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19 Apr 2016
Anna Karaseva 2nd at FEI World Cup leg in Ratomka
In the Grand Prix Freestyle to Music event Anna Karaseva scored 75.45% out of 100% points. Russia’s Inessa Merkulova and her horse scored 75.67% to claim gold. Third was Russia’ Marina Aframeyeva and her Wax (74.27%)...
19 Apr 2016
Wreaths on behalf of Belarus president laid at memorials in Germany
Belarusian diplomats took part in the wreath laying ceremonies on the occasion of the 71st anniversary of the Battle of the Seelow Heights, the liberation of the concentration camps Ravensbruck, Sachsenhausen, Buchenwald and Bergen-Belsen...
19 Apr 2016
Plans to restore Grodno-Kaunas waterway as part of cross-border program
The idea is to build an international waterway along the Neman river, which will contribute to the creation and promotion of cross-border tourism products. Besides, this will help establish connection with Poland via the Augustow Canal...
19 Apr 2016
Another three Belarusian sites get international status
These are the reserves Drozbitka-Svina, Iput River Floodplain and Dikoe Fen Mire (located in the National Park Belovezhskaya Pushcha). They have been included in the World List of Wetlands of International Importance. At the moment 23 territories in Belarus have this status...
19 Apr 2016
Naroch in top three most visited resorts in CIS
The top five features Lake Issyk-Kul (Kyrgyzstan), Borovoye (Kazakhstan), Lake Naroch (Belarus), the Caspian Sea (Baku, Azerbaijan), and Lake Sevan (Armenia)...
18 Apr 2016
Israeli airline Arkia starts flying to Minsk
The Israeli airline Arkia will launch flights to Minsk on 18 April. Passengers will now have a chance to fly from the Belarusian capital to Ben Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv on Monday and Friday, with the possibility of connecting flights to Eilat and Haifa...
17 Apr 2016
Nordic Film Festival in Minsk to feature eight films
The main goal of the festival is to show the Belarusian audience the latest Nordic films which tell about the life and mentality of the inhabitants of Sweden, Finland, Norway, Denmark and Iceland. The slogan of the Northern Lights Nordic Film Festival 2016 is Everyday Beauty...
15 Apr 2016
Belarusian movies promoted in Argentina
The Argentinian market is interesting for Belarus because the country has opted to reduce the number of American movies screened in movie theaters and is therefore on the lookout for alternative products...
15 Apr 2016
Center of Belarusian language to open in Pakistan
The project was discussed alongside with other areas of bilateral cooperation in the education sphere during the visit of the Belarusian delegation led by First Deputy Education Minister Vadim Bogush to Pakistan on 11-15 April...
15 Apr 2016
Belarusian projects win two nominations in 100 Ideas for CIS exhibition
A total of 38 unique projects from Azerbaijan, Belarus, Armenia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Russia were nominated for the 100 Ideas for CIS contest. Winners of the contest will be able to apply for international grants later on...
14 Apr 2016
Belarusian weightlifter Darya Pochobut wins European silver
Darya Pochobut took an individual gold medal in her third attempt in the snatch (106kg). She then showed her best - 130kg - in the clean and jerk to clinch silver with the total of 236kg (106kg+130kg)...
14 Apr 2016
Azarenka holds training session in Luzhniki
Earlier, Victoria Azarenka confirmed her intentions to play for Belarus in the Federation Cup World Group playoff against Russia. However, in the recent days many Russian media outlets have repeatedly doubted the Belarusian’s participation in the matches in Moscow...
14 Apr 2016
Project 100 Ideas for CIS may be held once in two years
"The project 100 Ideas for CIS is an opportunity for young people to present the results of their own projects"...
13 Apr 2016
Belarus’ National Art Museum to host joint Belarusian-Spanish exhibition
A joint exhibition by Spanish artist Duilio De Gennaro and Belarusian sculptor Sergei Portenkov will open at the National Art Museum of Belarus on 14 April. The exhibition will showcase over 30 paintings and sculptures...
13 Apr 2016
International choreography festival Sozhsky Khorovod in Gomel on 16-18 September
In the Year of Culture the number of participants of the choreographic art festival Sozhsky Khorovod will be increased. The seventh festival gathered artists from 17 countries. This year invitations have been sent out to more than 40 countries, including India, Argentina, and China. Artists from Belarus, Russia, Ukraine, the Baltic states, Kazakhstan, Moldova, and Serbia...
13 Apr 2016
Representatives of six countries to take part in 100 Ideas for CIS expo
The exposition will showcase 38 projects of finalists from Azerbaijan, Belarus, Armenia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Russia...
13 Apr 2016
Minsk Festival of Puppet Theaters to gather companies from six countries
A number of productions will be premiered at the festival. Mandragora by the Minsk Oblast Puppet Theater Batleika will be one of them. Partaking in the forum will be winners of international festivals, such as Karlsson Haus Theater and Puppet House Theater, Penza...
13 Apr 2016
Belarusian diplomats honor memory of death camp victims in Latvia, Germany
On the occasion of International Day of Liberation of Prisoners of Nazi Concentration Camps representatives of the diplomatic missions of Belarus, Kazakhstan, and Russia laid down wreaths in the Salaspils concentration camp memorial in Latvia...
13 Apr 2016
Over 700 athletes to gather for Grodno IOF World Ranking event
Partaking in the competitions will be athletes, teams and orienteering clubs from Belarus, Russia, Ukraine, Poland, Lithuania, Latvia and the United States. The age of the participants will vary from 4 to 84...
13 Apr 2016
Minsk to host Moscow Days in June
“The forum will comprise 14 dedicated events. Among them will be the Belagro expo, Moscow Days in Minsk (7-10 June), the media festival, and a video conference between educational establishments of Minsk and Moscow”...
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