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9 Jan 2018
U.S. embassy expands visa services in Minsk
“We are working to increase the capacity of our consular section and hope to further expand visa services in the near future,” the embassy said...
8 Jan 2018
Extensive program for 25th Minsk International Book Fair
The exhibition will celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Belarusian book publishing, the birthdays of the national well-known writers and the important dates in the history of Belarus...
8 Jan 2018
Belarus’ Academy of Sciences, Alferov’s Foundation name best young scientists of 2017
Alexander Mikhalychev, a senior research associate at the NASB Institute of Physics, received an award in physics, mathematics, informatics, physical and technical sciences in recognition of his research “New methods in quantum information science”...
8 Jan 2018
Sasnovich up to 53rd in WTA rankings
Last week, prior to the tournament in Brisbane, the Belarusian was ranked 88th. She took seven victories to reach the final where she lost to Ukraine’s Elina Svitolina...
8 Jan 2018
Belarus’ MAZ-SPORTavto racer Vishnevsky 6th at Dakar 2018 Stage 2
The Belarusian driver completed the 267-kilometer loop near Pisco, Peru 26 minutes back from the stage winner Eduard Nikolaev (Russia) who clocked 3:24:23...
8 Jan 2018
Azarenka withdraws from Australian Open
The Belarusian also accepted a wildcard to last week's ASB Classic in Auckland, but was forced to withdraw. Azarenka was previously awarded a wildcard by the tournament in December...
8 Jan 2018
Belarus to host meeting of Holy Synod of Russian Orthodox Church in 2018
Belarus expects a visit of Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia. “It is most likely to take place in mid October. Patriarch Kirill would like to hold a meeting of the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church here,” Metropolitan Pavel said...
8 Jan 2018
Lukashenko congratulates U15 Golden Puck medalists
The head of state shook hands with every young player presented at the award ceremony. The U15 Golden Puck tournament was held as part of the 14th Christmas amateur ice hockey tournament at Chizhovka Arena...
7 Jan 2018
Medved win U15 Golden Puck tournament
Before the final period Medved was ahead 3-1 and later scored a fourth. Griffons managed to narrow the gap but could not tie the game...
7 Jan 2018
Belarus defeat Switzerland at Christmas ice hockey tournament in Minsk
The success put the Belarus President’s team on top of the group. Yaroslav Chupris opened the scoring just one minute into the game...
6 Jan 2018
Sasnovich loses Brisbane final to Svitolina
The Ukrainian became the first champion of the 2018 season, defeating qualifier Aliaksandra Sasnovich to win the Brisbane International, 6-2, 6-1...
5 Jan 2018
Visa-free tourists bring money to Minsk
"Over 80,000 foreign citizens, primarily from Western Europe, have visited Belarus. Minsk city budget revenues from tourism services, hotel services, healthcare and recreation services and so on have increased by 35%”...
5 Jan 2018
Canadian ice hockey legend starts Belarus vs China game in Minsk
Belarus president pays to ice hockey, by the crowds the tournament had attracted, and by the attention young people pay to the game...
5 Jan 2018
Children from China, Syria to go on recuperation holidays to Belarus
The money will be allocated for the treatment, rehabilitation, and recreation of 330 Chinese children in Belarus. In line with another executive orer, funds shall be allocated for 153 Syrian children due to come to Zubrenok on recuperation holidays in January 2018...
5 Jan 2018
Lukashenko expresses condolences over passing of Lyudmila Yefimova
“She used all her spiritual energy, talent and inspiration to promote music art. Thanks to her creative activities she made an invaluable contribution to the history of modern culture and Belarus’ spiritual legacy,” the message of condolences reads...
5 Jan 2018
Plans to trial Belarusian electric car in Botanical Garden in Minsk
“One of the electric cars we are working on will be designed to transport passengers and garden tools in parks, gardens, sanatorium zones, wildlife reserves, and national parks"...
5 Jan 2018
Switzerland draw with UAE at Christmas ice hockey tournament in Minsk
The second match of the day in Group A is scheduled for 19.00. Belarus will face China, the debutant of the Minsk tournament...
5 Jan 2018
Young patients of Mogilev hospital get New Year’s gifts from Belarusian president
Natalya Zhukova, Deputy Health Minister - Chief Sanitary Doctor of Belarus, handed out goody bags to the young patients of the surgical unit, the orthopaedics and traumatology departments...
5 Jan 2018
Belarus-China Year of Tourism to start in Chongqing
In particular, the Kupalinka folk group of the Belarusian State Philharmonic will give concerts in Fuling and Chongqing. Other highlights include a presentation of modern Belarusian photography and the Belarusian Cinema Days...
5 Jan 2018
Minsk special boarding school receives New Year gifts from Belarus president
Education Minister Igor Karpenko and MP Lyudmila Makarina-Kibak brought a computer, learning games, and sweet treats for the kids. They had a nice chat with the children and pedagogues, wished them a Happy New Year, and presented the gifts...
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