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7 Jan 2017
Team UAE take Christmas ice hockey bronze in Minsk
It was the third time that team UAE took part in the Christmas ice hockey tournament in Minsk. In 2015 and 2016 the team of the United Arab Emirates failed to advance to the playoffs. The popularity of ice hockey in the UAE has been steadily increasing, however...
6 Jan 2017
Moscow to host Days of Belarusian Science in June
“Moscow is expected to host the Forum of Regions of Belarus and Russia in June. It will focus on innovative activities and cooperation in science and technology. The Days of Belarusian Science will take place in Moscow during the forum,” Alexander Shumilin said...
6 Jan 2017
Part of second structure of Belarusian Antarctic station assembled
According to the source, the Belarusian polar explorers arrived in Antarctica on 29 December. Over the course of several days the polar explorers managed to assemble a platform and one of the sections of the second structure of the Belarusian Antarctic station. A number of scientific researches are scheduled to take place in 2017. In particular, spectrum equipment of the Belarusian satellite BKA and the Russian satellite Canopus-B will undergo radiation calibration using the snow surface of Antarctica...
5 Jan 2017
Belarus President’s Team bags second win at Christmas tournament in Minsk
Belarus defeated Balkans Team 14-7 (5-2, 2-2, 7-3) at the ongoing 13th Christmas International Amateur Ice Hockey for the Prize of the President of Belarus. Martin Milanov and Vadim Bekbulatov were named MVPs of the match...
5 Jan 2017
Domracheva to start Oberhof Sprint 50th
The first Belarusian biathlete to start in Oberhof on 6 January will be Darya Yurkevich (bib 11). Irina Krivko will start 44th, Nadezhda Pisareva 84th. Nadezhda Skardino will not take part in the forthcoming competition...
5 Jan 2017
Balkan countries would show interest in Belarus’ ice hockey program
Representatives of the team, which is participating in the 13th Christmas amateur ice hockey tournament for the prize of the President of Belarus, got familiar with the work of the institute of national teams which has been successfully operating in Belarus for several years, the system of training of young hockey players, the domestic championship...
5 Jan 2017
Nikolai Lukashenko together with his schoolmates visit elderly care home to wish Happy New Year
The school has been taking care of the elderly care home for more than two years. This time students and their teachers were welcomed like old friends...
5 Jan 2017
First win for UAE at Christmas tournament in Minsk
This is the third time that Team UAE is playing in the Belarusian capital. Today they beat their rivals from Switzerland 6-1 (0-1, 4-0, 2-0). Allowing a goal at the close of the opening period, Team UAE did not give up and scored 6 times more...
5 Jan 2017
Russia draw with Finland at Christmas ice hockey tournament in Minsk
The Russians showed a much more confident game after a 0-12 defeat from Slovakia on 4 January. After two periods Team Russia led 3-0. The Finns, however, managed to close up the gap and even retook the lead early in the final stanza, 4-3. The action-packed battle ended up in a 4-4 draw. In the opener the Finns routed Germany 11-2...
5 Jan 2017
Year of Belarusian Culture in Sardinia to feature concerts, expos, film screenings
Events to celebrate the Belarusian culture will be held in Sardinia throughout 2017. These will include meetings with Belarusian writers, concerts of the Ragneda folk band, photography and arts and crafts exhibitions, the performance of the Belarusian choir at the international music festival Collegium Kalaritanum and the Belarusian folk band at the international folk festival of Sardinia...
5 Jan 2017
Belarus’ Sergei Vyazovich one spot off overall podium after Dakar Stage 3
Sergei Vyazovich clocked the best time of 2h51m among the Belarusian racers losing 5m30s to the stage leader, Russia's Eduard Nikolaev. After Dakar’s third leg, the Belarusian rally raid driver has moved from sixth to fourth overall, 5m off the leader...
4 Jan 2017
Belarus see off UAE 7-3 at Christmas tournament in Minsk
Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko scored the winner and added three assists for Andrei Astashevich’s hat-trick as Team Belarus routed Team UAE 7-3 at the ongoing 13th Christmas International Amateur Ice Hockey for the Prize of the President of Belarus on 4 January. Konstantin Koltsov found the net in the 2nd minute into the game to open the scoring for Belarus. The UAE players managed to close the gap to four with two goals in the final session...
4 Jan 2017
Belarus Symphony Orchestra to tour Germany with film music program
The tour will last till 27 January. Belarusian musicians are expected to perform in big cities of Germany, including Berlin, Stuttgart, Cologne and Leipzig. The program will feature music from films such as Superman, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, Jurassic Park, Schindler's List, Star Wars, Harry Potter, Fiddler on the Roof...
4 Jan 2017
Slovakia steamrolls Russia 12:0 during Christmas ice hockey tournament in Minsk
Thanks to the accomplishment Slovakia now tops the tournament score table in Group B. In Minsk Russia is represented by the amateur ice hockey team Samrau, which is comprised of veteran players of the teams Salavat Ulaev (Ufa) and Molot (Perm)...
4 Jan 2017
Belarus to host national contest Book Art 2017 on 25-26 January
The winners in the special nominations will be awarded for their contribution to the preservation of the spiritual heritage, on the occasion of the 500th anniversary of book printing in Belarus and get special diplomas and Small Golden Folio prizes. Other special nominations include Fellowship (joint publishing projects) and In the Mirror of Time...
4 Jan 2017
Finland’s Jani Rita scores first goal of Christmas ice hockey tournament in Minsk
In the opening match of the tournament Team Finland created a good margin of safety 4-1 already in the first period. The Scandinavian team dominated through the rest of the match and deservedly won 11-3. Another match of the preliminary stage in Group B will see Slovakia vs Russia (15.30)...
4 Jan 2017
Belarus’ Sergei Vyazovich places fourth in 2017 Dakar Stage 2
Sergei Vyazovich overtook last year’s winner Gerard de Rooy, a Dutch truck racer who came in fifth. The Belarusian driver clocked 2h40m, some three minutes off the stage winner, Dutch racer Martin van den Brink. Sergei Vyazovich now sits in 6th place overall in the truck category...
4 Jan 2017
Mogilev invites tourists to take a stroll with Emperor Nicholas II
Nicholas II had many ties with Mogilev. In August 1915, Stavka (the high command of the Armed Forces in the Russian Empire) was re-located from Baranovichi to Mogilev. Thus Mogilev, we can say, became a temporary residence of the Tsar family. The Emperor loved to make walks on foot or by car around the city and its surroundings. It will be a full 3 to 4-hour excursion that will be launched in the spring of 2017. In the meantime, tourists are offered an opportunity to have a short talk with the Emperor and to take pictures...
3 Jan 2017
MSQRD developers from Belarus on 2017 Forbes 30 Under 30
When Facebook wanted to catch up with Snapchat, it turned to two entrepreneurs from Belarus. Nevgen and Gonchar built MSQRD, an app that adds crazy filters to your selfies. After the app caught on in the U.S., Facebook bought MSQRD for an undisclosed amount in March 2016. Since then, both cofounders have been working for Facebook in London...
3 Jan 2017
Christmas Amateur Ice Hockey Tournament to open with Finland vs Germany match
Group A features Belarus President’s Team, Balkans Team comprising representatives of the countries of the former Yugoslavia and also Bulgaria, Romania and Turkey. The other two teams in the group are the United Arab Emirates and Switzerland. Group B includes Russia, Germany, Finland and Slovakia. The preliminary stage of the tournament will be played in two groups...
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