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21.11.2017

Darya Reut: Fun Facts about Belarus' entry at Mrs. World 2017

Darya Reut bio: Belarus entry at Mrs. World 2017

The final of the contest Mrs. World 2017 will take place in South Africa December 16. This year Belarus will be represented at the prestigious international competition by Daria Reut, who will compete for the crown with representatives of more than 30 countries. According to the terms of the competition, only a socially active girl can become a participant, who already has a family and the chosen profession.
Belarus may cancel conscription for families with only child

Only child should not be conscripted, Belarus President says

The death of private Alexander Korzhich as a result of hazing in the Pechi military unit caused lots of discussions in the media and among ordinary Belarusians. The Belarus head of state is personally reported on the progress of the investigation, from three separate sources. The commander-in-chief himself was once an ordinary soldier. The only son of the motherm he defended the Belarusian border. Now the President wants to protect mothers who lost their children in the army.
Abnormal frosts expected in Belarus prior to New Year's Eve 2018

Abnormal frosts expected in Belarus prior to New Year's Eve 2018

The media from time to time report about abnormal frosts that await Belarus in the coming winter of 2018. Expert on astro-meteorological forecasts Vasilina Mitskevich has told Sputnik.by about the upcoming weather in December 2017 and January 2018. "We will be more or less comfortable entering the winter, but in the second half of December 2017, Belarus will experience abnormal frosts, so all of us should prepare well. The frosts will last until the New Year's Eve," Mitskevich said.
Belarus President alarmed by low investment outlook in 2018

Belarus to record lowest inflation in history in 2017

Increase of population income, attraction of investments and employment were the main topics of the meeting hosted by the Belarus President on November 21. The economic development and the strategy for the future were discussed.
Victoria Azarenka with her 11-month son Leo

Azarenka may compete in ASB Classic in Auckland in January 2018

Former World No.1 Victoria Azarenka will receive a wild card for the ASB Classic tournament, which will be held in Auckland in the first week of the 2018 season, from 1 to 7 January. This will be the case if by that time she deals with the child custody case she is involved in, reports stuff.co.nz.
Ukraine expells Belarusian diplomat

Ukraine expells Belarusian diplomat

Ukraine has expelled the Belarusian diplomat in response to Belarus' step to call the adviser of the Ukrainian Embassy in Belarus Igor Skvortsov persona non grata, said speaker of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Mariana Betz. "Due to the fact that the Belarusian side declared persona non grata and expelled the Ukrainian diplomat, Ukraine, guided by the principle of reciprocity, also expelled the Belarusian diplomat from the country," Betz said.
Foreign minister to lead Belarus' delegation at EaP summit 2017

Foreign minister to lead Belarus' delegation at EaP summit 2017

Foreign Minister Vladimir Makei will lead the Belarusian delegation at the Eastern Partnership summit in Brussels, reads the comment of the Deputy Head of Information Department of the Belarusian Foreign Ministry, Andrei Shuplyak.
Alexei Rios

Why did Alexei Rios refuse to play for Peru?

FC BATE midfielder Alexei Rios remembered why he rejected an invitation to play for the national team of Peru. - Did you regret that you had refused the offer of the national team of Peru after they qualified for the World Cup 2018? No. I have lived all my life in Belarus. This is my main homeland. And the second one is Peru. It just happened this way. - Do you expect to get somewhere with Belarus national team?
Belarus to sing 5th at Junior Eurovison Song Contest 2017

Helena Meraai to sing 5th at Junior Eurovison Song Contest 2017

The draw for the Junior Eurovision 2017 has been made and Belarus, represented by Helena Meraai, will be fifth in the final.   It is reported that the final order of the contestants' performances was approved today by the European Broadcasting Union. SEE: Helena Meraai: Fun facts The first to appear on the stage is Cypriot Nicole Nicolaou, and the Italian Maria Iside Fiore will close the contest program.
Helena Meraai: Facts about Belarus' entry at Junior Eurovision 2017

Helena Meraai: Facts about Belarus' entry at Junior Eurovision 2017

Helena Meraai is Belarus' entrant at the 2017 Junior Eurovision Song Contest. Her father is Syrian, but she knows Belarusian and loves Belarusian songs. Here are some fun facts about Helena.
Azarenka’s signed racket and trainers to be sold at charity auction

Azarenka’s signed racket and trainers to be sold at charity auction

A lot has been going on in the world of tennis in Belarus lately. Not so long ago Minsk hosted the Fed Cup 2017 where team Belarus played against the USA. The matches turned out to be very tough for both the teams, however, luck was on the side of the USA and they beat Belarus with a score 2:3. The Fed Cup 2017 final attracted attention of many tennis fans from all over the world. What is more, Alexander Lukashenko was among them, and before the matches he expressed his words of support to team Belarus.

