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15.12.2017

Belarus' runner Alina Talay gets coaching license in USA
Belarus' runner Alina Talay gets coaching license in USA Belarusian runner Alina Talay, who is best known for 100m hurdles events, has received a coaching category in the USA. Talay has reported this on her page on Facebook.    The prize-winner of European and world championships is glad to have received the license and hopes this is only the beginning of her coaching career. Here we are: now I’m a certified coach in the U.S. Together with Richard Tompson I passed the exam for the Level 1 USATF coaching education. And now we have two coaches more in our IMG Track n Field Pro group :)

14.12.2017

Belarus biathlete Darya Domracheva: curious facts
Belarus biathlete Darya Domracheva: curious facts Who can tell about a child better than their mother? Darya Domracheva's mother Larisa Minina has told the Belarusian Biathlon Federation about her daughter's path to success in sport. About Dasha in childhood - She was very restless and mobile. Close friends of often called her a helicopter, because she could not sit still. While her peer, an unhurried boy, looked at something, she managed to run five times around him, bouncing around and doing something...

13.12.2017

Belarusian game designer Andrew Maximov listed in Forbes' 30 under 30
Meet Andrew Maximov, Belarus' game designer listed in Forbes' 30 under 30 Forbes magazine has recently included the Belarusian game designer in the list of the most successful people up to 30 years old. Andrew Maximov is really an outstanding person. Back in school, he studied programs for creating 3d graphics without any books and created a computer game after he graduated. Not seeing the benefits in higher education, he left university and without a diploma moved to America, where he works as an art director in a company of his dreams.

11.12.2017

Aryna Sabalenka tries herself in biathlon
Aryna Sabalenka tries herself in biathlon Belarus' No.1 tennis player Aryna Sabalenka, who occupies 73rd place in the WTA rating, was on vacation in Norway's Sjusjøen, where she tried herself in biathlon at the local stadium. In fact, there is nothing surprising in this hobby for Sabalenka, because her physical training coach is a well-known biathlete, three-time world champion Vadim Sashurin. - When Mr Sashurin said: "You will not hit the target", I hit three times in a row.

08.12.2017

Belarusian into Forbes 30 under 30 list
Belarusian developer into Forbes 30 under 30 list A native of Belarus Andrei Maksimov was listed in the Forbes magazine in the "30 under 30" section. The magazine has made a rating of the young people who have reached success in various kinds of activity. It included about 600 of the brightest young entrepreneurs, stars and leaders. They were divided into 20 categories of 30 people. The 27-year-old Maximov fell into the category "Games". Screenshot from forbes.com
14-year-old from Belarus wins international confectionery championship
14-year-old from Belarus wins international confectionery championship A talented girl, 14-year-old Uliana Naronskaya, from Slutsk, Belarus, has won the international contest among confectioners. Her sugar flowers can't be distinguished from real ones from the first glance. Only smell gives them away. The girl makes stunning orchids, chrysanthemums and roses on beautiful cakes and pastries. By the way, the young artist-confectioner already has lots of orders. Her sweet masterpieces have already been appreciated by many amateurs of sweet stuff.

05.12.2017

Sabalenka changes hair color, has new tattoo
Sabalenka changes hair color, has new tattoo After winning her first singles and doubles tournaments (in Mumbai and Taiwan) and becoming Belarus No.1 in WTA ranking the Belarusian tennis player Aryna Sabalenka continues to experiment on hair and overall style.  The girl's experiments are very radical. She spent the final of the Federation Cup with a green tail.
Belarus President's son starts in amateur ice hockey tournament
Belarus President's son starts in amateur ice hockey tournament Minsk Griffins (HC Grifony) has successfully started the Minsk city tournament among children and teenagers "Golden Puck" in the senior age group. Players born in 2003 and 2004 will compete at Chizhovka Arena for eight days. In the first round in group A the team of the Tsentralnyi district Griffins beat opponents from "Partizan" - 8:4, "Berkut" (Frunzensky district) beat "Olympia" from Pervomaisky district - 11:3. In group B young hockey players from the Moskovsky district team "Bear" defeated "Meteor" (Oktyabrsky district) - 9:1.

04.12.2017

Domracheva reads tales to daughter in Norwegian
Domracheva reads tales to daughter in Norwegian Daria Domracheva revealed some curious details about her family life. In an interview to the TV channel ONT the famous Belarusian biathlete admitted that she continues to learn the Norwegian language: "Now my knowledge of Norwegian is at the level of a two-year-old or three-year-old child. We read children's fairy tales [to daughter] in Norwegian."

30.11.2017

Fun facts about Belarusian biathlete Nadezhda Skardino
Nadezhda Skardino: Interesting facts She grew up in a large family Nadezhda has two brothers, as well as four sisters. One of the sisters Sofia skied. The youngest girl, Maria, played tennis a little. However, the most sporting person in the family is nephew Stepan, who plays football. She says the boy has a great future. Two homelands When asked who Nadezhda considers herself to be more, Belarusian or Russian, the biathlete answers that both countries are dear to her. She was born in St. Petersburg, but the last nine years she has been competing for Belarus.
Norwegian expert Ole Kristian Stoltenberg names child in honor of Domracheva
Norwegian names child after Domracheva Norwegian biathlon expert Ole Kristian Stoltenberg explained why he named his daughter in honor of Daria Domracheva. "Domracheva is like a Bolshoi Theater ballet dancer, only on skis." "I always admired her movement technique. She "hovers" gracefully and easily. It feels like she does not touch snow. When our girl was born on September 15th, I did not doubt for a minute how to name her," Stoltenberg said.
Second Belarusian gets YouTube silver play button
Second Belarusian gets YouTube Silver Play button Another Belarusian has won a Silver Play Button from YouTube. The service gives these awards to those who were able to collect 100,000 subscribers. The channel of the 39-year-old Pavel from Orsha "The road to the film" has already gained more than 127,000 people. Some of his videos have over 1m views. The videobloger does not know what his secret is but admits it brings him some money.

