Belarus

Country Belarus
Capital Minsk
Continent Europe
Currency Belarusian ruble(BYR)
Languages Belarusian & Russian

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After seven decades as a constituent republic of the USSR, Belarus attained its independence in 1991. It has retained closer political and economic ties to Russia than any of the other former Soviet republics. Belarus and Russia signed a treaty on a two-state union on 8 December 1999 envisioning greater political and economic integration. Although Belarus agreed to a framework to carry out the accord, serious implementation has yet to take place. Since his election in July 1994 as the country's first president, Aleksandr LUKASHENKO has steadily consolidated his power through authoritarian means. Government restrictions on freedom of speech and the press, peaceful assembly, and religion remain in place.

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Belarus - Wikipedia
Belarus - CIA World Fact Book
Belarus - BBC
Belarus - Timeline - BBC

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Belarus' president dismisses coronavirus risk, encourages citizens to drink vodka and visit saunas - CNBC
  1. Belarus' president dismisses coronavirus risk, encourages citizens to drink vodka and visit saunas  CNBC
  2. Belarusian leader bucks coronavirus 'psychosis,' plays hockey  NBC News
  3. ‘Better to Die Standing’: A European Strongman Scoffs at Virus  Bloomberg
  4. Belarus Reports First Coronavirus Death: Belta Cites Lukashenko  The New York Times
  5. No lockdown here: Belarus's strongman rejects coronavirus risks. He suggests saunas and vodka.  The Washington Post
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Belarus defiantly keeps playing while the rest of the sports world goes on hiatus - The Globe and MailBelarus defiantly keeps playing while the rest of the sports world goes on hiatus  The Globe and Mail

Belarus' embassy in Russia looking into ways to get 16 Belarusians home - Belarus News (BelTA)Belarus' embassy in Russia looking into ways to get 16 Belarusians home  Belarus News (BelTA)

Ex-Oxford United star Peter Leven leaves Belarus to be with family through coronavirus crisis - Oxford MailEx-Oxford United star Peter Leven leaves Belarus to be with family through coronavirus crisis  Oxford Mail

Life in Belarus goes largely unchanged - Deutsche WelleLife in Belarus goes largely unchanged  Deutsche Welle

All Alone, Belarus Plays On - The New York TimesAll Alone, Belarus Plays On  The New York Times

Belarus's Geopolitical Loneliness - The Jamestown FoundationBelarus's Geopolitical Loneliness  The Jamestown Foundation

How Belarus is fighting the coronavirus: vodka first, football second - ESPN IndiaHow Belarus is fighting the coronavirus: vodka first, football second  ESPN India

What ARE they thinking? Business as usual in Belarus as Minsk derby is played in front of full crowd - Daily MailWhat ARE they thinking? Business as usual in Belarus as Minsk derby is played in front of full crowd  Daily Mail

Belarus Navigates a Time of Uncertainty - The Jamestown FoundationBelarus Navigates a Time of Uncertainty  The Jamestown Foundation

Belarusian leader proposes 'tractor' therapy for virus - EURACTIVBelarusian leader proposes 'tractor' therapy for virus  EURACTIV

Belarus plays on as world soccer shuts down due to virus - Associated PressBelarus plays on as world soccer shuts down due to virus  Associated Press

Russia, Belarus Discuss Oil Deliveries Amid Pricing Dispute - Radio Free Europe/ Radio LibertyRussia, Belarus Discuss Oil Deliveries Amid Pricing Dispute  Radio Free Europe/ Radio Liberty

U.S. Offers 'Competitively' Priced Oil To Belarus - Radio Free Europe/ Radio LibertyU.S. Offers 'Competitively' Priced Oil To Belarus  Radio Free Europe/ Radio Liberty

Pompidou Group launches cooperation project in Belarus - Council of EuropePompidou Group launches cooperation project in Belarus  Council of Europe

No reason to panic over COVID-19 in Belarus, situation under control - TVRNo reason to panic over COVID-19 in Belarus, situation under control  TVR

Belarus plays on as world soccer is put on ice - Yahoo SportsBelarus plays on as world soccer is put on ice  Yahoo Sports

Putin could make move to absorb Belarus, Europe’s ‘last dictatorship,’ experts say - Fox NewsPutin could make move to absorb Belarus, Europe’s ‘last dictatorship,’ experts say  Fox News

Belarus to use all means to bring citizens home - Belarus News (BelTA)Belarus to use all means to bring citizens home  Belarus News (BelTA)

