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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...
28 Feb 2019
Belarus Events Calendar: March 2019 Belarus Events Calendar: March 2019
Holidays, festivals, exhibitions...
28 Feb 2019
Minsk to host international short film festival on 15-17 March Minsk to host international short film festival on 15-17 March
The competition program of the forum will feature the best fiction, documentary, animated, experimental, and virtual reality films...
28 Feb 2019
Over 600 questions sent to BelTA as part of Your Question to the President initiative Over 600 questions sent to BelTA as part of Your Question to the President initiative
As BelTA reported earlier, on 1 March Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko will meet with community leaders, experts, Belarusian and foreign journalists. “A big conversation with the president” will take place at the administrative building on 14 Pobeditelei Avenue in Minsk...
28 Feb 2019
Azarenka into semifinal of Acapulco doubles Azarenka into semifinal of Acapulco doubles
Victoria Azarenka and Zheng Saisai of China notched a victory over the British-German duo Johanna Konta/Laura Siegemund 3:6, 6:3, 10:6 in the quarterfinal match of the women’s doubles in Acapulco...
27 Feb 2019
City and Books 2019 festival to be held in Minsk on 19-20 April City and Books 2019 festival to be held in Minsk on 19-20 April
The festival will have five thematic venues: a children’s venue, a youth venue, an experts’ venue, a recital venue and an exposition of handmade characters of contemporary books Smiley Creatures...
27 Feb 2019
Belarus, Poland to send joint file on forest beekeeping to UNESCO Secretariat by 31 March Belarus, Poland to send joint file on forest beekeeping to UNESCO Secretariat by 31 March
The forest beekeeping of Polesie has the status of a historical and cultural value in Belarus. It is an ancient art of honey hunting based on keeping bees in artificially-made caverns placed high in the trees...
27 Feb 2019
Belarus’ National Library to host presentation of Lavrishevo Gospel facsimile edition on 1 March Belarus’ National Library to host presentation of Lavrishevo Gospel facsimile edition on 1 March
"This unique handwritten specimen of the early period of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania became available to researchers and lovers of the Belarusian medieval history thanks to the facsimile reproduction project"...
27 Feb 2019
Positive effects of visa-free travel program in Belarus noted Positive effects of visa-free travel program in Belarus noted
This year’s number is expected to grow larger since Minsk will host the 2nd European Games in June and a Europe vs United States athletics match in September...
27 Feb 2019
Partisan Chronicles: Special-mission fighters. Boyevoi special unit Partisan Chronicles: Special-mission fighters. Boyevoi special unit
“Partisan Chronicles: Special-mission fighters. Boyevoi special unit” is a new page of the joint project of BelTA and the Belarusian State Museum of the Great Patriotic War History...
27 Feb 2019
BelTA launches Your Question to the President initiative BelTA launches Your Question to the President initiative
“A big conversation with the president” will take place at the administrative building on 14 Pobeditelei Avenue in Minsk. Taking part in the event will be over 200 people...
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