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27 Jan 2020
Star Expedition campaign kicks off in Minsk Star Expedition campaign kicks off in Minsk
The Start Expedition is timed to the 75th anniversary of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War. It will be running on 28-31 January and will bring together around 300 participants...
27 Jan 2020
Transboundary friendship marathon to connect Grodno, Druskininkai Transboundary friendship marathon to connect Grodno, Druskininkai
The registration for participation in the project has already started on the official website of the marathon. Citizens of Italy, Norway and Germany were among the first ones to sign up...
24 Jan 2020
Belarus to finish preparations for Zhirovichi Monastery celebrations by May Belarus to finish preparations for Zhirovichi Monastery celebrations by May
At the moment the bell tower and the monks’ residence at the monastery are undergoing wide-ranging restoration. Plans are in place to spruce up Zhirovichi District, refurbish significant objects in the locality...
23 Jan 2020
Minsk book fair to feature 30 exhibitors from 30 countries Minsk book fair to feature 30 exhibitors from 30 countries
The motto's of the fair is “Belarus is an Open Book" which stands to symbolize the fact that Belarusians are writing their modern history with new achievements, new victories and new creative successes today. The national stand will highlight such themes as the Year of Native Land and the 75th anniversary of the Great Victory...
23 Jan 2020
Brest Oblast mulling over festival of Belarusian, Russian, Polish cultures Brest Oblast mulling over festival of Belarusian, Russian, Polish cultures
"We would like to bring together young people from various countries and enable them to exchange experience and demonstrate their talents. We would like to hold the festival in September, but this matter is still in the works"...
23 Jan 2020
United States to attend Minsk book fair as central exhibitor United States to attend Minsk book fair as central exhibitor
“The Russian Federation will be the guest of honor and the United States will be the central exhibitor. Due to the fact that the United States was unable to participate as guest of honor last year due to the objective reasons, we will provide them with an opportunity, at their request, to implement the plans they prepared in 2019”...
23 Jan 2020
Opera soloists, choir of Belarus’ Bolshoi Theater on tour in France Opera soloists, choir of Belarus’ Bolshoi Theater on tour in France
On 16 March Belarusian artists will go to France to start rehearsals. Belarus’ soloists and choristers will join the choir of the Angers-Nantes Opera and musicians of the Rennes and Tours Higher Art Education Centers...
22 Jan 2020
Belarusians of the World festival to feature around 250 participants Belarusians of the World festival to feature around 250 participants
“The festival is scheduled for 16-20 September. It is a triennial event that brings together around 250 Belarusians who live in various countries”...
22 Jan 2020
Belarus’ fan zone to operate in Hokkaido at 2020 Olympics Belarus’ fan zone to operate in Hokkaido at 2020 Olympics
This will be at least the fourth location to watch the performance of the Belarusian athletes and get familiar with the culture and traditions of the country...
22 Jan 2020
Festival of National Cultures in Grodno due on 5-6 June Festival of National Cultures in Grodno due on 5-6 June
The festival will feature representatives of 35 ethnicities. “It is a unique event,” Olga Antonenko said...
22 Jan 2020
Belarus’ National Library to launch online project to celebrate Great Victory Belarus’ National Library to launch online project to celebrate Great Victory
From 30 January to 9 May the website of the National Library will be presenting daily chronicles of news and events as reflected in the periodical press of Soviet Belarus back in 1945...
21 Jan 2020
Belarus in Top 5 cheapest countries for broadband Belarus in Top 5 cheapest countries for broadband
Syria offers the cheapest internet with the speed of up to 0.9Mbps at an average price of $6.6 per month. It is followed by Ukraine (7.7 Mbps; $6.64), Russia (14.9Mbps; $7.35), Romania (21.8Mbps; $8.15). Belarus landed fifth (13.2Mbps; $9.87)...
21 Jan 2020
Viktor Lukashenko meets with Belarusian athletes at Lausanne 2020 Viktor Lukashenko meets with Belarusian athletes at Lausanne 2020
Young athletes and volunteers of the Belarusian team told the representatives of the Belarusian National Olympic Committee about living conditions, catering and medical services in the center which was built ahead of the games...
20 Jan 2020
Minsk International Book Fair due on 5-9 February Minsk International Book Fair due on 5-9 February
The book fair in Minsk is one of the largest in the post-Soviet space. It opens the international calendar of book forums and showcases the achievements of the book publishers in Belarus over the past year...
20 Jan 2020
Belarusian Logoisk, Silichi in CIS’s Top 10 popular ski resorts Belarusian Logoisk, Silichi in CIS’s Top 10 popular ski resorts
The CIS’s best ski and snowboarding resorts are located in Kazakhstan, Belarus, Azerbaijan, Armenia and Kyrgyzstan...
17 Jan 2020
Minsk might host maiden UEC Super Cycling European Championships in 2021 Minsk might host maiden UEC Super Cycling European Championships in 2021
The agreement of intent was signed by President of the European Cycling Union (UEC) Rocco Cattaneo and Chairwoman of the Belarusian Cycling Federation Natalia Tsilinskaya in the Marriott Hotel in Minsk...
17 Jan 2020
Belarusian children's technopark to open in January 2021 Belarusian children's technopark to open in January 2021
Plans are in place to set up 15 innovative laboratories in the national children’s technopark in robotics, aerospace, green chemistry, engineering ecology and biology...
17 Jan 2020
Belarus National Art Museum to host visual art festival on 1 February Belarus National Art Museum to host visual art festival on 1 February
The festival is a kind of experiment, an attempt to capture the current state of Belarusian art not only in the form of a traditional exposition...
16 Jan 2020
Belarusian scientists design world’s first all-season atmospheric lidar Belarusian scientists design world’s first all-season atmospheric lidar
“This year we’ve finished the development of a container-type atmospheric lidar. It is supposed to be shipped to Antarctica at the end of the year. The device will help our scientists study the atmosphere. It will be the world’s first all-season lidar”...
16 Jan 2020
Belarus president receives Latvia Team hockey jersey Belarus president receives Latvia Team hockey jersey
Krisjanis Karins has chosen a Latvia Team hockey jersey as a gift for a reason: in 2021, Minsk and Riga will co-host the IIHF World Championship. Its organization was discussed among other issues during the talks in the Independence Palace...
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