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Interview with Catherine Vandareva

Author: Lida added 3-01-2013, 14:57
Interview with Catherine VandarevaThe correspondent had a meeting with Catherine Vandareva (Barbie) in order to find out why she does not like to spar with girls, to kick around her unfulfilled dream to go to the Police Academy and how she saves femininity in the harsh world of martial arts. Also it was worth discussing about an excess of muscle, as well as accidents with scrawny guys who have lack of courage.

Gwyneth Paltrow

Author: Lida added 15-12-2012, 16:01
Gwyneth PaltrowGwyneth Paltrow is an American actress and singer. She was born on September 27, 1972.

Gwyneth Paltrow was born in Los Angeles, California. She is the daughter of actress Blythe Danner and film producer Bruce Paltrow. Her father was Jewish of Belarusian Ashkenazi origin whose ancestors lived in Minsk, Belarus. Paltrow's paternal great-great-grandfather, whose surname was "Paltrowicz," was a rabbi.

Ruslan Kogan

Author: Lida added 9-12-2012, 05:38
Ruslan KoganRuslan Kogan was born on November 1982 in Babruisk, Mogilev region, Belarus. He is an entrepreneur, founder and CEO of Kogan Technologies as well as one of the founders of Milan Direct, an Australian and UK furniture retailer. He was Australia's richest person under the age of 30 from 2011 to his 30th birthday in November 2012. He has a personal wealth valued at $145 million. Moreover, Kogan was the first Australian to register as a passenger on Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic sub-orbital spaceflight, having paid a deposit on the US$200,000 ticket.

Andrey Gromyko

Author: Lida added 30-11-2012, 14:21
Andrey GromykoAndrey Gromyko is a Minister of Foreign Affairs in 1957–1985 and a Chairman of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet in 1985–1988. Gromyko was accountable for many top decisions on Soviet foreign policy until he retired in 1988. In the West he was given the nickname Mr. Nyet ("Mr. No"). Nevertheless, an article written in 1981 in “The Times” said, "He is one of the most active and efficient members of the Soviet leadership. A man with an excellent memory, a keen intellect and extraordinary endurance (...) Maybe Andrey is the most informed Minister for Foreign affairs in the world". So, he was respected.

Olga Korbut

Author: Lida added 25-11-2012, 12:49
Olga KorbutOlga Korbut was born on May 16, 1955 in Hrodna, Belarus. She is a Belarusian Soviet gymnast who won four gold medals and two silver medals at the Summer Olympics, in which she participated in 1972 and 1976 for the USSR team. She is also well known in the world as the "Sparrow from Minsk".

Korbut started training gymnastics when she was 8 years old. She was coached at first by Yelene Volchestskaya, a gold medal winner ...

Aliaksandra Herasimenya Wins Silver at the European Short Course Swimming Championship

Author: Newsmaker added 24-11-2012, 12:45
Aliaksandra Herasimenya Wins Silver at the European Short Course Swimming Championship
The Belarusian athlete came second in the women’s 50m butterfly stroke event.

At the final Herasimenya swam the distance in 25.53 seconds. Only a Danish swimmer Jeanette Ottesen Gray managed to leave behind the Belarusian swimmer with the result of 25.21 seconds. Bronze medal went to Henique Melanie, French swimmer.

Belarusian Uladzimir Svirski Announced for Best Actor at the International Film Festival in Germany

Author: Newsmaker added 23-11-2012, 06:50
Belarusian Uladzimir Svirski Announced for Best Actor at the International Film Festival in Germany
According to the National Film Studio “Belarusfilm”, Belarusian Uladzimir Svirski who played one of the roles in the film “In the fog” was recognized the winner of the Best Actor Award at the XXII International East European Film Festival (Cottbus, Germany).

Steven Ballmer

Author: Lida added 18-11-2012, 14:31
Steven BallmerSteven Ballmer was born on March 24, 1956. He is an American businessman who has been working as Microsoft CEO since January 2000. In 2012 he is number 19 on the Forbes 400 with personal wealth of $15.7 billion. He is also the first in the list of the richest people who are not business owners or their relatives.
Ballmer was the first billionaire in the world, who took his status thanks to options which he received from Microsoft.

Ballmer is the son of Frederic Henry Ballmer and Beatrice Dworkin, whose grandfather, Shloma Dworkin, lived in Pinsk, Belarus.

Kirk and Michael Douglas

Author: Lida added 17-11-2012, 05:08
Kirk and Michael DouglasKirk Douglas and his son Michael Douglas have Belarusian ancestry.

The parents of Kirk Douglas Bryna (Bertha) and Herschel (Harry) Danielovitch were Jewish immigrants from Chavusy, Belarus.

Kirk Douglas was born on December 9, 1916. His first name was Issur Danielovitch. The Douglas's family took surname Demsky when they came to the United States, the same surname as his father’s brother used there. In addition to their surname, his parents also changed ...

Ignacy Domeyko

Author: Lida added 11-11-2012, 07:12
Ignacy Domeyko
Ignaсy Domeyko (31 July 1802 - 23 January 1889), one of the most world-known Belarusians, a participant in the liberation movement in Belarus, the national hero of Chile, a world-famous scientist, mineralogist, the Rector of the University of Chile. He left a significant mark in many areas of human knowledge, such as mineralogy, geology, chemistry, metallurgy, geography, ethnography, botanics and zoology, as well as considerably contributed to the organization of higher education system in Chile.