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6 Jan 2021
Yevgeny Khaldei’s wartime photographs on display in Brest Fortress Yevgeny Khaldei’s wartime photographs on display in Brest Fortress
The author of the famous photo "Raising a Flag Over the Reichstag," Yevgeny Khaldei is considered one of the most famous Soviet war photographers. The exhibition features 50 images. Each of them has its own story. For example, "Seven go on a recce" from which only three returned...
5 Jan 2021
Belarus reports 1,273 new COVID-19 cases, 949 recoveries in past 24 hours Belarus reports 1,273 new COVID-19 cases, 949 recoveries in past 24 hours
The nationwide COVID-19 tally has reached 203,104 cases...
5 Jan 2021
Viazovich wins Dakar 2021 Stage 3 Viazovich wins Dakar 2021 Stage 3
The winner clocked 3:35.14 to complete the special part of 403km. Dmitry Sotnikov of KAMAZ-Master was second, 18 seconds back. KAMAZ-Master’s Anton Shibalov rounded out the top three, 1.16 behind the winner...
5 Jan 2021
Belarus approves 2021 calendar of international competitions Belarus approves 2021 calendar of international competitions
In 2021 the Belarusian capital will host such events as the UEC Track European Championships (17-21 February), one of the European Cheerleader League events (2-4 April), the UIPM World Modern Pentathlon Championships (5-14 June) and the UIPM Laser Run World Championships (9-14 June). The Minsk Open Snooker Cup and the 2021 Europe Triathlon Baltic Championships Minsk are scheduled for July...
4 Jan 2021
Belarus 3rd at Dakar 2021 Stage 2 Belarus 3rd at Dakar 2021 Stage 2
The second special part was 457km. Siarhei Viazovich’s crew clocked 4:44.14, 6.30 behind the winner of the stage, Dmitry Sotnikov of KAMAZ-Master (4:37.44)...
4 Jan 2021
Christmas tree in Minsk third highest in CIS Christmas tree in Minsk third highest in CIS
TurStat compiled a ranking of the highest Christmas trees installed in the capitals of the CIS member states in the run-up to the New Year...
4 Jan 2021
Belarus’ COVID-19 update: 1,869 new cases, 995 recoveries Belarus’ COVID-19 update: 1,869 new cases, 995 recoveries
The nationwide COVID-19 tally has reached 201,831 cases...
4 Jan 2021
Shimanovich named European Male Swimmer of 2020 Shimanovich named European Male Swimmer of 2020
The 26-year-old Belarusian swimmer's main achievement last year was a new world record of 55.34 seconds in the 100m breaststroke. The record was set on 19 December in Brest during the Belarus Open Swimming Championship, when Ilya Shymanovich surpassed the achievement of UK’s Adam Peaty, who was the leader in the discipline, by 0.07 seconds...
4 Jan 2021
Viazovich’s crew 4th after Dakar 2021 Stage 1 Viazovich’s crew 4th after Dakar 2021 Stage 1
The Bisha-Wadi Ad-Dawasir stage with a 457 special will take place on 4 January...
31 Dec 2020
Belarus’ COVID-19 update: 1,923 new cases, 3,246 recoveries Belarus’ COVID-19 update: 1,923 new cases, 3,246 recoveries
The nationwide COVID-19 tally has reached 194,284 cases...
30 Dec 2020
Belarus reports 1,957 new COVID-19 cases, 2,644 recoveries in past 24 hours Belarus reports 1,957 new COVID-19 cases, 2,644 recoveries in past 24 hours
The nationwide COVID-19 tally has reached 192,361 cases...
30 Dec 2020
Polar explorers send New Year greetings to Belarusians Polar explorers send New Year greetings to Belarusians
The head of the 13th Belarusian Antarctic Expedition Aleksei Gaydashov sent greetings, on behalf of the exhibition, to the National Academy of Sciences and all Belarusians...
29 Dec 2020
Belarus’ COVID-19 latest: 1,816 new cases, 1,836 recoveries Belarus’ COVID-19 latest: 1,816 new cases, 1,836 recoveries
The nationwide COVID-19 tally has reached 190,404 cases...
29 Dec 2020
Sabalenka wraps up 2020 at 10 in WTA Sabalenka wraps up 2020 at 10 in WTA
Aryna Sabalenka has won three tournaments in the recent WTA season. The Belarusian took ten victories in 39 matches...
28 Dec 2020
Six medals for Belarus at Salnikov Cup in St. Petersburg Six medals for Belarus at Salnikov Cup in St. Petersburg
Ilya Shimanovich won the Salnikov Cup Grand Prix, scoring the maximum number of points in the 100m breaststroke, clocking 56.04...
28 Dec 2020
Belarus reports 1,841 new COVID-19 cases, 1,385 recoveries in past 24 hours Belarus reports 1,841 new COVID-19 cases, 1,385 recoveries in past 24 hours
The nationwide COVID-19 tally has reached 188,588 cases...
28 Dec 2020
BC Tsmoki Minsk secure 12th Belarus Cup title BC Tsmoki Minsk secure 12th Belarus Cup title
In the final at the Olimpiets sport center in Mogilev Rostislav Vergun’s team defeated BC Borisfen 83-79 overtime...
28 Dec 2020
Belarus’ COVID-19 update: 1,825 new cases, 1,498 recoveries Belarus’ COVID-19 update: 1,825 new cases, 1,498 recoveries
The nationwide COVID-19 tally has reached 186,747 cases...
28 Dec 2020
Belarus to get first batch of Sputnik V vaccine in early 2021 Belarus to get first batch of Sputnik V vaccine in early 2021
“We are grateful for the professional opinion given by Belarusian sanitary doctors who assessed the efficacy of the experimental cycle of the vaccine testing, which demonstrated that the vaccine can be produced jointly,” the ambassador said...
24 Dec 2020
Belarus reports 1,917 new COVID-19 cases, 2,358 recoveries in past 24 hours Belarus reports 1,917 new COVID-19 cases, 2,358 recoveries in past 24 hours
The nationwide COVID-19 tally has reached 181,113 cases. A total of 159,437 patients previously diagnosed with COVID-19 have recovered in Belarus...
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