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8 Feb 2016
Minsk Book Fair to gather guests from 29 countries
Armenia will be the Guest of Honor this year. Earlier, among the Guests of Honor of the Minsk International Book Fair were Russia, Ukraine, Israel, Kazakhstan, France, Germany, Venezuela, China...
8 Feb 2016
Books about German culture, landscape to be on display at Minsk Book Fair
Other items on display will include books for children and teenagers, including two-language editions in Russian and German, the most recent German fiction books, books about the environment and renewable sources of energy, and also books about Belarus in the German language...
8 Feb 2016
Belarus hosts Days of Armenian Culture 8-11 February
The first event in the program of the Days of Culture will be the opening of the exhibition of ancient Armenian books at the National Library of Belarus on 9 February. Rare and unique books will be on display at the museum...
8 Feb 2016
Belarus beat Canada in 2016 Federation Cup World Group II
On the first day of the competitions in Quebec Belarus’ world number 99 Alexandra Sasnovich saw off Canada’s Francoise Abanda (World No.343) 6-4, 2-6, 6-3. Olga Govorstova (74) lost to Canada’s Aleksandra Wozniak (803) 2-6, 2-6...
6 Feb 2016
Belarus’ National History Museum to display rare 16th-18th century books
The international exhibition “The Radziwills. The Great Era of the Dukes” will officially open on 11 February. The project will show the historical events which the representatives of the famous dynasty took part in. The exhibition was a success in Lithuania...
6 Feb 2016
Belarus President’s team tops 9th National Amateur Ice Hockey Tournament table
The hosts started the game quickly, with Sergei Shitkovsky scoring on the second minute after the opening faceoff. The Belarus President’s team sent home three more before the first break. Stepan Ponomarev, Alexei Vinokurov and Yevgeny Kurilin made the score 4-0...
5 Feb 2016
Belarusian-language class may be set up at Latvian school
The parties discussed ways to strengthen cooperation between Belarusian and Latvian regional education departments. Vladimir Klimov and Marina Isupova agreed that it is necessary to establish contacts between specialized schools and provide assistance to the Sunday school Vyasyolka in Daugavpils...
5 Feb 2016
Belarusian Anastasia Leikina wins Internet song contest Your Voice 2016
Anastasia outperformed her competitors from 29 countries and got the awards of the Internet audience and the jury. They voted online and gave the highest number of points, 709, to the video with Anastasia Leikina singing Je Suis Malade, a song by Lara Fabian...
5 Feb 2016
Kondrat Krapiva’s 120th birthday marked in Moscow
The Film Actor’s Theater of Belarusfilm Studio presented the play He Who Laughs Last after Kondrat Krapiva’s comedy, a masterpiece of the Belarusian classics written in 1939...
5 Feb 2016
Belarus. Documentary Story gets special award of Film Assembly on Dnepr
The film narrates about the development of the independent Belarus and the present-day country. The film includes the country’s most important events and facilities, including in the country's industry, agriculture, healthcare, sport, international relations...
4 Feb 2016
Alina Talay wins 60m hurdles in Dusseldorf
The Belarusian clocked 8.00 seconds to finish first in the 60m hurdles. Second was German Cindy Roleder (8.01 seconds), with Serita Solomon of the UK finishing 3rd (8.05 seconds)...
2 Feb 2016
Moscow Days in Minsk in May
The exact dates are being agreed right now. We are looking forward to the event,” the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Belarus to Russia Igor Petrishenko said...
2 Feb 2016
Belarusian State University in CIS top three
The Belarusian State University is one of the top three CIS universities. It is followed by The Lomonosov Moscow State University and the Saint Petersburg State University...
2 Feb 2016
Another three Belarusian sites get international status
“Another three Belarusian wetlnds have received the international conservation status in addition to seventeen wetlands that have already had the status for some time,” the minister said. These are Polesye Valley of the Bug River, Servech, and Vileity...
2 Feb 2016
Guests from 10 new countries visit Vitebsk Oblast in 2015
“In comparison with 2014,the export of tourism services in the region was expanded by ten countries, namely Australia, Greece, Argentina, Maldives, Thailand, the Dominican Republic, South Africa, Tunisia, Qatar, and Sudan"...
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...
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