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20 Dec 2016
Works of contemporary artists from 25 countries to go on show in Minsk
The exhibition will officially open at the Mikhail Savitsky Art Gallery on 21 December. The project was initiated by the Belarusian embassy in France to mark the Year of Culture in Belarus...
20 Dec 2016
Azarenka gives birth to baby boy
“I had the most difficult battle and the best victory in my life today. Our son was born healthy and sound. I am so grateful and happy. Thank you all,” the message reads...
19 Dec 2016
Belarus in miniature: A new museum to open in Minsk soon
The exposition “The Country in Miniature” will include 15 models. The museum will feature the mini replicas of famous castles: Nesvizh, Lida, and Kossovo, and also the Zhirovichy Monastery, Trinity Suburb of Minsk, the Palace of Rumyantsevs-Paskevichs in Gomel, Belovezhskaya Pushcha, Brest Fortress...
17 Dec 2016
Aerials gold for Anton Kushnir in China
Anton Kushnir did a perfect back Full Double Full Full for a score of 115.05 points. That was his first victory since the Olympic triumph in Sochi 2014 as he had a long break from competitive skiing due to treatment. Guangpu Qi finished one spot behind Anton Kushnir with 114.48 points. Another Chinese athlete Hang Zhou took the men's third place with a score of 95.58. Maxim Gustik of Belarus placed sixth with 84.07 points...
16 Dec 2016
Belarus opens embassy in Spain
A number of political, economic and cultural events marked the start of Belarus’ diplomatic mission in Spain. On 15-16 December a Belarusian delegation led by Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Evgeny Shestakov paid a working visit to Spain...
16 Dec 2016
First biometric passports in Belarus by 2018 year-end
“We expect to start issuing biometric passports for travel abroad and ID-cards by the end of 2018,” Alexei Begun said. He recalled that in accordance with the plan for the development of biometric technologies for 2014-2018, Belarus carried out a set of measures to infuse national documents with biometric technologies...
16 Dec 2016
Belarus to help Belarus to help build national library, metro in Vietnambuild national library, metro in Vietnam
The Ambassador said that all the Vietnamese delegations that visit Minsk go on a tour of the National Library of Belarus without fail. He believes the library is a vivid manifestation of the preservation and support of the cultural and educational wealth of the country. “This is why people in Hanoi know the National Library of Belarus well,” explained Le Anh...
16 Dec 2016
Belarus donates Francysk Skaryna Book Legacy to libraries of Rome, Vatican
The ceremony was attended by Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Belarus to Italy Alexander Guryanov and Director of the National Library of Belarus Roman Motulsky...
16 Dec 2016
Exhibition of Belarusian icons opens in Spain
These are the masterpieces of the ancient Belarusian art that have not left Belarus before. The exhibition titled as The Mystery of Time and Spirit (the Apostles and Prophets. Belarusian icons of the 17th -18th centuries)...
14 Dec 2016
DoubleTree by Hilton inaugurated in Minsk
The 14-storied hotel is part of the Galleria Minsk multipurpose complex. It includes 175 guest rooms, including 46 twin guest rooms and two accessible rooms, 17 suites and a presidential suite...
14 Dec 2016
Peace Light from Bethlehem to arrive in Belarus 15 December
It is expected that the Peace Light from Bethlehem will arrive at the Minsk Cathedral of Saint Virgin Mary on 17 December. The light will be brought to Minsk parishes on the following day...
13 Dec 2016
Over 200 events held as part of Inclusive Belarus campaign
The wide-scale information campaign spanned Minsk and all regional centers of Belarus. The campaign focused on such important issues as inclusion, equality and equal opportunities for all regardless of age, gender, health, color of skin, religion or ethnicity...
13 Dec 2016
Nomination file on Saint Euphrosyne’s spiritual legacy to be ready by 1 February
Belarusian specialists from Polotsk have been working on it in cooperation with experts from Russia’s State Hermitage Museum. They have established that the Transfiguration Church in Polotsk was built in 1127-1135, rather than in 1161...
13 Dec 2016
Belarusian winners, medalists of 2016 Olympic Games honored with state awards
Member of the Belarusian Paralympic team Igor Boky, member of the Belarusian trampoline team Vladislav Goncharov have been honored with the Orders of Fatherland 3rd Class...
13 Dec 2016
Belarusian Angelina Vasilevskaya wins Berliner Perle top prize
It is the first time that a Belarusian has won Berliner Perle over 15 years of its history. This year, there were 41 finalists coming from 15 countries...
12 Dec 2016
Dolph Lundgren tests Belarusian armored recon vehicle
According to the source, the actor did not drive the car but took a passenger seat. “I like the armored vehicle that has been made here, in Belarus. It drives well and it definitely has a fine suspension,” the actor noted after the test drive...
12 Dec 2016
Little Belarusians dazzle in The Nutcracker in France
The students of The Marina Vezhnovets Ballet School participated in the first Belarusian Theater Seasons in France, held in the cities of Clemont-Ferrand and Lyon. Marina Vezhnovets, the founder of the children ballet school, is a principal dancer of the National Academic Bolshoi Opera and Ballet Theater of Belarus...
12 Dec 2016
Belarus promo video wins top prize at festival in Kazakhstan
57 authors submitted their works for the festival. The final round featured participants from 11 countries. The promo video “Belarus. The Place to Live” was praised by the international jury and received the Best Director Award...
10 Dec 2016
Belarusian swimmer Pavel Sankovich wins bronze in Canada
The Belarusian swimmer clocked 23.03 seconds to touch third behind Junya Koga from Japan (22.85 seconds) and Jeremy Stravius from France (22.99)...
9 Dec 2016
Silver for Belarus at Junior & U23 European Weightlifting Championships in Israel
In the women’s -69kg event Anastasia Mikhalenko lifted a total of 222kg (97kg+125kg), after performing successfully all six attempts (three in the snatch and three in the jerk). Nadezhda Likhacheva of Russia took gold with the total of 235kg (105kg+130kg)...
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