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23 Jan 2019
MAZ-SPORTavto Team to bring new racing truck for Dakar 2020 MAZ-SPORTavto Team to bring new racing truck for Dakar 2020
The hooded MAZ truck was presented in Minsk before the Dakar 2019 rally. The manufacturer will need some time to give it some finishing touches and is planning to field this truck for official competitions in the spring...
23 Jan 2019
Partisan Chronicles: Partisans’ Self-Made Weapons Partisan Chronicles: Partisans’ Self-Made Weapons
“Partisan Chronicles: Partisans’ Self-Made Weapons” is a new page of the joint project of BelTA and the Belarusian State Museum of the Great Patriotic War History...
22 Jan 2019
Photo exhibition to mark centennial of Belarusian diplomatic service opens in Minsk Photo exhibition to mark centennial of Belarusian diplomatic service opens in Minsk
The photos depict big significant historical events: the signing of the United Nations Charter, the ratification of the treaty establishing the Commonwealth of Independent States, the conclusion of first agreements to establish diplomatic relations with foreign countries...
22 Jan 2019
Season of national culture festivals in Minsk to open in May Season of national culture festivals in Minsk to open in May
Olga Antonenko said that the festivals will be held on Saturdays and Sundays until the end of September. Latvia will be this year’s newcomer...
22 Jan 2019
Zagitova holds practice session at Minsk Arena Zagitova holds practice session at Minsk Arena
The Olympic champion noted good quality of the ice and said that she will aim for the highest results. Her main rivals will be young Russian athletes Stanislava Konstantinova and Sofia Samodurova...
22 Jan 2019
About 400 journalists to cover European Figure Skating Championships in Minsk About 400 journalists to cover European Figure Skating Championships in Minsk
The bulk of journalists are from Russia. Russian figure skaters are favored to take medals in each of the four disciplines and Russian mass media outlets are actively preparing for the forthcoming tournament...
21 Jan 2019
UAE to host Days of Belarusian Culture on 29 January-2 February UAE to host Days of Belarusian Culture on 29 January-2 February
The Belarusian delegation is set to meet with the UAE officials to discuss cooperation in culture and tourism, organization of concerts and other events involving Belarusian artists in the United Arab Emirates...
21 Jan 2019
Practice sessions underway ahead of European Figure Skating Championships in Minsk Practice sessions underway ahead of European Figure Skating Championships in Minsk
Minsk is hosting such a prestigious tournament for the first time. This year, the ISU European Figure Skating Championships features more than 100 athletes. Belarus will be represented by Anna Kublikova and Yuri Gulitsky in ice dance and Yakau Zenko in the men’s singles...
21 Jan 2019
Silichi, Logoisk named CIS best ski resorts for winter getaway Silichi, Logoisk named CIS best ski resorts for winter getaway
The list has been compiled on the basis of Internet voting ahead of the World Snow Day. The Top 5 includes ski resorts in Belarus, Kazakhstan, Armenia, Azerbaijan and Kyrgyzstan...
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...
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