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 - CIA World Fact Book
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Belarus Refuses Asylum For Uzbek Transgender Woman - RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

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Belarus Refuses Asylum For Uzbek Transgender Woman
RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty
MINSK -- Belarusian authorities have refused asylum to a transgender woman from Uzbekistan and who says she will face torture and abuse if she goes back. The woman, who asked to be referred to as Karina, said she was informed on July 13 about the ...

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Lithuanian customs seize haul of contraband cigarettes on freight train from Belarus - Baltic Times

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Lithuanian customs seize haul of contraband cigarettes on freight train from Belarus
Baltic Times
VILNIUS - Lithuanian customs officers have seized 20,000 packs of contraband cigarettes hidden in an expanded clay aggregate shipment on a train from Belarus. The shipment was detained at the Vilnius Railway Terminal Management Center after a ...



New approaches to customs regulation being prepared in Belarus - TVR

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New approaches to customs regulation being prepared in Belarus
TVR
The preparation of the updated version of the law was discussed today with the businessmen. A meeting of the public consultative council at the State Customs Committee was held. Particular attention is paid to electronic declaration, "single window", ...



Belarus citizens shifting away from under Moscow influence - UNIAN

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Belarus citizens shifting away from under Moscow influence
UNIAN
In Belarus, a civic petition was put forward suggesting that the government ban the "St. George" ribbons, initially used in Russia to honor the WW2 heroes but then becoming one of the notorious symbols of the "Russian world" the Kremlin has been ...
First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Belarus A.Yeudachenka meets the delegation of the federal state of BavariaMinistry of Foreign Affairs of Belarus (press release)

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Russian 'Novichok' Beer Has Some Belarusian Drinkers Hopping Mad - RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

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Russian 'Novichok' Beer Has Some Belarusian Drinkers Hopping Mad
RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty
A Russian-made beer mocking the nerve-agent poisoning of a Russian ex-spy in Britain has drawn fire from critics in Belarus after it hit the shelves in Minsk.

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'1 in every 10 tractors in the world is from Belarus' - Agriland

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'1 in every 10 tractors in the world is from Belarus'
Agriland
It's a bold claim, but that's the message from Minsk Tractor Works. Its products are best known in this part of the world under the 'Belarus' brand-name. Belarus doesn't just produce big numbers of tractors; it also produces big tractors. Evidence of ...



Creative arts centre in Belarus builds bridges for refugees - UNHCR

UNHCR

Creative arts centre in Belarus builds bridges for refugees
UNHCR
Now, she is passing on her knowledge and passion to children at this community centre in Minsk, Belarus, where she teaches dance. Evrika ('Eureka') offers after-school activities to about 7,000 children in Minsk, from kickboxing to ballet, sewing to ...



Belarusian Independence Day: tanks and “carnivals” - Belarus Digest

Belarus Digest

Belarusian Independence Day: tanks and “carnivals”
Belarus Digest
On 3 July Belarus celebrated its official Independence Day. Many Belarusians felt frustrated despite a military parade and festivities to celebrate the achievements of the national economy. While Alexander Lukashenka branded the parade as “the best” in ...

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Belarus Celebrates Independence While Rejecting Having to Choose Between East and West - The Jamestown Foundation

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Belarus Celebrates Independence While Rejecting Having to Choose Between East and West
The Jamestown Foundation
Three implicitly interrelated events eclipsed all other developments in Belarus over the course of the past two weeks: Belarus's Independence Day (July 3); the inauguration of the Maly Trostenets memorial (June 29); and, strangely enough, an off-the ...

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Lukashenka, Opponents Mark Belarusian Independence Day; Several Detained - RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

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Lukashenka, Opponents Mark Belarusian Independence Day; Several Detained
RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty
MINSK -- Belarusian President Alyaksandr Lukashenka has addressed a military parade marking the country's Independence Day, saying his government is pursuing peaceful and constructive ties with Russia, China, and the West. Belarus, sandwiched ...
Belarus authorities thwart opposition rally in MinskWashington Post

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