Belarus

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

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Introduction

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
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Belarus Says Longtime Leader Is Re-elected in Vote Critics Call Rigged - The New York Times
  1. Belarus Says Longtime Leader Is Re-elected in Vote Critics Call Rigged  The New York Times
  2. Protests break out in wake of Belarus presidential vote  Financial Times
  3. Belarus police face-off with protesters after presidential poll  Al Jazeera English
  4. Opposition candidate comes out of hiding as Belarus votes  The Guardian
  5. Protests erupt in Belarus after "Europe's last dictator" claims election victory  Axios
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Europe Needs to Protect Belarus's Independence - Foreign PolicyEurope Needs to Protect Belarus's Independence  Foreign Policy

Troops spotted heading into Belarus capital Minsk - defence-blog.comTroops spotted heading into Belarus capital Minsk  defence-blog.com

Results of nationwide exit poll during presidential election in Belarus revealed - Belarus News (BelTA)Results of nationwide exit poll during presidential election in Belarus revealed  Belarus News (BelTA)

Belarus ruler Lukashenko says Russia lying over 'mercenaries' - BBC NewsBelarus ruler Lukashenko says Russia lying over 'mercenaries'  BBC News

Belarus Detains Three Current Time Reporters In Minsk - Radio Free Europe/ Radio LibertyBelarus Detains Three Current Time Reporters In Minsk  Radio Free Europe/ Radio Liberty

Belarus president faces unprecedented opposition in vote - Vatican NewsBelarus president faces unprecedented opposition in vote  Vatican News

Belarus begins fuelling its first nuclear power plant - Al Jazeera EnglishBelarus begins fuelling its first nuclear power plant  Al Jazeera English

Police, protesters clash after Belarus presidential vote | National News | beloitdailynews.com - Beloit Daily NewsPolice, protesters clash after Belarus presidential vote | National News | beloitdailynews.com  Beloit Daily News

Kremlin calls for release of Russians accused of conspiracy in Belarus - EuronewsKremlin calls for release of Russians accused of conspiracy in Belarus  Euronews

Belarus: The mother challenging an authoritarian president - BBC NewsBelarus: The mother challenging an authoritarian president  BBC News

Ex-teacher hopes to free Belarus from president's iron fist - The Associated PressEx-teacher hopes to free Belarus from president's iron fist  The Associated Press

Belarus' Longtime President Faces Unexpected Competition In Upcoming Election - NPRBelarus' Longtime President Faces Unexpected Competition In Upcoming Election  NPR

Belarus: Authorities must guarantee the rights of peaceful protesters ahead of presidential election - Amnesty InternationalBelarus: Authorities must guarantee the rights of peaceful protesters ahead of presidential election  Amnesty International

This week in pictures: Beirut blast; Hiroshima 75th anniversary; and Belarus election rally - EuronewsThis week in pictures: Beirut blast; Hiroshima 75th anniversary; and Belarus election rally  Euronews

Belarus police target media, arrest DW reporter before vote - DW (English)Belarus police target media, arrest DW reporter before vote  DW (English)

A Former Bernie Sanders Campaign Staffer Is Stuck In A Belarus Jail Cell, Charged With Disrupting The Peace - BuzzFeed NewsA Former Bernie Sanders Campaign Staffer Is Stuck In A Belarus Jail Cell, Charged With Disrupting The Peace  BuzzFeed News

Five Factors That Ensure Lukashenka Wins Every Election In Belarus - Radio Free Europe/ Radio LibertyFive Factors That Ensure Lukashenka Wins Every Election In Belarus  Radio Free Europe/ Radio Liberty

Belarus: Crackdown on Political Activists, Journalists - Human Rights WatchBelarus: Crackdown on Political Activists, Journalists  Human Rights Watch

Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko under fire - BBC NewsBelarus President Alexander Lukashenko under fire  BBC News

Women unite in maverick attempt to unseat Lukashenko in Belarus - The GuardianWomen unite in maverick attempt to unseat Lukashenko in Belarus  The Guardian

Belarus Leader Says He Survived Coronavirus - Voice of AmericaBelarus Leader Says He Survived Coronavirus  Voice of America

The presidential election in Belarus will be a choice between two very different futures for the country - The IndependentThe presidential election in Belarus will be a choice between two very different futures for the country  The Independent

