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19 Dec 2018
Sergei Bocharnikov 3rd in Men’s 20K Individual in Austria Sergei Bocharnikov 3rd in Men’s 20K Individual in Austria
The Belarusian crossed the finish line 2:18.3 behind the winner, Simon Fourcade of France (50:01.9). Sergei Bocharnikov had only one penalty...
19 Dec 2018
Hundreds of athletes to get Belarus President’s Sport Club scholarships in 2019 Hundreds of athletes to get Belarus President’s Sport Club scholarships in 2019
According to the club, 161 out of 209 athletes from the list claimed the champion title or won medals at the world and European championships, World and European Cups in 2018. Sixth-seven of them got the scholarship for the second year in a row...
19 Dec 2018
Distinguished Belarusians receive state awards Distinguished Belarusians receive state awards
The president’s letters of commendation were bestowed upon Tatiana Korenkova, an engineer of the network administration and communications center of BelTA News Agency...
19 Dec 2018
Partisan Chronicles: 25th Anniversary of the BSSR Partisan Chronicles: 25th Anniversary of the BSSR
“Partisan Chronicles: 25th Anniversary of the BSSR” is a new page of the joint project of BelTA and the Belarusian State Museum of the Great Patriotic War History...
19 Dec 2018
Scouts to deliver Peace Light of Bethlehem to Belarus Scouts to deliver Peace Light of Bethlehem to Belarus
The Peace Light of Bethlehem lit in the grotto of Christ's birth in the Basilica of the Nativity in Bethlehem will reach the Belarusian border on 21 December...
19 Dec 2018
Belarus MFA flag hoisting ceremony scheduled for 20 December Belarus MFA flag hoisting ceremony scheduled for 20 December
The official heraldic symbols of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs were approved by Decree No.411 of 16 October 2018 to preserve and develop the Belarusian diplomatic traditions, enhance the prestige of the diplomatic service...
18 Dec 2018
Michel Kikoine’s Still Life donated to National Art Museum of Belarus Michel Kikoine’s Still Life donated to National Art Museum of Belarus
"Michel Kikoine’s Still Life continues the tradition of bringing back the names of prominent compatriots into the cultural context of Belarus with the support of our diplomats. This became possible thanks to the support of friends of Belarus"...
18 Dec 2018
Exhibition dedicated to Belarusian poet Yanka Kupala on display in Argentina Exhibition dedicated to Belarusian poet Yanka Kupala on display in Argentina
In his welcoming speech, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Belarus to Argentina Vladimir Astapenko stressed the importance of Yanka Kupala’s works in the formation of the Belarusian identity and the development of the national state...
18 Dec 2018
Belarus to host 100 international sport events in 2019 Belarus to host 100 international sport events in 2019
The list includes the 15th Christmas Amateur Ice Hockey Tournament for the Prize of the President of Belarus scheduled to take place on 1-9 January, the European Figure Skating Championships (21-27 January), the men’s Davis Cup World Group tie (1-2 February)...
17 Dec 2018
Traces on Water wins eight awards at Belarus Film Awards Traces on Water wins eight awards at Belarus Film Awards
The movie about the fight of the Belarusian police against organized crime in the first post-war years had 13 nominations...
17 Dec 2018
Voting closed for Belarus’ tourism brand Voting closed for Belarus’ tourism brand
The leader of the popular vote was the concept with the slogan “Belarus. Easy to Love”, the logo depicting two birds and flowers...
17 Dec 2018
Kattie from Belarus wins The X Factor in Latvia Kattie from Belarus wins The X Factor in Latvia
She was the first Belarusian performer to win The X Factor contest. She got €10,000 in prize money and an exclusive contract with the Sony Music record company...
16 Dec 2018
Ilya Shimanovich wins second silver in Hangzhou Ilya Shimanovich wins second silver in Hangzhou
The Belarusian clocked 25.77 seconds in the Men’s 50m breaststroke to finish second. Cameron van der Burgh of South Africa claimed gold in 25.41. Bronze went to Brazil’s Felipe Lima (25.80)...
16 Dec 2018
Belarus 5th in women's relay in Hochfilzen Belarus 5th in women's relay in Hochfilzen
The Belarusian team of Dinara Alimbekova, Iryna Kryuko, Anna Sola and Irina Kruchinkina finished fifth, with four spares, 1:13.4 back...
14 Dec 2018
Lukashenko promises to respond to Brigitte Bardot’s letter Lukashenko promises to respond to Brigitte Bardot’s letter
“Indeed, I have received a letter from Brigitte Bardot. We are preparing an answer. Brigitte Bardot is an outstanding person and has raised a very important issue”...
14 Dec 2018
BATE beat PAOK, move to UEFA Europa League round of 32 BATE beat PAOK, move to UEFA Europa League round of 32
The Group L final standings: Chelsea – 16 points, BATE – 9 points, Vidi – 7, and PAOK – 3...
12 Dec 2018
Belarus’ Bolshoi theater to bring its ballet Anastasia to Oman in 2020 Belarus’ Bolshoi theater to bring its ballet Anastasia to Oman in 2020
“Not so long ago we hosted the director of the Royal Opera House of Oman. Just the other day, he sent us an invitation to tour Oman with the ballet Anastasia in early Ocotber 2020,” said Vladimir Gridyushko...
12 Dec 2018
Ilya Shimanovich wins silver in Hangzhou Ilya Shimanovich wins silver in Hangzhou
The Belarsuian clocked 56.10 seconds in the Men’s 100m breaststroke. Cameron van der Burgh of South Africa claimed gold in 56.01. Bronze went to Japan’s Yasuhiro Koseki (56.13)...
12 Dec 2018
Order of Mother conferred on Belarusian women with many children Order of Mother conferred on Belarusian women with many children
The awards have been conferred on representatives of various professions, including women working in the light and manufacturing industry, agribusiness and wood processing, institutions of culture and education, healthcare and trade organizations, housekeepers...
12 Dec 2018
Belavia, Wargaming present new World of Tanks-themed aircraft Belavia, Wargaming present new World of Tanks-themed aircraft
The new aircraft is the second joint project of the two companies. The aircraft is painted black. Its body bears the silhouette of a tank made up of camouflage in World of Tanks bright colors. A bison stands in the center of the composition as one of Belarus’ key symbols...
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