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26 Dec 2018
Aryna Sabalenka 13th in WTA rankings Aryna Sabalenka 13th in WTA rankings
This year 20-year-old Aryna Sabalenka won the first two WTA tournaments in her career and approached the Top Ten...
26 Dec 2018
Partisan Chronicles: New Year Celebrations During the War Partisan Chronicles: New Year Celebrations During the War
Even in the difficult wartime the tradition of celebrating the New Year did not go away. It was just that the circumstances, greetings and wishes were different...
26 Dec 2018
Minsk most popular CIS destination for Russian travelers during winter holidays Minsk most popular CIS destination for Russian travelers during winter holidays
The top 10 tourist destinations in the CIS this winter also includes Baku in Azerbaijan, Astana in Kazakhstan, Yerevan in Armenia, Almaty in Kazakhstan, Tashkent in Uzbekistan, Bishkek in Kyrgyzstan, Chisinau in Moldova, Dushanbe in Tajikistan and Ashgabat in Turkmenistan...
22 Dec 2018
Belarus ready to join cross-border routes with Europe, Russia to attract Chinese tourists Belarus ready to join cross-border routes with Europe, Russia to attract Chinese tourists
For example, there is already an 11-day tourist route for Chinese tourists spanning five countries: Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Ukraine and Belarus...
22 Dec 2018
Peace Light of Bethlehem brought to Belarus Peace Light of Bethlehem brought to Belarus
A solemn service was held in the Cathedral of St. Francis Xavier. Tomorrow the scouts will bring the light to the Cathedral of Saint Virgin Mary in Minsk and further to churches across Belarus. Anyone will be able to light a candle regardless of denomination...
20 Dec 2018
Minsk bids to host 2024 European Athletics Championships Minsk bids to host 2024 European Athletics Championships
Belarus suggested Dinamo Stadium as the venue for the championship. In June 2019 the stadium will host the athletics tournament of the 2nd European Games...
19 Dec 2018
Belarusian Father Frost’s estate welcomes up to 7,000 tourists daily Belarusian Father Frost’s estate welcomes up to 7,000 tourists daily
"The estate of Father Frost is the most popular attraction in the Belovezhskaya Pushcha. It is loved by children and adults alike. It covers 15,000 hectares"...
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)...
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