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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)...
8 Dec 2016
Belarusian icons to go on display in Spain
These are the masterpieces of the ancient Belarusian art that have not left Belarus before. The exhibition entitled “The Mystery of Time and Spirit” (the Apostles and Prophets. Belarusian icons of the 17th -18th centuries) will open in the El Greco Museum in Toledo on 16 December...
8 Dec 2016
Artis 2016 Grand Prix goes to children’s theater company from Grodno
The results of the international award for creative kids and youth Artis 2016 were reviewed at the Music Hall State Theater (St. Petersburg). The Grand Prix in the Theater Creativity nomination went to the children’s theater company from Grodno with their fantasy Buzzy-Wuzzy Busy Fly. Partaking in the final events were 13 theaters, with over 400 children’s theater companies from Russia and other CIS countries competing for the trip...
7 Dec 2016
Audio description of Marc Chagall museum presented in Vitebsk
The audio guide for visually challenged people was created as part of the Belarusian-Polish project. "The project had been implemented in two Belarusian museums — the National Art Museum in Minsk and the Marc Chagall Museum in Vitebsk. The Marc Chagall Museum was chosen because the painter is known all over the world. People in Poland love his works, too,” noted Paulina Pielech...
7 Dec 2016
Raubichi to host IBU Summer Biathlon World Championships in 2019
The complex has hosted many high-level competitions, including three biathlon world championships. After the renovations Raubichi hosted the 2015 IBU Youth/Junior World Championships. The Legends’ Race in Raubichi, which featured many prominent biathletes, was a success in 2015 and 2016...
6 Dec 2016
Minsk to host Christmas Amateur Ice Hockey Tournament 4-7 January
“The Christmas Amateur Ice Hockey Tournament, which is scheduled to take place in Minsk on 4-7 January, will be a traditionally spectacular event,” said Alexander Shestakov...
6 Dec 2016
New Year fireworks in Minsk to begin at 01:30 on 1 January
The New Year celebration program Happy New Year, Minsk! will begin near the Sport Palace at 23:00 to end at 04:00. Minsk residents and guests of the Belarusian capital will be invited to see New Year fireworks that will begin at 01:30 on 1 January...
5 Dec 2016
Ten companies from Belarusian Hi-Tech Park now in Software 500 ranking
The world’s ten largest software developers on the Software 500 list have daughter companies and development centers registered as resident companies in the Hi-Tech Park of Belarus. EPAM Systems is ranked 107th in the Software 500 list...
5 Dec 2016
Belarus sixth in Regular Senior High at World Robot Olympiad
The Belarusian team came sixth in the Regular Senior High category during the World Robot Olympiad that took place in New Delhi, India in late November. The Belarusian team finished 11th in the Open Junior category...
5 Dec 2016
Over 1,100 tourists visit Grodno Oblast visa-free since 26 October
“Most of the tourists are from our neighboring countries of Lithuania and Poland. Among those who visited the region or got registered to do so, there are also representatives of more exotic countries, for instance, Japan. All in all, we have received applications from citizens of 19 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Belgium, Finland, the United Kingdom and others”...
2 Dec 2016
Belarus Bolshoi Theater sets off on a tour of Germany, Austria
This is the sixth time the Belarusian artists will tour these countries during the Christmas and New Year holidays. On 9 December-18 January the Belarusian ballet company will perform in the largest theaters in Bonn and Bremen, Hamburg and Cologne, Berlin and Hanover, Munich and Dortmund, Salzburg and Vienna...
1 Dec 2016
First World Cup podium for Belarus’ Chepelin
France’s Martin Fourcade dominated the Men’s 20K Individual race, winning in 51:33.8, despite two penalties. Norway’s Johannes Thingnes Boe matched Fourcade at the shooting range, but finished second, 29.5 seconds back. Third-place Vladimir Chepelin crossed the finish line 1:24.3 back, with one penalty...
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
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