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24.11.2017

Belarusian marries in Egypt and dies soon after
Belarusian marries in Egypt and dies soon after Belarusian Olga Chernetskaya, who died a week ago in the resort city of Hurghada, was buried in Egypt, the burial ceremony was held in the same city on Wednesday, November 23. According to a friend and former beloved of Olga Chernetskaya Mohamed, the funeral was held according to Orthodox traditions. The coffin with the deceased was taken to the Orthodox church for a funeral service, then taken to the cemetery.
E-commerce store about consumer preferences of Belarusian IT engineers
Belarusian tech staff prefers Apple, e-commerce store says An online hypermarket shared statistics of online purchases of Belarusian IT engineers. The data concerns the last three months of 2017. IT professionals fully justify the expectations of the profession: only 15 percent of buyers contacted the operator for ordering and the rest worked exclusively with the shopping cart on the website.
The most frequently stolen cars in Minsk
The most frequently stolen cars in Minsk In the 10 months of 2017, 86 car thefts were committed in Minsk, Belarus. VAZ, VW and Toyota are stolen the most often. According to the Department of Internal Affairs of the Minsk City Executive Committee, the most often stolen cars were: VAZ - 21, VW - 11, Toyota - 10, Ford and BMW - 8, Peugeot - 7, Mercedes, Citroen and Mazda - 6, Renault - 4 , Fiat - 3, GAZ, ZAZ, Audi, Volvo, Honda, Hyundai - 2, Dodge, Opel, Chevrolet, IZH, MAZ, Moskvich, as well as Honda and Suzuki motorcycles - 1 each, and also one Toyota loader.
First child arrhythmia surgery in Belarus successful
First child arrhythmia surgery in Belarus successful The Minister of Health of the Republic of Belarus Valery Malashko commented on the successful conduct of the first surgery in Belarus for the treatment of arrhythmia in a 5-year-old child. First surgery to treat children with rhythm disturbances was held in the Children's Surgery Center on November 23. Previously, such surgeries were possible only for patients who reached adolescence. It was possible to significantly reduce the age threshold for surgical intervention thanks to new equipment that would radically help children with arrhythmia from the age of 5-6.

23.11.2017

Frenchman Jolan Viaud shares thoughts about Belarusian prison
Frenchman Jolan Viaud shares thoughts about Belarus after release After two months in Belarusian detention center, Jolan Viaud lost five kilograms and learned six words in Russian. At the end of the week, he will go home, where his family and friends are waiting and a French TV channel wants to shoot a documentary about him.
Sweden ambassador presents Tomas Tranströmer book in Minsk
Sweden ambassador presents Tomas Tranströmer book in Minsk Ambassador of the Kingdom of Sweden in the Republic of Belarus, Christina Johannesson presented in Gomel a book of translations into the Belarusian language of the Nobel Prize Laureate in Literature Tomas Tranströmer (Sweden). The event took place on November 22. The book "Under Free Sky" came out thanks to the cooperation of the Swedish embassy and the Union of Belarusian Writers.