29.11.2017

This girl made Belarusian stadium Traktor world-famous
This girl made Belarusian stadium Traktor world-famous (photos) The photo was taken at the Traktor stadium, an old and small arena in Minsk, where FC Dinamo Minsk holds their home games. Dinamo Stadium is now undergoing renovations. The girl caused worldwide interest in this... stadium. The photo was taken in the summer of 2017. "I didn't know this would be a good photo, but immediately after I posted in on Instagram, I started to get more and more subscribers," says the author, Olga, 26. This was a friendly match between Belarus and New Zealand.

27.11.2017

This Belarusian pranker gets millions of Youtube views
This Belarusian pranker gets millions of Youtube views YouTube channel EASYVISION films pranks in the Minsk metro, checks unfamiliar people for stress resistance and collects millions of views. Behind the channel EASYVISION are Minsk residents Alexander Brushkov and Maxim Martinchik. For the first time they filmed a video two years ago and began pranking people this winter. Now the channel has more than one hundred thousand subscribers, and the number of views of some videos has exceeded two million.

22.11.2017

Azarenka: Billy McKeague disrespects me
Azarenka: Billy McKeague disrespects me In August 2017, Victoria Azarenka broke up with her boyfriend Bill McKeague, with whom she has baby son Leo. She did not just part with him, but was immediately involved in a lawsuit because of the right for child custody. McKeague accused the Belarusian of an attempt to kidnap Leo - the situation took a very unexpected turn.
Six players who are too good for FC BATE
Six players who are too good for FC BATE. Will they leave the club soon? The Europa League match vs Crvena Zvezda is a huge chance for some BATE players to show their worth and move to stronger clubs.

20.11.2017

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.

17.11.2017

Yelena Leuchanka: Fun facts about Belarusian basketball player
Yelena Leuchanka: Fun facts about Belarusian basketball player First gym It was in 2000, when I left for the USA. You go into the gym, you see a huge number of machines and do not understand anything. Besides, I still did not know English well, so my confusion could be understood. I was lucky to get acquainted with a fitness instructor from Ukraine, and then it went smoothly.

16.11.2017

Marc Chagall painting sold for $28.5m at Sotheby's
Les Amoureux by Chagall sold for $28.5m at Sotheby's The painting "Lovers" (Les Amoureux), written by a native of Vitebsk Marc Chagall in 1928, was auctioned for a record $28.5 million. In it, the artist portrays himself in an embrace with his first wife and muse Bella Rosenfeld. The name of the buyer was not disclosed. In July 2017, Belarus celebrated 130th anniversary of Marc Chagall. He was born in Belarus town of Vitebsk.  In addition to graphics and painting, he also did scenography and wrote poetry in Yiddish. 

14.11.2017

Alexei Kalyuzhnyi's daughter sings Unstoppable at Voice. Children show in Ukraine
Belarusian hockey star's daughter starting singing career Anna is 11 years old, but she already sings incredibly! After completing his playing career Alexei Kalyuzhny cannot decide on the place of work. He is rumored to join HC Yunost, the Belarus national team or some other teams. However, now he has time to spend with the family. And he hardly regrets it. Recently, Alexei and his wife Maria took their daughter Anna to Ukraine on the TV show "Voice. Children". The girl presented herself simply: "My daddy is a legend of Belarusian ice hockey and a role model for me."
Alexander Hleb to take coaching career
Belarus' star Alexander Hleb to launch coaching career Belarusian football start Alexander Hleb has shared his future plans with the CTV Channel. The six-time winner of the title "Best Footballer of Belarus" and winner of the UEFA Champions League is mulling over starting coaching career. Please tell us about your plans for the future.
Alexander Hleb speaks about his child and career
Alexander Hleb speaks about his child and career Alexander Hleb, six-time Best Footballer of Belarus, winner of the UEFA Champions League, has given an interview to the CTV channel. It turns out, Alexander, that you’ve been in football for 30 years already! Of my God! How did it all start?

10.11.2017

Crowdfunding for Kościuszko monument in Belarus successful
Crowdfunding for Kościuszko monument in Belarus successful Belarusians have collected the necessary amount of money for the monument to Tadeusz Kosciuszko in Belarus. The initiator of the crowdfunding is the journalist and public figure Gleb Lobodenko. As of November 10, about $8,800 was collected. The initiative came after the monument to Kosciuszko appeared in the Swiss town of Solothurn.

31.10.2017

Alexander Hleb makes TV debut
Alexander Hleb makes TV debut The Belarusian football star Alexander Hleb participated in a TV program as a football expert. Hleb made his debut on the Russian sports TV channel Match TV. He participated in the TV program Total Football as a football expert. "He played together with Messi" - this is how the Belarusian football player was presented by the Russians. Hleb is 36. He played for Barcelona in 2008-2011, but could not gain a foothold in the starting XI next to the famous Lionel Messi.

23.10.2017

What do Belarus and Switzerland have in common?
What unites Belarus and Switzerland? Let's start with today's event. A monument to a native of Belarus Tadeusz Kosciuszko was opened in Switzerland. The event is not of a global scale, but... it depends on how you look at it. It is believed that Kosciuszko is the most famous Belarusian in the world by origin. The geography of his life is impressive: he was born near the present Brest, he is the national hero of Belarus, Poland and the USA, an honorary French citizen, he was also imprisoned in the Peter and Paul Fortress in Russia and died in Switzerland.
Monument to Tadeusz Kościuszko opens in Switzerland
Monument to Tadeusz Kościuszko opens in Switzerland The monument in Swiss Solothurn is cast in bronze. It is 181 centimeter long and depicts Kościuszko in uniform with medals on his chest. It was here where the military and political leader spent his last days. The solemn ceremony was attended by representatives of the Belarusian diaspora, who initiated the creation of the monument, as well as Belarusian diplomats.

