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21 Dec 2015
Belarus’ Honorary Consulate opens in Brazil’s Florianopolis
The official ceremony of presenting the copies of the consular patents to newly-appointed Honorary Consul of Belarus to Florianopolis, the state of Santa Catarina, Brazil Milton Atanazio da Silva took place in Brasilia...
21 Dec 2015
Belarusian tradition of celebrating Icon of Mother of God of Budslav nominated for UNESCO list
The file "Celebration in honor of the Icon of the Mother of God of Budslav" has been nominated for the inclusion in the List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding this year. It is listed among the nominees which will be assessed by the UNESCO Intergovernmental Committee in November 2016...
21 Dec 2015
Russia’s Ivan Popov named FIDE European Rapid champion
The winner scored 10 out of 11 points. Second was Hrant Melkumyan of Armenia (9.5 points). Bronze went to Ukraine’s Vadim Razin (9 points)...
20 Dec 2015
Skardino 5th in women’s mass start in Pokljuka
Nadezhda Skardino is 14th with the total of 185 points in the IBU World Cup standings. BMW IBU World Cup Biathlon 4 will take place in Oberhof, Germany on 7-10 January...
20 Dec 2015
Days of Belarusian Culture in France draw 150,000 people
As many as 36 cultural events were organized with the participation of the Belarusian Embassy in 37 French cities and towns...
20 Dec 2015
Darya Blashko tops IBU Junior Cup Biathlon standings
In the sprint the Belarusian was 3.7 seconds behind the winner, Kazakhstan’s Arina Pantova (15:07.20). One penalty prevented Darya Blashko from grabbing the gold medal. Her teammate Anastasia Anufriyeva finished 34th, 3:24.3 back with one penalty...
20 Dec 2015
Belarus 3rd in Arosa Challenge in Switzerland
For Belarus the international tournament in Switzerland became one of the stages to prepare for the 2016 IIHF World Championship which is due to take place in Saint Petersburg and Moscow in May 2016...
18 Dec 2015
Belarusian culture center in China to be set up at embassy
The Chinese side has opted in favor of a separate building. “We are providing them with assistance in their search for an appropriate plot of land or building,” Irina Driga added...
18 Dec 2015
Chess in Schools program to be introduced in Belarus in 2016
At first the project will be run as an optional out-of-school activity at Minsk and regional schools. The World Chess Federation will help with training coaches, organizing seminars and master classes, and providing educational materials...
18 Dec 2015
Belarus to present its bid to host IBU World Cup before April 2016
The IBU World Cup schedule is packed until 2018 inclusively. Belarus will not be able to host the event of such a level during this time. Bids can be submitted for the next four-year period, starting from 2019...
18 Dec 2015
FIDE European Rapid and Blitz Championships kick off in Minsk
Blitz winners will be named on the first competition day. A total of 679 chess players in the competitions played according to the Swiss 11-round system. Partaking in the Rapid Chess Championship scheduled for Saturday, 19 December, will be 800 athletes...
18 Dec 2015
BelNPP first unit to come online in November 2018
"Today we are working hard, so the time between the commissioning of the first and the second unit may be reduced. We observed a similar situation as nuclear power plants were launched in other countries"...
18 Dec 2015
Helmets, heraldic flags dating back to 11th-17th centuries on display in Gomel
The exhibition traces the evolution of arms manufacture on the territory of present-day Belarus. The exhibition has been organized to mark the 500th anniversary of the Radziwill family. The central piece on display is the presumably lost helmet from the armor suit of Mikolaj Krzysztof Radziwill Czarny...
17 Dec 2015
Belavia to perform flights to Sharm el-Sheikh, Hurghada next summer
“In the new season we will resume flying to Sharm el-Sheikh. That’s for sure. Booking and sale of Egypt tours for the spring and summer are already underway,” Igor Cherginets said...
17 Dec 2015
Belarus named cheapest tourist destination for Russians in 2015
According to, Russian tourists spent RUB4,200 on average on hotel accommodation per day in Belarus in 2015. For comparison: it was RUB4,500 on accommodations per day in Ukraine, and RUB7,100 in Kazakhstan...
17 Dec 2015
Belarus starts working on national exposition for Expo 2017 in Astana
"Such expos are large-scale events, and they usually involve the construction of national pavilions. “This is why we need time and resources, and the preparations require a professional approach,” Gleb Martynov explained...
16 Dec 2015
Grodno to host international festival of illusionists in February 2016
The Grodno festival will gather nearly 100 illusionists, both professionals and beginners. The latter are invited to take part in workshops and competitions...
15 Dec 2015
Christmas and New Year in Belarus
Christmas and New Year holidays are a perfect time for visiting Belarus. You will see the country’s most popular sites during an unpredictable yet charming winter season, immerse yourself in the Belarusian festive spirit, take part in joyful celebrations, and learn about local customs and traditions...
15 Dec 2015
Belarus wins Ventspils Christmas Cup 2015
In the deciding match Belarus bear the Team of Legends 6-3. The Team of Legends comprised players of Belarus and Latvia...
15 Dec 2015
Opera singers from six countries to compete at Christmas Singing Competition
Ten participants from Belarus, Russia, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Moldova and Mongolia will take to the stage during the third final round on 15 December. The singers will be assessed by an international jury...
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