Amid global coronavirus pandemic, new Belarus season starts - AS South AfricaAmid global coronavirus pandemic, new Belarus season starts  AS South Africa

Football Betting: Punter lands 500/1 winner in belting Belarus bet - Paddy Power NewsFootball Betting: Punter lands 500/1 winner in belting Belarus bet  Paddy Power News

Russia settles oil spat with Belarus amid stand off with Saudi Arabia: sources - ReutersRussia settles oil spat with Belarus amid stand off with Saudi Arabia: sources  Reuters

Belarus confirms 4 coronavirus cases - Anadolu AgencyBelarus confirms 4 coronavirus cases  Anadolu Agency

Belarus calls for joint efforts to effectively fight coronavirus - Belarus News (BelTA)Belarus calls for joint efforts to effectively fight coronavirus  Belarus News (BelTA)

Time traveling with Minsk World! How the new complex is redefining Belarus' capital city - Belarus News (BelTA)Time traveling with Minsk World! How the new complex is redefining Belarus' capital city  Belarus News (BelTA)

Reviews Belarus' Nuclear Power Infrastructure Development | IAEA - International Atomic Energy AgencyReviews Belarus' Nuclear Power Infrastructure Development | IAEA  International Atomic Energy Agency

Entering Buildings Through Back Doors: The Case of Belarus Policy - The Jamestown FoundationEntering Buildings Through Back Doors: The Case of Belarus Policy  The Jamestown Foundation

Belarusian sport goes on amid coronavirus pandemic as president takes hardline stance - Wide World of SportsBelarusian sport goes on amid coronavirus pandemic as president takes hardline stance  Wide World of Sports

Belarus to receive 250 thousand tons of Azerbaijani oil this month - TVRBelarus to receive 250 thousand tons of Azerbaijani oil this month  TVR

Peter Leven reveals all about his rollercoaster ride in Belarus leading Dynamo Brest to their first-ever - The SunPeter Leven reveals all about his rollercoaster ride in Belarus leading Dynamo Brest to their first-ever  The Sun

Why Belarus have the last football league still going in Europe amid the coronavirus crisis - Daily MailWhy Belarus have the last football league still going in Europe amid the coronavirus crisis  Daily Mail

Belarus has 27 cases of coronavirus: health ministry - The Star OnlineBelarus has 27 cases of coronavirus: health ministry  The Star Online

Belarus helps to evacuate Russian citizens - TVRBelarus helps to evacuate Russian citizens  TVR

Coming to a Country Near You: A Russian Nuclear Power Plant - The New York TimesComing to a Country Near You: A Russian Nuclear Power Plant  The New York Times

Poland, Belarus to carry out air exercise ahead of hockey games - The First NewsPoland, Belarus to carry out air exercise ahead of hockey games  The First News

Belarus Wants Authorization to Seize Crypto from Criminals - CointelegraphBelarus Wants Authorization to Seize Crypto from Criminals  Cointelegraph

Belarus, Canada discuss cooperation in agriculture - Belarus News (BelTA)Belarus, Canada discuss cooperation in agriculture  Belarus News (BelTA)

Prime Ministers of Belarus and Russia hold talks in Moscow - TVRPrime Ministers of Belarus and Russia hold talks in Moscow  TVR

Belarus Struggles to Find Alternative Oil Supplies as Standoff With Russia Lingers - The Jamestown FoundationBelarus Struggles to Find Alternative Oil Supplies as Standoff With Russia Lingers  The Jamestown Foundation

Poland says could supply Belarus with oil if pipeline upgraded - ReutersPoland says could supply Belarus with oil if pipeline upgraded  Reuters

Why football fans are suddenly turning their attention to Belarus - Emerging EuropeWhy football fans are suddenly turning their attention to Belarus  Emerging Europe

Belarus adopts balanced position on coronavirus control - TVRBelarus adopts balanced position on coronavirus control  TVR

Belarus, Ukraine to sign regional agreement on cooperation - Belarus News (BelTA)Belarus, Ukraine to sign regional agreement on cooperation  Belarus News (BelTA)

Ostrovets Unit 1 nuclear reactor nearly ready for operation in Belarus - Power Engineering MagazineOstrovets Unit 1 nuclear reactor nearly ready for operation in Belarus  Power Engineering Magazine

British Royal Marines conclude training in Belarus - Naval TechnologyBritish Royal Marines conclude training in Belarus  Naval Technology

