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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...
14 Jun 2017
Evgeny Tsurkin claims 2017 Mare Nostrum bronze in Barcelona
The Belarusian clocked 23.81 seconds to touch in third in the 50m butterfly final. Andrei Govorov of Ukraine won the event in 23.17 seconds. Silver went to Finland’s Riku Poytakivi, 23.76 seconds...
14 Jun 2017
Belarus’ Tatiana Kholodovich wins women’s javelin in Turku
The 2016 European champion won the event with a stadium record of 65.03m. Australia’s Kelsey-Lee Roberts threw a personal best of 64.06m to finish second. Olympic silver medalist Sunette Viljoen of the South Africa was third with 61.54m...
13 Jun 2017
Greenmap Belarus project among winners of UN WSIS Prizes 2017
Houlin Zhao, Secretary-General of the International Telecommunication Union, presented the award to Belarus’ Permanent Representative to the United Nations Office in Geneva Yuri Ambrazevich on 13 June. The prize is a recognition of the country’s contribution to the development of the information society...
13 Jun 2017
Belarusian javelin thrower Tatiana Kholodovich wins in Netherlands
The Belarusian reached 63.90m in her best attempt. Christin Hussong of Germany finished second with 61.25m. Bronze went to Israel’s Marharyta Dorozhon, 60.63m...
13 Jun 2017
Belarus’ documentary on Chernobyl awarded at Khanty Mansiysk festival
The Belarusian documentary entitled Chernobyl. An Exam for the Nation (Evgeny Setko) describes today’s life of Belarus, the state’s efforts to mitigate the consequences of the Chernobyl disaster. Over the past 30 years more than 140,000 people have been resettled from the areas of radioactive pollution. The country applies a well-developed system of radioactive control and monitoring...
12 Jun 2017
Yuri Shcherbatsevich wins silver at ISSF World Cup in Azerbaijan
The Belarusian had difficulties to qualify to the 50m Rifle Prone Men final, but showed much better results in the deciding stage, 258.9 points. Torben Grimmel of Denmark won the event with 249.8 points...
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