20.11.2017

Belarusian wildlife: unique facts about extinct animals

Belarusian wildlife: unique facts about extinct animals

Belarus has always been renowned for its beautiful nature and rich wildlife. At the end of October of the current year unexpected news shocked everyone. A wild forest cat was seen in the Polesie State Radioecological Reserve. SEE: Animals in Belarus
Belarusian confectioner takes gold at international competition

Belarusian confectioner takes gold at international competition

Svetlana Aleshkevich’s composition of sugar flowers won gold at the International Confectionary Art championship. Svetlana works at Minsk bread plant No. 5 and on November 17 the workers of the plant congratulated their worker. It is great honor for the director of the bread plant and all the workers. “Svetlana has once again glorified our bread plant and once again proved that she is a true professional in what she does”.
Saint Catharine of Alexandria relics found in Belarus’ Budslav

Saint Catharine of Alexandria relics found in Belarus’ Budslav

A unique finding in the Budslav Cathedral of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Relics of Saint Catharine of Alexandria have been found here.
President Lukashenko sees $200m turnover with Georgia possible

President Lukashenko sees $200m turnover with Georgia possible

On November 20, 2017 Alexander Lukashenko met with the Speaker of the Georgian Parliament Irakli Kobakhidze. During the meeting the possibility of reaching commodity circulation of 200 million dollars between the two countries was discussed. It will be possible due to the work the two countries have been carrying out lately. Belarus and Georgia cooperate both in the economy and politics sectors. Alexander Lukashenko expresses gratitude to the Georgian side for passing medicine to Belarus. Belarus, in its turn, helped Georgia in extinguishing forest fires.
Ukrainian journalist accused of spying against Belarus

Ukrainian journalist accused of spying against Belarus

Ukrainian journalist Pavel Sharoiko has been charged with espionage in Belarus. The intelligence agent, working under cover, created an intelligence network of Belarusian citizens who collected important military information for him for a fee. During the search, copies of reconnaissance data were found. The journalist managed to send them to Kiev. In addition, on the basis of operational data adviser to the Ukrainian embassy ​​Igor Skvortsov was announced persona non grata.
Enjoy Belarusian nature on cruise ship Belaya Rus

Cruise motor ship Belaya Rus offers Belarusian nature tours

The first Belarus' cruise ship called Belaya Rus is already in demand among Russian tourists. Sailing through Belarus you will enjoy the beauty of Belarus' nature and its villages. Prices range from 300 to 1200 euros. The tour is available from April to October. The route is Brest - Mozyr and back. 523km of waterway passes through such towns as Kobrin, Pinsk, Turov (also spelled as Turau, the most ancient town in Belarus) and others.
Frenchman Jolan Viaud acquitted, released from Belarus' prison

Jolan Viaud acquitted, released from Belarus' prison

The court in Belarus said Frenchman Jolan Viaud is not guilty of intention to move ammunition (one cartridge) across the border of Belarus. Viaud has been released from the Belarusian prison, where he spent several weeks. The court handed down the decision 'through absence of a criminal act'. It is contrary to what the prosecution asked for: a fine of about $3,450 and a release. SEE: What was Jolan Viaud accused of?
Ksenia Sitnik. Facts about Belarusian singer

Ksenia Sitnik. Facts about Belarusian singer-turned-fashion journalist

"When I won Eurovision, I was 10 years old," recalls Ksenia Sitnik. Now the girl is 22, she graduated from a private university in Prague and works as a fashion journalist.

Food

I start mornings with oatmeal. During the day, I eat fruits (apples or bananas), oatmeal cookies, protein donuts, although I can also eat a sandwich, if I have little time. For lunch I pick salmon or tuna with salad or rice garnish, for dinner I often prefer seafood - shrimp or mussels.
Nadezhda Skardino, Belarusian biathlete, in Sjusjøen

Is Domracheva ready for 2017-2018 biathlon season?

In what mood is the Belarusian biathlon team now, ahead of the biathlon season 2017/2018? Östersund will host the first World Cup on November 26. Belarus biathlon team will start official training there on November 24. The biathlon season will open with two mixed relay races. Next up are individual races, sprints and the pursuit.  Belarus took part in the Norway Open Cup and the results are quite satisfying: Irina Krivko and Nadezhda Skardino took podium places having coped with shooting perfectly.
BATE topping 2017 Belarus Vysshaya League table ahead of last matchday

