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
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Belarus ready to overcome modern problems together with Russia, Lukashenko says - TASS
  1. Belarus ready to overcome modern problems together with Russia, Lukashenko says  TASS
  2. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov accuses West of interfering in Belarus  WION
  3. Russia's Top Diplomat Accuses West of Meddling in Belarus  The Moscow Times
  4. The U.S. must show solidarity with those fighting for democracy in Belarus  The Washington Post
  5. Russia Accuses West Of 'Meddling' In Belarus  Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty
  6. View Full coverage on Google News


Journalism in Belarus: 'Like walking through a minefield' - DW (English)Journalism in Belarus: 'Like walking through a minefield'  DW (English)

Belarus: The exile sacrificing everything for her country - BBC NewsBelarus: The exile sacrificing everything for her country  BBC News

Belarus pensioners demand President Alexander Lukashenko resigns - EuronewsBelarus pensioners demand President Alexander Lukashenko resigns  Euronews

Photographers against Oppression print sale for Belarus – in pictures - The GuardianPhotographers against Oppression print sale for Belarus – in pictures  The Guardian

'It's a dead end': 100 days since Belarus' election, Lukashenko is still in power. Now what? - Euronews'It's a dead end': 100 days since Belarus' election, Lukashenko is still in power. Now what?  Euronews

Busy bars and banyas in Belarus – where Covid is largely ignored - Telegraph.co.ukBusy bars and banyas in Belarus – where Covid is largely ignored  Telegraph.co.uk

Will German companies stop cooperating with Belarus? - DW (English)Will German companies stop cooperating with Belarus?  DW (English)

Key Belarus Opposition Figure Charged With Graft and Fraud - The Moscow TimesKey Belarus Opposition Figure Charged With Graft and Fraud  The Moscow Times

Belarus Olympic body faces IOC punishment amid protests - SportstarBelarus Olympic body faces IOC punishment amid protests  Sportstar

Explained: Why protests in Belarus could get a fillip from US election results - The Indian ExpressExplained: Why protests in Belarus could get a fillip from US election results  The Indian Express

Lukashenko, Belarus brace for economic winter of discontent - Deutsche WelleLukashenko, Belarus brace for economic winter of discontent  Deutsche Welle

Belarus reports 1 563 new COVID 19 cases total tops 130 000-ANI - BW BusinessworldBelarus reports 1 563 new COVID 19 cases total tops 130 000-ANI  BW Businessworld

For many people in Belarus, change has already happened - Open DemocracyFor many people in Belarus, change has already happened  Open Democracy

Catholic bishops appeal for ‘peaceful solution’ to crisis in Belarus - Catholic News AgencyCatholic bishops appeal for ‘peaceful solution’ to crisis in Belarus  Catholic News Agency

Belarus: Lukashenko closes borders amid security shakeup - DW (English)Belarus: Lukashenko closes borders amid security shakeup  DW (English)

IOC EB starts formal procedure against NOC of Belarus and receives updates on AIBA and IWF - Olympic News - OlympicsIOC EB starts formal procedure against NOC of Belarus and receives updates on AIBA and IWF - Olympic News  Olympics

Human rights breaches in Belarus, Ethiopia, and Algeria | News - EU NewsHuman rights breaches in Belarus, Ethiopia, and Algeria | News  EU News

Ex-WNBA player reflects on jail time after Belarus protest - Associated PressEx-WNBA player reflects on jail time after Belarus protest  Associated Press

Ministries of Culture of Belarus and Russia hold joint board - TVRMinistries of Culture of Belarus and Russia hold joint board  TVR

South Africa seeks cooperation with Belarus' Minsk Oblast - Belarus News (BelTA)South Africa seeks cooperation with Belarus' Minsk Oblast  Belarus News (BelTA)

Crackdown on Peaceful Protesters Escalates in Belarus - Human Rights WatchCrackdown on Peaceful Protesters Escalates in Belarus  Human Rights Watch

Video shows Belarus police beating protesters inside supermarket - CNNVideo shows Belarus police beating protesters inside supermarket  CNN

