SNCF revives the myth of the Orient-Express

Luxury rail carriages that once belonged to the “Compagnie internationale des Wagons-Lits,” which operated the legendary Orient Express, are now on display at Gare de l’Est in Paris as part of an initiative called “Long live the train.” France’s national rail company SNCF found the abandoned wagons – including a lounge car never before displayed in public -on a siding on the border between Poland and Belarus. The SNCF then repatriated them to France and meticulously restored them, a process which took several years.

After spending winter in a fridge, Minsk bats return to the wild

In a rescue centre in ex-Soviet Belarus, a group of bats wake up and are released into the wild after spending the winter months hibernating inside a fridge. Volunteers at the centre tuck the bats up inside cloth bags in an ordinary domestic fridge — which gives them just the right amount of moisture and cold for a good winter’s sleep. The Kozhanopolis centre in the capital Minsk takes in bats that are found by members of the public after struggling to find a safe place to hibernate.

Army Games 2018: Kazakhstan, Belarus, China & Russia go through to tank biathlon final

The third and final semi-final of the International Army Games 2018 tank biathlon took place in Alabino, near Moscow, on Thursday.
Teams from Serbia, Belarus, India, and Kazakhstan battled for places in the final. Three different crews from each team performed four laps of the circuit and fired at a range of targets in the relay.

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International Army Games 2018: Tank biathlon (day 2)

The first stage of the individual tank biathlon contest in the International Army Games 2018 is taking place in Alabino near Moscow. Teams from Belarus, Syria, Tajikistan, Russia, Iran and Serbia are competing on the second day of the games. Teams from a total of 32 countries will participate in this year’s edition of the army games, which consist of 28 competitions including contests involving tanks and snipers, as well as different air and sea disciplines.

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