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12 January 2016
MINSK, 12 January (BelTA) – The most complicated situation brought about by Cyclone Daniella that has recently covered Belarus is expected from 6am to 12pm on 12 January, BelTA learned from Natalia Shingel, inspector of the Minsk oblast department of the Belarusian Emergencies Ministry. The blizzard has caused traffic jams in Minsk. Many roads in the capital are gridlocked due to 22cm of snow. Public transport has been operating with considerable delays. Commuters have been leaving buses...
5 January 2016
MINSK, 5 January (BelTA) - Finland secured a second win at the 12th Christmas International Ice Hockey Tournament for the Prize of the President of the Republic of Belarus on 5 January, BelTA has learned. On 5 January in the match of the preliminary round in Group B Finland whitewashed Sweden in the Scandinavian derby 10:1 (5:0, 3:0, 2:1) on the small arena of Chizhovka Arena. In the second match of Group B Germany will take on Russia. In Group A two matches will take place at the...
21 December 2015
MINSK, 21 December (BelTA) – The Belarusian tradition of celebrating the Icon of the Mother of God of Budslav has been nominated for the inclusion into the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity, BelTA learned from Alla Stashkevich, the head of the department for scientific and methodological support for the protection of historical and cultural heritage at the Institute of Culture of Belarus. Belarus is not widely represented in the UNESCO lists of intangible...
15 December 2015
MINSK, 15 December (BelTA) – Opera singers from six countries will vie for the palm of victory at the Second Minsk International Christmas Singing Competition, BelTA learnt from the National Academic Bolshoi Opera and Ballet Theater of Belarus, the organizer of the competitions. Ten participants from Belarus, Russia, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Moldova and Mongolia will take to the stage during the third final round on 15 December. The singers will be assessed by an international jury comprising...
7 December 2015
MOSCOW, 7 December (BelTA) – Belarus and Estonia have been developing public diplomacy for more than 10 years, Valeri Korb, head of the Estonian parliamentary friendship group with the Belarusian parliament, told media on 7 December, BelTA has learned. According to Valeri Korb, first of all it pertains to regional cooperation. For instance, 11 years ago an agreement on cooperation was signed between Soligorsk and Kohtla-Jarve. “We get on really well. We have a great potential for...
23 November 2015
MINSK, 23 November (BelTA) – The city which will host the General Assembly of the European Olympic Committees (EOC) in 2016 has been announced at the 44th EOC General Assembly in Prague. The representatives of European NOCs chose Minsk, BelTA learned from the press service of the National Olympic Committee of Belarus. There were three countries (Armenia, Belarus, and Malta) in the bid. The final list of contenders was announced on 21 November. Yerevan and Minsk were competing for the...
11 November 2015
ISLAMABAD, 11 November (BelTA) – We have plans to set up a Pakistani information and culture center in Minsk, Belarus’ Prime Minister Andrei Kobyakov said as he attended the opening ceremony of the Belarusian information and culture center in the National Library of Pakistan, BelTA has learned. “Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and I have agreed that a similar Pakistani center will be set up in the National Library of Belarus in the near future,” Andrei Kobyakov noted. He stressed that...
5 November 2015
MINSK, 5 November (BelTA) - Minsk became the most popular destination for Russian travelers during the November holidays, the Russian tourist online service Travel.ru told BelTA. The top 10 most popular cities in November included Minsk, Riga, Helsinki, Prague, Chisinau, London, Berlin, Barcelona, Budapest and Rome. "Belarus is not only leading in the ranking of foreign countries for the Russians to travel in November but is the most affordable destination for travel," said...
28 October 2015
MINSK, 28 October (BelTA) – Minsk will host the Second Youth Theater Forum of the CIS member states, the Baltic countries and Georgia from 19 through 26 November. The event will consolidate the tradition of theatrical schools and laboratories, Vladimir Karachevsky, the head of the executive directorate of the Second Youth Theater Forum and the director of the National Belarusian Drama Theater, told BelTA. The first edition of the Youth Theater Forum was held in Chisinau in 2012. It marked...
22 October 2015
MINSK, 22 October (BelTA) - The adoption of the life-course approach across the whole of government would improve health and well-being, promote social justice, and contribute to sustainable development and inclusive growth and wealth in all countries, reads the Minsk Declaration, the outcome document of the WHO European Ministerial Conference. It was signed by Director of the WHO Regional Office for Europe Zsuzsanna Jakab and Belarus’ Health Minister Vasily Zharko at the closing ceremony...