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15 Jul 2016
Polotsk to host Belarusian Literature Day in 2017
“This year the host is the town of Rogachev. At the last meeting the organizing committee decided to hold the next Literature Day in Polotsk. It is symbolic that in 2017 we will mark the 500th anniversary of the Belarusian book printing and that Polotsk was the birthplace of Belarus first printer Francysk Skaryna”...
15 Jul 2016
Book of Condolences opened at French embassy in Minsk
All messages of condolences written in the Book of Condolences and received by email will be forwarded to the French authorities, said the statement on the website of the French diplomatic mission in Minsk...
15 Jul 2016
Three MAZ-SPORTauto trucks celebrate top-10 finish in Silk Way Rally Stage 6
The six leg of the rally took the racers from Balkhash Lake to Almaty. The Belarusian crew led by pilot Sergei Vyazovich posted the fourth-fastest time clocking 1h19m, 2.5 minutes off the stage leader, Russian Kamaz driver Ayrat Mardeev. After the sixth leg of the rally, they climbed to the eighth position in the general standings...
14 Jul 2016
Slavonic Bazaar in Vitebsk to bring together representatives of 45 countries
Welcoming journalists, Alexander Sidorenko stressed that the 2016 edition of the festival is unique in several ways. “First, it brings together representatives of 45 countries. This has not happened before. This is a record number and a great honor for us,” the Director of the festival said...
13 Jul 2016
MAZ-SPORTauto come in 4th in Silk Way Rally Stage 5 with two tires pierced
The fifth stage of the rally took the racers from Astana to the picturesque Balkhash Lake. The Belarusian crew posted the fourth-fastest time clocking 6h10m, almost 23 minutes off the stage leader, Dutch pilot of a Renault truck Martin van den Brin...
13 Jul 2016
Minsk-Vilnius day train in service as from 14 July
The No. 809/810 Minsk-Vilnius train will leave Minsk at 14:03 to arrive in Vilnius at 17:00. The train will operate four times a week, namely on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays...
12 Jul 2016
Marc Chagall’s paintings on two-month display in Vitebsk
Today Vitebsk residents and guests of the festival have a unique opportunity to see the two early works by Marc Chagall from the so-called Vitebsk cycle till 14 August. Art critics appreciate this cycle most of all, and the paintings of this period are the most expensive...
12 Jul 2016
Most complete catalogue of Yehuda Pen’s works presented in Vitebsk
Director Olga Akunevich noted that it is already the second catalogue. The first one was issued in 2006 and comprised only some part of the works held in the art museum (which, by the way, is considered to have the richest collection of Yehuda Pen's art heritage)...
11 Jul 2016
MAZ-SPORTauto crew finish 2nd in Silk Way Rally Stage 3
Sergei Vyazovich’s crew covered the distance in some 2h7m, 1m36s off Kamaz’s Andrei Karginov who notched up the fastest time. After the third leg of the rally, they place second in the overall standings...
11 Jul 2016
Minsk hosting 1st University Powerlifting World Cup
According to the organizers of the event, the competitions will be a major rehearsal ahead of the World Classic Powerlifting Championships in Minsk in 2017...
11 Jul 2016
Belarus claims silver on FIG Rhythmic Gymnastics World Cup final day
The Belarusian team of Ksenia Cheldyshkina, Anna Dudenkova, maria Kadobina, Valeria Pishchelina, Arina Tsitsilina placed second best in the Six Clubs and Two Hoops event. The Belarusians scored a total of 18,400 points...
11 Jul 2016
Ivan Tikhon brings third European medal to Belarus
The famous Belarusian athlete threw 78.84m in the final to clinch second place. Ivan Tikhon’s silver has become the third medal of the Belarusian national team in Amsterdam...
9 Jul 2016
Russian Drama Theater of Lithuania to perform in Minsk in September
A production based on Pavel Sanayev’s Bury Me Behind the Baseboard directed by Agnius Jankevicius will be performed on 18 September. Pavel Sanayev’s novel was adapted for the stage by Marius Macevicius...
8 Jul 2016
Some 400 reporters from ten countries accredited to cover Slavonic Bazaar
As many as 380 journalists from Belarus, Russia, Ukraine, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Kazakhstan, Serbia, Germany and Israel have been accredited. The majority of them are representatives of the Belarusian media. The second-largest media delegation is from Russia followed by the Ukrainian delegation...
8 Jul 2016
Belarus’ Alina Talay wins 100m Hurdles European silver
One of the leaders of the Belarusian national team, bronze medalist of the 2015 world championships, was considered among the favorites of the tournament. The athlete showed the all-best time of 12.76 seconds in the semifinal. The Belarusian clocked 12.68 seconds in the final, but finished behind German Cindy Roleder who made it 12.62...
7 Jul 2016
UNESCO clubs to strengthen their role in Belarus’ youth policy
The Belarusian Association of UNESCO Clubs (BelAU) has announced a new project of humanitarian cooperation “UNESCO Clubs in Action” that is to be implemented in all the Belarusian oblasts and in Minsk till the end of the year...
7 Jul 2016
Life expectancy in Belarus rises to 73.9 years
The average age of the Belarusian population has increased by 5 years since 1990 and makes up 40.1 years (37.3 for men and 42.5 for women). The average age of city dwellers has risen by 6.8 years since 1990 to total 38.8 years...
7 Jul 2016
Belarus’ History Museum mulling over photo project about multiethnic Belarus
The idea of such a project emerged thanks to the opening of the exhibition Multiethnic Russia at the National History Museum of Belarus. The exposition tells the story of 37 people of various ethnicities from different parts of Russia...
7 Jul 2016
Belarus 2nd at wood cutting contest in Estonia
Our team with the total of 4,592 points ranked second, 28 points behind the winner, Team Finland. Partaking in the competitions were 37 best professional wood cutters from Lithuania, Latvia, Sweden, Finland, Estonia and Belarus, including six former champions of different years...
7 Jul 2016
New fundraising school for women to open in Grodno
The school will cater, first of all, for active women who seeks the implementation of socially-oriented initiatives and are interested in provided the funding of the projects. School experts will help them find means for turning the ideas into action...
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