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30 Nov 2016
Belarus’ Darya Yurkevich 3rd in 15K Individual in Ostersund
The clean-shooting Belarusian finished 1:17.3 seconds behind the winner, Laura Dahlmeier of Germany (46:14.0; two penalties). Second came in Anais Bescond from France with one penalty, 15.8 seconds back...
30 Nov 2016
Belarus names Eurovision 2017 national selection finalists
A total of 67 entries came through open auditions. The winner of the national selection will represent Belarus at the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest to be hosted by Kiev. The final concert for Belarus’ Eurovision entry will be held no later than 25 January 2017...
30 Nov 2016
Olympic qualification named key condition for a sport to be included into 2019 European Games
“Everything will be spelled out in the corresponding contract. Representatives of the European Games organizing committee and also Head of the National Olympic Committee Alexander Lukashenko will express their opinions as well. Most likely the program will comprise such sports as freestyle and Greco-Roman wrestling, judo, sambo,” Maksim Ryzhenkov said...
30 Nov 2016
Belarus wins international award for hosting Global Money Week 2016
Global Money Week 2016 took place in Belarus on 14-20 March to raise the financial awareness of children and young Belarusians. The campaign was focused on the forthcoming redenomination of the Belarusian ruble...
30 Nov 2016
Belarus to bring Nutcracker ballet to French Lyon
“Today it is important to strengthen cultural relations. This year the Belarusian Embassy in France organized concerts of Pesnyary band in Lyon and Paris. Marina Vezhnovets’ children’s ballet company will bring The Nutcracker production to Lyon before the end of the year,” Pavel Latushko said...
30 Nov 2016
Belarus Events Calendar: December 2016
Holidays, festivals, exhibitions...
30 Nov 2016
Belarus to host 2019 European Spochan Championship
“The 42nd World Sports Chanbara Championship in Tokyo gathered 1,500 athletes from 26 countries. It was the first world-level event that Belarus took part in. Maria Tatarinova won the 5Q Kodachi (short sword) silver. The schedule of the forthcoming tournaments was revised at the international congress held during the Tokyo championship”...
29 Nov 2016
Minsk to host Art Capital: From France to Belarus expo
The exposition in the National Center of Contemporary Arts will feature the works of 15 famous modern French artists, and also 11 Belarusian painters and sculptors who took part in the French prestigious expo Art en Capital in Paris’ Grand Palais in 2015...
29 Nov 2016
Nikolai Cherginets reelected Chairman of Belarus’ Writers Union
The decision on reelecting Nikolai Cherginets as Chairman of the Writers Union of Belarus was approved unanimously. Nikolai Cherginets thanked for the confidence and said that a lot of plans are ahead...
28 Nov 2016
Belarus president awarded Heydar Aliyev Order
Foreign citizens can get the award for outstanding service to Azerbaijan, for special services rendered in the course of implementing the Azerbaijani idea, for reinforcing the unity of Azerbaijanis all over the world...
24 Nov 2016
First People’s Teacher title awarded in Belarus
The People’s Teacher of Belarus title has been awarded to physics teacher of Mogilev State Oblast Lyceum No. 1 Valery Barashkov. Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko signed a corresponding decree on 24 November...
23 Nov 2016
Six Belarusian biathletes to open new IBU season
Representing Belarus in Norway’s Beitostolen will be Dinara Alimbekova, Maria Panfilova, Darya Blashko, Dmitry Abashev, Viktor Krivko and Dmitry Dyuzhev. Special focus will be on Darya Blashko, the winner of the 2015-2016 IBU Junior Cup Biathlon standings...
23 Nov 2016
DNA bank of talented athletes set up in Belaru
Scientists have tested more than 500 athletes from 30 national teams of Belarus. The DNA bank includes 20 major genes with the biggest impact on the locomotor system, stamina, speed, strength, hypoxia adaptive response, resilience level...
23 Nov 2016
Crested lark declared Bird of the Year 2017 in Belarus
The Bird of the Year 2017 will be featured on posters in the subway and, by tradition, graffitied on the wall of one of the houses in Minsk. The National Bank of Belarus and the Belpochta mail service are planning to release coins and postage stamps depicting the bird of the year...
23 Nov 2016
Minsk to host Lisbon to Vladivostok exhibition of modern art
The exhibition will open at the Mikhail Savitsky Art Gallery in Minsk on 21 December to mark the end of Year of Culture in Belarus. The exposition will display works of contemporary artists from more than 25 cities in Eurasia. This large-scale is considered to become one of the brightest projects of Year of Culture...
23 Nov 2016
International Modern Choreography Festival to open in Vitebsk 23 November
The opening ceremony of the dance forum in the Vitebsk Concert Hall will include a presentation of the participants of the international dance competition, 32 dance companies from European countries and China. The program of the opening ceremony will include Radu Poklitaru’s Giselle by Kiev Modern Ballet...
22 Nov 2016
Paris exhibitions mark Leon Bakst’s 150th birthday
Leon Bakst, born in Grodno, is famous, first of all, for his scene and costume designs for Sergei Dyagilev’s Russian Seasons ballet performances that were a success in Paris and London in the early 20th century. With the decision of UNESCO General Conference at its 38th session, Leon Bakst’s anniversary was included into the UNESCO List of Memorable Dates for 2016-2017...
22 Nov 2016
Cross-border cycling route to connect Belarus and Scandinavia
"We work hard to develop cycling routes, create the necessary infrastructure in the park and include our routes in the European cycle route network that already features the Green Velo trail between the Baltic countries and Transcarpathia and the R11 Greece-Scandinavia route"...
22 Nov 2016
Belarus’ Days of Culture in Laos
The Days opened on 20 November and will run through 24 November in Vientiane. The program features performances by the Belarusian state folk music company Svyata, the exposition “Belarus and Belarusians” from the stocks of the National History Museum of Belarus...
22 Nov 2016
IFMC 2016 to kick off with Kiev Modern Ballet show in Minsk
The concert program of the dancing forum will kick off with a show from Kiev Modern Ballet. The National Academic Bolshoi Opera and Ballet Theater of Belarus will present Radu Poklitaru’s Giselle. The program will include performances from the leading dance companies of Belarus, Russia, Ukraine, France, Sweden, Norway...
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