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3 Dec 2018
Exhibition of Azerbaijan ambassador’s spouse opens in Minsk Exhibition of Azerbaijan ambassador’s spouse opens in Minsk
The exposition My Beloved Homeland Azerbaijan features over 50 works, many of which were painted in Belarus over the past two years. Some of the paintings bear Chinese motifs – the Gandilov family had worked in China before they moved to Minsk...
3 Dec 2018
Ballet company of Belarus Bolshoi Theater goes on tour to Austria, Germany Ballet company of Belarus Bolshoi Theater goes on tour to Austria, Germany
The ballet company of the National Academic Bolshoi Opera and Ballet Theater of Belarus is embarking on a tour to Austria and Germany and will bring Pyotr Tchaikovsky’s “Swan Lake” and “Nutcracker, or Another Christmas Story”...
3 Dec 2018
Belarus 4th at FIDE World Youth Chess Olympiad 2018 Belarus 4th at FIDE World Youth Chess Olympiad 2018
Uzbekistan won the tournament with 16 points. India placed second with 14 points. Bronze went to China (13 points)...
3 Dec 2018
Belarus’ Margarita Martynova named Supramodel of Europe at Miss Supranational 2018 Belarus’ Margarita Martynova named Supramodel of Europe at Miss Supranational 2018
In May Margarita Martynova won the First Runner-up title at the Miss Belarus 2018 pageant. A year before she was named Miss Grodno...
3 Dec 2018
Valeria Bolmatova 3rd at FIS Freestyle Ski Aerials Europa Cup Valeria Bolmatova 3rd at FIS Freestyle Ski Aerials Europa Cup
She scored 113.80 points to finish behind Japan (125.59 points) and Australia (120.06). In the men’s event Vyacheslav Timertsev finished fourth...
3 Dec 2018
Belarus to advertise its tourism services in Netherlands Belarus to advertise its tourism services in Netherlands
Belarus’ tourism industry will be presented at the international tourism and leisure fair Vakantiebeurs that will take place in Utrecht, the Netherlands, on 9-13 January 2019...
30 Nov 2018
Belarus promo video wins award at Global Travel Video Competition in Shanghai Belarus promo video wins award at Global Travel Video Competition in Shanghai
Global Travel Video Competition has been held for the third time. Belarus participated in it for the first time...
30 Nov 2018
Kalozha Church to reopen after major renovations in mid-December Kalozha Church to reopen after major renovations in mid-December
“Kalozha Church is a unique specimen of architecture. It is one of the few surviving objects of the 12th century. Kalozha Church has hardly any analogues outside Grodno. It is important to carry out restoration works that will help keep every piece of the history...
30 Nov 2018
Sabalenka vs Osaka match among best Grand Slam clashes of season Sabalenka vs Osaka match among best Grand Slam clashes of season
This season Aryna Sabalenka has made great progress to enter the world elite tennis for the first time in her career. She is currently 13th in the WTA rankings...
30 Nov 2018
Belarus Events Calendar: December 2018 Belarus Events Calendar: December 2018
Holidays, festivals, exhibitions...
30 Nov 2018
Belarusian Memorial Chapel in London named world’s best religion building Belarusian Memorial Chapel in London named world’s best religion building
The church bearing the name of the Holy Hierarch Cyril of Turau and All the Patron Saints of the Belarusian People was built in London in 2016 as a memorial to the Chernobyl victims...
30 Nov 2018
Max Mirnyi announces retirement from tennis Max Mirnyi announces retirement from tennis
The Belarusian 41-year-old tennis player was world number one in doubles and won the 2012 Olympic gold in the mixed doubles with Victoria Azarenka. He is a ten-time Grand Slam doubles and mixed winner, the two-time winner of the ATP Doubles Final (2006, 2011)...
30 Nov 2018
BATE defeats Vidi in UEFA Europa League BATE defeats Vidi in UEFA Europa League
BATE's home defeat of Vidi gave the Borisov team a chance to stay in the game...
28 Nov 2018
Minsk launches World AIDS Day events Minsk launches World AIDS Day events
The events include seminars, roundtable sessions, training sessions and presentations. They are aimed to motivate people to get tested for HIV. Their motto is “Live Positively – Learn Your HIV Status!”...
28 Nov 2018
Partisan Chronicles: How partisans saved handwritten journals Partisan Chronicles: How partisans saved handwritten journals
“Partisan Chronicles: Record everything down and save. How partisans saved handwritten journals” is a new page of the joint project of BelTA and the Belarusian State Museum of the Great Patriotic War History...
27 Nov 2018
Lukashenko meets with tennis player Aryna Sabalenka Lukashenko meets with tennis player Aryna Sabalenka
“Well done! You made the biggest progress out of all the Belarusian tennis players past season. I am happy with your performance, except for several moments when the ball went out of court while you could keep it in the game”...
27 Nov 2018
Aryna Sabalenka gives free lesson to young tennis players in Minsk Aryna Sabalenka gives free lesson to young tennis players in Minsk
“It is great to see so many children taking up tennis. Some of them will probably become top players in the new future. I hope they will succeed in their professional career”...
27 Nov 2018
Exhibition marking 75 years of Minsk Ghetto destruction opens at UN headquarters Exhibition marking 75 years of Minsk Ghetto destruction opens at UN headquarters
Valentin Rybakov stressed the particular importance of preserving the memory of the tragedy of the Minsk Ghetto and other death camps, as well as the courage and heroism of soldiers, partisans and underground fighters who fought the Nazis during the World War Two...
26 Nov 2018
Memorial sign to Chinghiz Aitmatov unveiled in Minsk Memorial sign to Chinghiz Aitmatov unveiled in Minsk
"We attach importance to this not only from the point of view of further strengthening of friendly relations between our countries. Thus, we pay tribute to the great writer and humanist who is revered and remembered in Belarus"...
26 Nov 2018
Belarus first in national costumes contest in Beijing Belarus first in national costumes contest in Beijing
The event was held in China for the eighth time. Belarus placed second last year.
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