Belarus announces benefits for owners of electric cars - TVRBelarus announces benefits for owners of electric cars  TVR

Lukashenko holds meeting to discuss epidemiological situation in Belarus - Belarus News (BelTA)Lukashenko holds meeting to discuss epidemiological situation in Belarus  Belarus News (BelTA)

Foreign Ministry: Belarus works with WHO 24 hours a day. - TVRForeign Ministry: Belarus works with WHO 24 hours a day.  TVR

Belarus suspends postal services to all countries except Russia, China - Belarus News (BelTA)Belarus suspends postal services to all countries except Russia, China  Belarus News (BelTA)

Belarus, Poland discuss supplies of energy resources, results possible soon - Belarus News (BelTA)Belarus, Poland discuss supplies of energy resources, results possible soon  Belarus News (BelTA)

3 new cases of coronavirus infection in Belarus - TVR3 new cases of coronavirus infection in Belarus  TVR

Lukashenko on situation with coronavirus in Belarus: No reason to panic - Belarus News (BelTA)Lukashenko on situation with coronavirus in Belarus: No reason to panic  Belarus News (BelTA)

News Belarusian brands that you should not miss 2020.03.02 17:53 - BelsatNews Belarusian brands that you should not miss 2020.03.02 17:53  Belsat

Belarus parliament receives over 600 proposals regarding amendments to Administrative Offences Code - Belarus News (BelTA)Belarus parliament receives over 600 proposals regarding amendments to Administrative Offences Code  Belarus News (BelTA)

News Ukraine starts oil transit to Belarus 2020.03.19 11:30 - BelsatNews Ukraine starts oil transit to Belarus 2020.03.19 11:30  Belsat

Situation in Belarus and measures to combat coronavirus in focus of attention of Head of State - TVRSituation in Belarus and measures to combat coronavirus in focus of attention of Head of State  TVR

Belarusian tourists return home - TVRBelarusian tourists return home  TVR

Cooperation of Belarus with CSTO discussed in Minsk - Belarus News (BelTA)Cooperation of Belarus with CSTO discussed in Minsk  Belarus News (BelTA)

Belarus sums up results of socio-economic development for 2019 - TVRBelarus sums up results of socio-economic development for 2019  TVR

The Iron Curtain still hanging over European rail travel in Belarus - New Zealand HeraldThe Iron Curtain still hanging over European rail travel in Belarus  New Zealand Herald

Final of republican project "100 Ideas for Belarus" to be held in Minsk today - TVRFinal of republican project "100 Ideas for Belarus" to be held in Minsk today  TVR

5 patients cured of coronavirus in Belarus - TVR5 patients cured of coronavirus in Belarus  TVR

Belarusian tourists from Goa returning home - TVRBelarusian tourists from Goa returning home  TVR

Belarus Health Ministry: 14,500 people currently on coronavirus control - BelsatBelarus Health Ministry: 14,500 people currently on coronavirus control  Belsat

Belarus Premier League Continues Despite Coronavirus Threat - ZimEye - Zimbabwe NewsBelarus Premier League Continues Despite Coronavirus Threat  ZimEye - Zimbabwe News

Who is Belarus’s Eurovision 2020 entry, VAL, who will sing Da Vidna? - RadioTimesWho is Belarus’s Eurovision 2020 entry, VAL, who will sing Da Vidna?  RadioTimes

The one country still happy to play football - The CEO MagazineThe one country still happy to play football  The CEO Magazine

Belarus stimulates transition to electric cars - TVRBelarus stimulates transition to electric cars  TVR

News COVID-19: Belarusian students seeking distance learning 2020.03.18 11:21 - BelsatNews COVID-19: Belarusian students seeking distance learning 2020.03.18 11:21  Belsat

President of Belarus discusses wide range of medical issues - TVRPresident of Belarus discusses wide range of medical issues  TVR

Technology of Belarusian trains production to be adopted at US Stadler plant - TVRTechnology of Belarusian trains production to be adopted at US Stadler plant  TVR

Ministry of Foreign Affairs monitors all issues related to return of Belarusian citizens to their homeland - TVRMinistry of Foreign Affairs monitors all issues related to return of Belarusian citizens to their homeland  TVR

Football Tips: Take the BATE with Belarus - MrFixItsTipsFootball Tips: Take the BATE with Belarus  MrFixItsTips

President bestows state awards to best Belarusian women - TVRPresident bestows state awards to best Belarusian women  TVR