BATE leading 2017 Belarus Premier League table ahead of last matchday

BATE beat Neman 3:1 (Signevich, 58, Rodionov, 78, Gordeychuk, 87 - Zhukovsky, 13 (p)) in the penultimate match of the 2017 Belarus Premier League. Shakhtyor, who was in the lead before, lost at home to Torpedo-BelAZ 1:2 (Kish, 80 - Skavysh, 5, Oganesyan, 64) and is now 2 points behind the Borisov club. Soligorsk were overtaken by Dinamo Minsk, who defeated Krumkachy 1:0 (Khvaschinsky, 55). BATE's second goal against Neman caused controversy among Belarusian fans, who think Rodionov used his hand to score (please watch the video).
Sabalenka ends 2017 as Belarus' No.2 in WTA ranking

Sasnovich ends 2017 as Belarus' No.1 in WTA ranking

Aliaksandra Sasnovich has replaced Aryna Sabalenka as the Belarus' No.1 in the WTA ranking. Romanian Simona Halep ended the 2017 season as world No.1 in the WTA. Aryna Sabalenka, Belarus' second best player, lost 17 notches in a week. 
Jolan Viaud in last statement: I am not disappointed in Belarus

Jolan Viaud in last statement: I am not disappointed in Belarus

Today in Gomel, the court must pass sentence on French citizen Jolan Viaud, who tried to carry a cartridge through the Belarusian-Ukrainian border. No one doubts that Jolan Viaud will be released today. After all, at the previous session, even the state prosecutor proposed, referring to a special article of the Criminal Code, to assign him a punishment below the stipulated minimum - namely, to fine the Frenchman about $3,450 and release home. Nevertheless, the judge took a break. And the defendant had to spend this weekend in jail.

19.11.2017

Official opening of BelGee in Belarus: interesting facts

Official opening of BelGee in Belarus: interesting facts

The official start of BelGee automobile plant has been given on November 17, 2017. The plant is located in the Borisov district and on the first day of its work the firs car was manufactured. President Alexander Lukashenko participated in the opening of the Belarusian-Chines plant. What is more, the directors of the Chinese corporation Geely were there as well.
Syria receives humanitarian aid from Belarus

Syria receives humanitarian aid from Belarus

As many as 25 tons of humanitarian aid from Belarus have been delivered to the Syrian port of Latakia on November 18, 2017. The Syrian side accepted the aid in the presence of the governor Ibrahim Salim. It is food, clothes, shoes for the victims of the military conflict of the country. The Belarusian Ambassador of Belarus to Syria Alexander Ponomarev has commented on the issue.
Cybersport to become full-fledged sport in Belarus?

Cybersport to become full-fledged sport in Belarus?

Minsk is hosting one of the largest IT conferences in the CIS. The current forum DevGAMM is aimed at specialists of the gaming industry. Besides game design itself, the prospects and the aspects of conducting IT business are being discussed. Very soon the High-Tech Park Decree will come into force in Belarus and great changes lie ahead.
Aryna Sabalenka wins tennis tournament in Taiwan

Sabalenka wins first WTA title

The prominent Belarusian tennis player has won a prestigious tennis tournament in Taiwan in the doubles final together with Russian tennis player Veronika Kudermetova. The prize fund of the tournament is $115,000. In the final Sabalenka and Kudermetova won playing against a British-Australian duet of Naomi Broad and Monique Adamczak. The tennis match lasted for one hour and a half. Nevertheless, luck was on the side of Aryna Sabalenka and Veronika Kudermetova and they won the final in doubles scoring 2:6, 7:6 (7:5), 10:6 in the tennis sets.
MarkFormelle presents first ever unisex collection in Belarus

MarkFormelle presents first ever unisex collection in Belarus

The clothes brand MarkFormelle has presented its new unisex collection in Belarus on November 16, 2017. The collection was developed by a famous Italian designer Luciano Parisi.

18.11.2017

Svetlana Gorbacheva to present Belarus at Miss Tourism International 2017 in Malaysia

Svetlana Gorbacheva to present Belarus at Miss Tourism International 2017 in Malaysia

This year Belarus will be presented at Miss Tourism International by Svetlana Gorbacheva from Vitebsk. The young girl certainly deserves to be representing Belarus at such a grand international beauty contest. Svetlana is an activist of the Belarusian Youth Union and she already has several victories in the beauty industry: First Vice Miss Belarus 2016, winner of the special nomination “Miss BRSM.BY” and First Vice Miss of the International Beauty Contest “Beauty of the Commonwealth”
Mohito, Sinsay brand shops open in Minsk

Mohito, Sinsay brand shops open in Minsk

Some two new brand shops have opened up in Minsk On November 18, 2017. As it was earlier announced in the media, Mohito and Sinsay can now be found in Belarus. The Brands are well-known to Belarusian who go abroad. The brand shops gave opened upon the franchise of a Polish company Lubianiec Piechoki and Partnerzy.