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19 Jan 2018
Dakar 2018: Three Belarus’ MAZ-SPORTavto crews in top 10 at Stage 12
Sergei Vyazovich who picked up his first stage win yesterday finished sixth at the 523-kilometer special. Ton Van Genugten (Iveco) was first across the finish line in 7:02:36, 26 minutes 20 seconds ahead of Sergei Vyazovich. Aleksei Vishnevsky of Belarus came in eighth, 35 minutes behind the leader. Alexander Vasilevsky was tenth (39 minutes back)...
18 Jan 2018
Preparations for Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2018 discussed in Minsk
The Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2018 will take place in Belarus in November...
18 Jan 2018
Herasimenia shares her knowhow with young Syrian athletes
The Belarusian athlete talked to the guests who were primarily interested in how Aliaksandra Herasimenia gets ready for competitions, which races and swimming styles she likes the most...
18 Jan 2018
Belarus to close its consulates in Odessa, Gdansk, Milan
Belarus is mulling over the opening of new embassies in one of the African countries and Europe...
18 Jan 2018
Belarus, Hong Kong to abolish visas on 13 February
According to the document, the Belarusians and also the Chinese citizens living in Hong Kong will be allowed to enter, leave, remain within, or transit through Hong Kong and Belarus, respectively, without visas for the period of up to 14 days...
17 Jan 2018
Belarus hopes to return wooden angel sculpture dating back to 18th century from Uzbekistan
This is the sculpture of an angel, made of soft wood - linden. It is 124cm high. It was made in the style close to the Baroque...
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...
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