18.10.2017

Belarusian singer Gunesh named best vocalist at MakFest in Macedonia
Belarusian singer Gunesh named best vocalist at MakFest in Macedonia The Belarusian singer Gunesh was named the best singer at the international MakFest contest in Macedonia, spokeswoman for the singer Olga Tunik said.
Famous Belarusian writer Nikolai Cherginets turns 80
Famous Belarusian writer Nikolai Cherginets turns 80 A well-known Belarusian writer, politician and combat officer Nikolai Cherginets celebrated his 80th anniversary on October 17. Alexander Lukashenko has sent congratulations to Nikolai Cherginets on his birthday. The President wished the writer to continue to please his readers with love of life, energy and the desire to be useful to people and the country.

13.10.2017

Vladimir Prokoptsov: Belarusian art is at very high level
Vladimir Prokoptsov: Belarusian art is at very high level What distinguishes the Belarusian artists from others? Vladimir Prokoptsov, director of the National Art Museum of the Republic of Belarus, discussed this in the CTV's program "Big Breakfast".
Vladimir Prokoptsov: Chagall is both Belarus and France
Vladimir Prokoptsov: Chagall is about Belarus, France and Russia Vladimir Prokoptsov, director of the National Art Museum of the Republic of Belarus, has given an interview to the TV program Big Breakfast on the CTV. He touched on the ethnicity of famous artists. Vladimir Prokoptsov, director of the National Art Museum of the Republic of Belarus:Everyone thinks that the same Chagall is a French artist or a Russian artist. I am very philosophical about this.

12.10.2017

Belarusian model Marina Linchuk on the cover of Spanish Vogue
Belarusian model Marina Linchuk on the cover of Spanish Vogue Belarusian model Marina Linchuk has appeared on the cover of a wedding editorial in Vogue Spain. The model published a photo of the cover on her Instagram account. Marina Linchuk is 30 years old. Her career in modeling began when she was 13. She’s famous all over the world. Marina worked with the largest fashion brands like Christian Dior, Versace, Louis Vuitton, Dolce & Gabbana.

10.10.2017

Chef from Minsk admitted to association of world's best chefs
Chef from Minsk admitted to association of world's best chefs A chef from Minsk has been admitted to the association of the best chefs of the world. Anton Kalenik became the first owner of such a title not only in Belarus, but throughout the CIS, which includes countries of the former Soviet Union. He liked cooking from the very childhood and started doing this professionally 17 years ago. He is the author of several dozens of exclusive dishes that are served to the table in the best restaurants. Anton also wrote several books on cooking, which sold millions of copies.

19.09.2017

Wrestler Alexander Medved about sport, doping and belief in God
Wrestler Alexander Medved about sport, doping and belief in God Alexander Medved himself, his family, friends and fans celebrate his 80th anniversary. The legendary freestyle wrestler, coach and teacher, Alexander found some time for pool and an interview to our TV channel. You’ve got a firm handshake! Alexander Medved:Once I was in Egypt and Sadat extended his hand for a handshake. I gripped his hand! If you could only hear him screaming! His security jumped me, but I shook them off. He laughed. I said: “Pardon, pardon”.

06.09.2017

Naviband celebrate leather wedding anniversary
Naviband celebrate leather wedding anniversary Soloists of the popular Belarusian band NAVI celebrate a leather wedding - their third anniversary. Ksenia Zhuk and Artem Lukyanenko got married on September 5, 2014 and all this time they have been together in life and profession. On her social networking page, the couple published a wedding photo and signed it in Belarusian: "Three years ago". Photo from Instagram

01.09.2017

Personal archive photos of Belarus President presented at Independence Palace
Personal archive photos of Belarus President presented at Independence Palace A photo exhibition about the most important landmarks of the history of sovereign Belarus has opened in the Palace of Independence. It covers the last two decades from the life of the Belarusian state. The exhibition is inextricably linked with the activities of President Alexander Lukashenko. The historical shots depict meetings with famous political and cultural figures and photos from the personal archive of the Belarusian leader.

22.08.2017

Vladimir Voltchkov: Belarus has done a lot for sport in recent 15-20 years
Vladimir Voltchkov: Belarus has done a lot for athletes in recent 15-20 years Vladimir Voltchkov, head coach of the Belarusian national tennis team, has given an interview to the TV program Simple Questions with Egor Khrustalev. Vladimir Voltchkov, head coach of the Belarusian national national tennis team:As an athlete, I can say that an unprecedented amount of work has been done in these 15-20 years for the development of sport. And the opportunities are broad. Our task, the task of every citizen is to realize our maximum potential. And then we will live together well and effectively.
Voltchkov about pistol gifted by Belarus President
Tennis coach Voltchkov about pistol once gifted by Belarus President Vladimir Voltchkov, head coach of the Belarusian national tennis team, has given an interview to the TV program Simple Questions with Egor Khrustalev. In front of millions of TV viewers, the head of state once gave you a pistol as a gift. It was then said that it was later taken from you to you because you needed to have official permission for having it. And the big question is: do you have that pistol now?
Swimmer Aliaksandra Herasimenia marries her teammate Yauhen Tsurkin
Swimmer Aliaksandra Herasimenia marries her teammate Yauhen Tsurkin The Belarusian swimmer Aliaksandra Herasimenia married her teammate Yauhen Tsurkin on August 18. The couple held the wedding ceremony not far from Minsk. Gerasimenya is the winner of many international swimming competitions. The athlete has two silver and one bronze medals of the Olympics, she is also medal winner of world and European championships.

