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14 Feb 2019
National Geographic Israel to explore Brest Oblast, Belovezhskaya Pushcha National Geographic Israel to explore Brest Oblast, Belovezhskaya Pushcha
The guests will visit Belovezhskaya Pushcha, the farmsteads of Kamenets District and Kobrin District, the agro-town Motol in Ivanovo District. In Brest, they will go on the city tour and see the Brest Hero Fortress Memorial...
13 Feb 2019
Trinity Suburb in Minsk named CIS most romantic site Trinity Suburb in Minsk named CIS most romantic site
The Trinity Suburb scored 27% of votes. It is followed by the mountain of Kok Tobe in Almaty (23%), Baiterek Tower in Astana (20%), Maiden Tower in Baku (15%), and Tashkent Television Tower (8%)...
13 Feb 2019
Lukashenko, Putin hit slopes in Sochi Lukashenko, Putin hit slopes in Sochi
Their visit to a popular ski slope was a surprise for dozens of amateurs of winter sports. They recorded videos and made selfies with the presidents...
13 Feb 2019
Belarusian Orthodox icons to be displayed in Bucharest Belarusian Orthodox icons to be displayed in Bucharest
“In particular, the parties considered organizing exhibitions of paintings by Romanian artist Corneliu Baba at the National Art Museum of Belarus and Belarusian Orthodox icons at the National Museum of Art of Romania”...
13 Feb 2019
Partisan Chronicles: Hero of the Soviet Union Sergei Zhunin Partisan Chronicles: Hero of the Soviet Union Sergei Zhunin
“Partisan Chronicles: Hero of the Soviet Union Sergei Zhunin” is a new page of the joint project of BelTA and the Belarusian State Museum of the Great Patriotic War History...
13 Feb 2019
Belarusian diplomat named Ambassador of the Year by Egyptian magazine Belarusian diplomat named Ambassador of the Year by Egyptian magazine
Diplomacy Awards top-25 ceremony was held for the first time...
12 Feb 2019
Vladimir Drachev to take part in Legends’ Race Vladimir Drachev to take part in Legends’ Race
As BelTA reported earlier, the sport festival will feature eight-time Olympic champion Ole Einar Bjoerndalen, four-time Olympic champion Darya Domracheva and other outstanding biathletes...
12 Feb 2019
Belarusian Tourism Union joins AITO Belarusian Tourism Union joins AITO
The organization from Eastern Europe became a member of AITO, the UK’s largest tourism association, for the first time. AITO comprises more than 120 UK tour operators. The Belarusian Tourism Union became the 31st foreign associated member...
12 Feb 2019
Belarus’ Skateboarding Championship may make part of Slavianski Bazaar 2019 Belarus’ Skateboarding Championship may make part of Slavianski Bazaar 2019
“We would like to organize Belarus’ Skateboarding Championship as part of the Slavianski Bazaar. The possibility to host it is currently discussed,” the director of the festival said, noting that this interesting event will fit perfectly within the program of the festival...
12 Feb 2019
Minsk to host Mass Media in Belarus expo on 2-4 May Minsk to host Mass Media in Belarus expo on 2-4 May
The forum will include presentations of information and internet projects, autograph sessions, master classes, and other events...
12 Feb 2019
Slavianski Bazaar to revise song contest rules Slavianski Bazaar to revise song contest rules
According to him, the contest will put more emphasis on national selections which will be held in more than 20 countries. Some countries will introduce a new format of the selection...
12 Feb 2019
Ole Einar Bjoerndalen to feature in Legends Race in Belarus Ole Einar Bjoerndalen to feature in Legends Race in Belarus
Twenty famous athletes who showed great results during their sports careers will take part in the festival. One of them is biathlon legend Ole Einar Bjoerndalen, the husband of Darya Domracheva, the four-time Olympic biathlon champion from Belarus, the inspirer of the Legends Race...
11 Feb 2019
Minsk in Top 5 most romantic CIS cities Minsk in Top 5 most romantic CIS cities
The Top 5 features the capitals of Georgia, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Belarus and Moldova: Tbilisi scored 33% of votes, Astana, Baku and Minsk 14% and Chisinau 10%...
11 Feb 2019
Tourist signs in Minsk translated into Chinese Tourist signs in Minsk translated into Chinese
These signs are situated in the Upper Town, the Trinity Suburb, Privokzalnaya Square, Yakuba Kolasa Square, the surroundings of the Nemiga river, Nezavisimosti Avenue, Komarovsky Rynok marketplace...
11 Feb 2019
Two wins for Belarus at athletics tournaments in France Two wins for Belarus at athletics tournaments in France
At the Meeting Elite de Metz in Eaubonne long jumper Nastassia Mironchyk-Ivanova made 6m67cm in her third attempt to place first with her best personal record this winter...
10 Feb 2019
Belarus blank Germany in Fed Cup quarterfinal Belarus blank Germany in Fed Cup quarterfinal
After three singles rubbers which ended 3-0 in Belarus’ favor, it was decided not to hold the fourth singles rubber and finish the tie with a doubles match where Victoria Azarenka and Lidziya Marozava defeated Mona Barthel and Anna-Lena Groenefeld 6-1, 0-6, 11-9...
8 Feb 2019
BelTA’s project wins Belarusian book art contest award BelTA’s project wins Belarusian book art contest award
BelTA’s photo album The Moments of the Century features over 250 photos to illustrate the country’s past and present. It has been published in Belarusian, Russian, and English...
8 Feb 2019
Minsk Dinamo Stadium nominated for Stadium of the Year 2018 Minsk Dinamo Stadium nominated for Stadium of the Year 2018
Apart from Minsk Dinamo Stadium, taking part in the vote for the Stadium of the year 2018 are 26 arenas from the United States, Australia, Austria, Italy, Hungary, Turkey, Iran, Iraq and China...
7 Feb 2019
Minsk Airport to commission second runway in April-May Minsk Airport to commission second runway in April-May
“By 1 May, we plan to set up 10 Drop-Off luggage self-service stands which will be incorporated into the self-service network along with self-service check-in kiosks. We are also introducing the system of mobile boarding passes and the Fast Track service,” Artem Sikorsky added...
6 Feb 2019
Mobile exhibition of CIS contemporary literature presented in Minsk Mobile exhibition of CIS contemporary literature presented in Minsk
The presentation of a traveling exhibition of works of contemporary writers of the CIS member states “Reading Together – Getting to Know Each Other” took place on the sidelines of the 26th Minsk International Book Fair on 6 February...
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