22.11.2017

Belarus' Father Frost the most popular among former Soviet Union tourists
Belarus' Father Frost the most popular among former Soviet Union tourists New Year is a celebration everyone is expecting with great excitement. New Year is an opportunity to start your life from the very beginning, to take up what you have always wanted to do or simply enjoy the magical atmosphere around you. But is this celebration possible without the main character children and adults love? One can hardly imagine New Year without Father Frost, who brings presents to children and leaves them by the decorated fir tree.
Minsk shops and cafes working hours during New Year Eve
Minsk shops and cafes working hours during New Year Eve One of the most important celebrations of the year everyone is expecting is coming very soon. New Year is the time when family and friends gather at one table, enjoy their festive meals and simply have a great time together. But what if this time you are planning to meet New Year somewhere out? How will the restaurants and cafes be working in Minsk?
Prices for New Year Trees in Belarus
Prices for New Year Trees in Belarus New Year is not so far away! Certainly, what celebration will it be without a beautiful New Year tree? New Year Tree Bazaars will start working from December 22.What is more, every district of the city will have its own big bazaar where everyone will find the ideal tree. New Year trees will be sold till December 31 and the prices will depend on how tall the trees will be. A natural tree from one to two meters will cost you about BYN 11.5-26. A tree from two meters and taller will be sold at a price from BYN 15-30.
National resource robototronics center opens in Minsk
National resource robototronics center opens in Minsk The National resource robototronics center on the basis of the Belarusian State Pedagogical University has opened in Minsk. The rooms are equipped with computers and educational robots. The main aim of the project is to prepare future pedagogues to work in the high-tech sector, so that they could then give their knowledge to students. Hat is more, young geniuses will also be able to study in the center.
Controversial musician to display paintings in Minsk
Controversial musician to display paintings in Minsk The exhibition of Russian musician Sergey Shnurov will begin on December 1 and will last until mid-January 2018.  Sergei Shnurov not only makes controversial music, but he is also an artist. The exhibition will take place at the National Center for Contemporary Arts. Officially, all this is called "Retrospective of Brand Realism". Brandrealism is a direction in art, which focuses not on real objects, but the structure of reality in which they are. Tickets are already on sale. The price is about $10. Remember that the exhibition is 18+.
Gdynia shooter from Belarus loses job at Reuters
Gdynia shooter loses job, friends raising money for him The club of Gdansk shooters Ardea has announced a campaign to collect money to help the Belarusian Stepan Svidersky. They want to help the Belarusian who lost his job after the shooting incident a week ago. Stepan Svidersky has lived in Poland for more than 10 years. He studied in Poland under the Kalinouski program, then worked in the Gdynia office of the international corporation Thomson Reuters.
Serbian dies in Belarus' remand prison
Serbian dies in Belarus' remand prison A citizen of Serbia died in Gomel remand prison No. 3, according to Belarusian media. The man was kept in custody on charges of fraud in a particularly large amount. The official representative of the Investigation Committee for the Gomel region, Maria Krivonogova said that the foreigner died on November 15. It is known that the deceased was 54 years old. The reason for his death has not been revealed. The Gomel city department of the Investigative Committee is conducting its own investigation into this matter.
Belarusians open confectionery in Poland’s Gdansk
Belarusians open confectionery in Poland’s Gdansk A couple from Minsk had a dream to open their own baking business. Olga and Dmitry Dolzhevskiye did everything to make their dream come true. And finally it came true. The couple opened their own confectionery Cukiernia Le Délice in the Polish town of Gdansk. What sis more, their confectionery is the best in town. The couple says that winning in the competition “Champions of taste”, which was held by the local newspaper Dziennik Bałtycki, was a surprise for them. The couple is not planning to stop just there, they intend expanding their business.

21.11.2017

New electric transport underway in Belarus?
New electric transport underway in Belarus? Today we live in a high-tech world, things do not stay at one place, something new appears, some things are modernized. In August of the current year the National Sciences Academy presented a Belarusian electric car. At the end of the 20th century electric cars were put up for sale for the first time. For some period they took the leading positions in the car market business. Nevertheless, due to the slow speed of “charging”, electric cars were pushed out of the streets. But is this experiment a fail?
Radiation level in Belarus remains stable
Radiation level in Belarus remains stable As for November 21, 2017, the radiation situation on the territory of Belarus is stable. This information was announced by Belgidromet (the Belarusian Hydrometeorology station).
Belarus holds leading positions in IT technologies development rating
Belarus holds leading positions in IT technologies development rating Belarus has preserved its 32nd position in the rating of the International Telecommunication Union. What is more, Belarus had not only beaten the CIS countries, but is has also taken the lead over some EU states, among which are Poland, Latvia, the Czech Republic, Lithuania, Italy and Hungary. The leaders of the rating are Iceland, South Korea, Switzerland, Denmark and Great Britain.
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.
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.

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.
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.
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

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.

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.
China to build football stadium in Belarus
China to build football stadium in Belarus During Alexander Lukashenko’s visit to the plant BelGee, the President told about the planned building of the national sports stadium of Belarus. Alexander Lukashenko, President of the Republic of Belarus:When I came to you, you asked me to build this stadium. I said if BATE plays well, we will build a stadium. BATE started to ply well, the stadium was built, and then BATE stopped showing results.