18.08.2017

Azarenka on child custody conflict: This is challenge I'm ready to face
Azarenka on child custody conflict: This is challenge I'm ready to face Victoria Azarenka has commented on why she will not take part in the US Open, which will be held in New York from August 28 to September 10. The tennis player published an official statement on her page in Instagram. In it she notes that her friends and fans deserve to know the official reason.

17.08.2017

Vladimir Mulyavin monument unveiled in Minsk
Vladimir Mulyavin monument unveiled in Minsk The head of the Sverdlovsk region in Minsk fulfilled an honorable mission on August 17 taking part in the opening ceremony of the monument to his fellow countryman, who became famous in Belarus and glorified it all over the world. A monument to the People's Artist of the USSR, the founder of the ensemble Pesnyary Vladimir Mulyavin is located on Muliavina Boulevard behind the building of the Belarusian State Philharmonic, in which the singer's creative path and his road to fame began.

11.08.2017

Azarenka breaks up with her son's father
Azarenka breaks up with her son's father The Belarusian tennis player Victoria Azarenka has filed a lawsuit against her child's father in attempt to get the right for child custody. According to social networks with reference to Israeli media, the world-famous tennis player hired a huge specialist in family affairs - Israeli lawyer Zeev Valner. Victoria wants to retain right for custody over the seven-month-old son Leo Alexander.

08.08.2017

Belarusian researcher Adam Maldzis turned 85
Belarusian researcher Adam Maldzis turned 85 Tireless researcher Adam Maldzis turned 85 on August 7. Outstanding Belarusian scientist, literary critic and culture expert is known worldwide. The scientist is most proud of his dictionary "Belarusian Writers" on which he worked for about 20 years. Now the professor is creating a database of information about the entire history of Belarus.

05.08.2017

Former Minsk mayor Alexander Gerasimenko dies aged 71
Former Minsk mayor Alexander Gerasimenko dies aged 71 Sad news. The former mayor of Minsk, Alexander Gerasimenko, died on his 72nd year of life. From 1990 till 1995 he was the mayor of Minsk. In the status of ex-mayor he held the post of chairman of the Council of the Elders. The farewell ceremony with the former Minsk mayor was held on August 3 in the House of Writers.

04.08.2017

Manuscripts of Belarusian writer Yanka Bryl displayed in public for the first time
Manuscripts of Yanka Bryl displayed in public for the first time The exhibition "I write as I live" opened in Minsk on the 100th anniversary of the birth of BSSR People's Writer Yanka Bryl. Among the unique materials are not only texts, but also pictures. They depict the childhood and student years that Yanka Bryl spent away from home.

02.08.2017

Book of Ignacy Domeyko's great-granddaughter translated into Belarusian
Book of Ignacy Domeyko's great-granddaughter translated into Belarusian The whole world knows this Belarusian. On July 31, relatives celebrated the birthday of Ignacy Domeyko, the famous geologist, geographer and ethnologist, rector of the University of Chile, national hero of that country. But every Belarusian knows that Ignacy was born here near Novogrudok.

31.07.2017

Ignacy Domeyko's contribution to science discussed in Minsk
Ignacy Domeyko's contribution to science discussed in Minsk The present and future of geology and the problems of rational use of resources were discussed on July 31 in Minsk. The meeting was dedicated to the birthday of the Belarusian who is known all over the world. Ignat (Ignacy) Domeyko is a famous geologist, geographer, rector of the University of Chile, national hero of Chile and at the same time a native of Novogrudok, located in Belarus. The authority of Don Ignazio, as Chileans call him, is indisputable.
Maria Magdalena Radziwill to be reburied in Red Church
Maria Magdalena Radziwiłłowa to be reburied in Minsk A symbolic farewell ceremony to Maria Magdalena Radziwiłłowa will be held on July 31 in the village of Kukhtichi, where the manor of the famous family stood before the 1917 revolution and where the husband of the patron of arts Nikolai Radziwill is buried. In 1918 the princess was forced to move to Switzerland. However, her heart always remained in Belarus.

10.07.2017

Yadviga Poplavskaya reads Alexander Tikhanovich’s farewell poem
Yadviga Poplavskaya reads Alexander Tikhanovich’s farewell poem Another birthday of another talented person of today – in a few days’ time. July the 13th is Alexander Tikhanovich’s birthday. Alexander Tikhanovich passed away at the beginning of 2017. The duet of Tikhanovich and Poplavskaya is now transformed into a duo of Yadviga Poplavskaya and Anastasia Tikhanovich. Mother and daughter openly spoke about their thoughts and feelings for the first time after Alexander Tikhanovich’s death in the interview to the program “Simple Questions”. It will be broadcast on July 13 on RTR-Belarus.

29.05.2017

Maksim Bogdanovich 100th death anniversary marked in Belarus
Maksim Bogdanovich 100th death anniversary marked in Belarus The classic writer of Belarusian literature Maxim Bogdanovich (Maksim Bahdanovič) passed away 100 years ago. One of the most beloved writers is still in the hearts of Belarusians a century later. On May 25, a monument to the poet gathered fans of his works, with fresh flowers being laid to the foot of his monument.

29.03.2017

Belarus says farewell to Mai Dantsig
Belarus says farewell to Mai Dantsig Belarus said farewell to the People's Artist of Belarus Mai Dantsig. He was one of the brightest representatives of Belarusian art over the last 50 years. Mai Dantig was referred to as maestro of austere style. He does not only have landscapes in his collection, but there are portraits of Vasil Bykov, Ales Adamovich and other famous Belarusians as well. He died aged 86 and left a whole era of Belarusian art behind him.

24.03.2017

Azarenka's son Leo gets Belarusian passport
Azarenka's son Leo gets Belarusian passport Belarusian tennis player Victoria Azarenka has pleased her with good news from personal life. The Olympic champion said in her social network that her three-month-old son Leo had received a Belarusian passport. In December, the well-known tennis player gave birth to a son, whom the parents named Leo Alexander. SEE: Will Azarenka play at US Open 2017?

