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Oksana Volkova

Belarusian opera star about her New-York breakthrough, further plans and has dispelled the myths concerning special diets for artists.

Behind the catwalk

Eastern European fashion is becoming more and more fascinating. Brief review of new names in the insdustry

28 Feb 2014

Where to go in March?

Have you ever noticed how different cities start looking when spring comes? Even in March, when it's still quite chilling, you can already smell the ground, released from snow, and the sun, going down definitely later than before, is gradually getting warmer.

The most unpredictable and undoubtedly the most welcome month transforms Minsk as well. Streets are getting flooded not only by streamlets - the last witnesses of snow - but by happy and a little bit surprised people, who have already managed to change their winter clothes on lighter ones, even if it's  still below zero.  Minsk becomes bright, colorful and smiling. It's not as bustling and diverse as it's in summer, but it's not silent anymore.

15 Feb 2014

TOP-8 Belarusian sportsmen in 2013. MELITINA STANUTA, gymnast

Melitina Stanuta
We sums up the year 2013 with publications dedicated to Belarusian sports heroes, the best of which will be determined by public vote. Sergei Vishnevsky in the fifth article tells about the difficult fate of one of the most talented gymnasts of today Melitina Stanyuta who for 1,5-minute competitive performances on the carpet trains more and possibly harder than hockey players. Overcame the consequences of difficult injuries she had the most successful season in the career and took on her fragile shoulders the burden of leadership in the national team at the start of the new Olympic cycle.

TOP-8 Belarusian sportsmen in 2013. VASILY KIRIYENKO, cyclist

Vasily Kiriyenko
We sums up the year 2013 with publications dedicated to Belarusian sports heroes, the best of which will be determined by public vote. Kirill Klimenkov in the fourth article of our publication series tells about a simple guy Vasiliy Kiriyenko, who from poor Belarusian cycling school got to the best team in the world. But he still cares about the future of this country.

TOP-8 Belarusian sportsmen in 2013: DARYA DOMRACHEVA, biathlete

Darya DomrachevaWe sums up the year 2013 with publications dedicated to Belarusian sports heroes, the best of which will be determined by public vote. Sergei Vishnevsky in the seventh article tells about the hope of the forthcoming Olympic Games in Sochi Darya Domracheva who for several years in a row is the face of the Belarusian winter sports and the supplier of happiness hormones for fans: she compensates for the early candle-light and prettifies dark evenings at the time of beriberi.

14 Feb 2014

TOP-8 belarusian sportsmen in 2013. VICTORIA AZARENKA, tennis player

We sums up the year 2013with publications dedicated to Belarusian sports heroes, the best of which will be determined by public vote. Yuri Mihalevitch in the sixth article tells about why the tennis star Victoria Azarenka is under pressure at home and why Belarusians deprives Victoria of right to her own opinion, even if it is wrong.

11 Feb 2014

Cinema rooms in Minsk – a cozy sofa but no intimacy

Cinema room in Minsk - inside
One or two years ago so called “anticafes” began to develop actively in Minsk – contrary to cafes, here you pay only for the spent time -- cookies, desserts, Wi-Fi and entertainment are free of charge. After the revolutionary changes in the world of cafes it's time for cinemas - it turns out, that they can also be with the prefix "anti".

10 Feb 2014

Places to go: Zerno coffee house


Minsk city center can't boast a wide range of coffee houses. But there is a place just in the heart of the city, where you can find the best coffee in Minsk, according to different public opinions polls. Zerno coffee house, hidden in a nice small yard just along Independence avenue, attracts absolutely different people from young hipsters to well-off businessmen, not ready both morally and physically to live through a new day without a cup of coffee. What makes Zerno coffee house so special? Let's try to find out with The Minsk Herald.

9 Feb 2014

TOP-8 Belarusian sportsmen in 2013: SERGEI RUTENKO, handball

Sergei Rutenko
We sums up the year with publications dedicated to Belarusian sports heroes, the best of which will be determined by public vote. Yuri Mihalevitch in the third article describes Sergei Rutenko’s role in handball team in the country, explains why the success of the athlete should not be reduced only to the scoring table data that are close to perfect.

TOP-8 Belarusian sportsmen in 2013: VLADIMIR SAMSONOV, table tennis


Vladimir Samsonov
We sums up the year  2013 with publications dedicated to Belarusian sports heroes, the best of which will be determined by public vote. Yuri Mihalevitch in his second article tells us about a person who considers Vladimir Samsonov to be the world's best athlete, recalls the interview with the sportsman in 2013, as well as wonders for how long he is in table tennis

4 Feb 2014

OKSANA VOLKOVA: "There were times when I was invited after being listened to on YouTube"

The opera singer Oksana Volkova has become the first Belarusian to open the season at New York Metropolitan Opera. She performed Olga's part from Eugene Onegin on the one stage with the world famous Anna Netrebko in the role of Tatsiana.

This February the opera diva will perform Nabucco and Carmen for the Belarusian audience, and February, 20 she will sing again Eugene Onegin Olga's aria. TUT.BY has talked with the Belarusian opera star about her New-York breakthrough, further plans and has dispelled the myths concerning special diets for artists.