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21 Apr 2017
Transplant surgeries in Belarus up almost 25 times over past decade
According to the president, the state has developed a flexible system of providing medical assistance, which includes oblast and urban clinics, district hospitals and neighborhood health centers. National scientific and practical centers apply the latest technologies and serve as a driving force of the national medical industry...
21 Apr 2017
Life expectancy in Belarus to exceed 74 years in 2017
No social program has been stopped and will not be curtailed despite the economic difficulties. Services for the elderly will be further improved. “Our war and labor veterans, who defended our Motherland, developed our industry and agriculture, will not be left without support. The state will ensure them with timely pensions which amount will be revised upwards every time salaries go up,” the Belarusian leader said...
20 Apr 2017
Minsk to host international caravan and camping festival 28 April-1 May
Participation in the motor run has been confirmed by 550 motorhomes: about 1,200 caravaneers from 16 countries. The biggest interest in the event has been spotted from motoring tourists from Germany, Finland, Poland, Russia, Moldova, Latvia, and Estonia.
19 Apr 2017
Belarusian MAZ, Danish Hvidtved Larsen make storm drain cleaning vehicle
The new vehicle is designed to improve the performance of city storm drains and prevent street floods after heavy rains. The new vehicle uses a Belarusian chassis and Danish mounted equipment. The tank is divided into two sections...
18 Apr 2017
Zhang Dejiang visits National Art Museum of Belarus
The Chinese guest familiarized himself with the exposition of Russian art, the exhibition of sculptures, paintings and graphic art of famous Belarusian artist Sergei Selikhanov dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the artist. The excursion of Zhang Dejiang was hosted by the artist’s grandson, sculptor Konstantin Selikhanov. The exhibition featured memorial sculptures connected with famous people and historical events...
18 Apr 2017
Grodno Medical University to branch out to Sri Lanka
“We intend to open a branch of the university’s preparatory courses department. The idea will be implemented in 2018 if not in 2017. We are considering hiring local teaching staff. Specialists from Grodno will be sent to Sri Lanka for short-term business trips for the sake of control, performance review, and educational support,” said Viktor Snezhitsky...
18 Apr 2017
Beach volleyball, beach soccer included into 2019 European Games program
According to Maksim Ryzhenkov, an agreement has been reached on some sports. “There will be gymnastics (artistic and rhythmic gymnastics, acrobatics), three types of wrestling, judo, sambo, rowing and canoeing, table tennis, most likely, badminton, shooting sports, 3x3 basketball, beach volleyball, beach soccer"...
17 Apr 2017
Belarus, China to make robots together
The ambassador said: “An interesting project is in the pipeline — the joint production of robots designed to extinguish fires and respond to emergencies. A Chinese company and a Belarusian one are in negotiations. The enterprise will be opened somewhere in Belarus if not in this industrial park”...
17 Apr 2017
Augustow Canal Park gearing up to welcome 10,000th visa-free tourist
With the beginning of the spring season, the number of visa-free tourists visiting the Augustow Canal and its surroundings, including the regional center, has been growing. From 10 to 16 April, the Augustow Canal Park was visited by about 1,000 foreigners...
17 Apr 2017
Belarusian Vera Shpakovskaya fifth at Youth America Grand Prix
Vera has become the youngest participant of YAGP in this age category. Organizers of the prestigious contest allowed the girl to participate in view of her exceptionally high level of skill...
17 Apr 2017
Banner of Hetman Krzysztof Radziwill to go on display at Mir Castle
The international project Ultima ratio regum. Belarus in the Northern Wars of the Mid-17th – Early 18th Centuries is scheduled to open on 21 April. Visitors of the exhibition will have an opportunity to imagine the Mir Castle and its surroundings of the 17th-18th centuries...
17 Apr 2017
Belarus’ Pinsk, China’s Xiangyang sign agreement on cooperation
The agreement envisages the development of mutually beneficial trade, economic, sci-tech and cultural cooperation between the two cities. The document was inked by Pinsk Mayor Andrei Mulyarchik and China’s Xiangyang Mayor Qin Jun...
17 Apr 2017
Govortsova wins Indian Harbor Beach, Sasnovich in WTA top 100
Olga Govortsova of Belarus won the $80,000 Indian Harbor Beach, beating Amanda Anisimova of the United States 6-3, 4-6, 6-3 in the final. The success brought the Belarusian tennis player up from the 190th to the 147th place in the WTA rankings...
13 Apr 2017
Record numbers to run Minsk Half Marathon 2017
“It is great to see how popular the half marathon in the Belarusian capital is. This year we expect some 30,000 to participate in the event. It is planned that some 21,000 will run the 5.5km race, 5,000 runners will take on the 21.1km race and some 4,000 people will try themselves in the 10km distance,” said Vadim Devyatovsky...
12 Apr 2017
Belarusian cosmonauts to be honored in Moscow
The Belarusian embassy’s business and cultural center in Moscow will host a gala evening dedicated to Belarusian cosmonauts on 13 April. The event will feature an exhibition of the Belarusian National Academy of Sciences dedicated to achievements of Belarusian scientists in cosmonautics...
11 Apr 2017
Belarus is interested in foreign tourists
Alexander Lukashenko that Belarus’ five-day visa-free rules are the country's wish to open itself to the world, first of all. The country needs more foreign guests, which means additional currency earnings for the state...
11 Apr 2017
Belarus’ Konstantin Kurovsky wins gold at 2017 IWF Youth World Championships
The Belarusian lifted 165kg in the snatch phase and 195kg in the clean and jerk stage to combine for the total of 360kg. Dmitry Gogichayev of Russia lifted the total of 352kg (155kg+197kg) to claim silver. Bronze went to the Iranian athlete - 347kg (156kg+191kg)...
10 Apr 2017
Belarusian books win Along the Great Silk Road expo contest in Almaty
The book Francysk Skaryna - a Globally Minded Person by the Petrus Brovka Belarusian Encyclopedia Publishing House won the Printed Publication nomination. The photobook Minsk. Prospekt Nezavisimosti by the Belarusian publishing house Belovagrupp won The Best Photobook nomination...
10 Apr 2017
Plans to launch Belarusian university nanosatellite in 2017
The nanosatellite made by the Belarusian State University has all the components its big brother has. Yet the nanosatellite weighs only some 2kg and has extremely compact dimensions — 20x10x10cm. The Belarusian State University has established a satellite control center and a data reception station. The satellite will use amateur radio frequencies...
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...
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