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18 Feb 2015
Russian border service takes over WW2 victory relay race from Belarus
Timed to mark the 70th anniversary of the victory in the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945 and meant to go along the borders of the CIS states, the relay race began simultaneously in the Belarusian city of Brest and the Russian city of Murmansk on 2 February...
18 Feb 2015
CIS to host festival of national sports
It is planned that the festival program will feature competitions in 4-5 disciplines, including national (original) sports as a part the historical heritage of the CIS member states...
18 Feb 2015
Russia’s Streltsov wins Individual title at Raubichi
Roman Shinkevich of Belarus crossed the finish line 8th, 1:05.4 back, with three penalties...
18 Feb 2015
Ukraine’s Krivonos claims 10km Individual gold at Raubichi
Ukraine’s Anna Krivonos sealed the victory in 30:09.1, with one penalty...
17 Feb 2015
Belarus’ Zuyeva in mass start top ten at Heerenveen
Marina Zuyeva showed the ninth best time of 8:45.25, 7.02 seconds behind the winner, Dutch Irene Schouten...
17 Feb 2015
Military historical drama Battalion premiered in Minsk
The film shows the history of the women's "death battalion" which was created on the orders of the interim government to lift the morale. The battalion was under the command of the full cavalier of St. George Order Maria Bochkareva...
16 Feb 2015
Iran’s embassy in Belarus to open in Minsk 17 February
It is expected that Foreign Minister of Iran Mohammad Javad Zarif will take part in the opening ceremony of the embassy and a diplomatic reception timed to Iran’s National Day...
16 Feb 2015
Amazing light show at opening of IBU Youth/Junior World Championships in Belarus
The opening ceremony will start at 20.00 local time on 17 February and will last for about an hour.The first races will kick off on 18 February...
16 Feb 2015
Thousands attend Minsk Book Fair
"The book forum in Minsk became that significant platform where 28 states were building bridges of friendship and cooperation"...
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...
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