17.11.2017

Poland releases Gdynia shooter from Belarus
Poland releases Gdynia shooter from Belarus A Belarusian who was detained for shooting at the headquarters of the Thomson Reuters media company in Gdynia, was released from custody, reports Nasze Miasto. The name of the Belarusian was not officially voiced, but according to media reports, this is a native of Grodno Stepan Svidersky, who once left Belarus for Poland to study under the Kalinouski educational program.
Frenchman Viaud may be fined and released from prison in Belarus
Frenchman Viaud may be fined and released from Belarusian prison The prosecutor finds it proved that Frenchman Jolan Viaud had the intention to move ammunition (one cartridge) across the border of the Customs Union and his guilt under articles 295 and 333, note 1 is proved.
Trial over Frenchman Jolan Viaud continues in Belarus. Witnesses invited
Trial over Frenchman Jolan Viaud continues in Belarus. Witnesses invited The trial of the 24-year-old French citizen Jolan Viaud, who was detained at the Belarus border on September 21 with one cartridge, continued on November 17 in Gomel. Viaud is charged in line with part 2 of Art. 295 and part 1 of Art. 333-1 of the Criminal Code of Belarus (unlawful actions with respect to firearms and ammunition and their movement across the border). During the first day of the trial, on November 15, the Frenchman did not admit his guilt.
Belarusian consul meets with Gdynia shooter
Belarusian consul meets with Gdynia shooter Consul General of Belarus in Gdańsk (Poland) Sergei Mikhnevich met with a Belarusian detained for shooting at the office of Reuters in Gdynia. The Belarusian Foreign Ministry said the meeting took place on November 16. According to the Consul, the detainee "did not complain about the conditions of detention". Then the diplomat met with Polish law enforcers who assured him that the Belarusian side will receive all the necessary information on the progress of the preliminary investigation.
Dutch fan causes fire in Minsk e-bus?
Dutch fan causes fire in Minsk e-bus? New electric buses produced by Belkommunmash catch fire for the second time this autumn in Minsk. The company says the fans are to blame. The first time the electric bus caught fire on September 14. No one was injured: the electric bus was not on the route. The fire damaged the roof and some other parts inside. Back then it was assumed that the reason was a short circuit of the electric lift. On the morning of November 16, a second electric bus caught fire.
Who is the Belarusian who shot in Gdynia?
Who is the Belarusian who shot in Gdynia? On November 15 Polish media reported a strange incident: a shooting occurred in one of the offices of Gdynia, after which a Belarusian was detained. Who is this person? And what really happened? Polish media reported shooting at the Thomson Reuters office in Gdynia. The police detained a 30-year-old Belarusian.
What charges brought against Belarusian who shot in Poland?
What charges brought against Belarusian who shot in Poland? The district prosecutor's office in Gdansk on November 16 brought charges against Belarusian Stepan Svidersky, who was detained on Tuesday after shooting in Gdynia. A representative of the prosecutor's office said that the Belarusian was accused of attempted murder. The maximum penalty for this article is life imprisonment. "Based on the collected evidence, it is known that the man made two shots and one of them was in the direction of the victim," said the representative of the prosecutor's office.

16.11.2017

Belarusian programmers creating gesture interpreting app
Belarusian programmers creating gesture interpreting app A team of 20 Belarusian programmers has been working on a very prospective start up for six months. The team is trying to create an app which will be able to define gestures and then interpret them into words. No one had before created such useful apps. It is not surprising that the project found its investor fairly quickly. The CEO of the project told what his team is currently working on.
3 Belarusian crews to partake in 2018 Dakar Rally
3 Belarusian crews to partake in 2018 Dakar Rally Belarusian MAZ racers will be participating in the 40th installment of the Dakar Rally. It will take place on 6-20 of January, 2018 IN South America. According to the pilot of “MAZ-SPORTavto” team Sergey Vyazovich, team Belarus will be presented by three crews at the rally. Sergey Vyazovich emphasized that all the three crews are capable of fighting for being amongst the best ten crews at the rally. “Our team intends to fight for a prize place at the grand rally. We have everything, a team, machines; we are ready for the challenges”.
Roman Empire coin found in Belarus’ Naliboki
Roman Empire coin found in Belarus A local historian from Belarus’ settlement of Ivenets found a Roman Empire coin during his trip to the village of Naliboki in the Stolbtsy district. Valery Mazura decided to go to Naliboki to see and to take photographs of the place where there was a big fire in 1622. At the beginning of the 17th century the village was burnt down to ashes by Swedes. According to many historians, the village was then renewed near the historic center. The local historian was very surprised to find a Roman coin just on the bank of the river Lebyazhoda.
Molodechno hosts Golden Collection of Belarusian Songs concert
Molodechno hosts Golden Collection of Belarusian Songs concert The grand concert of the Golden Collection of Belarusian Songs was a true success in Molodechno. The big project of the Stolichnoe Televidenie is adored by the audience so much, that they were very excited about the upcoming event. A wonderful present for the public was Anatoly Yarmolenko’s performance on the stage. The leader of the legendary music band “Syabry” (Friends) celebrated his 79th anniversary.
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. 
New Testament translated into Belarusian language
New Testament translated into Belarusian language The New Testament has been translated into Belarusian language. The first readers were visitors to the Belarus National Library on November 16. The translation was published in 6,000 copies. In the future, you will be able to see it in the electronic form. Interpreters worked on the book for 25 years.
The big smoking mistake in Belarus
The big smoking mistake in Belarus Belarus has introduced scary pictures on cigarette packs to deter smokers from this bad habit. However, a mistake creeped into these new measures. A language mistake has caused Belarusian internet users to laugh to tears. The pictures are accompanied by inscriptions in the Belarusian language. Most of Belarus population are Russian speakers and find it a bit hard to pick difficult words in Belarusian. Maybe it was hard for translators, but here is what they wrote.

