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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...
4 Mar 2019
Belarusian wrestlers claim four medals at tournament in Bulgaria Belarusian wrestlers claim four medals at tournament in Bulgaria
Belarusian wrestlers won four medals at the Dan Kolov – Nikola Petrov International Wrestling Tournament in Ruse, Bulgaria...
4 Mar 2019
Kyrgyz Cinema Days in progress in Minsk Kyrgyz Cinema Days in progress in Minsk
The festival will begin today with the movie Red Apple directed by Tolomush Okeyev. The screenplay has been inspired by a story written by Chinghiz Aitmatov...
4 Mar 2019
Shkurdai sets Belarus’ new record in 100m backstroke Shkurdai sets Belarus’ new record in 100m backstroke
The Belarusian clocked 1:00.62 to beat Aliaksandra Herasimenia’s 2011 record of 1:00.68..
3 Mar 2019
Applications open for Minsk Film Festival Listapad Applications open for Minsk Film Festival Listapad
The applications will close on 31 August for six competition programs: Main Feature Film Competition; Feature Film Competition Youth on the March; Main Documentary Film Competition; National Film Schools Competition; Children and Youth Film Competition Listapadzik...
1 Mar 2019
Lukashenko promises to get Kuropaty Forest tidied up Lukashenko promises to get Kuropaty Forest tidied up
Alexander Lukashenko touched upon the history of the Belarusian People's Republic (BPR). The president noted that "the country is moving in the right direction with regard to the assessment of the role and importance of the BPR"...
1 Mar 2019
Belarusian flag raised in Universiade Athletes Village in Russia’s Krasnoyarsk Belarusian flag raised in Universiade Athletes Village in Russia’s Krasnoyarsk
The Belarusian delegation includes athletes who will compete in biathlon, cross-country skiing, ski orienteering and freestyle skiing...
28 Feb 2019
Belarusian-Dutch joint theatrical production to premiere in Minsk on 2 April Belarusian-Dutch joint theatrical production to premiere in Minsk on 2 April
The play is the joint theatrical project of two unusual companies: the Belarusian family inclusive theater “i” and the Dutch theater Kazou at Leo Kanner autism research center...
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