Belarus’s Lukashenko underestimates seriousness of mass protests, expert says - TASSBelarus’s Lukashenko underestimates seriousness of mass protests, expert says  TASS

Belarus has to become its own country - New Eastern EuropeBelarus has to become its own country  New Eastern Europe

Belarus targets women human rights defenders after disputed August elections - UN NewsBelarus targets women human rights defenders after disputed August elections  UN News

Belarus protesters use Telegram to keep up pressure on Lukashenko - The GuardianBelarus protesters use Telegram to keep up pressure on Lukashenko  The Guardian

EU to slap sanctions on Belarus firms close to Lukashenko - DW (English)EU to slap sanctions on Belarus firms close to Lukashenko  DW (English)

¨Protest-hit Belarus closes all borders except its one with Russia as coronavirus surges in Europe - Euronews¨Protest-hit Belarus closes all borders except its one with Russia as coronavirus surges in Europe  Euronews

Belarus: More than 1000 people arrested in a single day of peaceful protests amid escalating repression of rights - Amnesty InternationalBelarus: More than 1000 people arrested in a single day of peaceful protests amid escalating repression of rights  Amnesty International

Belarus learns to counter organizers of unsanctioned rallies, official says - TASSBelarus learns to counter organizers of unsanctioned rallies, official says  TASS

Coronavirus is really bad news for Belarus President Lukashenko, for unexpected reasons - Washington PostCoronavirus is really bad news for Belarus President Lukashenko, for unexpected reasons  Washington Post

Belarus uprising enters dangerous new phase - Atlantic CouncilBelarus uprising enters dangerous new phase  Atlantic Council

Belarus opposition developing small business and civil society support framework - BelsatBelarus opposition developing small business and civil society support framework  Belsat

Britain responds angrily to expulsion of diplomats from Belarus - The GuardianBritain responds angrily to expulsion of diplomats from Belarus  The Guardian

'What made him come there?': Lukashenko's surprise meeting with his critics - The Guardian'What made him come there?': Lukashenko's surprise meeting with his critics  The Guardian

Israeli envoy to Belarus flamed for shaking hands with 'tyrant' - Israel HayomIsraeli envoy to Belarus flamed for shaking hands with 'tyrant'  Israel Hayom

Belarus on my mind - The Ukrainian WeeklyBelarus on my mind  The Ukrainian Weekly

Just how close is Belarus to an economic crisis? - bne IntelliNewsJust how close is Belarus to an economic crisis?  bne IntelliNews

Belarusian opposition leader on her nation's contested election and call for democracy - CBS NewsBelarusian opposition leader on her nation's contested election and call for democracy  CBS News

Belarus' Lukashenko bans return of citizens abroad to curb coronavirus: TV - ReutersBelarus' Lukashenko bans return of citizens abroad to curb coronavirus: TV  Reuters

Belarusian Amkodor to sell large batch of vehicles to Bangladesh - Belarus News (BelTA)Belarusian Amkodor to sell large batch of vehicles to Bangladesh  Belarus News (BelTA)

Ukraine to impose 16.08% duty on imports of steel products from Belarus - Ukrinform. Ukraine and world newsUkraine to impose 16.08% duty on imports of steel products from Belarus  Ukrinform. Ukraine and world news

Lukashenka besieged: Russia’s plans for Belarus - European Council on Foreign RelationsLukashenka besieged: Russia’s plans for Belarus  European Council on Foreign Relations

Fitch Revises 5 Belarusian Banks' Outlooks to Negative on Sovereign Action - Fitch RatingsFitch Revises 5 Belarusian Banks' Outlooks to Negative on Sovereign Action  Fitch Ratings

Belarus'' Olympic body faces IOC punishment amid protests - Outlook IndiaBelarus'' Olympic body faces IOC punishment amid protests  Outlook India

Belarusian asylum applications increase in September, yet remain at low levels - World - ReliefWebBelarusian asylum applications increase in September, yet remain at low levels - World  ReliefWeb

Women's Euro qualifier: Northern Ireland v Belarus Women (Fri) - BBC NewsWomen's Euro qualifier: Northern Ireland v Belarus Women (Fri)  BBC News