15.11.2017

Belarusian sentenced for Islamic State propaganda
Belarusian sentenced for Islamic State propaganda A 34 year old citizen of Polotsk has been sentenced to 12 years in a prison with strict regime for being a follower of the terrorist organization “Islamic State”. SEE: Extremist threat in Belarus lowest among CIS states
Belarusian may face life sentence for shooting in Poland's Reuters office
Belarusian may face life sentence for shooting in Poland's Reuters office The Belarusian who opened fire at Thomson Reuters headquarters in Gdynia, Poland may face a life sentence in prison. This was announced by the Gdynia district prosecution office. SEE WHAT HAPPENED: Belarusian opens fire in Poland's Reuters office
Belarusian body modificator about his unusual experiment
Belarusian body modificator about his unusual experiment A 25 year old man with a famous name and surname Lev Tolstoy is a body modificator from a Belarusian town Baranovichi. Lev is his real name now, but when 14 he had a different name. He just likes it. And so that people memorize his name better, he decided to take up the surname Tolstoy-just as the famous Russian classic. Despite his unusual appearance, the young man drew attention towards himself by not wearing shoes wherever he goes and no matter what season of the year it is.
Eurovision star's father detanied in Belarus
Eurovision star's father detanied in Belarus On Wednesday, Belarusian media reported on the arrest of businessman and father of the winner of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest Ksenia Sitnik – Mikhail Sitnik. Damage from the actions of Sitnik's company Imobylinvest amounted to about $450,000, said on Wednesday the State Control Committee of Belarus (SCC). A criminal investigation was opened by the Financial Investigation Department of the State Control Committee.
Machine gun found in Belarusian school
Machine gun found in Belarusian school Weapons of WWII were discovered at a secondary school in the Pruzhany district (Brest region). The fact is that the school in the village of Novye Zasimovichi has two buildings: the new one is used by children for studies, while the other is used as a warehouse.  On November 13, one of the workers was looking for materials for repairs in the old building, and found an aircraft gun of 12.7mm caliber, a 20mm air gun and a rifle barrel of an unidentified sample.
Belarusian opens fire in Poland's Reuters office
Belarusian opens fire in Poland's Reuters office A 30-year-old man opened fire at Thomson Reuters headquarters in Gdynia. As Radio Gdansk reports citing the employees who wished to remain anonymous, a person entered the office at 9pm Minsk time. He was armed. Fortunately, no one was hurt.
Trial over Frenchman Jolan Viaud begins in Belarus
Trial over Frenchman Jolan Viaud begins in Belarus On Wednesday, a trial began over a 24-year-old French citizen, Jolan Viaud, began in Belarus. Jolan is accused of "illegal actions regarding the use of firearms and ammunition and moving them across the border." MORE: Frenchman detained at Belarus' border with bullet in his backpack

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."
Belarus warns of hepatitis A spread in Europe
Belarus warns of hepatitis A spread in Europe The countries of Europe (the Czech Republic, the Netherlands, Poland, Spain, etc.) have an unfavorable epidemiological situation in terms of the spread of viral hepatitis A, which does not exclude the risk of the disease being brought to Belarus, the Sanitary and Epidemiological Service of Minsk said.
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?
Ballerinas from Belarus into semifinal of Youth America Grand Prix
Belarus into semifinal of Youth America Grand Prix Young Belarusian ballerinas have entered the top three of the semi-final of the contest "Youth America Grand Prix". The international dance competition took place in Paris on November 13. In the first semifinal, 99 representatives of different countries took part.  Belarus' individual dancers confidently entered the top three in the classical and modern choreography events and won 1st place in their age group.
Belarusian wins Miss Style at Miss World Plus Size 2017
Belarusian too slim to win Miss World Plus Size 2017 32-year-old Yevgenia Tyuleneva became fourth at an international beauty competition, and received the title of "Miss Style". The main crown went to the representative of the Philippines, the second place was won by Latvia. After the award ceremony Yevgenia joked that "she has not eaten enough for first place." Belarus for the first time took part in such a contest. Plus size are models with clothes ranging in size from 42 to 54 and having the proportional figure.