In Trying to Bring Belarus and Russia Together, Lukashenko May Have Awakened Belarusian Nationalism - Foreign PolicyIn Trying to Bring Belarus and Russia Together, Lukashenko May Have Awakened Belarusian Nationalism  Foreign Policy

Will Belarus Be the Next Ukraine? - Foreign Affairs MagazineWill Belarus Be the Next Ukraine?  Foreign Affairs Magazine

Funding and stability are key to IT growth in Belarus - Financial TimesFunding and stability are key to IT growth in Belarus  Financial Times

Putin Rejects Oil Deal With Belarus, Increasing Pressure for Merger - The New York TimesPutin Rejects Oil Deal With Belarus, Increasing Pressure for Merger  The New York Times

Belarus threatens to siphon off Russian oil intended for Europe - Aljazeera.comBelarus threatens to siphon off Russian oil intended for Europe  Aljazeera.com

Belarus leader boasts about US ties to bargain with Moscow - ABC NewsBelarus leader boasts about US ties to bargain with Moscow  ABC News

Pompeo offers Belarus oil in rare visit - BBC NewsPompeo offers Belarus oil in rare visit  BBC News

Belarus Tries to Hold Off Putin by Inviting US and China In - Foreign PolicyBelarus Tries to Hold Off Putin by Inviting US and China In  Foreign Policy

Is Belarus Putin's next target? - Atlantic CouncilIs Belarus Putin's next target?  Atlantic Council

Belarus in the multipolar world: Lukashenka bets on himself - New Eastern EuropeBelarus in the multipolar world: Lukashenka bets on himself  New Eastern Europe

Lukashenka’s Commitment to Belarusian Sovereignty Is Overstated - Chatham HouseLukashenka’s Commitment to Belarusian Sovereignty Is Overstated  Chatham House

Day Of Reckoning: As Pressure Mounts, Belarusians Balk At Prospect Of Russia Merger - Radio Free Europe/ Radio LibertyDay Of Reckoning: As Pressure Mounts, Belarusians Balk At Prospect Of Russia Merger  Radio Free Europe/ Radio Liberty

Russia makes new proposal to Belarus for oil supply terms - Reuters UKRussia makes new proposal to Belarus for oil supply terms  Reuters UK

Russia turns off oil taps supplying Belarus - Aljazeera.comRussia turns off oil taps supplying Belarus  Aljazeera.com

Less Russia, More Europe On Belarus's New Symbol-To-Be - Radio Free Europe/ Radio LibertyLess Russia, More Europe On Belarus's New Symbol-To-Be  Radio Free Europe/ Radio Liberty

Integration on Hold for Russia and Belarus - Chatham HouseIntegration on Hold for Russia and Belarus  Chatham House

Is Russia’s Pressure on Belarus Putting It in Play for the West? - World Politics ReviewIs Russia’s Pressure on Belarus Putting It in Play for the West?  World Politics Review

Protests erupt as Russia seeks closer ties with Belarus - The Associated PressProtests erupt as Russia seeks closer ties with Belarus  The Associated Press

Pompeo Meets Longtime Leader Of Belarus - NPRPompeo Meets Longtime Leader Of Belarus  NPR

Belarus holds parliamentary polls as Lukashenko balances Russia and the West - DW (English)Belarus holds parliamentary polls as Lukashenko balances Russia and the West  DW (English)

As Putin Pushes a Merger, Belarus Resists With Language, Culture and History - The New York TimesAs Putin Pushes a Merger, Belarus Resists With Language, Culture and History  The New York Times

Is Russia eyeing Belarus takeover? Integration talks deepen - The Associated PressIs Russia eyeing Belarus takeover? Integration talks deepen  The Associated Press

Isolated Belarus looks towards Europe despite Russian overtures - Al Jazeera EnglishIsolated Belarus looks towards Europe despite Russian overtures  Al Jazeera English

Belarus's Soviet Economy Has Worked Better Than You Think - BloombergBelarus's Soviet Economy Has Worked Better Than You Think  Bloomberg

Tensions Between Russia and NATO Have Militarized Eastern Europe. But Belarus Is Charting a Different Course. - Foreign PolicyTensions Between Russia and NATO Have Militarized Eastern Europe. But Belarus Is Charting a Different Course.  Foreign Policy

Belarus-Russia: From a Strategic Deal to an Integration Ultimatum - Foreign Policy Research InstituteBelarus-Russia: From a Strategic Deal to an Integration Ultimatum  Foreign Policy Research Institute