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13 Feb 2015
Belarus to expand network of toll roads by about 70% by 2020
In 2015-2019 it is planned to renovate and build about 1,158km of roads, more than 2,210 running meters of bridges and crossovers...
13 Feb 2015
Mirnyi reaches Memphis Open semifinal
The Belarusian-Croatian duo, seeded first at the competitions, beat Australia’s John-Patrick Smith and Michael Venus of New Zealand 6-3, 6-4...
12 Feb 2015
New Russian cosmodrome to launch Belarusian educational satellite
"Such educational satellites can be developed by students to be used later as part of the education process and scientific studies"...
12 Feb 2015
World Tourism Organization head to visit Belarus in April
The conference is aimed at popularizing international experience and Belarus’ experience in the area of local economic development through stable tourism...
12 Feb 2015
Domracheva 2nd in 15km Individual in Holmenkollen
Belarus number one Darya Domracheva was second to cross the finish line clocking 45:13.1 with one penalty...
12 Feb 2015
Castles of Belarus album reflects Belarus’ beauty and strength
The album comprises 32 archival photos of the Belarusian castles of the 19th – early 20th centuries from the library of Vilnius University...
11 Feb 2015
Belarusian art on show in India
The Belarusian delegation consisting of members of the Belarusian dance company Belaya Rus from Minsk and representatives of the Belarusian Union of Crafters is taking part in the 29th edition of the Surajkund International Crafts Mela on 1-15 February...
11 Feb 2015
Belarusian State University named one of CIS top three universities
In the Webometrics Ranking of World Universities the BSU ranks 612th, 61 positions up, along with the Lomonosov Moscow State University (129th) and the Saint Petersburg State University (539th)...
11 Feb 2015
China presents over 5,000 books at Minsk International Book Fair
“We have come to the beautiful city of Minsk; we are meeting with many Belarusian writers and publishers and we are very happy and proud of it"...
11 Feb 2015
BelTA’s photo album One Victory for All includes about 400 unique photos
The photo album One Victory for All highlights not only the war period. It includes photos about the pre-war years, the restoration of Belarus after the war...
11 Feb 2015
Over 500 journalists accredited to cover Normandy format meeting in Minsk
The accredited journalists represent the world’s leading mass media outlets from Russia, the United States, France, the United Kingdom, Germany, China and Cuba...
11 Feb 2015
China’s status of Guest of Honor at Minsk Book Fair enhances cultural ties with Belarus
The delegation comprising about 80 people has arrived in Belarus from China. Visitors of the book fair will see more than 5,000 Chinese books...
11 Feb 2015
About 400 foreign journalists to cover Normandy format meeting in Minsk
About 300 foreign journalists have already arrived in Minsk. Apart from that, it is expected that about 100 mass media representatives will accompany the heads of state and will arrive in Minsk with them...
10 Feb 2015
Belarus’ Danilochkin in Alpine combined top ten at Winter Universiade 2015
The Belarusian clocked 1:20.83 to finish 13th in the Giant Slalom and showed the time of 2:07.93 for the 10th position in the Slalom...
10 Feb 2015
Minsk to host CIS Rail Transport Council meeting
“The organization of the meeting and participation in it is an important event for Belarusian Railways to develop international cooperation in 2015”...
10 Feb 2015
Minsk to host Sambo World Cup
The competitions will be held in nine weight categories among men and nine weight categories among women as well as in four weight categories in combat sambo (under 68, 74, 82, 90kg)...
10 Feb 2015
Belarus to host 3x3 U18 European Championships
Partaking in the tournament will be 32 teams, with 16 teams competing in the men’s and women’s events each...
10 Feb 2015
Minsk to host writers’ symposium 10-12 February
Writers from 16 countries, including Belarus, Russia, China, Germany, Italy, France, Israel, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Lithuania, Tajikistan and others, will discuss the role of artistic intelligentsia in the modern global world, the importance of the contemporary writer’s word for the preservation of the spiritual and moral fundamentals in the development of the society and the state...
9 Feb 2015
Belarus, Poland to bid for 2021 Winter Universiade
Belarus has a modern sports base to host competitions in the Winter Universiade five compulsory sports (cross-country skiing, biathlon, ice hockey, figure skating and short track) as well as two optional sports...
9 Feb 2015
Belarusian Grodno twinned with Russian Tambov
Grodno has been twinned with 12 cities or city districts, including six in the Russian Federation. Cooperation agreements have been signed with four cities, including Russian Vologda...
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