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17 Jan 2018
Dakar 2018: Belarus’ Vyazovich 3rd at Stage 10
After the previous race was cancelled due to poor weather conditions, the Belarusian racer produced a convincing performance at Stage 10 (Salta-Belen), with just 11 minutes behind from the pace-setter Ton Van Genugten (Iveco) who clocked 5:31:49...
17 Jan 2018
Minsk to host IWSA World Cup
The competitions will be held through 21 January at the Svisloch River near the Minsk Sports Center. About 400 people from 18 countries have registered to take part in the championship...
17 Jan 2018
Belarus to take part in FITUR 2018 in Madrid
The official opening of the Belarusian stand will take place on 17 January...
17 Jan 2018
Belarus to field 29 athletes at 2018 Olympics in Pyeongchang
According to the NOC, 29 athletes will compete in six sports: biathlon, Alpine skiing, speed skating, cross-country skiing, aerials, and short track speed skating...
17 Jan 2018
Mirnyi progresses at Australian Open
The Belarusian-Austrian duo beat the Italian-Israeli tandem of Thomas Fabbiano and Dudi Sela 7-6 (7-5), 3-6, 7-6 (7-4) in the opener...
16 Jan 2018
British diplomats recreate The Beatles’ famous Abbey Road photo in Minsk
Staff members of the British Embassy in Belarus have recreated The Beatles’ iconic photo in Minsk...
16 Jan 2018
Raubichi to host 2019 IBU Open European Championships
Raubichi is also expected to host the IBU Summer Biathlon World Championships in 2019...
16 Jan 2018
Over 800 foreign visitors to Belarus’ MTZ in 2017
The five countries that sent the most tourists to MTZ in 2017 were Estonia, Latvia, Russia, Germany, and Spain...
16 Jan 2018
Belarusian Tatsiana Tsyhanova among Monochrome Awards 2017 prizewinners
The Belarusian won the award in the professional category Photomanipulation Photographer of the Year with the photo “Strange Burlesque with Feather”...
16 Jan 2018
Children from Syria arrive in Minsk on recuperation holidays
The Syrian children will spend their holidays at the National Education and Recuperation Center Zubrenok from 15 to 29 January, in line with the agreement reached in late 2017 during the meeting between the Belarusian president and the Syrian social affairs and labor minister...
16 Jan 2018
Sasnovich progresses into Australian Open second round
World number 56 Aliaksandra Sasnovich of Belarus went off to a good start in Melbourne beating Christina McHale of the United States (World No.73) 6-3, 6-2 to reach the Australian Open round two...
15 Jan 2018
Minsk named most popular destination for Russian travelers during January holidays
The ranking of most popular destinations among Russians during the past holidays was topped by Belarus. It was followed by Poland and Thailand. The top ten also includes the Czech Republic, Germany, Turkey, Finland, Spain, Latvia, Bulgaria
15 Jan 2018
Belarus to consider new direct flights to China
According to Mikhail Portnoi, with a view to attracting more Chinese tourists, the Belarusian government will consider the possibility for such measures as the implementation of the visa-free policy and increasing the number of direct flights [the current flight goes from Beijing through Minsk to Budapest and back]...
12 Jan 2018
Belarus’ Tsentrkurort tour operator makes inroads into China
Special tours have been designed for Chinese visitors to Belarus along with combined tours which include trips to the EU and Russia...
12 Jan 2018
Traditional Chinese medicine center created in Minsk Oblast Clinical Hospital
The opening ceremony will take place on 16 January. Representatives of the traditional Chinese medicine office of China’s Zhejiang Province will take part in it...
12 Jan 2018
This year’s tourism events calendar prepared in Belarus
The calendar mentions events, which will take place in Minsk and the regions and may be interesting for tourists. The events include music festivals, military history festivals, movie festivals, theater forums, sport events, Belarusian cuisine cookouts, and other events...
12 Jan 2018
Dakar 2018: Belarus’ Vyazovich in top 10 at Stage 6, 3rd overall
Eduard Nikolaev (KamAZ) remains first in the general classification. His closest rival is Federico Villagra (52 minutes back). Sergei Vyazovich is third (2:29:42 behind the leader)...
12 Jan 2018
Belarus names Eurovision 2018 hopefuls
Among those who reached the national final are ALEN HIT, with the song I Don’t Care, Adagio (You and I), Lexy (Ain’t You), Sofia Lapina (Gravity), Napoli (Chasing Rushes), Alekseev (Forever), Anastasia Malashkevich (World on Fire), Gyunesh (I Won’t Cry), Kirill Gud (Deja Vu), Radiovolna (Sunway LInes), and Shuma (Khmarki)...
11 Jan 2018
Almost 80,000 tourist arrivals in Belarus under visa-free program in 2017
The countries that sent the most visa-free tourists to Belarus in 2017 were Germany (12,700), Poland (nearly 7,600), and Italy (over 6,700)...
11 Jan 2018
Chepelin 3rd at IBU Cup 5
The Belarusian covered the distance in 54:34.8 with two penalties. Jean-Guillaume Beatrix of France won the race in 53:31.5...
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