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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...
6 Jul 2016
Belarusians in the Polish Army 1939-1945 exhibition provides new details of history
"The exposition provides an opportunity for two nations, Poles and Belarusians, to become closer to each other, since out grandfathers fought against the Nazis together,” the director of the museum said...
6 Jul 2016
Mirnyi, Huey reach Wimbledon semifinals
In the opener 12th seeds Max Mirnyi and Treat Huey fought through the Spanish duo of Pablo Carreno Busta and Guillermo Garcia-Lopez 6-3, 7-6 (7-5). They overcame Marcelo Demoliner and Aisam Qureshi in the second round, and Oliver Marach and Fabrice Martin in the third...
6 Jul 2016
Multiethnic Russia photo project to go on display in Minsk on 8 July
The photo project tells about the historical heritage of the country: harmony of cultures and traditions where each character represents his people, religious affiliation and experiences a deep sense of civic pride...
6 Jul 2016
Belarus to present its national exhibition in Tbilisi in September
Its preparation, as well as other issues were considered at a meeting between Belarus’ Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Yevgeny Shestakov and Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia David Jalagania and members of the Georgian delegation...
5 Jul 2016
Grodno Oblast registers rise in number of tourists from Russia, Poland, Lithuania
In 2016 Grodno Oblast was visited by tourists from 52 countries. Overseas visits to Grodno Oblast also included travelers from Italy, Germany and Turkmenistan. The majority of visitors (70%) were interested in health resort services...
5 Jul 2016
Belarusian Kupalye celebrated in France
“The celebrations of the Belarusian Kupalye were held in France for the third time. Partaking in the festivities were representatives of the Belarusian diaspora, the French community and the personnel of the embassy”...
5 Jul 2016
Euronews shows interest in Belarus’ image promotion project
"The Euronews TV channel is interested in promoting information about Belarus outside its boundaries and suggests a whole program of cooperation. In particular, representatives of Euronews are showing interest in the Belarus’ image promotion project titled as Belarus"...
5 Jul 2016
Team-relay gold for Belarus at UIPM Senior European Championships
On the first day of the European sport forum which is underway is Sofia, Bulgaria, the Belarusians scored a total of 1,377 points. At the start of the tournament Irina Prosentsova and Yekaterina Orel showed their best in fencing and riding...
4 Jul 2016
Sporovsky Reserve to host Scything Boggy Meadows Championships in August
The highlight of the festival will be the 11th European Scything Boggy Meadows Championships. Around 30 teams from Belarus, Russia, Ukraine, Poland, and Germany are expected to take part in the event...
4 Jul 2016
2017 IIHF WC visa support for Belarusian fans discussed in Paris
Pavel Latushko met with President of the French Ice Hockey Federation Luc Tardif and Director General of the Federation Eric Ropert...
4 Jul 2016
Mirnyi, Huey through to Wimbledon quarterfinal
The Belarusian-Filipino duo defeated the Brazilian-Pakistani duet of Marcelo Demoliner and Aisam Qureshi 6-4, 6-7 (7-9), 6-3...
4 Jul 2016
Runners from 12 countries to run Grodno-Druskininkai marathon
It is the only in Europe cross-border marathon. The race which is 42km 195m long spans the territory of Lithuania and Belarus. According to the latest data, more than 150 runners have already registered...
4 Jul 2016
MAZ-Sport Auto Team to take part in Silk Way Race
MAZ-Sport Auto Team will field three trucks for the race. Two new trucks are equipped with 12.5-liter engines designed by the Czech team Buggyra, based on Caterpillar. The trucks have been successfully tested at a site near Minsk...
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