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17 Jan 2016
Belarus 13th in women's relay in Ruhpolding
The Belarusian team of Nadezhda Skardino, Irina Krivko, Nadezhda Pisareva and Darya Yurkevich finished 13th in the women’s 4x6km relay that completed the BMW IBU World Cup Biathlon 5 in Ruhpolding...
17 Jan 2016
Vladimir Vasilevsky finishes Dakar 2016 in 25th overall
The Belarusians crossed the finish line of the 180 km long last special clocking some 2h37m, more than half an hour behind Dutchman Hans Stacey who took the stage win. The thirteenth stage of Dakar 2016 was relatively easy...
16 Jan 2016
Skardino 6th in mass start in Ruhpolding
The Belarusian covered the 12.5km track in 41:53.2 with one penalty. Her teammate Darya Yurkevich finished 26th (45:07.7) with four penalties...
16 Jan 2016
Azarenka partakes in Kids Tennis Day
Such entertainment shows are held on a regular basis before big sport tournaments and draw much attention from young tennis fans. On the Melbourne Park courts Victoria Azarenka joined by other world’s best tennis players...
16 Jan 2016
Vladimir Vasilevsky in 26th overall after Stage 12 of Dakar Rally
Vladimir Vasilevsky and his crew encountered no technical issues and cleared the stage in 3h51m, some 37m behind Dutchman Peter Versluis who took the stage win. The Belarusians currently sit in 26th place overall losing 17h42m to the leader Gerard de Rooy...
16 Jan 2016
Science and Engineering Fair 2016 contest kicks off in Belarus
Four winners of the competition will represent Belarus at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair to be held in in Phoenix, USA on 8-13 May 2016...
15 Jan 2016
Belarusian strongman Khoroneko sets up new world record
The Belarusian strongman made it happen at the Command and Engineering Institute of the Emergencies Ministry. Within an hour, Vyacheslav Khoroneko made 1,410 kettlebell prone swings with a 24kg kettlebell. The previous record was 1,200 swings...
15 Jan 2016
Belarus’ Yulia Tikhonova 3rd at FIS Eastern Europe Cup in Raubichi
“It was quite hard as I have not recovered fully from the FIS Tour de Ski. I put all the efforts to show my best in Raubichi,” said Yulia Tikhonova...
15 Jan 2016
Azarenka to open Australian Open 2016 against Alison Van Uytvanck
Victoria Azarenka will make her 11th appearance at the Australian Open. The Belarusian won the title in Melbourne twice: in 2012 and 2013. Belarus will also be represented at the tournament by two more player...
15 Jan 2016
Golden Globes 2016 winners and nominees to be screened at Minsk cinema houses
Quentin Tarantino’s new film The Hateful Eight, which received the Golden Globe for Best Original Score, and Ryan Kugler’s Creed (best supporting actor award for Sylvester Stallone) will be on at Minsk cinema houses till 27 January...
14 Jan 2016
Third Belarus-Russia forum of regions to focus on social policy
“The preliminary date of the third forum of regions has been already harmonized with Russian colleagues. It is expected to take place in Minsk and Mogilev on 8-9 June. The plenary meeting is scheduled for 9 June. Social and humanitarian issues will be the main topics of the forum"...
14 Jan 2016
Belavia offers reduced prices for flights to 16 destinations
The cost of one return ticket to Stockholm, Helsinki, Budapest, Kharkov, Odessa and Kiev will be €149. A return ticket to Baku, Nice, Paris, Astana, London, Almaty, Geneva, Ashgabat, Tel Aviv, and Barcelona will cost €249...
14 Jan 2016
Belarus’ Alexander Vasilevsky comes eighth in Dakar Stage 10
The tenth stage through the Fiambala dunes challenged racers with difficult sandy terrain. Alexander Vasilevsky had a good stage as sandy terrain is his strong point. The crew cleared the stage in some 5h44m to pick up the eighth position losing 52 minutes to the stage winner...
14 Jan 2016
Raubichi to host FIS Eastern Europe Cup 15-17 January
Partaking in the competitions will be more than 150 skiers from Belarus, Russia and Ukraine. Athletes from Latvia and Lithuania are also expected to take part. Belarus will be represented by nearly 80 athletes...
13 Jan 2016
Slavonic Bazaar to mark Vladimir Mulyavin’s 75th birthday
“The festival will dedicate a number of events to this remarkable date. Among them will be a theater play, a special concert and a themed exhibition. Vladimir Mulyavin’s anniversary will also make part of the official opening ceremony of the forum”...
13 Jan 2016
Vitebsk to host Slavonic Bazaar 2016 in July
“Many establishments of the country are engaged in the preparations for the festival, which is a calling card of Belarus. The head of state does his best to attend every edition of it and it is very important for us”...
13 Jan 2016
Foreign guests to be invited to all Year of Culture events in Belarus
The Belarusian festival of national cultures in Grodno in June will be a landmark cultural event in 2016. According to the deputy culture minister, this festival will be held under the patronage of UNESCO Director General Irina Bokova...
13 Jan 2016
Year of Culture in Belarus to offer exciting premieres
The Belarusian event calendar for 2016 features many landmark anniversaries. For example, in January the country will mark the 95th birthday of Ivan Shamyakin, in March – the 120th anniversary of the birth of Kondrat Krapiva, and the 125th birthday of Maxim Bogdanovich in December...
13 Jan 2016
Plans to finish construction of Trostenets Memorial in 2017
The territory of the former death camp Trostenets comprises a number of important areas, including the former prisoner reception point, the Road of Death that used to lead prisoners to the camp, the places of execution in the forest of Blagovshchina, and some others...
12 Jan 2016
Alexander Linnik, Marina Arzamasova win Atletika awards
Runner Marina Arzamasova clinched the award for the second year in a row. In 2015 she claimed the 800m gold at the IAAF World Championships in Beijing...
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