Belarus: Authorities unleash mass criminal proceedings against hundreds of peaceful protesters - Amnesty InternationalBelarus: Authorities unleash mass criminal proceedings against hundreds of peaceful protesters  Amnesty International

Another Belarusian helicopter comes home after fighting forest fires in Turkey - Belarus News (BelTA)Another Belarusian helicopter comes home after fighting forest fires in Turkey  Belarus News (BelTA)

All Belarusian participants in trials of Russian COVID-19 vaccine receive first injection - TASSAll Belarusian participants in trials of Russian COVID-19 vaccine receive first injection  TASS

Belarus protests: Opponents of Lukashenko lose heating and water - The TimesBelarus protests: Opponents of Lukashenko lose heating and water  The Times

Interview with Belarusian Nobel Laureate Svetlana Alexievich: "I'm Horrified By What Is Happening in Belarus" - DER SPIEGEL International EditionInterview with Belarusian Nobel Laureate Svetlana Alexievich: "I'm Horrified By What Is Happening in Belarus"  DER SPIEGEL International Edition

Belarus Bank to Offer Bitcoin Purchases, With Litecoin and Ether Coming Soon - CoinDesk - CoinDeskBelarus Bank to Offer Bitcoin Purchases, With Litecoin and Ether Coming Soon - CoinDesk  CoinDesk

New Eastern Europe: The story of Belarus | KyivPost - Ukraine's Global Voice - Kyiv PostNew Eastern Europe: The story of Belarus | KyivPost - Ukraine's Global Voice  Kyiv Post

Belarus, Kazakhstan to step up cooperation in ICT, mechanical engineering, biotechnology - Belarus News (BelTA)Belarus, Kazakhstan to step up cooperation in ICT, mechanical engineering, biotechnology  Belarus News (BelTA)

Fitch Revises Belarus's Outlook to Negative; Affirms at 'B' - Fitch RatingsFitch Revises Belarus's Outlook to Negative; Affirms at 'B'  Fitch Ratings

Belarusian Banks Face Weakening Asset Quality and Liquidity Pressures - Fitch RatingsBelarusian Banks Face Weakening Asset Quality and Liquidity Pressures  Fitch Ratings

Vehicle passage across Belarusian border slow due to Latvian side - Belarus News (BelTA)Vehicle passage across Belarusian border slow due to Latvian side  Belarus News (BelTA)

Belarus cranks up 1st nuclear plant; Lithuania is fearful - ABC NewsBelarus cranks up 1st nuclear plant; Lithuania is fearful  ABC News

Japan grants Belarus about $108,000 to buy medical equipment - Belarus News (BelTA)Japan grants Belarus about $108,000 to buy medical equipment  Belarus News (BelTA)

Russia tells Belarus leader to press ahead with constitutional reform - Reuters UKRussia tells Belarus leader to press ahead with constitutional reform  Reuters UK

New requirements for discounters in Belarus come into force on November 27 - TVRNew requirements for discounters in Belarus come into force on November 27  TVR

Belarusian Brest to arrange exhibition in memory of Diego Maradona - Belarus News (BelTA)Belarusian Brest to arrange exhibition in memory of Diego Maradona  Belarus News (BelTA)

???? First Look: Arina Pehtereva from Belarus record her performance - ESCXTRA.com???? First Look: Arina Pehtereva from Belarus record her performance  ESCXTRA.com

Ex-Belarus center reflects on jail time - Taipei TimesEx-Belarus center reflects on jail time  Taipei Times

What's happening in Belarus? - BBC NewsWhat's happening in Belarus?  BBC News

Breakingviews - Belarus is a headache for Russia, not the world - Reuters IndiaBreakingviews - Belarus is a headache for Russia, not the world  Reuters India

Belarus: Mass protests after Lukashenko secretly sworn in - BBC NewsBelarus: Mass protests after Lukashenko secretly sworn in  BBC News

Why revolt in Belarus is different from Ukraine - Times of IndiaWhy revolt in Belarus is different from Ukraine  Times of India

The West can gnash its teeth over Belarus. But there's little it can do to change things - CNNThe West can gnash its teeth over Belarus. But there's little it can do to change things  CNN

