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14 Jan 2020
BelTA, Great Patriotic War Museum to launch new joint project BelTA, Great Patriotic War Museum to launch new joint project
The project is a wide reaching survey of people who went through the war, the fallen and the survivors, those who made the papers and ordinary people. Within the permits of the military censorship, the fighters described various aspects of the war: hardships of their daily routine, attacks, injuries and the joy of victories...
13 Jan 2020
First medal for Belarus at Winter Youth Olympic Games in Switzerland First medal for Belarus at Winter Youth Olympic Games in Switzerland
Belarusian Yulia Kovalevskaya won the first award for Team Belarus at the 3rd Winter Youth Olympic Games in Switzerland as she came in third in the 10km Individual...
10 Jan 2020
Belarus’ visa-free travel program to cover 2021 IIHF World Championship participants, guests Belarus’ visa-free travel program to cover 2021 IIHF World Championship participants, guests
The document was developed taking into account the experience of hosting the 2nd European Games Minsk 2019 and the Match Europe vs USA. The decree provides for an integral approach to dealing with matters concerning preparations for the ice hockey world championship that Belarus and Latvia will co-host in 2021...
10 Jan 2020
Minsk airport named most on-time small airport by OAG Minsk airport named most on-time small airport by OAG
Belarus' Minsk National Airport has claimed the first place in the Small Airports category (2.5 - 5 million seats) in the OAG Punctuality League for 2020...
10 Jan 2020
Belarus named must-visit destination for 2020 by Le Figaro Belarus named must-visit destination for 2020 by Le Figaro
The newspaper noted that Belarus is the birthplace of Marc Chagall, hailed the architectural heritage of Minsk and the country’s amazing nature: primeval forests and extensive national parks...
9 Jan 2020
Second monument to Yanka Kupala unveiled in China Second monument to Yanka Kupala unveiled in China
The ceremony was one in a series of events to cap off the Year of Belarus’ Education in China. “The unveiling of the monument to Yanka Kupala reflects the truly friendly relations between Belarus and China, sincere interest and respect of the Chinese people for Belarusian culture and history”...
9 Jan 2020
Belarus to partake in 3rd Youth Olympic Games in Lausanne Belarus to partake in 3rd Youth Olympic Games in Lausanne
Team Belarus will perform in five disciplines...
9 Jan 2020
New museum to open at Brest Fortress in summer New museum to open at Brest Fortress in summer
The main theme of the new museum is the defense of the Eastern Fort in 1941. That was one of the most powerful pockets of resistance in the Brest Fortress. The Nazi invaders could not approach the Eastern Fort...
5 Jan 2020
Belarus Events Calendar: JANUARY 2020 Belarus Events Calendar: JANUARY 2020
Holidays, festivals, exhibitions...
4 Jan 2020
Belarus beat IIHF team at Minsk Christmas ice hockey tournament Belarus beat IIHF team at Minsk Christmas ice hockey tournament
The Belarus President’s team seized the initiative in the game in Group A on the big ice rink of the Chizhovka Arena from the very first minutes. Gennady Savilov opened the scoring eight minutes into the game and secured a hat trick by the end of the second period...
31 Dec 2019
Belarus Events Calendar: January 2020 Belarus Events Calendar: January 2020
Holidays, festivals, exhibitions...
31 Dec 2019
Minsk to host Christmas Amateur Ice Hockey Tournament for 16th time Minsk to host Christmas Amateur Ice Hockey Tournament for 16th time
Competing will be 12 teams divided into four preliminary groups. Group A will feature Belarus, IIHF Team, and the United States. Group B will comprise China, the UAE, and Balkans Team; Group C – Ukraine, Switzerland, and Finland, Group D – Baltics Team, Germany and Russia...
30 Dec 2019
Belarus to take part in travel shows in New York, Dubai, London in 2020 Belarus to take part in travel shows in New York, Dubai, London in 2020
Belarus will take part in 17 international tourist exhibitions with a single national stand...
27 Dec 2019
Minsk in top three CIS cities with best Christmas markets Minsk in top three CIS cities with best Christmas markets
“Minsk Christmas markets feature wooden stalls offering street food, sweets, mulled wine, and presents, photo zones, alleys of winter houses, and corridors of lights”...
27 Dec 2019
Ihar Stasevich named Football Player of Belarus 2019 Ihar Stasevich named Football Player of Belarus 2019
Former coach of FC BATE and current head coach of FC CSKA Moscow Viktor Goncharenko was named the best Belarusian coach. This is his ninth title...
24 Dec 2019
Lukashenko shown Team Belarus Tokyo 2020 outfit Lukashenko shown Team Belarus Tokyo 2020 outfit
One of the outfits is white and blue, featuring ornaments and patterns. The other is a white and red kit. This outfit looks the most patriotic and a bit retro...
24 Dec 2019
Belarus president receives custom-made chess set as gift Belarus president receives custom-made chess set as gift
The art studio uses unique enameling techniques to make game pieces look like their prototypes, including costumes, postures, and characters...
24 Dec 2019
Belarus to host over 100 international sports events in 2020 Belarus to host over 100 international sports events in 2020
The 16th edition of the Christmas International Tournament of Ice Hockey Amateurs for the Prizes of the President of Belarus will take place on 1-9 January. Minsk will host the IAAF World Athletics Race Walking Team Championships on 1-4 May and the international bike festival VIVA Rovar 2020 on 16 May...
24 Dec 2019
Belarus mulls 2021 IIHF WC promotional event at exhibitions in United States, Finland Belarus mulls 2021 IIHF WC promotional event at exhibitions in United States, Finland
The 2021 IIHF World Championship will be co-hosted by Belarus and Latvia on 7-23 May...
16 Dec 2019
Belarus’ National Library to celebrate first national encyclopedia Belarus’ National Library to celebrate first national encyclopedia
The exhibition will also demonstrate the history of European encyclopedias from the ancient times to the present...
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