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12 Mar 2019
Piano competition in Brest to gather young hopefuls from five countries Piano competition in Brest to gather young hopefuls from five countries
The Sviatoslav Richter international competition for young pianists is designed to celebrate the great pianist who performed in Brest many times, to help fledgling pianists hone their professional skills...
11 Mar 2019
National Center for Contemporary Arts in Minsk to present art project about Malevich National Center for Contemporary Arts in Minsk to present art project about Malevich
"In the 1920s, Belarus, in particular Vitebsk, became the cradle of the 20th-century avant-garde in the traditional understanding of the word. It was here where Malevich set up the UNOVIS group that explored and developed new concepts in art"...
11 Mar 2019
ZENA to release album after Eurovision 2019 ZENA to release album after Eurovision 2019
"At the Fabrika Zvyozd (Star Factory) project I sometimes helped other participants write songs. I am currently working on new musical material. And I plan to release an album of my songs after Eurovision 2019"...
11 Mar 2019
Belarusian athletes take three medals at 2019 FIG Acro World Cup Belarusian athletes take three medals at 2019 FIG Acro World Cup
Artur Belyakov and Olga Melnik scored a total of 29,560 points to take silver in mixed pairs...
11 Mar 2019
Eight medals for Belarus at European Throwing Cup 2019 Eight medals for Belarus at European Throwing Cup 2019
Champion titles were claimed by Tatyana Kholodovich in javelin (65.89m), Anna Malyshchik in hammer (74.95m), and Aleksei Kotkovets in javelin (82.45m). Belarusian athletes also won four silver medals in Samorin...
11 Mar 2019
Vitali Piasniak claims gold at U23 Senior European Championships Vitali Piasniak claims gold at U23 Senior European Championships
In the 125kg weight category the Belarusian defeated Kamil Tomasz Kosciolek of Poland, Zuriko Urtashvili of Georgia, then Samhan Jabrailov of Moldova in the semifinal and Yurii Idzinskyi of Ukraine in the final...
10 Mar 2019
Maksim Varabei wins silver at Winter Universiade in Krasnoyarsk Maksim Varabei wins silver at Winter Universiade in Krasnoyarsk
The Belarusian covered the 15K distance in 40:54.1. Two penalties in the final shooting deprived him from securing a gold medal...
7 Mar 2019
Belarusian wrestlers win two medals at U23 Senior European Championships Belarusian wrestlers win two medals at U23 Senior European Championships
Aliaksandr Liavonchyk took bronze at the Greco-Roman 67kg weight category. In the quarterfinal he lost to future silver medalist Sebastian Nad of Serbia to successful come through the repechage defeating athletes from Bulgaria and Romania...
7 Mar 2019
Maksim Varabei 4th in Men Pursuit at Winter Universiade in Krasnoyarsk Maksim Varabei 4th in Men Pursuit at Winter Universiade in Krasnoyarsk
Maksim Varabei clocked 36:17.2 to place fourth with five penalties...
6 Mar 2019
Minsk marks Taras Shevchenko’s 205th birthday with literary evening Minsk marks Taras Shevchenko’s 205th birthday with literary evening
The works of Ukrainian poet Taras Shevchenko were read out in different languages during an event held in the House of Friendship in Minsk on 6 March to mark the 205th birthday of the great poet...
6 Mar 2019
Over 250 Belarusian books presented at Latvian Book Fair 2019 Over 250 Belarusian books presented at Latvian Book Fair 2019
As part of the Latvian Book Fair one pavilion hosted two expositions: a book one and an educational one. “We should consider adopting the approach because it helped encourage a large number of youth to visit the fair,” Igor Buzovsky added...
6 Mar 2019
Belarus wins Grand Prix, 9 medals at ExpoSweet in Warsaw Belarus wins Grand Prix, 9 medals at ExpoSweet in Warsaw
Belarusian pastry chefs won the Grand Prix, the People’s Choice Award, five gold, three silver and one bronze at the international competition of confectionary decorations held as part of the international exposition ExpoSweet in Warsaw, Poland...
6 Mar 2019
Minsk among top weekend getaways for Russians in March Minsk among top weekend getaways for Russians in March
Saint Petersburg tops the ranking followed by Paris, Sochi, Rome, Astana, Moscow, Yaroslavl, Minsk, Prague, and Yalta. Baku, Kazan, Berlin, Yerevan, and Tallinn rounded up the top 15 destinations for Russian holidaymakers...
6 Mar 2019
Minsk’s Independence Avenue seen as potential UNESCO Heritage List candidate post 2020 Minsk’s Independence Avenue seen as potential UNESCO Heritage List candidate post 2020
In 2019 the National Commission on UNESCO will be working to get the Belarusian landmarks included into the UNESCO lists of world heritage and intangible heritage in the nominations “Forest Beekeeping” and “Socialist Postwar Architecture in Central and Eastern Europe”...
6 Mar 2019
Maksim Varabei 5th in Men Sprint at Winter Universiade in Krasnoyarsk Maksim Varabei 5th in Men Sprint at Winter Universiade in Krasnoyarsk
Maksim Varabei clocked 25:38.5 to place fifth. Gold went to Russia’s Eduard Latypov (25:01.2)...
6 Mar 2019
Partisan Chronicles: Women in War Partisan Chronicles: Women in War
“Partisan Chronicles: Women in War” is a new page of the joint project of BelTA and the Belarusian State Museum of the Great Patriotic War History. It is dedicated to female members of the underground and partisan movement...
5 Mar 2019
Tragedy of Ozarichi camps highlighted by new exposition at Great Patriotic War Museum Tragedy of Ozarichi camps highlighted by new exposition at Great Patriotic War Museum
On 20 March the Belarusian State Museum of the Great Patriotic War History will screen the movie by German historian, Professor Christoph Rass about the military crimes in Ozarichi...
5 Mar 2019
Minsk more popular with foreign tourists Minsk more popular with foreign tourists
Russians accounted for 67.5% of the total number of visitors from abroad. Most valuable tourism source markets included Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Spain, China, Israel, the United Kingdom, Germany, Iraq, and Estonia...
5 Mar 2019
Two medals for Belarus at Riga Ladies Boxing Cup Two medals for Belarus at Riga Ladies Boxing Cup
In the 90kg weight category Alla Yaroshevich beat Lithuania’s Anna Starovoitova to take gold, while Olga Lushchik lost to Russia’s Lyubov Sharapova in the 51kg weight category to claim silver...
4 Mar 2019
Belarus 2nd in 2019 Winter Universiade medal table Belarus 2nd in 2019 Winter Universiade medal table
Belarus has clinched two gold medals so far. Aliaksandra Ramanouskaya won the Ladies Aerials event, and paired with Artyom Bashlakov triumphed in the Mixed Team Aerials...
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