13.11.2017

Belarus Polina Pimakhina at Miss International 2017
Belarus Polina Pimakhina at Miss International 2017 On November 14, 2017 Tokyo will be hosting Miss International 2017 beauty contest-one of the most important beauty pageants of the world which will be held for the 57th time. Belarus will be represented by 20 year old Polina Pimakhina from Minsk. SEE: Belarus at beauty contests 
Cloud rap idol Bones coming to Minsk
Cloud rap idol Bones coming to Minsk The famous cloud rapper Bones, the idol of all problematic teenagers, and the main inspirer of rapper Pharaoh is coming to Minsk. He will perform in Minsk club Re:public on January 23, 2018.
Yanka Kupala works translated into Slovakian
Yanka Kupala works translated into Slovakian Poems by Yanka Kupala can now be read in the Slovakian language. The book of poems "Ktoze to tam ide ?" (“Who goes there?”) has been presented at the International Book Fai in Bratislava.
Pintér: Pope intends to visit Belarus
Pintér: Pope intends to visit Belarus Archbishop Gabor Pinter, Apostolic Nuncio in Belarus, received a private audience with the Pope of Rome Francis on the eve of the 25th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the Holy See and Belarus. Gabor Pinter called relations between Belarus and the Vatican excellent, although there are still "issues that need to be addressed." During the meeting, the possible visit of the Pope to Belarus was also discussed.

12.11.2017

Design project of “Vokzalnaya” station presented in Minsk
Design project of “Vokzalnaya” station presented in Minsk The third line of Minsk metropolitan is currently being built in Belarus’ capital. The building works began in 2013 and the first stations are planned to be put into service as soon as in 2019. SEE: Minsk's third metro line to be fully automated

11.11.2017

Listapad 2017 Gran Prix goes to Estonia
Listapad 2017 Gran Prix goes to Estonia On November 10, 2017 the closing ceremony of the International Film Festival “Listapad” was held in Minsk cinema “Moskva”. During a whole week a professional jury was choosing the best of the works of directors from 55 countries. The Gran Prix of 2017 went to a director from Estonia Rainer Sarnet for the black and white film “November”. It was filmed based on Estonian mythology. What is more, the film was presented the awards “Best cinematography after Yuri Marukhin” and “Best sound design (music) of the film”.

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.
Belarusian State University into Best Global Universities
Belarusian State University into Best Global Universities The Belarusian State University (BSU) for the first time entered the rating of the leading universities of the world, called Best Global Universities, and became the only Belarusian university there. In the American rating of Best Global Universities, compiled by the US News & World Report agency, the Belarusian State University took 668th place among the 1,250 best universities in the world. Among European universities, the BSU takes 301st place. BSU also entered the physics ranking and took 238th place.

09.11.2017

Spring-summer 2018 collections at Belarus Fashion Week
Spring-summer 2018 collections at Belarus Fashion Week From October 24 to October 29, collections of designer clothes of the spring-summer season 2018 were presented on the main podium of Belarus - Fashion Week. From October 24 to October 29, collections of designer clothes of the spring-summer season 2018 were presented on the main podium of Belarus - Fashion Week. In this season, partners of the international project Belarus Fashion Week were big companies and brands: Huawei, Velcom, Nescafe Gold , the official make-up artist - Mary Kay® company. Partners: the Swiss watch brand Elixa, Pepsi Black.
Apple impressed with Belarusian's photo
Apple impressed with Belarusian's photo The official Apple account in Instagram has published a mobile snapshot made in Belarus capital Minsk. The photo shows a vintage car against a bright pink wall and a streetlight. "The last days of summer. The weather is changing, the summer is leaving, the winter is coming - but this building is bright and colorful. Like eternal summer," wrote the photo's author.

