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11 Feb 2016
Opinion poll: Lukashenko is the most popular foreign leader in Ukraine
According to the information available on its website, 58% of Ukrainians approve of German Chancellor Angela Merkel, 51% express confidence in Lithuania President Dalia Grybauskaite, 49% - in Poland President Andrzej Duda and U.S. President Barack Obama...
10 Feb 2016
Better ways to attract tourists to Minsk ready
Plans have been made to more actively highlight opportunities available in the Upper City in Minsk. The development of healthcare tourism and historical tourism is another idea...
10 Feb 2016
Travelers from Israel mostly interested in hunting, wellness and nostalgic tourism in Belarus
"Residents of Israel also show interest in ecological and religious tourism. We hope that in 2016 we will see more tourists from Israel, especially since the visa regime between the two countries has been abolished”...
10 Feb 2016
Belarus, Armenia to cooperate in translation, exchange of books
"Armenia has been taking part in the expo in Minsk for ten years. This year, it has been given the title of the Guest of Honor. The Armenian national pavilion is designed to mark the 25th anniversary of Armenia’s independence. It showcases books of different genres"...
10 Feb 2016
23rd Minsk Book Fair kicks off in Belarus’ capital
The program of the exhibition will feature more than 200 events, including the presentation of book projects, meetings with famous Belarusian and foreign writers...
9 Feb 2016
Belarus to face Russia in Fed Cup World Group playoff
In the previous years the Belarusian and Russian players met three times on court. Belarusians celebrated the victory twice (1995, 1996). Russians were victorious in 1997...
9 Feb 2016
Belarus to partake in Vietnam Expo 2016
“The Belarusian delegation will organize a national pavilion to showcase products of such industries as machine building, industrial machinery, agriculture, food processing, chemical industry, construction materials, light industry, healthcare"...
9 Feb 2016
Azarenka qualifies for Rio 2016 Olympics
The Belarusian Tennis Federation has received the corresponding letter from the International Tennis Federation. Thus, Victoria Azarenka need not play for the Belarusian national team in the 2016 Federation Cup Playoff in April...
9 Feb 2016
Belarusian aerialists win special prizes at Monte Carlo circus festival
For the first time, a Belarusian team presented an independent performance at the forum. The aerial trio comprised Viktoria Bagraenok, Stefania Turmovich, and Stanislav Plotnikov. The Belarusian aerialists were honored with prizes from the Principality of Monaco, the China Acrobats Association, and the organizers of the festival...
8 Feb 2016
Belarusian wrestler Pavel Pominchuk wins Hungarian Grand Prix
The Belarusian won all three bouts. He defeated Hungary’s Norbert Ubrankovics and Zoltan Keri, and also Rajbek Bisultanov of Denmark...
8 Feb 2016
French booth at Minsk Book Fair to focus on tourism
The French book publishers and authors are expected to take part in multiple literature meetings and autograph sessions with readers, in master classes and roundtable sessions...
8 Feb 2016
Writers from 15 countries to gather in Minsk for symposium
The main events and the plenary session of the second international literature symposium Writer and Time: Continuity in Literature will be held on 11 February. Broad discussions about various matters will be arranged...
8 Feb 2016
Belarus to send 150-strong delegation to Rio Olympics
"We hope that Belarus will medal, like at the previous games, in such sports as kayaking and canoeing, weightlifting. We are doing well in trampoline, and naturally, in rhythmic gymnastics. We have all the hopes for these sports at the Olympics”...
8 Feb 2016
Minsk to host Education and Career expo 11-13 February
Taking part in the event will be the leading universities, colleges, high schools of Belarus, Russia, Lithuania and Poland, educational institutions of other countries, postgraduate and further education institutions, and travel agencies working in educational tourism...
8 Feb 2016
Minsk Book Fair to gather guests from 29 countries
Armenia will be the Guest of Honor this year. Earlier, among the Guests of Honor of the Minsk International Book Fair were Russia, Ukraine, Israel, Kazakhstan, France, Germany, Venezuela, China...
8 Feb 2016
Books about German culture, landscape to be on display at Minsk Book Fair
Other items on display will include books for children and teenagers, including two-language editions in Russian and German, the most recent German fiction books, books about the environment and renewable sources of energy, and also books about Belarus in the German language...
8 Feb 2016
Belarus hosts Days of Armenian Culture 8-11 February
The first event in the program of the Days of Culture will be the opening of the exhibition of ancient Armenian books at the National Library of Belarus on 9 February. Rare and unique books will be on display at the museum...
8 Feb 2016
Belarus beat Canada in 2016 Federation Cup World Group II
On the first day of the competitions in Quebec Belarus’ world number 99 Alexandra Sasnovich saw off Canada’s Francoise Abanda (World No.343) 6-4, 2-6, 6-3. Olga Govorstova (74) lost to Canada’s Aleksandra Wozniak (803) 2-6, 2-6...
6 Feb 2016
Belarus’ National History Museum to display rare 16th-18th century books
The international exhibition “The Radziwills. The Great Era of the Dukes” will officially open on 11 February. The project will show the historical events which the representatives of the famous dynasty took part in. The exhibition was a success in Lithuania...
6 Feb 2016
Belarus President’s team tops 9th National Amateur Ice Hockey Tournament table
The hosts started the game quickly, with Sergei Shitkovsky scoring on the second minute after the opening faceoff. The Belarus President’s team sent home three more before the first break. Stepan Ponomarev, Alexei Vinokurov and Yevgeny Kurilin made the score 4-0...
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