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4 Jan 2019
Aryna Sabalenka defeats Maria Sharapova at Shenzhen Open quarterfinals Aryna Sabalenka defeats Maria Sharapova at Shenzhen Open quarterfinals
Aryna Sabalenka won the first set 6-1. Maria Sharapova was forced to retire in the second set due to injury (4-2)...
3 Jan 2019
Belarus President Team defeat IIHF Team at Christmas tournament in Minsk Belarus President Team defeat IIHF Team at Christmas tournament in Minsk
IIHF Council Member and long-time player Zsuzsanna Kolbenheyer was named the best player of her team. Daniel Corso was named the best player of the Belarus President Team...
3 Jan 2019
UAE defeat Balkans at Christmas tournament in Minsk UAE defeat Balkans at Christmas tournament in Minsk
UAE Team featured forwards Mikhail Klimin and Sergei Zadelenov who are now promoting ice hockey in this Arab country...
3 Jan 2019
Slovakia beat Switzerland in Christmas tournament opener in Minsk Slovakia beat Switzerland in Christmas tournament opener in Minsk
The Group C match was held on the small ice rink of Chizhovka Arena. Switzerland, that is taking part in the tournament for the 13th time, was in the lead 2:0 during the first period...
3 Jan 2019
Belarusian pastry chefs win 14 medals at cooking contest in Luxembourg Belarusian pastry chefs win 14 medals at cooking contest in Luxembourg
Belarusian pastry chefs have won 5 gold medals, 7 silver medals and 2 bronze medals at the Culinary World Cup 2018 Luxembourg...
3 Jan 2019
Belarus welcomes 145 newborns on 1 January Belarus welcomes 145 newborns on 1 January
On 3 January, the minister visited the Mother and Child National Research Center to give presents to the infants born in the first hours of the new year. The campaign will be underway in all maternity homes of Minsk in January...
2 Jan 2019
Belarus president team to square off against IIHF team in first game of Christmas Tournament Belarus president team to square off against IIHF team in first game of Christmas Tournament
The game will take place in Chizhovka Arena. The Belarusian team will test their mettle against renowned players with NHL experience, the world champions Andrei Nikolishin and Dmitri Khristich...
2 Jan 2019
Minsk to host Golden Puck final Minsk to host Golden Puck final
The national junior ice hockey competition Golden Puck will be running simultaneously with the Christmas amateur ice hockey tournament for the prize of the President of Belarus...
2 Jan 2019
Partisan Chronicles: Priest Nikolai Khiltov. A Contact For Partisan Unit Partisan Chronicles: Priest Nikolai Khiltov. A Contact For Partisan Unit
“Partisan Chronicles: Priest Nikolai Khiltov. A Contact For Partisan Unit” is a new page of the joint project of BelTA and the Belarusian State Museum of the Great Patriotic War History...
2 Jan 2019
Stamp to mark BSSR centennial dedicated in Minsk Stamp to mark BSSR centennial dedicated in Minsk
“100 years is a moment in history but during this time the Belarusians achieved a lot. We, our fathers, grandfathers and great-grandfathers did everything to help Belarus flourish”...
31 Dec 2018
Belarus Events Calendar: January 2019 Belarus Events Calendar: January 2019
Holidays, festivals, exhibitions...
29 Dec 2018
Domracheva to take part in Christmas biathlon race in Germany Domracheva to take part in Christmas biathlon race in Germany
Taking part in the competitions will be many legendary athletes: Darya Domracheva and Ole Einar Bjoerndalen, Russia’s Ekaterina Yurlova-Percht and Anton Shipulin, Franziska Preuss and Simon Schempp from Germany...
28 Dec 2018
Viktor Lukashenko visits foster family in Glusk District to wish Happy New Year Viktor Lukashenko visits foster family in Glusk District to wish Happy New Year
It has become a good tradition for Viktor Lukashenko’s family to come visit a large family during the holiday season...
28 Dec 2018
Dmitry Lukashenko visits children at social and pedagogical center in Minsk for holidays Dmitry Lukashenko visits children at social and pedagogical center in Minsk for holidays
The children prepared a colorful New Year performance. Dmitry Lukashenko thanked the young artists for the concert and wished them health, happiness and warmth...
28 Dec 2018
Dreams about France expo to go on display in Minsk Dreams about France expo to go on display in Minsk
The exhibition will feature works of 24 Belarusian artists in different genres: painting, sculpture, photograph, ceramics, textile. All the works will be dedicated to France...
28 Dec 2018
Anatoly Kapsky named Person of Year in Belarusian sport Anatoly Kapsky named Person of Year in Belarusian sport
Anatoly Kapsky passed away on 22 September. He was the founder of one of the most successful Belarusian football clubs...
28 Dec 2018
Minsk to host TIBO 2019 ICT forum in April Minsk to host TIBO 2019 ICT forum in April
The ICT forum TIBO is held in Belarus every year. It provides an opportunity to exchange knowledge and communicate best practices in the field of information technology...
27 Dec 2018
Twelve teams to compete in Christmas amateur ice hockey tournament in Minsk Twelve teams to compete in Christmas amateur ice hockey tournament in Minsk
The preliminary stage will see the teams split into four groups of three apiece. The group winners will qualify for the semifinals. The Belarus president team in Group A will play two matches...
27 Dec 2018
Belarus’ children’s hospice receives gifts from CIS Executive Committee Belarus’ children’s hospice receives gifts from CIS Executive Committee
“It has already become a tradition for the CIS Executive Committee that consists of representatives of the CIS member states to take part in the charity campaign Our Children. This year was no exception”...
26 Dec 2018
Belarus’ Capital of Culture logo chosen in Pinsk Belarus’ Capital of Culture logo chosen in Pinsk
The national campaign "Pinsk is Belarus’ Capital of Culture 2019" will be officially launched on 25 January with a gala concert and an awards ceremony to honor cultural and arts professionals of the city...
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