23.03.2017

Minsk schoolboy recreates Skaryna's printing press
Minsk schoolboy recreates Skaryna's printing press A Minsk schoolboy has recreated the printing press on which prominent Belarusian book printer Francysk Skaryna worked. It took Johannes Gutenberg more than 10 years to start the world's first printing press. The schoolboy Mark managed to recreate the working copy of the printer of the 16th century in just one day.

16.03.2017

Outstanding master of word and author of true masterpieces of Belarusian literature - Ivan Melezh
Outstanding master of word and author of true masterpieces of Belarusian literature - Ivan Melezh There are people in Belarusian literature whose works have been admired for many decades. One of these writers is Ivan Pavlovich Melezh. The CTV channel went to the village of Hlinischy, the homeland of the writer. Here’s the house museum where Ivan Melezh was born in a simple peasant family 95 years ago.

15.03.2017

Belarusian into top 50 at Sony World Photography Awards 2017
Belarusian into top 50 at Sony World Photography Awards 2017 The Belarusian photographer Tatiana Tsyganova is among the 50 best portrait photographers, according to Sony World Photography Awards 2017. About the contestI knew that the competition of such a scale leaves me very small chances in principle. In late January, I received a letter from the organization in which they congratulated me and said that I was in the top 50. I have already received several offers from foreign magazines devoted to photography, where I could publish my works and articles.

07.03.2017

Facts about tennis player Aryna Sabalenka
Aryna Sabalenka: Fun facts 18-year-old tennis player Aryna Sabalenka is a hot prospect of Belarus national team. Here are some interesting facts about her life. Photo: sabalenka_aryna It's father who brought her into sport
Olga Govortsova: tennis player, model, designer
Olga Govortsova: tennis player, model, designer 28-year-old Olga Govortsova is one of the most famous tennis players in Belarus. Here are some interesting facts about her life. Photo: olgunchik5555 She has two homes  
Former Minsk mayor Vasily Sharapov dies aged 100
Former Minsk mayor Vasily Sharapov dies aged 100 A century for the benefit of Minsk. Former chairman of the Minsk city executive committee Vasily Sharapov died aged 100. A few months ago, the leadership of the city, former colleagues and associates congratulated Vasily Sharapov on his hundredth anniversary. He was a bright, energetic and very friendly person. His name is forever inscribed in the history of the Belarusian capital. He was Minsk mayor for over 13 years and had to restore the destroyed city after WWII.

06.03.2017

Ruslan Alekhno studies opera singing from Andrea Bocelli in Italy
Ruslan Alekhno studies opera singing from Andrea Bocelli in Italy How often do you come to the native Belarus? Ruslan Alekhno, signer: I come to visit my parents once in 6 months. It is obvious that I miss them, my motherland, communication with Belarusian people, Belarusian cuisine. I like Belarusian cuisine a lot! Ruslan, everyone remembers your victory at one of Russian shows. Since then, your career has been going higher and higher, and, eventually, you’ve got the Order for the Development of Russian Culture.
Chronicler of two eras - Belarusian classic writer Ivan Shamyakin
Chronicler of two eras - Belarusian classic writer Ivan Shamyakin He devoted himself to Belarusian literature during over 60 years and became one of the few writers who respectfully was called "a living classic writer." Let’s recall the outstanding master of stories Ivan Shamyakin. His biography is full of interesting facts. Ivan Shamyakin was born in the small village of Karma, Gomel region. The writer was left without parents early, and then, being just 20, he fought in World War II, taking part in battles from Murmansk to Berlin.

02.03.2017

Źmitrok Biadula: the pioneer of the Belarusian literature
Źmitrok Biadula: Pioneer of Belarusian literature Źmitrok Biadula is a Belarusian romantic poet, author of lyrics and short stories, prose writer, talented theatre critic, ethnography and folklore scholar. He is the writer who praised Belarusian people and enriched their culture. His son, Yafim Plaunic, recalls the pioneer of Belarusian literature.

28.02.2017

Prince Maciej Radziwill exhibits personal collection of family values in Minsk
Prince Maciej Radziwill exhibits personal collection of family values in Minsk A unique collection of the Radziwill family has opened in Minsk. A descendant of the magnates - Prince Maciej Radziwill - has brought almost a hundred exhibits of the noble family. These include portraits, engravings and lithographs of the XIX century. Among the most remarkable is the 4-meter Slutsk belt and decorative fabric made at the Slutsk-based Radziwill manufactory. To take them from Poland, the owner had to obtain a special permission.

24.02.2017

Aliaksandra Sasnovich: interesting facts about Belarusian tennis player
Aliaksandra Sasnovich, Belarusian tennis player: Interesting facts Aliaksandra Sasnovich is a Belarusian tennis player. After Victoria Azarenka’s maternity leave, Sasnovich became new leader of the Belarusian national team at the latest Fed Cup. Aliaksandra admits that she likes playing at home, in Belarus, because here she feels great support. Aliaksandra plays tennis thanks to her father

21.02.2017

People’s Artist of Belarus Finberg celebrates his 70th birthday
People’s Artist of Belarus Mikhail Finberg celebrates his 70th birthday He is known as the one-man band and his colleagues know him as a person with a unique ear for music. People’s Artist of Belarus Mikhail Finberg celebrates his 70th birthday anniversary on the 21st of February, 2017. Mikhail Finberg, who is not only a musician but a famous orchestra director, began his career in his hometown of Mozyr. Having graduated from a music school on a class of the violin, he continued his studies at college and a music academy, and then created his first orchestra at the circus in Minsk.
Vera Lapko on Azarenka’s success, dreams and Serena Williams
Facts about Vera Lapko. Yes, she admires Serena Williams On February 11th and 12th, Chizhovka Arena hosted a prestigious international women's tennis tournament Federation Cup. This season, the Belarusian tennis players for the first time entered the top eight teams in the world. In this article, we would like to introduce you to 18-year-old hot prospect of Belarus national team Vera Lapko. Before tennis, she was engaged in figure skating

12.02.2017

Soul of pop music: Alexander Tikhanovich memorial evening held in Minsk
Soul of pop music: Alexander Tikhanovich memorial evening held in Minsk Another People's Artist passed away in January - it was soul of pop music and everyone's favorite Alexander Tikhanovich. We will never forget him, neither will TV shows and music videos with him disappear from TV. And again, even from the TV screen, Alexander Tikhanovich will sing... A memorial evening of the People's Artist of Belarus took place on February 10 at the Palace of Republic.

