 19 July, but they will kick off one day earlier. It is possible that several other events will be added to the program and held at other venues in Vitebsk on 10 July”...
7 Apr 2017
Belarusian day during Expo 2017 in Kazakhstan scheduled for 16 August
Members of the Belarusian government and creative teams are expected to participate in the event. “Kazakhstan is an important partner for Belarus in terms of both bilateral relations and integration processes. Participation in the event is very important for Belarus. We expect the Belarusian pavilion at the expo to be a major draw for the visitors,” Yevgeny Lazarev remarked...
7 Apr 2017
Belarus presents its 500 years of book printing stand in Almaty
The presentation of the Belarusian national stand celebrating the 500 years of Belarusian book printing took place on the opening day of the exhibition. The guests of the event got familiar with the latest publications of the Belarusian leading publishing houses. Young singer Anastasia Maisyuk performed at the event...
7 Apr 2017
Minsk to host robotics and innovation technologies expo on 12-13 May
Roboticon 2017 will occupy four major venues. The expo will feature brand new R&D products of the leading international and domestic manufacturers of robots, 3D printers by domestic developers...
7 Apr 2017
Belarus beat Canada in Hockey World League
Olga Skriba, Marina Nikitina, Yulia Mikheichik and Rita Batura scored for Belarus. Belarus will face India on 8 April. The other semifinal match will see Chile against Uruguay...
7 Apr 2017
Minsk to host Budapest Days 10-12 April
The official delegation will be led by Budapest Mayor Istvan Tarlos. On 10 April the delegation is expected to hold talks in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Minsk Town Hall, Belkommunmash Company. The foreign delegation is also set to attend the opening of the Hungarian wines and brandy event...
6 Apr 2017
Davis Cup: Egor Gerasimov to play Gerald Melzer in Belarus vs Austria opener
Last week the two players faced each other at the ATP Challenger in Saint Brieuc, with the Belarusian claiming the 6-4, 7-5 victory. Friday's second singles rubber will be between Ilya Ivashko (172) and Jurgen Melzer (156)...
6 Apr 2017
Belarus-Russia armored vehicles race to visit six Belarusian cities in June
The armored vehicles race Road of Courage will begin at Poklonnaya Hill in Moscow on 17 June. In Russia the racers will travel via Odintsovo, Golitsyno, Mozhaisk, Vyazma, and Smolensk. On 19 June participants of the patriotic campaign will stop for one hour in Belarusian Orsha to arrive in Borisov in the evening. After that, the armored vehicles race will visit Minsk, Baranovichi, and Kobrin. The patriotic campaign will culminate in commemorative events in Brest on the night of 21-22 June...
5 Apr 2017
Weightlifter Anastasia Mikhalenko wins European bronze in Croatia
The Belarusian lifted 95kg in the snatch phase and 130kg in the subsequent clean and jerk stage. Her combined total of 225kg brought her silver...
5 Apr 2017
Belarus applies new method of treating eye cancer in children
The new method was named “super selective intra-arterial chemotherapy in the treatment of retinoblastoma”. The method is based on providing the substance that destroys cancer directly to the center of the cancer, the ophthalmic artery. This type of surgery was earlier conducted only in two countries: Germany and Switzerland...
5 Apr 2017
Yekaterina Dubrovskaya to represent Belarus at Beauty of Universe 2017
She will represent the country at the international contest the final of which will take place in Russia in September. Beauty of Universe 2017 is a new world-scale beauty pageant held in Russia. The organizers aim to make it one of the most socially important projects designed to promote personal development, family values and a healthy lifestyle...
5 Apr 2017
Leisure 2017 expo opens in Minsk
More than 150 representatives of Poland, Ukraine, Russia, Georgia, Lithuania, Latvia, Slovakia, Portugal, Turkey, Bulgaria, Serbia, Greece, Albania, Italy, Egypt, and Belarus are taking part in the forum. The fair will focus on traveling (seasonal recreation, business tours, recreation for children, cruises, educational tours), sightseeing programs...
4 Apr 2017
International TV project on Francysk Skaryna to mark 500th anniversary of book printing in Belarus
Francysk Skaryna’s preface to the Judith book has been translated into 70 languages. “We would like to utilize television to visit various countries with this preface. We would like Francysk Skaryna’s words to be said by speakers of French, Italian, Chinese and all the languages Francysk Skaryna’s preface has been translated into"...
4 Apr 2017
Tourists from over 60 countries visit Belarus visa-free
According to the latest data, since the visa-free travel regulations came into effect, Belarus has welcomed more than 8,000 foreign tourists from 61 countries. Most of them came from Germany, Poland, Italy, the USA and the UK. Among visa-free tourists were citizens of countries that are exotic for Belarusians. For instance, Australia, New Zealand, Japan...
4 Apr 2017
Belarus’ Alina Gornosko wins Grand Prix Marbella 2017 bronze
The Belarusian athlete scored the total of 17,500 points to finish third. Aleksandra Soldatova of Russia claimed the victory with 19,200 points. The Russian also won the Individual All-Around gold. Alina Gornosko placed ninth in the overall standings...
3 Apr 2017
Belarusians bring flowers to Russian embassy in Belarus after St Petersburg metro explosion
Among the first people to pay tribute to the victims were representatives of the Belaya Rus public association. According to the deputy head of the association Alexander Shatko, the terrorist attack is a tragedy for everyone. “Many innocent people have suffered. This is our common grief. We mourn together with all the Russian people,” Alexander Shatko said...
3 Apr 2017
Book about Belarus’ achievements over past 25 years to be released in 2018
The multi-volume project that will sum up what the country has achieved over the years of independence will become one of the most important book publishing projects launched in 2017 when the Belarusian book printing celebrates its 500th anniversary, the minister said...
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