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27 Jun 2016
Belarus secures Rio Olympic berths in 25 sports
The Belarusian field and track athletes came through the 2016 Olympics qualification of the national championships in Grodno last weekend. Irina Yakoltsevich claimed the country’s champion title in pole vaulting with the result of 4.50 meters. Runner Alina Talay also claimed the national champion title in the 100m Hurdles in 12.71 seconds...
26 Jun 2016
Belarus’ honorary consulate opens in Spain’s Alicante
Attending the opening ceremony was Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Belarus to France with concurrent accreditation to Spain Pavel Latushko, Honorary Consul of Belarus to Alicante Alfonso Jurado Mesa, representatives of the Alicante City Hall...
23 Jun 2016
Over 900 artists gather for Beraginya folk festival in Belarus
Partaking in the concert will be foreign bands from Serbia, the Czech Republic, Poland, Russia, Lithuania and Ukraine...
22 Jun 2016
Belarus ranks first in the world in terms of access to healthcare
The WHO Regional Office for Europe says that the Belarusian system of healthcare is among the best in the world. Such achievements would have been impossible without the development and upgrade of the medical infrastructure and facilities...
21 Jun 2016
Days of Belarusian Culture in Russia open at Bolshoi Theater in Moscow
Vasily Chernik thanked the Russian Culture Ministry for the organization of the Days of Belarusian Culture and invited Russian performers to take part in the Days of Russian Culture in Belarus to be held in 2017. The photo exhibition The Union State – Unity of Peoples, Cultures, and Countries arranged by BelTA News Agency at the Bolshoi Theater in the run-up to the opening of the Days of Belarusian Culture in Russia also drew many viewers...
21 Jun 2016
International Chagall Plein Air back in Vitebsk
The third edition of the international plein air will kick off on 26 June as part of the celebrations to mark the 1042nd anniversary of Vitebsk. It will last until 7 July, Marc Chagall’s birthday. Ten painters from Russia, Belarus, Latvia and Germany have been invited to take part...
20 Jun 2016
Exhibition celebrating Vasil Bykov’s life and works opens in Minsk
The exhibition Vasil Bykov. The Long Road Home is themed around the writer’s last book of the same name. The literary and documentary project has been organized by the State Museum of the History of Belarusian Literature...
20 Jun 2016
Over 20,000 people expected to attend Brest Fortress reenactment on 22 June
The 45-minute reenactment that will kick off at 5 a.m. on 22 June will show the most important moments from the defense of the Brest Fortress. These will be Samvel Matevosyan’s counterattack, the defense of the 9th frontier post under Andrei Kizhevatov’s command, the battles at the state border near the 62nd Brest-Litovsk fortified zone...
20 Jun 2016
Gold for Belarus at European Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships 2016
The Belarusian team of Ksenia Cheldyshkina, Anna Dudenkova, Maria Kadobina, Maria Kotyak, Valeria Pishchelina and Arina Tsitsilina clinched the Five Ribbons Gold. The Belarusians earned a total of 18,516 points...
19 Jun 2016
Belarus women’s basketball team claim Rio 2016 spot
At the FIBA Women’s Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Nantes, France the Belarusian team took the first place in Group C after a 71-60 win over Nigeria and a 65-66 loss to Korea. In the quarterfinal Belarus lost to China 70-84, and needed a 84-44 win over Argentina to reach the repechage final.
17 Jun 2016
BelTA to organize photo exhibition about Union State in Moscow
The photos capture significant moments and most important political events. The photo-chronicle tells about the joint programs and activities in industry, defense and social sphere...
17 Jun 2016
New Minsk-Gomel motorway to be opened by Independence Day
“We agreed to open all traffic lanes by 3 July after the All-Belarusian People’s Congress. We have built a wonderful motorway,” the head of state said. Alexander Lukashenko also gave an instruction to clean up the territory along the motorway before the opening...
17 Jun 2016
Lukashenko about UEFA EURO 2016: I am rooting for good game
“I keep an eye on major matches. I am not rooting for anyone. I am rooting for good game. I am trying to understand how football is developing now, what the trends are. I am watching it to understand what we need to do to develop football in Belarus and to train the national team,” the President said...
16 Jun 2016
Free Belarusian visas for participants of 2016 Minsk Half Marathon
The marathon will take place in early September. Like in the past year, all participants will be invited to not only run a 21.097km-long half marathon, but also compete in 10km and 5km races...
16 Jun 2016
Exhibition to commemorate Vasil Bykov to open in Minsk 20 June
The exhibition will feature photos by different people, including the writer’s youngest son Vasily Bykov. Among the exhibits, there will also be documents, manuscripts, book covers and Vasil Bykov’s drawings...
15 Jun 2016
Lapidarium to be built in Brest to commemorate former Jewish residents
“In the early 20th century, over half of the city’s population were Jews. Their destiny makes a tragic part of the history of Brest. We need to build a lapidarium that would symbolize our memory,” Alexander Rogachuk said...
15 Jun 2016
Belarus’ Days of Culture in Russia on 19-22 June
The program includes the Vitaut ballet production by the National Academic Bolshoi Opera and Ballet Theater, and a photo exhibition of the BelTA News Agency. The Days of Culture will contribute to the development of cultural interaction between the two countries, and will help strengthen contacts and relations between Belarus and Russia...
14 Jun 2016
Darya Domracheva stars in Rings of the World documentary
Sergei Miroshnichenko’s Rings of the World (Russia) stars biathletes Darya Domracheva and Ole Einar Bjorndalen, short track skater Viktor Ahn, figure-skaters Yevgeny Plyushchenko Yulia Lipnitskaya, Tatyana Volosozhar and Maxim Trankov, ice hockey player Pavel Datsyuk and other famous athletes...
14 Jun 2016
Belarus Through Eyes of Russian Painters exhibition to feature works of St. Petersburg artists
These are the paintings made during a two-week plein air which is underway in various regions of Belarus. The exhibition will familiarize Belarusians with the achievements and traditions of the St. Petersburg School of Fine Arts...
14 Jun 2016
Musicians from nine countries to take part in Bard Music and Fishing Festival in Belarus
This is the first time that we will have participants and guests from so many countries. The popularity of the festival is growing. This is an outdoor informal place for dialogue between people of different cultures using the language of music and songs...
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