30.01.2017

Belarus says goodbye to famous singer Alexander Tikhanovich
Belarus says goodbye to People's Artist singer Alexander Tikhanovich Belarus said farewell to famous singer Alexander Tikhonovich. The People's Artist died on Saturday aged 64. On January 30 morning, a funeral liturgy and funeral service was held at the Cathedral of Alexander Nevsky. Tikhanovich was not only a parishioner of the church, but also a chorister. The farewell ceremony was attended by the musician's family, friends, colleagues, and numerous admirers. The Belarus President also sent a wreath of flowers to the ceremony.

29.01.2017

People's Artist of Belarus Alexander Tikhanovich passes away January 28
People's Artist of Belarus Alexander Tikhanovich passes away January 28 This is one of the last performances of Alexander Tikhanovich on television. A few hours before the new and his last year, he was still full of plans. He describes ruby ​​wedding with his wife Yadviga, Francysk Skaryna Order, the new album and tour in Canada. Alexander Tikhanovich:I wish you love and happiness, health, peace and mercy of God, prosperity, all the best.

28.01.2017

President Lukashenko condoles on death of People's Artist Alexander Tikhanovich
President Lukashenko condoles on death of People's Artist Alexander Tikhanovich President Alexander Lukashenko has sent condolences to the family and friends of the People's Artist of Belarus Alexander Tikhanovich. A funeral ceremony for the artist will be held on Monday, January 30, at the Belarusian State Philharmonic Society. Alexander Tikhanovich has been struggling with an illness for the last few years.

23.01.2017

Belarusian biathletes 6th in World Cup Antholz 2017
Belarusian biathletes 6th in World Cup Antholz 2017 The last stage Biathlon World Cup before Biathlon World Championship ended in Italian Antholz. The last races were women's relay. The Belarusian four showed 6th best result losing to the German team more than 1.5 minutes. France and Italy teams took the rest of the podium. Belarusian Darya Domracheva continues to recover after childbirth and her results have not been pleasing recently. In the women's 15km individual race she missed the target six times!

22.01.2017

Azarenka to play at US Open 2017?
Azarenka to play at US Open 2017? The Belarusian tennis player Victoria Azarenka wants to play at the US Open this summer, according to reports in the athlete’s fan group in social media with reference to Tennis Channel. Azarenka said she wants to return to tennis in the summer or a little earlier, but only if she is certain she is ready for it. Now the player is recovering after the birth of her son in December 2016. Victoria admits that fatigue after playing tennis cannot be compared with her present workload.

13.01.2017

Concert in honor of the 76th anniversary of the birth of Vladimir Mulyavin
Concert in honor of 76th anniversary of Vladimir Mulyavin's birth Prominent Belarusian musician Vladimir Mulyavin would turn 76 on 12 January. He was awarded the title People's Artist of the USSR and Belarus. He became a legend during the lifetime. The concert program in honor of the 76th anniversary of the birth of Vladimir Mulyavin took place at the Belarusian State Philharmonic on January 12. Many generations grew up on his songs. "Alexandrina", "Zavushnіtsy" and "Slutskіya Tkachychі" are among the most popular songs Vladimir Mulyavin is famous for.

06.01.2017

How footballer Alexander Hleb met his wife from maternity hospital
How footballer Alexander Hleb met his wife from maternity hospital Renowned Belarusian footballer Alexander Hleb continues to receive congratulations from different corners of the world. Four days before the New Year, his wife Svetlana gave him a daughter. "My darling, thank you for my daughter," Alexander captioned the image.

05.01.2017

Belarusians Eugene Nevgen and Sergey Gonchar into Forbes 30 under 30 list
Belarusians Eugene Nevgen and Sergey Gonchar into Forbes 30 under 30 list Founders of MSQRD Eugene Nevgen and Sergey Gonchar have entered Forbes 30 under 30 list of the best young entrepreneurs in the world.  Each year, the world's leading business magazine conducts a large-scale study the most promising entrepreneurial skills in various sectors - 30 Under 30. In each of 20 categories, journalists together with experts choose thirty entrepreneurs who have made a breakthrough in their field. Belarusians names appear in the Consumer Tech category.

03.01.2017

Darya Domracheva opens online store
Darya Domracheva opens online store Three-time Olympic champion Darya Domracheva has decided that marriage and a child is not a reason to delay active life. So all summer, she worked on her personal project. The result of hard work is an online store.

02.01.2017

Victoria Azarenka's newborn son on tennis court
Victoria Azarenka's newborn son on tennis court Belarusian tennis player Victoria Azarenka, once top tennis player according to WTA rankings, has brought her newborn son Leo on the tennis court. She posted the relevant photo on her Facebook page. "Leo is getting acquainted with the workplace of his mom. We will also spend some time with him here," wrote Victoria.

28.12.2016

Alexander Hleb becomes father for the first time
Alexander Hleb becomes father for the first time 35-year-old Belarusian footballer Alexander Hleb has become father for the first time. His wife Svetlana gave Alexander a daughter. Svetlana gave birth in Minsk, in the same hospital as the famous biathlete Darya Domracheva. Mom and baby are doing well. Hleb is happy and is now with his family. The news about the birth of the daughter was a pleasant surprise for Hleb's fans. Only close friends knew that the couple was expecting a baby.

