The mascot of the IV World University Speed Skating Championship will be the weasel called Alе́s’.
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The mascot of the IV World University Speed Skating Championship will be the weasel called Alе́s’. This amazing animal was chosen through the results of the Republican contest with the participation of students and pupils of the country.
The author of the drawing is a young Belarusian artist Anton Timashkov.
In the wild the weasel is a true predator and its ability to capture the prey is really amazing. The author of the Championship’s mascot managed to combine in it such features astenacity of the weasel and friendliness and openness of the Belarusian people.
The name of the mascot Alе́s’is the Belarusian variant of the widely known around the world name Alexander (Aleksandr, Aleksanteri, Alessandro, Alejandro, Iskender, Sandor, Xandinho)
In Belarusian and Russian languages, the word “laska” (weasel) has also another meaning: “tenderness”.
We are waiting for you on the Belarusian land with tenderness!