Belarusian authorities begin violent crackdown on opposition protesters, after presidential vote ends and suspicious exit polls are released - MeduzaBelarusian authorities begin violent crackdown on opposition protesters, after presidential vote ends and suspicious exit polls are released  Meduza

Controversial Nuclear Plant In Belarus Nears Completion - OilPrice.comControversial Nuclear Plant In Belarus Nears Completion  OilPrice.com

Prominent Belarusian opposition figure Valery Tsepkalo flees to Russia amid arrest fears - EuronewsProminent Belarusian opposition figure Valery Tsepkalo flees to Russia amid arrest fears  Euronews

Belarus court hands DW reporter 10-day prison sentence - DW (English)Belarus court hands DW reporter 10-day prison sentence  DW (English)

Belarus, Ukraine beef up border controls after detention of alleged Russian mercenaries - ReutersBelarus, Ukraine beef up border controls after detention of alleged Russian mercenaries  Reuters

Who is making sure Belarus' presidential election is free and fair? - EuronewsWho is making sure Belarus' presidential election is free and fair?  Euronews

Belarus accuses Russian contractors of plotting terror acts - Your ValleyBelarus accuses Russian contractors of plotting terror acts  Your Valley

Belarus opens criminal case against 250 opposition protesters - Al Jazeera EnglishBelarus opens criminal case against 250 opposition protesters  Al Jazeera English

Elections In Belarus: How Lukashenka Won And Won And Won And Won And Won - Radio Free Europe/ Radio LibertyElections In Belarus: How Lukashenka Won And Won And Won And Won And Won  Radio Free Europe/ Radio Liberty

Opinion: Future of Belarus hinges on each of us today - Belarus News (BelTA)Opinion: Future of Belarus hinges on each of us today  Belarus News (BelTA)

Belarus: Elections and Sovereignty - Jamestown - The Jamestown FoundationBelarus: Elections and Sovereignty - Jamestown  The Jamestown Foundation

Belarus TV shows arrest of 'Russian mercenaries' - BBC NewsBelarus TV shows arrest of 'Russian mercenaries'  BBC News

Belarusian Presidential Candidate Tsikhanouskaya Says She Is Against Integration With Russia - Radio Free Europe/ Radio LibertyBelarusian Presidential Candidate Tsikhanouskaya Says She Is Against Integration With Russia  Radio Free Europe/ Radio Liberty

Belarus Leader Criticizes West After Protests Over Election Bans - Voice of AmericaBelarus Leader Criticizes West After Protests Over Election Bans  Voice of America

Belarus rally for presidential challenger largest in years - The Associated PressBelarus rally for presidential challenger largest in years  The Associated Press

Belarus celebrates eighth anniversary of its status as a space power - TVRBelarus celebrates eighth anniversary of its status as a space power  TVR

Kravchenko, Giauque discuss prospects for Belarus-US dialogue - Belarus News (BelTA)Kravchenko, Giauque discuss prospects for Belarus-US dialogue  Belarus News (BelTA)

Crackdown Imperils Western Efforts to Reduce Russia’s Sway in Belarus - The Wall Street JournalCrackdown Imperils Western Efforts to Reduce Russia’s Sway in Belarus  The Wall Street Journal

Thousands Attend Three Rallies Organized By Belarusian Opposition Presidential Candidate - Radio Free Europe/ Radio LibertyThousands Attend Three Rallies Organized By Belarusian Opposition Presidential Candidate  Radio Free Europe/ Radio Liberty

‘This is a turning point in Belarusian history’ - Meduza‘This is a turning point in Belarusian history’  Meduza

Belarus leader says he wants Russia to explain detained mercenaries: Belta - ReutersBelarus leader says he wants Russia to explain detained mercenaries: Belta  Reuters

Belarus' leader of 26 years warns against election protests - The RepublicBelarus' leader of 26 years warns against election protests  The Republic

Belarus: Mass arrests during peaceful gatherings violated protesters' rights and provoked violence - Amnesty InternationalBelarus: Mass arrests during peaceful gatherings violated protesters' rights and provoked violence  Amnesty International

Unregistered Opposition Presidential Candidate Tsapkala, Children Flee Belarus - Radio Free Europe/ Radio LibertyUnregistered Opposition Presidential Candidate Tsapkala, Children Flee Belarus  Radio Free Europe/ Radio Liberty

Belarus, Poland discuss regional initiatives - Belarus News (BelTA)Belarus, Poland discuss regional initiatives  Belarus News (BelTA)