26.12.2016

Victoria Azarenka names son Leo Alexander
Victoria Azarenka names son Leo Alexander? It's been a week since Victoria Azarenka became a mother. For now she has not revealed the name of the firstborn but some sources say his name is Leo Alexander. Vika has put on the Internet some new photos of her in jeans and fans have noted her perfect shape after childbirth. They also spotted a ring on her right ring finger. Despite busy schedule, Azarenka took time to communicate with the fans. “Have five free minutes, while the baby is sleeping. Short questions / answers? Haven't talked to you for long, guys,” Vika posted on Twitter.

20.12.2016

Azarenka's baby: First photo Belarus' tennis player Victoria Azarenka and her boyfriend Bill McKeague are receiving hundreds of congratulations at this moment. They have just became parents, for the first time. A few hours ago, a photo of Azarenka's child was posted in social media. The newborn is pictured with his father, Bill McKeague. The photo was posted by Chris Weidman, defenseman of the National Hockey League club Ottawa Senators and a friend of Bill McKeague.
Azarenka gives birth to boy in USA
Azarenka gives birth to boy Renowned Belarusian tennis player Victoria Azarenka has become a mother. The 27-year-old athlete gave birth to a son in the USA. Mom and baby are doing well. Victoria shared the good news with her fans in a social network. She called the birth of the son the most difficult, but at the same time the best victory. Victoria Azarenka (on Facebook):Today I had my hardest fight and my very best victory! Our son was born healthy and happy! So thankful and blessed! Thank you.

21.11.2016

Bjørndalen: Domracheva is as good a mother as a biathlete
Bjørndalen: Domracheva is as good a mother as a biathlete Darya Domracheva is as good a mother as a biathlete, said eight-time biathlon Olympic champion and husband of the Belarusian athlete Ole Einar Bjørndalen in an interview with Norwegian newspaper Se og Hor. When asked about his wife, Darya Domracheva, the Norwegian biathlete noted that she will cope with all the troubles.

17.11.2016

Belarusian cosmonaut Oleg Novitsky goes to ISS again on November 17
Belarusian cosmonaut Oleg Novitsky goes to ISS again on November 17 Baikonur. One day before spaceship Soyuz MC-03 launches. It will deliver the crew to the International Space Station. Belarusian astronaut Oleg Novitsky will be in charge of the crew. Oleg Novitsky decided to deliver the Belarusian flag up to the ISS. Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko on November 16 expressed his gratitude for remembering about his background. Alexander Lukashenko sent Oleg Novitsky a congratulatory telegram.

04.11.2016

Domracheva's daughter get's father's surname - Ksenia Bjørndalen
Domracheva's daughter gets father's surname - Ksenia Bjørndalen The daughter of famous biathletes Darya Domracheva and Ole Einar Bjørndalen has got her father's surname, Darya Domracheva's mother Larisa told media. The baby was born on October 1 at Minsk's maternity hospital No6 in Belarus. Ole Einar was near Darya during childbirth. Parents did not voice the name of the newborn for a long time and finally announced it on 14 October. Domracheva has already started training, four weeks after birth. Now the star family are in Norway.

17.10.2016

Who does Azarenka support in US presidential race?
Who does Azarenka support in US presidential race? This week, millions of women in Belarus received congratulations on Mother's Day. We met that day with a woman who is only preparing to become a mother and who, thanks to her mother, made tennis her choice for the entire life. So, today with us is Victoria Azarenka. Is it true when women say that there are two alternatives: either a family or career?

28.09.2016

CTV Director General Yuri Koziyatko awarded Belarus President's Order of Merit
CTV Director General Yuri Koziyatko awarded Belarus President's Order of Merit On September 28, several members of the Council of the Republic, the upper chamber of Belarus' parliament, received state awards, according to the decree of the Belarus President. For significant contribution to social and economic policy, achievements in the development of legislation and parliamentary activities the Order of Merit was awarded to Director General of Stolichnoe Televidenie Yuri Koziyatko.

04.09.2016

Trolleybus driver becomes Minsk Citizen of the Year
Trolleybus driver becomes Minsk Citizen of the Year A solemn ceremony of awarding Minsk Citizen of the Year was held on September 3 in the Belarus capital as part of Minsk City Day celebrations. 13 residents of the capital received this honorary title for their great personal contribution to the development of the city. They are representatives of completely different professions: doctors, teachers, law enforcement officers, managers and businessmen. Among the awardees is Alexei Novikov. The trolleybus driver has covered nearly a million kilometers of city routes.

03.09.2016

Life of Kirill of Turov
Life of Kirill of Turov Kirill of Turov, the famous son of the Belarusian lands, was a preacher, educator, religious leader and writer. His name is well-known both in Belarus and abroad thanks to his spiritual deeds. Kirill of Turov was one of the most prominent people of the time. He was a humble monk, talented theologian and spiritual guide.

02.09.2016

Euphrosyne of Polotsk: first saint woman in Belarus
Euphrosyne of Polotsk: first saint woman in Belarus It’s impossible to imagine the spiritual life and culture of Belarus without Euphrosyne of Polotsk. It was the first woman to be recognized as a saint. Moreover, Euphrosyne of Polotsk was the first enlightener in Belarus.
Symeon of Polotsk: enlightment for the benefit of Belarusian and Russian people
Symeon of Polotsk: enlightment for the benefit of Belarusian and Russian people "Greet you, the Orthodox King, the Sun of Righteousness, for a long time have we been attracted to you with our souls and hearts." With these lines Simeon greeted the Russian tsar on Belarusian lands. And with these words, we begin our acquaintance with the outstanding figure of the entire Slavic culture. The great educator was born in Polotsk in 1629. His first steps in science were in a convent school. Afterwards, he studied at the Kiev-Mogilev College and the Vilno Jesuit Academy.

