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18 Jan 2019
Plans for Belarusian-Chinese center for smart technologies unveiled Plans for Belarusian-Chinese center for smart technologies unveiled
The center is expected to have departments focusing on Chinese studies, computer semantics, artificial intelligence systems, and smart technologies...
18 Jan 2019
Two MAZ-SPORTavto crews in Dakar 2019 Top Ten Two MAZ-SPORTavto crews in Dakar 2019 Top Ten
The Dakar 2018 silver medalist Sergei Vyazovich placed 6th, Alexander Vasilevsky – 8th...
17 Jan 2019
Contest for best translation of Bogdanovich’s Distiches to kick off in Belarus Contest for best translation of Bogdanovich’s Distiches to kick off in Belarus
To apply, one should be at least 16 years old. Nationality and citizenship of applicants do not mater...
16 Jan 2019
Plans to open Belarus-China university in Minsk in 2019 Plans to open Belarus-China university in Minsk in 2019
"Having a joint institute with one of China’s engineering universities, we are about to set up our own university"...
16 Jan 2019
Book about Belarusian statehood history launched in Minsk Book about Belarusian statehood history launched in Minsk
For the first time in historiography, Belarusian scholars analyzed the first settlements on the Belarusian lands, tribal principalities, the first historical forms of Belarusian statehood (Principality of Polotsk and Principality of Turov, Kievan Rus, the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth)...
16 Jan 2019
Partisan Chronicles: Demolitionist Fyodor Bachilo Partisan Chronicles: Demolitionist Fyodor Bachilo
Fyodor Bachilo joined the partisans in autumn 1942. After a short while he took the lead of the sabotage squad of the Voroshilov partisan unit, Minsk Oblast, and became the best demolitionist in the subdivision...
16 Jan 2019
MAZ-SPORTavto 3rd at Dakar 2019 Stage 8 MAZ-SPORTavto 3rd at Dakar 2019 Stage 8
The leader of the Belarusian team cleared the distance in 5h01m. The stage winner was Russia’s Dmitry Sotnikov (KAMAZ), 22m ahead of Belarus...
15 Jan 2019
St Petersburg to host Forum of Regions of Belarus and Russia on 16-18 July St Petersburg to host Forum of Regions of Belarus and Russia on 16-18 July
The Forum of Regions is held annually in Belarus and Russia on a rota basis. It is organized by the upper chambers of parliaments of the two countries: the Council of the Republic and the Federation Council. The 5th Forum was held in Mogilev in October 2018...
15 Jan 2019
Plans to unite visa-free zones of Grodno Oblast, Brest Oblast Plans to unite visa-free zones of Grodno Oblast, Brest Oblast
"Reviewing the results of the year 2018 we can assume that the merger of the visa-free zones will allow offering new tourist routes, boosting tourist arrivals and increasing the length of stay"...
14 Jan 2019
Skaryna's Little Travel Book, 16th century printing press to be featured at Minsk book fair Skaryna's Little Travel Book, 16th century printing press to be featured at Minsk book fair
The 26th edition of the Minsk International Book Fair will be held in the Belarusian capital on 6-10 February. The event will feature more than 300 exhibitors from about 35 countries...
14 Jan 2019
Belarusian Internal Affairs Ministry explains online registration for foreigners Belarusian Internal Affairs Ministry explains online registration for foreigners
All foreigners, who temporarily stay in Belarus, have to pass the registration process. Citizens of Ukraine, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, and Kazakhstan can stay in Belarus without registration for up to 30 days, Russians – for up to 90 days...
14 Jan 2019
Penalty knocks MAZ-SPORTavto's Vyazovich from first to fifth at Dakar 2019 Stage 6 Penalty knocks MAZ-SPORTavto's Vyazovich from first to fifth at Dakar 2019 Stage 6
On MAZ-SPORTavto’s Facebook page Sergei Vyazovich said that in general Stage 6 was good for the team as they finished first clocking in 4:28:25...
11 Jan 2019
Lukashenko awards distinguished Belarusians at Old New Year reception Lukashenko awards distinguished Belarusians at Old New Year reception
The Old New Year reception brings together journalists, artists, athletes, civil servants and other people who have made significant achievements in their work...
11 Jan 2019
Center for Belarusian Studies opens in China Center for Belarusian Studies opens in China
Belarus' Year of Education in China was officially launched in a ceremony at Dalian Polytechnic University...
11 Jan 2019
Belarus’ biathlete Kryuko 5th in Oberhof 7.5km Sprint Belarus’ biathlete Kryuko 5th in Oberhof 7.5km Sprint
Dorothea Wierer of Italy leads the women’s standing with 398 points. Belarus’ best biathlete Iryna Kryuko is ninth with 259 points...
11 Jan 2019
Grodno-Druskininkai cross-border marathon opens registration Grodno-Druskininkai cross-border marathon opens registration
The start and the finish are swapped after each race. In 2018, the athletes began the race in Druskininkai. This year, the race will get underway at Grodno’s central sports center...
10 Jan 2019
Mogilev forum M@rt.Contact to feature theater groups from ten countries Mogilev forum M@rt.Contact to feature theater groups from ten countries
This year M@rt.Contact has invited the theater groups that were the highlights of the festival in previous years, new theaters and creative groups from Russia, Lithuania, Latvia, Ukraine, Poland, Israel and other countries...
10 Jan 2019
Minsk International Book Fair scheduled for 6-10 February Minsk International Book Fair scheduled for 6-10 February
The book forum will be themed around the Year of Native Land, the 2nd European Games, the Belarusian literature classics’ anniversaries and memorable historical dates of Belarus...
10 Jan 2019
Minsk forum on sustainable development to bring together 400 participants Minsk forum on sustainable development to bring together 400 participants
Belarus will showcase the national experience in achieving SDGs during the forum...
10 Jan 2019
Belarus to join European Parliament to mark Holocaust Remembrance Day Belarus to join European Parliament to mark Holocaust Remembrance Day
The International Holocaust Remembrance Day was instituted by the UN General Assembly on 1 November 2005 and is observed in the European Union on 27 January every year...
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