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13 Jan 2021
Sabalenka to face Kudermetova in Abu Dhabi final Sabalenka to face Kudermetova in Abu Dhabi final
In the other semifinal Aryna Sabalenka needed just an hour to secure a 6-3, 6-2 win over world number 22 Maria Sakkari of Greece. The Abu Dhabi final is scheduled for 13 January...
12 Jan 2021
Belarus’ COVID-19 latest: 1,731 new cases, 1,567 recoveries Belarus’ COVID-19 latest: 1,731 new cases, 1,567 recoveries
The nationwide COVID-19 tally has reached 215,724 cases...
12 Jan 2021
Minsk to host EWBL matches Minsk to host EWBL matches
In the first match BC Tsmoki Minsk will play Russia’s Nika from Syktyvkar...
12 Jan 2021
Belarus' children’s charity campaign brings together over 800,000 kids Belarus' children’s charity campaign brings together over 800,000 kids
The New Year charity campaign “Our Children” ran in Belarus from 10 December 2020 to 10 January 2021. Every year, during the campaign, heads of ministries and other government agencies and representatives of public associations visit orphanages and group homes, foster and adoptive families, families who raise children with disabilities, rehabilitation centers and facilities for children with special needs, and hospitals...
12 Jan 2021
Sabalenka ousts Sakkari to reach Abu Dhabi final Sabalenka ousts Sakkari to reach Abu Dhabi final
Belarus’ world number 10 Aryna Sabalenka charged past world number 22 Maria Sakkari of Greece, 6-3, 6-2...
11 Jan 2021
Vishneuski 4th in Dakar 2021 Stage 8 Vishneuski 4th in Dakar 2021 Stage 8
The Belarusian crew covered 709km in 3:27.34, 7.54 behind the winner, Anton Shibalov of Russia’s KAMAZ-Master...
11 Jan 2021
Year 2020 ends as warmest year in Belarus in past 140 years Year 2020 ends as warmest year in Belarus in past 140 years
"The average annual temperature was +9.1°C, 2.4°C above the norm. The previous record-holder was the year 2019 with the average annual temperature of +8.8°C"...
11 Jan 2021
Belarus reports 1,792 new COVID-19 cases, 1,300 recoveries in past 24 hours Belarus reports 1,792 new COVID-19 cases, 1,300 recoveries in past 24 hours
The nationwide COVID-19 tally has reached 213,993 cases...
11 Jan 2021
Vishneuski 4th in Dakar 2021 Stage 7 Vishneuski 4th in Dakar 2021 Stage 7
Aliaksei Vishneuski’s crew of MAZ-SPORTauto Team placed fourth in Stage 7 of Dakar Rally 2021. The Belarusian crew covered 737km in 4:56.21...
11 Jan 2021
Lukashenko’s New Year address sets all-time TV viewership record in Belarus Lukashenko’s New Year address sets all-time TV viewership record in Belarus
More than 6.5 million of Belarusians watched the president’s address on New Year’s Eve...
11 Jan 2021
Sabalenka into Abu Dhabi semifinal Sabalenka into Abu Dhabi semifinal
The Belarusian secured a 6-4, 4-6, 6-3 win over Kazakhstan’s world number 19 Elena Rybakina in two hours...
11 Jan 2021
Sabalenka reaches Abu-Dhabi quarterfinal Sabalenka reaches Abu-Dhabi quarterfinal
In the round of Last 16 the Belarusian world number 10 defeated world number 31 Ons Jabeur of Tunisia 6-2, 6-4 in an hour and seven minutes...
11 Jan 2021
Belarus’ COVID-19 update: 1,833 new cases, 2,364 recoveries Belarus’ COVID-19 update: 1,833 new cases, 2,364 recoveries
The nationwide COVID-19 tally has reached 212,201 cases. A total of 194,984 patients previously diagnosed with COVID-19 have recovered in Belarus...
7 Jan 2021
Belarus’ COVID-19 update: 1,838 new cases, 2,395 recoveries Belarus’ COVID-19 update: 1,838 new cases, 2,395 recoveries
As many as 1,489 COVID-19 patients have died since the infection's outbreak in Belarus...
6 Jan 2021
Belarus’ COVID-19 update: 1,855 new cases, 1,820 recoveries Belarus’ COVID-19 update: 1,855 new cases, 1,820 recoveries
The nationwide COVID-19 tally has reached 204,958 cases...
6 Jan 2021
Belarus win Men’s EHF EURO 2022 Qualifiers opener Belarus win Men’s EHF EURO 2022 Qualifiers opener
After the games with Norway Belarus will head for Egypt to take part in the World Men’s Handball Championship slated for 14-31 January. In preliminary Group H Belarus will face Russia (14 January), South Korea (16 January), and Slovenia (18 January). The three best teams from each of eight groups will advance into the playoffs...
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...
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