01.09.2016

Activities of great educator and book-printer Spiridon Sobol
Activities of great educator and book-printer Spiridon Sobol Today it is difficult to imagine that a few centuries ago a book had the same price as a plot of land. The book became affordable to a wide range of people only in the 15th century, when paper became widespread. Initially, however, it was not without problems. The fact is that the church had long been the only publisher of literature, which was used for worship. Then books were copied by hand for months.
Interesting facts about famous Belarusian educator Francysk Skaryna
Interesting facts about famous Belarusian educator Francysk Skaryna Belarusian educator, humanist, scientist, physician, writer, and artist - all this is our famous countryman, Francysk Skaryna. Unfortunately, not all of his biography has reached our days.

16.08.2016

Belarusian footballer Alexander Hleb marries again
Belarusian footballer Alexander Hleb marries again The most decorated Belarusian footballer Alexander Hleb has remarried. The athlete placed the first wedding photo himself on his page on a social network. Later, there was another one: Alex and Svetlana have been together for more than a year.

04.08.2016

Dunin-Marcinkiewicz and Moniuszko monument to appear near Minsk City Hall
Dunin-Marcinkiewicz and Moniuszko monument to appear near Minsk City Hall Another gift for the residents of Minsk. A monument to famous cultural figures - playwright Vincent Dunin-Marcinkiewicz and composer Stanislaw Moniuszko - will be installed near Minsk's Town Hall. Made in full growth and cast in bronze, the sculpture will take place among city dwellers in the cultural center of Minsk of the XIX century. The work has already been cast. Pre-installation works are being finalized.

21.07.2016

Famous Chagall room recreated in Spain
Famous Chagall room recreated in Spain A grand exhibition devoted to the work of the famous artist, a native of the Belarusian Vitebsk Marc Chagall opened in the Spanish Malaga. You can see paintings, interior and even the place where the great master of the brush worked.    Exhibition organizers have recreated the famous Chagall room from the Vitebsk apartment - a desk and a drawer, where the artist kept sketches of his paintings. Even the landscape outside the window has recreated. It was this very landscape that inspired the author to create the famous Walk.

14.07.2016

Marc Chagall at Slavonic Bazaar: Two of artist's early paintings brought to Vitebsk
Marc Chagall at Slavonic Bazaar: Two of artist's early paintings brought to Vitebsk One of the most exciting cultural events in Belarus is the Slavic Bazaar in Vitebsk! In the evening of July 14, the festival will open its doors officially. Vitebsk will be decorated with all colors of the rainbow thanks to participants of a street art fest. Black and white mimes, red-nosed clowns and brightest representatives of puppet theaters from Poltava, Kiev and the northern capital of Belarus, Vitebsk.

08.07.2016

Marc Chagall's 129th birthday anniversary marked in Vitebsk
Marc Chagall's 129th birthday anniversary marked in Vitebsk On July 7, the world marked the 129th anniversary of the birth of Mark Chagall. The great artist was born on the territory of modern Belarus, studied in Russia and lived in France. But wherever he lived, Chagall always mined love for his native Vitebsk, drawing its quiet streets and low-rise buildings, even in the paintings depicting views of Paris.  His works is a wonderful interweaving of tradition and innovation trends. It still inspires artists and makes Vitebsk residents proud of their countryman.

04.07.2016

Belarus ends Independence Day with countrywide national anthem singing campaign
Belarus ends Independence Day with countrywide national anthem singing campaign Belarus has finished celebrating Independence Day. An hour before midnight, the entire country sang the national anthem. This traditional event was the final chord of the July 2-3 celebrations. "Belarus, I love you!" Exactly at 21.00, these words echoed around Minsk. And this is not only the expression of love but, according to the Culture Ministry, a tribute to the bands and singers who glorify Belarus in the world.

30.06.2016

Chagall International Plein Air revives in Vitebsk
Chagall International Plein Air revived in Vitebsk The International Chagall Plein Air has been revived in Vitebsk this year in Belarus, which is declared the Year of Culture. In the late 2000s, it was he performed twice. Taking part in it were eminent artists from different countries. In 2016, the international open-air event was also bright. The city Chagall welcomed famous artists from Russia, Latvia, Germany and, of course, Belarus.

28.06.2016

Belarus saying goodbye to artists Sergei Kortes, Rostislav Yankovsky
Belarus saying goodbye to artists Sergei Kortes, Rostislav Yankovsky Two irreparable losses for the world of art in Belarus: the great actor Rostislav Yankovsky and the People's Artist, the former head of the Belarusian opera Sergey Kortes passed away on the same day. Memorial services for the two prominent Belarusians took place in Minsk June 28. President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko sent his condolences to the family and colleagues of the two outstanding culture figures.

27.06.2016

Belarusian actor Rostislav Yankovsky passes away aged 86
Belarusian actor Rostislav Yankovsky passes away aged 86 The sad news became known on June 26. The Belarusian actor Rostislav Yankovsky has passed away aged 86. The President of Belarus expressed condolences to the families and friends of the actor, who bore the honorable titles of the People's Artist of the Belarusian Soviet Socialist Republic and the People's Artist of the USSR.

14.06.2016

Valentin Gubarev holding art exhibition in Minsk's Yakub Kolas Square
Valentin Gubarev holding art exhibition in Minsk's Yakub Kolas Square For the first time works of outstanding Belarusian artists went beyond the grounds of museums to the streets of Minsk in 2012. Back then reproductions of works by Marc Chagall were shown in Minsk streets.  Later, reproductions of another creator of the Vitebsk school - Kazimir Malevich - appeared on Yakub Kolas Square. The open-air exhibition was very popular. In 2014, during the IIHF WM in Minsk, residents and guests of the capital could get acquainted with the works of modern Belarusian artists.

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