Belarus says Russians plotted attacks; Kremlin rolls eyes - WTOPBelarus says Russians plotted attacks; Kremlin rolls eyes  WTOP

Tsikhanouskaya: Belarus Authorities Are Scared Because So Many People Oppose Them - Radio Free Europe/ Radio LibertyTsikhanouskaya: Belarus Authorities Are Scared Because So Many People Oppose Them  Radio Free Europe/ Radio Liberty

New US charge d'affaires arrives in Belarus - Belarus News (BelTA)New US charge d'affaires arrives in Belarus  Belarus News (BelTA)

Should the West Be Worried About Belarus? - The American InterestShould the West Be Worried About Belarus?  The American Interest

Belarus Elections Worry Investors As Central Bank’s Independence Comes Under Threat - ForbesBelarus Elections Worry Investors As Central Bank’s Independence Comes Under Threat  Forbes

Belarus: Misogyny and discrimination fuels vicious campaign against activists ahead of election - Amnesty InternationalBelarus: Misogyny and discrimination fuels vicious campaign against activists ahead of election  Amnesty International

Belarus presidential vote: Ukrainian MPs join calls for democratic breakthrough - Atlantic CouncilBelarus presidential vote: Ukrainian MPs join calls for democratic breakthrough  Atlantic Council

Belarus in surprising presidential election battle - BBC NewsBelarus in surprising presidential election battle  BBC News

Belarus, Lithuania discuss nuclear power plant, air service, presidential election - Belarus News (BelTA)Belarus, Lithuania discuss nuclear power plant, air service, presidential election  Belarus News (BelTA)

Belarus Approaches Another Undemocratic Election, as Arts and Culture Remains Underground - PEN AmericaBelarus Approaches Another Undemocratic Election, as Arts and Culture Remains Underground  PEN America

Belarusian 'Fighting Girlfriends' Gladly Bear Burden For Their Men In Presidential Election - Radio Free Europe/ Radio LibertyBelarusian 'Fighting Girlfriends' Gladly Bear Burden For Their Men In Presidential Election  Radio Free Europe/ Radio Liberty

Belarus reports 124 new COVID-19 cases, total reaches 68,738 - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaBelarus reports 124 new COVID-19 cases, total reaches 68,738 - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

Stephen Fry: 'It's important that the world focuses on Belarus' - Channel 4 NewsStephen Fry: 'It's important that the world focuses on Belarus'  Channel 4 News

Belarus Has Reopened For Tourism – Most Countries Allowed - Travel Off PathBelarus Has Reopened For Tourism – Most Countries Allowed  Travel Off Path

GandCrab ransomware distributor arrested in Belarus - ZDNetGandCrab ransomware distributor arrested in Belarus  ZDNet

An election in Belarus: How the West could support a marginalised opposition - European Council on Foreign RelationsAn election in Belarus: How the West could support a marginalised opposition  European Council on Foreign Relations

“Putin must be happy with events in Minsk” says Belarusian analyst - bne IntelliNews“Putin must be happy with events in Minsk” says Belarusian analyst  bne IntelliNews

Women Lead The Charge Against Belarus's Longtime Ruler - Radio Free Europe/ Radio LibertyWomen Lead The Charge Against Belarus's Longtime Ruler  Radio Free Europe/ Radio Liberty

#Russia and #Belarus - Still partners or rivals? - EU Reporter - EU Reporter#Russia and #Belarus - Still partners or rivals? - EU Reporter  EU Reporter

Belarusian Elections and Beyond - Jamestown - The Jamestown FoundationBelarusian Elections and Beyond - Jamestown  The Jamestown Foundation

Active Measures - The Belarusian Narrative in Ukraine - Visegrad InsightActive Measures - The Belarusian Narrative in Ukraine  Visegrad Insight

President addresses Belarusian people and Parliament - TVRPresident addresses Belarusian people and Parliament  TVR

Belarus-Russia Union State institutes new award in science - Belarus News (BelTA)Belarus-Russia Union State institutes new award in science  Belarus News (BelTA)

‘Strange things’ happen in Belarus during presidential campaign, Lukashenko says - TASS‘Strange things’ happen in Belarus during presidential campaign, Lukashenko says  TASS

Victor Babariko, main rival of Alexander Lukashenko, barred from Belarus presidential election - EuronewsVictor Babariko, main rival of Alexander Lukashenko, barred from Belarus presidential election  Euronews