08.11.2017

Osveysky reserve: a place to rest and enjoy nature Belarus has always been famous for its beautiful nature, green forests, blue lakes and rivers, picturesque landscapes. The Osveysky reserve is a place where all of this can be seen. In the northern part of the Verkhnedvinsk district, which is in the Vitebsk region, Osveysky reserve is located. People from all over Belarus and even foreign countries come here to do some finishing, rest and spend a relaxing time.
Russia to return to Eurovision
Russia to return to Eurovision Belarus has confirmed their participation in the international song contest Eurovision 2018, which will be held in May next year in the capital of Portugal Lisbon. Moreover, Russia has announced it will return to the contest. Lisbon was given the right to hold a Eurovision after Portugal's Salvador Sobral won the 2017 contest. 42 countries will partake in the 2018 Eurovision, including Belarus. Russia's singer Yulia Samoilova wanted to partake in the 2017 contest in Ukraine, but Kyiv banned her entry in Ukraine.
Communists from USA celebrate October Revolution day in Minsk
Communists from USA celebrate October Revolution day in Minsk Belarusian communists in Minsk laid flowers at the monument to Vladimir Lenin and drank "for the Great October and Communism." These people did not celebrate for long, but apparently at least some of them really believed in what they celebrated: equality, cooperation between workers all over the world and well-being of the entire humankind. These were the ideals of the October Revolution.

07.11.2017

Belarusian programmers to develop alternate reality app
Belarusian programmers to develop alternate reality app Programmers form Belarus’ city of Gomel are working on creating a social network with alternate reality. The founder of the project is Pavel Tyutyunnik. He is from Saint Petersburg, but not so long ago he moved to Gomel, where he found “soul mates” and now they are working on developing the social network. “A social network gives an opportunity to any user to create content online, the same can be done with alternate reality”, says Pavel.
Belavia to receive 3 new Embraers by summer 2018
Belavia to receive 3 new Embraers by summer 2018 Belavia is the largest air company in Belarus based in Minsk National Airport. At the moment it takes regular flights from Minsk to 49 airports of 28 countries. Belavia intends receiving three Embraer planes by the summer season of 2018. A corresponding agreement has been signed with the Brazilian Embraer manufacturer. Anatoly Gusarov Director General of Belavia has commented on the issue.

06.11.2017

MapBox looking for staff for new office in Minsk
MapBox looking for staff for new office in Belarus' Minsk An American location data platform for mobile and web applications MapBox , which received investments worth $164 million not so long ago, is opening an R&D office in Minsk on the platform of MapData. Belarusian specialists will be developing program software for self-driving cars. At the moment MapBox office in Minsk has three members in the team: the cofounder Viktor Govako, routing algorithm developer Denis Koronchik and Alexander Matveenko. Yury Melnichek is the leader in forming the team.
Minsk MapBox office to compete with Tesla?
Minsk MapBox office to compete with Tesla? An American location data platform for mobile and web applications Mapbox , which received investments worth $164 million not so long ago, is opening an R&D office in Minsk on the platform of MapData. Belarusian specialists will be developing program software for self-driving cars.
Home birth death case in Belarus: Jail or forgiveness?
Home birth death case in Belarus: Jail or forgiveness? A native of Vitebsk Olga Stepanova, pregnant with her second child, came to her mother in Vitebsk from St. Petersburg. She happened to give birth earlier than planned. According to law enforcement agencies and doctors, the woman deliberately refused hospitalization in the maternity ward and decided to give birth at home.
One of Marc Chagall's works
Animation movie "Marc Chagall. Beginning" At the heart of the Belarusian cartoon "Marc Chagall. Beginning", directed by Elena Petkevich, are memories of Marc Chagall about childhood, about Vitebsk, in which he spent many years, and about parents whom he loved very much. The movie was awarded a diploma at the XXVI International Film Forum Golden Knight, which was held in Sevastopol from May 22 to May 31, 2017. The 13-minute film reflects the main events that happened to Marc and his family before leaving for St. Petersburg.
Belarusian beauty Polly Cannabis at Miss Earth 2017
Belarusian beauty Polly Cannabis at Miss Earth 2017 The contest Miss Earth 2017 has completed. This year's winner is 26-year-old Filipina Karen Ibasco, a physicist by diploma. The girl researches renewable energy sources. In total, 87 models participated in the competition. Miss Earth has traditionally (since 2001) been held in the Philippines on November 4. The event is considered one of the most prestigious beauty contests, along with Miss World and Miss International.

05.11.2017

Mohito, Sinsay brand shops to open in Minsk
Mohito, Sinsay brand shops to open in Minsk Prominent clothes brands Mohito and Sinsay will be opening their shops in Galleria Minsk in November of the current year. What is more, some other ten food and clothes stores will be opened by 2018. New collections will be supplied to the trading center just as to other European cities. Galleria Minsk has reserved space for them. It is planned that by the end of 2017, the trading center will be 85% full with arrendators. It is quite a good result in the world practice.
MapBox logo
MapBox buys Belarus' MapData, opening R&D center in Minsk An American location data platform for mobile and web applications Mapbox is planning to open an office in Minsk on the platform of MapData. A week after attracting investments of $164 million, an American start-up developing online maps Mapbox made its first acquisition, according to TechCrunch. This is the Belarusian company MapData - a start-up from Minsk specializing in the same area with the use of neural network technology.

