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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Ukrainian Journalists' Union Demands Release Of Reporter Held In Belarus - RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

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Ukrainian Journalists' Union Demands Release Of Reporter Held In Belarus
RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty
The head of Ukraine's National Union of Journalists (NUJU) is demanding the release of a Ukrainian radio correspondent being held in Belarus. NUJU Chairman Serhiy Tomilenko said on November 17 that UA: Ukrainian Radio correspondent Pavlo ...
Ukrainian Radio correspondent detained in BelarusUkrinform. Ukraine and world news
UA:Ukrainian radio correspondent detained in Belarus on suspicion ...Interfax-Ukraine
Natallia Radzina: It's Dangerous For Ukrainians To Appear On ...Charter '97 (press release)

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China's Geely targets Russian market with new Belarus plant - Gulf Times

Gulf Times

China's Geely targets Russian market with new Belarus plant
Gulf Times
Geely cars are seen at the Belarusian-Chinese closed joint-stock company BelGee plant in Zhodino, Belarus. The joint venture firm unveiled a plant producing Belarussian-made vehicles, targeting the Russian market. The investment is a measure of growing ...
Lukashenko: The government will continue helping Belarusians find jobsBelarus News (BelTA)
Lukashenko has established a production plant “Belgee” in BelarusThe Quebec Times
President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko congratulates President of Latvia Raimonds VejonisTVR
The Stopru
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Syria Receives 25 Tonnes of Humanitarian Aid From Belarus - Sputnik International

Sputnik International

Syria Receives 25 Tonnes of Humanitarian Aid From Belarus
Sputnik International
"Today, in presence of [Latakia's] Governor Ibrahim Salem, the humanitarian cargo from Belarus has been received in the port of the city of Latakia. Overall, it is 25 tonnes of food…, about 3,500 clothing and footwear items, made in Belarus ...



Germany's Sigmar Gabriel in Belarus to boost ties with Russia's ally - Deutsche Welle

Deutsche Welle

Germany's Sigmar Gabriel in Belarus to boost ties with Russia's ally
Deutsche Welle
Gabriel said he hopes that Belarus can serve to link the European Union and the Moscow-dominated Eurasian Economic Union — which includes Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Russia. "We have an interest that Belarus can be something like ...
Belarus opens new chapter in relations with Germany: presidentXinhua
Belarus' National Stadium to feature Chinese motifsBelarus News (BelTA)
Belarus Could Become Bridge Between EU, Eurasian Economic Union - German FMSputnik International
TVR -Charter '97 (press release) -Interfax-Ukraine
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A Russian Power Play in Belarus - Bloomberg

Bloomberg

A Russian Power Play in Belarus
Bloomberg
The power station going up across the border in Astravets, Belarus, is creating a sense of déjà vu among Lithuanians, who fear not only a Chernobyl-type disaster from a largely untested nuclear technology, but also a resurgence of Russian influence in ...



Hazing investigation, local elections 2018, nuclear stress test – Belarus state press digest - Belarus Digest

Belarus Digest

Hazing investigation, local elections 2018, nuclear stress test – Belarus state press digest
Belarus Digest
Belarusian experts Jauhien Prejhierman and Piotr Piatrouski opine that a pause in Eurasian integration is necessary until the members resolve current controversies. The government announces the date and details of the 2018 local elections. The Defence ...



Belarus silent on Ukrainian journalist's detention in Minsk | KyivPost - Kyiv Post

Kyiv Post

Belarus silent on Ukrainian journalist's detention in Minsk | KyivPost
Kyiv Post
Pavlo Sharoyko, a special correspondent for the National Ukrainian Radio in Minsk, was reportedly detained on Oct. 25 by the State Security Agency of Belarus.
Ukrainian ambassador in Minsk: Sharoiko accused of espionageInterfax-Ukraine

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United States beats Belarus to win its 18th Fed Cup title - WTOP

WTOP

United States beats Belarus to win its 18th Fed Cup title
WTOP
Sasnovich had kept Belarus alive after beating U.S. Open champion Sloane Stephens 4-6, 6-1, 8-6 to leave the final level at 2-2 on the indoor hard-court Chizhovka Arena. Vandeweghe earlier beat Sabalenka 7-6 (5), 6-1 to give the U.S. a 2-1 lead.
US ends 17-year drought by beating Belarus for Fed Cup titleLos Angeles Times
Fed Cup final: United States beat Belarus to win first title since 2000 ...BBC Sport
Belarus, USA all square after first day in Fed Cup finalWTA Tennis
Times of India
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Censorship of music: who gets to sing in Belarus? | BelarusDigest - Belarus Digest

Belarus Digest

Censorship of music: who gets to sing in Belarus? | BelarusDigest
Belarus Digest
On 2 November, Belarusian bard musician Zmicer Vajciuškievic had a 25th-anniversary concert in Minsk. Before that, he had been unable to perform in Belarus ...

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Belarus Steps Up Liberalisation of Business - Emerging Europe

Belarus Steps Up Liberalisation of Business
Emerging Europe
In fact, according to the Development Bank, a specialised financial institution for SMEs established by the government, technologies are rapidly developing in the global markets and Belarus has confirmed its talents and competences, building itself as ...