Minister: Coronavirus pandemic exposed strong sides of Belarus' healthcare system - Belarus News (BelTA)Minister: Coronavirus pandemic exposed strong sides of Belarus' healthcare system  Belarus News (BelTA)

Belarus suspects Russian mercenaries preparing acts of terrorism: security official - ReutersBelarus suspects Russian mercenaries preparing acts of terrorism: security official  Reuters

Russia seeks information from Belarus over detention of alleged Russian mercenaries: RIA - ReutersRussia seeks information from Belarus over detention of alleged Russian mercenaries: RIA  Reuters

GandCrab ransomware hacker arrested in Belarus - Naked SecurityGandCrab ransomware hacker arrested in Belarus  Naked Security

What to expect from the new Belarusian nuclear power plant - New Eastern EuropeWhat to expect from the new Belarusian nuclear power plant  New Eastern Europe

Tens Of Thousands Rally In Minsk In Support Of Opposition Presidential Candidate - Radio Free Europe/ Radio LibertyTens Of Thousands Rally In Minsk In Support Of Opposition Presidential Candidate  Radio Free Europe/ Radio Liberty

63 756 patients with previously confirmed COVID-19 recover in Belarus - TVR63 756 patients with previously confirmed COVID-19 recover in Belarus  TVR

Latest intellectual property highlights in Baltics and Belarus - LexologyLatest intellectual property highlights in Baltics and Belarus  Lexology

Russians use Belarus loophole to sidestep travel ban and head for the Med - Telegraph.co.ukRussians use Belarus loophole to sidestep travel ban and head for the Med  Telegraph.co.uk

3 Seas Energy to supply Belarus with US oil in an historic contract - WorldOil3 Seas Energy to supply Belarus with US oil in an historic contract  WorldOil

Belarusian Paratroopers - National ReviewBelarusian Paratroopers  National Review

Alexander Lukashenko delivers Address to Belarusian people and Parliament - TVRAlexander Lukashenko delivers Address to Belarusian people and Parliament  TVR

Early vote continues in Belarus and outside the country - TVREarly vote continues in Belarus and outside the country  TVR

Lukashenka's 'Zombies': The Units Ready For A Crackdown In Belarus - Radio Free Europe/ Radio LibertyLukashenka's 'Zombies': The Units Ready For A Crackdown In Belarus  Radio Free Europe/ Radio Liberty

First CIS long-term observers to go to Belarusian regions next week - Belarus News (BelTA)First CIS long-term observers to go to Belarusian regions next week  Belarus News (BelTA)

Belarusian president's address described as roadmap for everyone - Belarus News (BelTA)Belarusian president's address described as roadmap for everyone  Belarus News (BelTA)

'Russian militants' arrested in Belarus - The Canberra Times'Russian militants' arrested in Belarus  The Canberra Times

World's Most Wanted Man Jan Marsalek Located in Belarus; Data Points to Russian Intel Links - bellingcatWorld's Most Wanted Man Jan Marsalek Located in Belarus; Data Points to Russian Intel Links  bellingcat

Minsk Maidan? Belarus facing summer of discontent - Atlantic CouncilMinsk Maidan? Belarus facing summer of discontent  Atlantic Council

Political Grip Shaky, Belarus Leader Blames Longtime Ally: Russia - The New York TimesPolitical Grip Shaky, Belarus Leader Blames Longtime Ally: Russia  The New York Times

Belarus opposition protests end in arrests - BBC NewsBelarus opposition protests end in arrests  BBC News

Pandemic Heightens Need to Reset Belarus-Russia Ties - Carnegie Endowment for International PeacePandemic Heightens Need to Reset Belarus-Russia Ties  Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

US sends oil to Belarus, seeking to diversify from Russia - Seattle TimesUS sends oil to Belarus, seeking to diversify from Russia  Seattle Times

Belarus to hold its presidential election on Aug. 9 - The Associated PressBelarus to hold its presidential election on Aug. 9  The Associated Press

Coronavirus: Belarus WW2 parade defies pandemic and upstages Putin - BBC NewsCoronavirus: Belarus WW2 parade defies pandemic and upstages Putin  BBC News

Belarus just ordered U.S. oil for the first time. It was a message to Russia. - The Washington PostBelarus just ordered U.S. oil for the first time. It was a message to Russia.  The Washington Post

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