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15 Jan 2015
Cheaper Belarus visas for U.S., UK citizens
“Belarus has decided to reduce consular fees paid by citizens of the United States and the United Kingdom. The U.S. and UK nationals will pay as much as the citizens of the majority of other countries"...
15 Jan 2015
Rare World War I exhibits to go on display in Mogilev
Last year, the whole world celebrated the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War 1914-1918 which has become one of the largest armed conflicts in the history of mankind...
15 Jan 2015
UK Visa Application Center opens in Minsk
“I am happy that the Visa Application Center started its operation in Minsk. I hope that Belarusians will be happy with the level of services," Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland to the Republic of Belarus Bruce Bucknell noted...
15 Jan 2015
MAZ-SPORTavto rounds out top-three in Dakar Stage 10
Sergei Vyazovich (race number 510) finished the 860km tenth leg of the Dakar Rally in 4h19m36s which was 3rd fastest, 1m19s behind the time set by the front-runner, KAMAZ’s Eduard Nikolaev...
15 Jan 2015
Four Belarusian aerial skiers into Austria final
In the first qualifying try Denis Osipov scored 113.28 points to finish 3rd, which took him straight into the final...
14 Jan 2015
Latin-American research center to open at Minsk university
The center will provide teachers, students and other stakeholders the possibility of getting authentic information on the countries of Latin America as well as holding talks with foreign specialists-experts...
14 Jan 2015
Belarus’ women’s biathlon team second in 4x6km relay in Ruhpolding
Some replacements were made in the Belarusian team before the relay, with Irina Krivko joining her more experienced fellow athletes Nadezhda Skardino, Nadezhda Pisareva and Darya Domracheva...
14 Jan 2015
MAZ-SPORTavto manages 12th place in Dakar Rally Stage 9
Alexander Vasilevsky (race number 535), his co-pilot Valery Kozlovsky and mechanic Anton Zaporoshchenko ended the 359km special stage clocking 6h45m01s, 1h25m32s back of the stage winner, KAMAZ’s Airat Mardeev...
14 Jan 2015
Belarus sends five skiers to 2015 FIS Freestyle Ski and Snowboard World Championships
Belarus will be represented by aerial skiers Maxim Gustik, Denis Osipov, Stanislav Gladchenko, Anna Guskova and Alexandra Romanovskaya...
14 Jan 2015
Zaslavl to turn into music city on 23 January
The 15th Music Festival Zaslavl 2015 will take place in Zaslavl on 23 January. As tradition demands, the event will open with an oblast competition among singers of the Minsk Oblast Art School “Zaslavl Notebook”...
13 Jan 2015
Ioffe presents his second book about Belarus in Minsk
The work is based on a number of personal interviews with the Belarusian head of state...
13 Jan 2015
Michel Platini to attend Development Cup 2015 matches in Minsk
The tournament, in its 11th time, will open on 18 January...
12 Jan 2015
Belarus to seek Rio 2016 berth at World Handball Championship in Qatar
Belarus (Group A) will open the championship against reigning world champion Spain in Doha on 16 January...
12 Jan 2015
MAZ-SPORTavto remains in top 10 of Dakar overall ranking
Beat time showed Alexander Vasilevsky's crew (race number 535), his co-pilot Valery Kozlovsky and mechanic Anton Zaporoshchenko, which took 13th in the eighth leg of the 2015 Dakar Rally...
12 Jan 2015
Semezhevo to perform 'Christmas Tsars' ritual to welcome New Year on 13 January
This ancient ceremony is held only in Semezhevo once a year, on the night of 13 to 14 January. It involves unmarried young people, seven of whom are chosen to play the roles of the Christmas Tsars...
11 Jan 2015
Italian embassy in Minsk holds Christmas charity event for children
The festivities were attended by about 150 children and teachers from children’s homes and boarding schools of Mogilev, Belynichi, Vileika, and Minsk. The Nutcracker ballet staged with the participation of the gymnasium’s students was a success...
10 Jan 2015
Dozens of Gomel Oblast companies offer support to Ukrainian migrants
The campaign will culminate in a charity concert at the Gomel Puppet Theater. The gala will bring together local artists, sponsors and partners of the program...
10 Jan 2015
MAZ-SPORTavto moves up to 5th overall in Dakar 2015
Sergei Vyazovich (race number 510), his co-pilot Pavel Garanin and mechanic Andrei Zhigulin performed the best, finishing the 255 special timed section of Stage 6 in 3h19m44s which was 6th fastest...
10 Jan 2015
Oginski estate to revive tradition of balls
The first charity event Ball in Northern Athens will be held on 17 January. Its program features dancing and ball etiquette lessons. The guests will learn how to use hand-held fans...
9 Jan 2015
Charity martial arts tournament for prizes of Metropolitan Filaret to be held in Minsk 10 December
"Last year the tournament was a success. It brought together athletes practicing Karatedo, grappling, and hand-to-hand combat. All participation fees were donated to the psychoneurology care homes of Minsk Oblast and the Bogushevsk care home in Vitebsk Oblast”...
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