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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...
6 Jul 2017
Netherlands to open embassy office in Minsk 10 July
The ceremony will be attended by Vladimir Makei, Belarusian Minister of Foreign Affairs, and Johanna Brandt, Secretary-General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands...
6 Jul 2017
Belarus considering 30-day visa-free program for China
“Such an agreement was reached after the meeting of the Presidents of Belarus and China in May. Now we are working on introducing visa-free entry for Chinese citizens traveling to Belarus with general civil passports for up to 30 days,” Mikhail Portnoi noted...
5 Jul 2017
Azarenka through to Wimbledon third round
World No. 683 Victoria Azarenka ousted No.16 Russian Yelena Vesnina 6-3, 6-3 in one hour and 38 minutes to reach the Wimbledon third round. Azarenka extended her head-to-head record against Vesnina to 8-0...
4 Jul 2017
Monument to Belarus’ first book printer Francysk Skaryna in Chisinau
The Moldovan government adopted the relevant decision at a meeting on 4 July on the initiative of the Moldovan Ministry of Culture with a view to perpetuating the memory of the famous Belarusian printer and on the occasion of the 500th anniversary of the first book in the Belarusian language celebrated this year...
4 Jul 2017
Belarus anthem performed near Royal Palace in Madrid
It was the first this event was held in the Spanish capital. The anthem was performed by the Belarusian diplomats, representatives of the Belarusian Diaspora, Spanish citizens, friends of the cultural association “Slavic Meetings” and also the Spanish group Vox Calermian that performs songs in Belarusian...
4 Jul 2017
Over 400 scientists to partake in international symposium on biodiversity at BSU
The International Symposium on Euro-Asian Biodiversity at Belarusian State University (BSU) will bring together more than 400 scientists from 5 to 8 July. The list of participants includes scientists from the CIS member states, Turkey, Greece, Canada, Romania, Japan, and the United Kingdom...
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