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28 Jan 2019
Star Expedition campaign kicks off in Minsk Star Expedition campaign kicks off in Minsk
The event is timed to the 75th anniversary of Belarus’ liberation from the German invaders...
27 Jan 2019
European Figure Skating Championships conclude in Minsk European Figure Skating Championships conclude in Minsk
Spain’s Javier Fernandez took his seventh consecutive European title in the Men’s Final celebrating a golden farewell in his last competition. Russian skater Sofia Samodurova clinched gold in her debut in the Ladies event...
25 Jan 2019
Minsk commemorates Holocaust victims Minsk commemorates Holocaust victims
In 2019, Belarus will celebrate the 75th anniversary of its liberation and many events will be timed to this date. The minister said that it is symbolic that the event timed to the International Holocaust Remembrance Day became the first of them...
24 Jan 2019
France win pairs event at European Figure Skating Championships in Minsk France win pairs event at European Figure Skating Championships in Minsk
The defending champions Evgenia Tarasova and Vladimir Morosov of Russia had to settle for the second place (218.82 points) and their teammates Aleksandra Boikova and Dmitri Kozlovskii finished third with 205.28 ppoints...
24 Jan 2019
Russia’s Mikhail Kolyada takes lead after short program in Minsk Russia’s Mikhail Kolyada takes lead after short program in Minsk
His teammate Alexander Samarin goes second with 91.97 points. Defending European champion Javier Fernandez sits third with a result of 91.84 points...
24 Jan 2019
Belarus’ Yakau Zenko performs his short program in Minsk Belarus’ Yakau Zenko performs his short program in Minsk
The 18-year-old skater scored 56.38 points in Group 1. He made a series of confident jumbs under the composition Dream by Imagine Dragons. However, several mistakes kept him away from a higher place...
24 Jan 2019
Belarus Antarctic station to be equipped to work year-round Belarus Antarctic station to be equipped to work year-round
The 11th Belarusian Antarctic expedition got underway in autumn 2018. “The exploration of the polar region can be compared to space activities in terms of its complexity and resources,” he said...
23 Jan 2019
France leads after European Championships Pairs Short Program in Minsk France leads after European Championships Pairs Short Program in Minsk
The French duo picked up a personal best score of 76.55 points. They left behind defending European Champions Evgenia Tarasova/Vladimir Morozov of Russia (73.90 points). Italians Nicole Della Monica/Matteo Guarise landed third...
23 Jan 2019
Belarus showcases its travel industry in Stockholm Belarus showcases its travel industry in Stockholm
Welcoming the guests Belarusian Ambassador to Sweden Dmitry Mironchik said that Belarus has something to offer Swedish customers both in terms of traditional leisure and educational tourism...
23 Jan 2019
Minsk proceeds with bidding for 2024 European Athletics Championships Minsk proceeds with bidding for 2024 European Athletics Championships
Goteborg in Sweden, the region of Silesia in Poland, and Minsk have been invited to proceed with bidding for the 2024 European Athletics Championships...
23 Jan 2019
Zagitova leads European Championships short program in Minsk Zagitova leads European Championships short program in Minsk
Her teammate Sofia Samodurova takes the second position with 72.88 points. Switzerland’s Alexia Paganini is third with 65.64 points...
23 Jan 2019
Plans to unveil improved model of Belarusian electric vehicle Plans to unveil improved model of Belarusian electric vehicle
“We have designed an improved model of an electric vehicle. A year ago we demonstrated such a car. Now we have several more models, including a minivan. We are ready to showcase them,” Vladimir Gusakov noted...
23 Jan 2019
MAZ-SPORTavto Team to bring new racing truck for Dakar 2020 MAZ-SPORTavto Team to bring new racing truck for Dakar 2020
The hooded MAZ truck was presented in Minsk before the Dakar 2019 rally. The manufacturer will need some time to give it some finishing touches and is planning to field this truck for official competitions in the spring...
23 Jan 2019
Partisan Chronicles: Partisans’ Self-Made Weapons Partisan Chronicles: Partisans’ Self-Made Weapons
“Partisan Chronicles: Partisans’ Self-Made Weapons” is a new page of the joint project of BelTA and the Belarusian State Museum of the Great Patriotic War History...
22 Jan 2019
Photo exhibition to mark centennial of Belarusian diplomatic service opens in Minsk Photo exhibition to mark centennial of Belarusian diplomatic service opens in Minsk
The photos depict big significant historical events: the signing of the United Nations Charter, the ratification of the treaty establishing the Commonwealth of Independent States, the conclusion of first agreements to establish diplomatic relations with foreign countries...
22 Jan 2019
Season of national culture festivals in Minsk to open in May Season of national culture festivals in Minsk to open in May
Olga Antonenko said that the festivals will be held on Saturdays and Sundays until the end of September. Latvia will be this year’s newcomer...
22 Jan 2019
Zagitova holds practice session at Minsk Arena Zagitova holds practice session at Minsk Arena
The Olympic champion noted good quality of the ice and said that she will aim for the highest results. Her main rivals will be young Russian athletes Stanislava Konstantinova and Sofia Samodurova...
22 Jan 2019
About 400 journalists to cover European Figure Skating Championships in Minsk About 400 journalists to cover European Figure Skating Championships in Minsk
The bulk of journalists are from Russia. Russian figure skaters are favored to take medals in each of the four disciplines and Russian mass media outlets are actively preparing for the forthcoming tournament...
21 Jan 2019
UAE to host Days of Belarusian Culture on 29 January-2 February UAE to host Days of Belarusian Culture on 29 January-2 February
The Belarusian delegation is set to meet with the UAE officials to discuss cooperation in culture and tourism, organization of concerts and other events involving Belarusian artists in the United Arab Emirates...
21 Jan 2019
Practice sessions underway ahead of European Figure Skating Championships in Minsk Practice sessions underway ahead of European Figure Skating Championships in Minsk
Minsk is hosting such a prestigious tournament for the first time. This year, the ISU European Figure Skating Championships features more than 100 athletes. Belarus will be represented by Anna Kublikova and Yuri Gulitsky in ice dance and Yakau Zenko in the men’s singles...
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