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20 May 2016
Azarenka learns French Open draw
Belarus number one Victoria Azarenka, ranked 5th in the world, will make her 10th appearance at Roland Garros. Her best achievement is reaching the semifinal in 2013 where she lost to Maria Sharapova...
20 May 2016
Technical University of Cotopaxi to cooperate with Belarusian universities
The Belarusian diplomat Igor Poluyan met with the Rector, staff and students of Technical University of Cotopaxi, which is located in the provincial capital, city Latacunga...
19 May 2016
Belarusian State Circus presents new show
“Artists involved in the new program will do their level best to live out the imagination of both children and adults. Today we held a dress rehearsal and invited children with special needs as well as kids from orphan homes and the hospice to see it”...
19 May 2016
Belarus, WHO to implement joint program to combat noncommunicable diseases
“The World Health Organization recognized the achievements of the Belarusian health sector and stepped up work to share Belarus experience with other countries. More experts in all areas of medicine visit Belarus now"...
19 May 2016
Serbia to contribute to expo to mark 500th anniversary of Belarusian book printing
The National Library of Serbia will present original editions from its holdings. The agreement was reached at a meeting between Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Serbia to Belarus Veljko Kovacevic and Culture Minister of Belarus Boris Svetlov...
19 May 2016
Four gold medals for Belarus on Grand Prix Minsk 2016 day one
In the women’s scratch race (10km, 40 laps) Inna Savenko of Belarus finished first, with two Polish athletes Natalia Rutkowska and Edyta Jasinska taking silver and bronze medals...
18 May 2016
No visas for Belarusians for trips to Albania till 1 November
The Albanian government issued a resolution to allow Belarusian citizens to travel visa free to that country for private and tourist purposes for up to 90 days from 15 May to 1 November 2016...
18 May 2016
Minsk hosting Riga Days
The Riga Days opening ceremony will take place in the concert hall Upper Town on 19 May. Speaking at the event will be Chairman of the Minsk City Council Vasily Panasyuk and Riga Mayor Nils Usakovs...
18 May 2016
Belarusian icons on show in Vatican
In her words, the exhibition will feature 33 icons that will familiarize Italian specialists and numerous tourists from around the world with unique works of the Belarusian sacral culture...
17 May 2016
Polish travel agencies to evaluate potential of Belarusian part of Augustow Canal
The Belarusian-Polish tourism forum will take place on both sides of the Augustow Canal on 20-21 May. The participants are expected to discuss ways to jointly develop the tourism industry in the Polish city Augustow on the first day of the forum...
17 May 2016
World’s oldest Terek Sandpiper lives in Belarus
"This bird is rare for Belarus (there is even a monument to this bird in Turov). But it is precisely this bird that has become perhaps the rarest: it had a 17-year-old ring on its leg"...
17 May 2016
Development of Belarusian Internet domain zone .бел noted
ICANN Vice President Mikhail Yakushev remarked that it would be a good idea to introduce Belarusian-language email addresses for the sake of more successful adoption of national languages in the World Wide Web...
17 May 2016
Group of Friends of the Family opens photo exhibition in United States
In his speech on behalf of the Group of Friends of the Family, Valentin Rybakov talked about the Group’s approaches to advance the traditional family within the implementation of the international agenda of sustainable development...
16 May 2016
Student of Minsk State Regional Lyceum wins special prize of Intel ISEF
Alexei Borisevich was honored with a special prize (third prize) in the category Sustainable Design In Transportation. The prize was sponsored by Alcoa Foundation, one of the largest corporate foundations in the United States...
16 May 2016
Lake Naroch in top five CIS resorts popular with Russian tourists
The top five features Lake Issyk-Kul (Kyrgyzstan), Batumi (Georgia), Borovoye (Kazakhstan), Sukhumi (Abkhazia) and Lake Naroch (Belarus)...
16 May 2016
Belarusian IT project into final stage of NASA’s contest
The Belarusian IT project Wake Up, Neo…, which is designed to save the planet from a deadly asteroid, was a top 25 project in the category People’s Choice and reached the semifinal stage of the contest...
16 May 2016
Azarenka back to WTA top five
Last week, Azarenka did not do well at a tournament in Rome losing a second-round match to Romanian Irina-Camelia Begu. However, the Belarusian climbed from sixth to fifth position with 4,341 points...
15 May 2016
Belarus’ Staniouta wins Grand Prix Bucharest All-Around Individual
The Belarusian scored the highest 74,150 points following four routines (ball, hoop, ribbon, clubs)...
13 May 2016
Delegations from 13 countries to partake in Spring in Gomel expo
As many as 110 people (twice as many as last year) will arrive in Gomel in 21 delegations from CIS and non-CIS states. They will represent state and private organizations...
13 May 2016
Jewish culture museum to be set up in 17th-century synagogue in Slonim
"Previously Jews accounted for over 80% of the Slonim population. Today the homeland of parents, grandparents and great-grandparents attracts their descendants from other countries"...
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