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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France Diplomatie - France Diplomatie (press release)

France Diplomatie (press release)

France Diplomatie
France Diplomatie (press release)
Today marks three months since access to Belarus's most widely read news site, Charter97.org, has been blocked in that country. RSF and other human rights organizations are denouncing this stunning act of censorship. What is France's response? We ...



Development of Belarus' economic contacts to remain priority for MPs - Belarus News (BelTA)

Belarus News (BelTA)

Development of Belarus' economic contacts to remain priority for MPs
Belarus News (BelTA)
According to Sergei Rakhmanov, MPs should focus on trade and economic contacts in the work with foreign countries. “This is the basis of economic and national security in general,” he said.
Russia provokes religious conflict in Belarus?Belarus Digest
Belarusian authorities make one more attempt to gain control over InternetEurasia Daily

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Belarusian Leader Has Harsh Words For Russia, West -- And ... - RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

Belarusian Leader Has Harsh Words For Russia, West -- And ...
RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty
Belarusian President Alyaksandr Lukashenka has used an annual address to criticize both the West and Russia, accusing Western countries of "inciting trade wars" and charging that Moscow has blocked Belarusian goods from the Russian market.

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Belarus leader says may loosen grip on power - but not yet - Reuters

TRT World

Belarus leader says may loosen grip on power - but not yet
Reuters
MINSK (Reuters) - Belarussian President Alexander Lukashenko on Tuesday said the constitution could be “improved” to share some of his powers, but not in the near future. Lukashenko has run Belarus in authoritarian style since 1994, during which time ...
Belarus leader says he can share some of his powers but not yetTRT World
Progress in Belarus-Europe dialogue notedBelarus News (BelTA)

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Belarus' Anastasiya Ivanova wins Orlen Warsaw Marathon - Belarus News (BelTA)

Belarus News (BelTA)

Belarus' Anastasiya Ivanova wins Orlen Warsaw Marathon
Belarus News (BelTA)
MINSK, 24 April (BelTA) – Anastasiya Ivanova of Belarus won the sixth edition of the Orlen Warsaw Marathon on 22 April, BelTA informs. The Belarusian clocked 2:28.03 to cover the distance of 42.1km. Azmera Abreha of Ethiopia finished second, four ...



Art Patron of Belarus honoring ceremony - Belarus News (BelTA)

Art Patron of Belarus honoring ceremony
Belarus News (BelTA)
Belarusian state organizations received Br6.4 million worth of sponsor assistance on cultural projects in 2017, Belarus' Culture Minister Yuri Bondar said during the honoring ceremony on 24 April. The Art Patron of Belarus honoring ceremony was held in ...



Brand new economic sector emerging in Belarus - Belarus News (BelTA)

Belarus News (BelTA)

Brand new economic sector emerging in Belarus
Belarus News (BelTA)
Entrepreneurship development was among the key economy-related topics mentioned in the Belarus president's State of the Nation Address of 24 April, Boleslav Pirshtuk remarked. The head of state urged the MPs to actively implement Decrees No. 7 and No ...



Belarus gifts Serbia four MiG-29s - IHS Jane's 360

TASS

Belarus gifts Serbia four MiG-29s
IHS Jane's 360
Belarus has agreed to donate four MiG-29 fighters to Serbia, Defence Minister Aleksandar Vulin told the Politika daily on 21 April. They "will be overhauled and modernised under the same model as the six aircraft received from the Russian Federation ...
TASS: World - Serbia receives four MiG-29 fighter jets from Belarus ...TASS
Serbia Gets Four MiG-29 Aircraft From Belarus - Defense Minister ...Sputnik International
Serbia Receives Four MiG-29 Fighter Jets From BelarusDefenseworld.net

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Former Kyiv Post freelancer faces jail in Belarus - Kyiv Post

Kyiv Post

Former Kyiv Post freelancer faces jail in Belarus
Kyiv Post
Dzmitry Halko, a Belarusian-Ukrainian journalist, was arrested by Belarusian authorities when crossing the border into Belarus from the Ukrainian city of Lviv and faces jail in Belarus, his Ukrainian wife Julia Garkusha said on Facebook on April 22 ...



#HumanRights: Breaches in #Gaza, #Philippines and #Belarus - EU Reporter

EU Reporter

#HumanRights: Breaches in #Gaza, #Philippines and #Belarus
EU Reporter
Restrictions on political parties should be lifted, registration procedures eased, and proposed amendments to the Law on the Media, which would limit freedom of expression, should be abandoned, they add. The European Parliament also urges the Belarus ...