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11 Jan 2019
Center for Belarusian Studies opens in China Center for Belarusian Studies opens in China
Belarus' Year of Education in China was officially launched in a ceremony at Dalian Polytechnic University...
11 Jan 2019
Belarus’ biathlete Kryuko 5th in Oberhof 7.5km Sprint Belarus’ biathlete Kryuko 5th in Oberhof 7.5km Sprint
Dorothea Wierer of Italy leads the women’s standing with 398 points. Belarus’ best biathlete Iryna Kryuko is ninth with 259 points...
11 Jan 2019
Grodno-Druskininkai cross-border marathon opens registration Grodno-Druskininkai cross-border marathon opens registration
The start and the finish are swapped after each race. In 2018, the athletes began the race in Druskininkai. This year, the race will get underway at Grodno’s central sports center...
10 Jan 2019
Mogilev forum M@rt.Contact to feature theater groups from ten countries Mogilev forum M@rt.Contact to feature theater groups from ten countries
This year M@rt.Contact has invited the theater groups that were the highlights of the festival in previous years, new theaters and creative groups from Russia, Lithuania, Latvia, Ukraine, Poland, Israel and other countries...
10 Jan 2019
Minsk International Book Fair scheduled for 6-10 February Minsk International Book Fair scheduled for 6-10 February
The book forum will be themed around the Year of Native Land, the 2nd European Games, the Belarusian literature classics’ anniversaries and memorable historical dates of Belarus...
10 Jan 2019
Minsk forum on sustainable development to bring together 400 participants Minsk forum on sustainable development to bring together 400 participants
Belarus will showcase the national experience in achieving SDGs during the forum...
10 Jan 2019
Belarus to join European Parliament to mark Holocaust Remembrance Day Belarus to join European Parliament to mark Holocaust Remembrance Day
The International Holocaust Remembrance Day was instituted by the UN General Assembly on 1 November 2005 and is observed in the European Union on 27 January every year...
10 Jan 2019
Over 80 events on Minsk events calendar 2019 Over 80 events on Minsk events calendar 2019
One of the key events of the year will be the 2nd European Games that will take place in Minsk on 21-30 June. Over 4,000 athletes from 50 countries will compete for 199 sets of awards in 15 sports. The competitions in nine sports will offer qualification opportunities for the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo...
9 Jan 2019
Belarus’ Year of Education in China to open on 10 January Belarus’ Year of Education in China to open on 10 January
"Education is the foundation for the development of contacts and raising the level of trust of the states in each other. It ensures intellectual, cultural and linguistic rapprochement between our peoples"...
9 Jan 2019
Partisan Chronicles: Uncle Kostya’s Brigade. Hero of the Soviet Union Konstantin Zaslonov Partisan Chronicles: Uncle Kostya’s Brigade. Hero of the Soviet Union Konstantin Zaslonov
“Partisan Chronicles: Uncle Kostya’s Brigade. Hero of the Soviet Union Konstantin Zaslonov” 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 the partisan commander who fought against the Nazis in the Orsha zone in 1941-1942...
9 Jan 2019
Belarus’ National History Museum invites for China-themed exhibition Belarus’ National History Museum invites for China-themed exhibition
The photos were made by Armen Sardarov, an architect, scholar, a photo artist who wrote many books and articles, worked on many architectural projects, and published five illustrated books...
9 Jan 2019
Dakar 2019: Vyazovich’s crew improves results despite Stage 2 incident Dakar 2019: Vyazovich’s crew improves results despite Stage 2 incident
The crew members are well while the truck got damaged. Aleksei Vishnevsky’s crew came to the help of Sergei Vyazovich’s teammates...
8 Jan 2019
Belavia offers new service for transit passengers Belavia offers new service for transit passengers
"We are trying to improve our services taking into consideration customer needs. The new option will allow passengers to include Belarus in their travel plans and discover our country without having to buy a separate ticket"...
8 Jan 2019
Minsk named must-visit European destination for 2019 by The Independent Minsk named must-visit European destination for 2019 by The Independent
The newspaper notes that the 2019 European Games is heading to the Belarusian capital from 21-30 June, which makes it one more reason to visit Minsk. Among other reasons the newspaper cites the 30-day visa-free regime and the atmosphere of the Old Town lined with hipster coffee shops and cocktail bars...
8 Jan 2019
MAZ-SPORTauto’s Alexey Vishnevsky in Top 10 of Dakar Stage 1 MAZ-SPORTauto’s Alexey Vishnevsky in Top 10 of Dakar Stage 1
The runner-up of last year’s truck rally Sergey Vyazovich crossed the finish line 14th, with a 10:27 lag. The third crew of MAZ-SPORTauto Alexander Vasilevsky was 17th...
7 Jan 2019
Belarus drafts 2019 events calendar for tourists Belarus drafts 2019 events calendar for tourists
The calendar features over 90 events catering to every taste. These are sports competitions, concerts, culinary events, film festivals, theatrical forums, medieval tournaments and many more...
7 Jan 2019
Griffons win Golden Puck junior ice hockey tournament in Minsk Griffons win Golden Puck junior ice hockey tournament in Minsk
The final match was one of the most spectacular games of the tournament. Nikolai Lukashenko scored the first power play goal. Soon afterwards, he made an assist for Griffons’ second goal...
4 Jan 2019
Two Belarusians in Top 50 football coaches in 2018 Two Belarusians in Top 50 football coaches in 2018
Aleksandr Khatskevich ranks No.44 and Viktor Goncharenko takes No.50. Ernesto Valverde from FC Barselona heads the rating...
4 Jan 2019
Aryna Sabalenka defeats Maria Sharapova at Shenzhen Open quarterfinals Aryna Sabalenka defeats Maria Sharapova at Shenzhen Open quarterfinals
Aryna Sabalenka won the first set 6-1. Maria Sharapova was forced to retire in the second set due to injury (4-2)...
3 Jan 2019
Belarus President Team defeat IIHF Team at Christmas tournament in Minsk Belarus President Team defeat IIHF Team at Christmas tournament in Minsk
IIHF Council Member and long-time player Zsuzsanna Kolbenheyer was named the best player of her team. Daniel Corso was named the best player of the Belarus President Team...
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