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2 Feb 2016
U.S. cities invited to take part in Festival of National Cultures in Grodno
"We sent invitations to the vice mayors of Los Angeles and Sacramento, and also representatives of Rancho Cordova in California with which we recently signed an agreement on friendship and partnership"...
2 Feb 2016
Rogachev to host Day of Belarusian Written Language 4 September
A national organizing committee is being set up to prepare and hold the event. The committee will be led by Vice Premier Natalia Kochanova...
2 Feb 2016
Grodno to host Festival of National Cultures on 4-5 June 2016
The forum brings together representatives of all national minorities living in Belarus, contributes to the preservation of the national identity and promotes understanding and mutual enrichment of cultures. In terms of the format the festival is unmatched in the world...
2 Feb 2016
Yekaterina Galkina kicks off season with All-Around silver
The top ten included four more Belarusian athletes. Arina Sharapa finished fifth with 65,500 points. Yelena Bolotina (65,100), Anna Bozhko (63,550) and Mariya Trubach (63,000) were 7th, 8th and 9th respectively...
2 Feb 2016
Viktor Liventsev Memorial Tournament to gather boxers from 17 countries
Partaking in the competitions will be over 100 boxers from 17 countries: Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Greece, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Nigeria, Russia, Tajikistan, Tunisia, Uzbekistan, Ukraine and Ecuador...
1 Feb 2016
Belarus, China announce joint contest of S&T projects
The application package must contain a business plan, a written commitment regarding the application of research results and share participation in project financing, and a copy of the agreement on cooperation with a foreign organization...
1 Feb 2016
Belarusian judoka Dmitry Shershan wins European Sofia Open 2016
The Belarusian beat Russia’s Abdula Abdulzhalilov in the final...
30 Jan 2016
Baranovichi joins UNICEF Child Friendly Cities initiative
“Belarus has made a great headway in the work with the youth. Belarus has good experience to share with other countries,” said Rashed Mustafa Sarwar...
29 Jan 2016
Belarus Events Calendar: February 2016
Holidays, festivals, exhibitions...
29 Jan 2016
Gomel to host Winter University of UNESCO Clubs
Ten creative workshops UNESCO Club Invites, three workshops for graduates of UNESCO clubs academies, and a coaching school will be held as part of the forum. The workshops will provide platforms for sharing experience and implementing projects...
29 Jan 2016
International forum TIBO 2016 scheduled for 19-22 April
The program of the forum features expo TIBO 2016, the Belarusian congress on information society technologies, the Belarusian-Azerbaijani business forum on information and communication technologies, a meeting of ministers of the Eastern Partnership countries, the exhibition and conference Trade Forum – Innovation Technologies in Trade...
29 Jan 2016
Vera Lapko secures her maiden Australian Open Junior final spot
Vera Lapko of Belarus, ranked 533rd in the world, saw off Sara Tomic of Australia (World No.452) 6-2, 6-3 to secure her first final berth in the Australian Open Junior Championships...
29 Jan 2016
Best mushers to gather for dog sledding festival in Logoisk District
The event will be held at the Expeditsiya picnic hotel in the village of Oktyabr, Logoisk District and will start at 12pm (Minsk time). Partaking in the races will be the best mushers from Belarus, Latvia, Lithuania, Russia, Ukraine and other countries...
28 Jan 2016
Representatives of Belarus’ Bolshoi Theater honored with state awards
In accordance with Belarus President’s decree No. 32 of 28 January, the People’s Artist of Belarus title has been conferred on chief opera soloist and Honored Artist of Belarus, winner of the state prize Nina Sharubina for the many-year productive work, professional excellence and a big contribution to the development of culture...
28 Jan 2016
Vera Lapko into Australian Open Junior semifinal
The 17-year-old Belarusian, ranked 533rd in the world, collected her fourth win in Australia against Russia’s Anna Kalinskaya (World No.597) 7-5, 5-7, 6-2. Vera Lapko goes on to face Sara Tomic of Australia (452) in a bid to get into the final...
28 Jan 2016
Minsk ranked CIS most popular travel destination among Russians
Trips to Vitebsk, Brest, Gomel, Grodno and Zaslavl are also popular among Russians. The list of top ten cities also included Tbilisi, Yerevan, Baku, Kiev, Almaty, Tashkent, Chisinau, Astana...
27 Jan 2016
Vera Lapko reaches Australian Open Junior Championships quarterfinal
In the third round the 17-year-old Belarusian, ranked 533rd in the world, took a solid 6-2, 6-3 win over Japan’s Chihiro Muramatsu (World No.890)...
27 Jan 2016
Monuments to Moniuszko, Dunin-Martinkevich to be erected in Minsk in 2016
“Monuments to these two outstanding cultural figures will be placed in the Upper Town. The museum exhibition “Minsk Horsecar” near the Minsk Town Hall will be completed this year as well,” said Sergei Medvedev...
27 Jan 2016
Belarusian language in the spotlight of Year of Culture in Minsk
Promotion of Belarusian language and patriotic education will be in the spotlight in 2016. For instance, the events calendar includes Belarusian Language Week and fashion festival Ethnostyle...
26 Jan 2016
Moscow to host events to mark Year of Culture in Belarus
The concert of the Belarusian band Pesnyary held on 26 January to mark the 75th anniversary of the birth of the band’s founder Vladimir Mulyavin was the first event organized in Moscow within the framework of the Year of Culture celebrations...
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