Belarus on the brink: What now? - BBC NewsBelarus on the brink: What now?  BBC News

Is Belarus closer to the West or to Russia? - DW (English)Is Belarus closer to the West or to Russia?  DW (English)

Belarus election: Opposition leader Tikhanovskaya left 'for sake of her children' - BBC NewsBelarus election: Opposition leader Tikhanovskaya left 'for sake of her children'  BBC News

Mass rallies and police data leaks in Belarus keep pressure on Lukashenko - Reuters IndiaMass rallies and police data leaks in Belarus keep pressure on Lukashenko  Reuters India

Belarus protests: National opposition strike gains momentum - BBC NewsBelarus protests: National opposition strike gains momentum  BBC News

Belarus: Journalists covering protests stripped of accreditation - BBC NewsBelarus: Journalists covering protests stripped of accreditation  BBC News

Belarus or "White Russia"? How the country's name is dividing Europe - EuronewsBelarus or "White Russia"? How the country's name is dividing Europe  Euronews

Belarus to hit Baltics with sanctions, Russia steps up support - ReutersBelarus to hit Baltics with sanctions, Russia steps up support  Reuters

Protests in Belarus continue despite challenger's departure - The HinduProtests in Belarus continue despite challenger's departure  The Hindu

Belarus: Hundreds more arrested in anti-Lukashenko protests - BBC NewsBelarus: Hundreds more arrested in anti-Lukashenko protests  BBC News

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

Tech Workers Flee Belarus as IT Haven Takes Authoritarian Turn - BloombergQuintTech Workers Flee Belarus as IT Haven Takes Authoritarian Turn  BloombergQuint

Belarus-Russia: Is It a Real Brotherhood? - Valdai Discussion ClubBelarus-Russia: Is It a Real Brotherhood?  Valdai Discussion Club

Belarus opposition threatens Lukashenko with mass strike - BBC NewsBelarus opposition threatens Lukashenko with mass strike  BBC News

Belarus ramps up crackdown on protests, detains over 700 - The HinduBelarus ramps up crackdown on protests, detains over 700  The Hindu

Belarus protests: Putin pledges $1.5bn loan at Lukashenko meeting - BBC NewsBelarus protests: Putin pledges $1.5bn loan at Lukashenko meeting  BBC News

Belarus: Russia puts opposition's Tikhanovskaya on wanted list - BBC NewsBelarus: Russia puts opposition's Tikhanovskaya on wanted list  BBC News

Belarus' embattled leader secretly inaugurated himself, sparking new protests and global backlash - The Conversation USBelarus' embattled leader secretly inaugurated himself, sparking new protests and global backlash  The Conversation US

Minsk on the brink: On Belarus political crisis - The HinduMinsk on the brink: On Belarus political crisis  The Hindu

What happened in Belarus? - POLITICO.euWhat happened in Belarus?  POLITICO.eu

Belarus: Thousands turn out for protests despite police threat to open fire - DW (English)Belarus: Thousands turn out for protests despite police threat to open fire  DW (English)

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

Belarus protests: Why Poland is backing the opposition - BBC NewsBelarus protests: Why Poland is backing the opposition  BBC News

Belarus: The stay-at-home mum challenging an authoritarian president - BBC NewsBelarus: The stay-at-home mum challenging an authoritarian president  BBC News

Belarus: Mass arrests and tear gas on seventh weekend of protests - BBC NewsBelarus: Mass arrests and tear gas on seventh weekend of protests  BBC News

Uncertainty Hovers Over Belarus as Thousands Hit the Streets Again - Voice of AmericaUncertainty Hovers Over Belarus as Thousands Hit the Streets Again  Voice of America

Lukashenko wins Belarus election marred by protests - The HinduLukashenko wins Belarus election marred by protests  The Hindu

Belarus Protests Test Limits of Lukashenko’s Brutal, One-Man Rule - The New York TimesBelarus Protests Test Limits of Lukashenko’s Brutal, One-Man Rule  The New York Times

Russia Should Also Be Target of Belarus Sanctions, Former Diplomats Say - Voice of AmericaRussia Should Also Be Target of Belarus Sanctions, Former Diplomats Say  Voice of America