04.11.2017

Belarusian programmers develop food ingredients’ scanning app
Belarusian programmers develop food ingredients’ scanning app App developers of Minsk studio “hyper owl” have created a mobile application which helps people to find out the ingredients of the goods they buy in shops. The mobile app is pretty easy to use. It scans the bar code of a product and shows the user the ingredients the product is made from. What is more, the app has a special function thanks to which some “unfriendly” ingredients are determined. Andrei Kozel, the author of the idea, has his own opinion on the issue.
Frenchman facing 3 to 7 years of prison in Belarus for having bullet when crossing border
Frenchman Jolan Viaud facing 3 to 7 years of prison in Belarus Frenchman Jolan Viaud is under investigation for "illegal activities against firearms, ammunition and explosives" in Belarus. His family assures that the 9mm bullet in the center of the case was a gift from a Pole, and pleads the youthful mistake. A Facebook account and a kitty to support the young man were launched.

03.11.2017

Tadeusz Kondrusiewicz, Catholic Metropolitan
Catholic church: 1917 October Revolution is existential catastrophe The Catholic Metropolitan Tadeusz Kondrusiewicz called the 1917 October Revolution an existential catastrophe. On November 1, at the evening mass, he mentioned the 100th anniversary of the Bolshevik coup that took place in Russia, but brought innumerable suffering to the Belarusian people. Kondrusiewicz noted that November 7, when (according to the new style) the revolution took place, still remains a day off in Belarus, like it was in the Soviet Union. 

02.11.2017

Two-passport system in Belarus from 2019?
Two-passport system in Belarus from 2019? Belarus is ready to switch to a 2-passport system. Belarusians will be able to have internal and foreign passports after the introduction of biometric documents in the country. This option has already been discussed with international organizations and is now being proposed for consideration by state bodies. It is expected that the new generation passports will be introduced as early as January 2019.
Deep Purple to give last concert in Belarus June 4, 2018
Deep Purple to give last concert in Belarus June 4, 2018 Legendary Deep Purple will give the last concert in Minsk on June 4, 2018. The musicians will perform at Chizhovka Arena in the framework of the World The Long Goodbye Tour, dedicated to the 50th anniversary of the band. One of the most influential bands in the history of rock music will bring to Minsk the best songs and the new album Infinite (2017). Ian Gillan (vocals), Roger Glover (bass guitar), Ian Paice (drums), Steve Morse (guitar) and Don Airey (keyboards) will perform on stage.
Potato pancake eating championship due in Belarus November 4
Potato pancake eating championship due in Belarus November 4 Nine countries will take part in a pancake eating contest in Minsk on November 4. This is the Belarusian answer to foreign tournaments on eating fast food. It will be held at the Chervensky market in Minsk's Lošyca. It is expected that the result of these unusual competitions will be included in the Divo Book of Records of the CIS and Baltic countries.

01.11.2017

5 more charged with death of soldier Korzhich
5 more charged with death of soldier Korzhich Another five people, among whom is one officer, are in a status of suspects in the criminal case of Alexander Korzhich’s death. This was stated by Yulia Goncharova, the official representative of the Investigative Committee, on her Facebook page. “As on November 11, 2017, 10 military men have been charged with death of Alexander Korzhich, another five (among whom is one officer) are in a status of suspects. The four suspects were not detained before; therefore, they were not mentioned”.
Museum of smells and aromas opens in Belarus’ Grodno
Museum of smells and aromas opens in Belarus’ Grodno The only museum of smells and aromas opened in Belarus’ Grodno on November 1, 2017. Everything is dedicated to smells in the museum. Aromas of different spices are presented there.
Finnish band Poets Of The Fall: Belarusian fans offered us very warm welcome
Poets Of The Fall: Belarus offered us very warm welcome Finnish rockers Poets Of The Fall will perform on November 2 at the club Re:Public. They will come to Minsk for the fourth time. Poets Of The Fall is one of the most famous bands from Finland, which is well-known outside that country. They became famous in the middle of the 2000's having produced a number of hits that all Europe heard thanks to music videos and video games. The band has many awards in Finland and abroad, including the MTV Europe Music Awards.
Cat escapes customs at National Airport Minsk and dies
Cat escapes customs at National Airport Minsk and dies The cat Martik, who fled at the airport in Minsk from his masters during customs control on the way to Geneva, was finally found dead. The pet escaped during the inspection by customs officers. The cat jumped out of the hands of the mistress. DETAILS AND VIDEO: Passenger's cat lost at National Airport Minsk, search continues
Premiere of new Spartak by Elizariev: video
Premiere of new Spartacus at Belarus' Bolshoi Theater: video Maestro Elizariev, in honor of his 70th birthday, presented to the public a new version of the legendary Spartacus on the stage of the Bolshoi Opera and Ballet Theatre of the Republic of Belarus. The ballet, which became a classical one, has been on in the Bolshoi for 37 years. On October 31, the updated performance in the author's edition of the choreographer Valentin Elizariev was shown to the audience. The maestro watched the ballet from the lighting engineer's room.

31.10.2017

Belarusian restorers win prestigious European award
Belarusian restorers win prestigious European award Minsk received worldwide acceptance in the sphere of restoration. As a result of an international competition, the work on preserving frescos of the St. Peter and St. Paul’s Cathedral in the Belarusian capital took the first place.
Unique dry pool to open in Minsk
Unique dry pool to open in Minsk Small dry pools with balls in trading centers are children’s entertainment, adults are not allowed there. The situation was solved in Moscow not so long ago and a big dry pool was built for adults, so that they can also have fun and relive the stress. Minsk decided to follow the idea and in a couple of days’ time such place for entertainment will be opened at 11 Masherova Street.
Belarus to debut at Miss Earth 2017 in Manila
Belarus to debut at Miss Earth 2017 in Manila The Philippines will be hosting the final show of the international beauty contest “Miss Earth 2017” on November 4, 2017. The beauty contest “Miss World” was founded not so long ago, in 2001. However, it is among the top four beauty contests of the world today.
Brutto presents new music video Hodzie! (Enough!) based on Yanka Kupala poem
Brutto presents new music video Hodzie! (Enough!) based on Yanka Kupala poem Brutto band presented the video for the song Enough (in Belarusian: Hodzie!) on October 31. The song is part of the last album Rocky. This song is based on poem of Yanka Kupala. The main protagonists of the video are Siarhei's son Makar and his wife Sviatlana Zeliankouskaya. The video, directed by Dmitry Avdeev, was shot on a beach of Odessa. Hodzie (Enough!) is our small, family-run "Ulysses."
Cat escapes from customs officer at National Airport Minsk, search continues
Passenger's cat lost at National Airport Minsk, search continues A cat belonging to passengers flying to Geneva has escaped from a customs officer during flight control. The staff is searching for the animal for the second day at the National Airport.  The pet's owners asked to help find a pet. Please watch the video showing the moment cat Martik escaped. The incident occurred on October 29 at the National Airport Minsk. Passengers from St. Petersburg carrying four cats were about to fly to Geneva. 
10 accused after soldier's death in Belarusian army
10 charged after soldier's death in Belarusian army Last week, the chairman of the Belarus Investigation Committee, Ivan Noskevich, reported that no injuries were found on the body of the soldier who was killed in the Pechi military unit, except for the furrow from the loop. Today, new details of the case have appeared. Charges were brought against 10 servicemen. The 11th is a suspect.
Stunning village collection at Belarus Fashion Week 2017
Stunning Village collection at Belarus Fashion Week 2017 The Belarusian brand Historia Naturalis presented the collection Spring-Summer 2018 called Vioska (Village) at Belarus Fashion Week 2017. This is probably the best thing we've seen lately. Minskers Polina Kartavitskaya and Larisa Stepanova grouped into a creative duo Historia Naturalis in 2009. The brand concept is built on naturalness. The designers not only use 100% natural materials, but also try to rethink the old ideas. The new Vioska collection is based on these very conceptual pillars.

30.10.2017

Why do men live less than women in Belarus?
Why do men live less than women in Belarus? Despite the fact that the life longevity has increased in Belarus, Belarusian men still live less than women do. Such situation is typical for many countries; however, the gap in Belarus is extremely large. The difference of life longevity between women and men is 11 years. Belarusian doctors have an explanation for it. The issue has been discussed at a round table talk at the National Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Belarus.
Guide to Listapad 2017 movies. What to see
Guide to Listapad 2017 movies. What to watch The program of the XXIV Minsk International Film Festival Listapad has been announced. The festival starts on November 3 and continues through November 10. We have selected the best movies you should not miss (all times are Belarus time). This year's innovation is season tickets for competitive and out-of-competition shows. The cinema Tsentralnyi (Central) offers a single ticket for all 11 sessions of the main competition of feature films at a price of BYN 49.50.

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