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 imports oil from Norway after Russia halts supplies - The Associated Press
  1. Belarus imports oil from Norway after Russia halts supplies  The Associated Press
  2. Unsettled union: The future of the Belarus-Russia relationship  European Council on Foreign Relations
  3. Lukashenka Says Russia Blocking Kazakhstan From Delivering Oil To Belarus  Radio Free Europe/ Radio Liberty
  4. MOSCOW-MINSK ARGUMENT Belarus Buys Oil from Norway as Russia Dispute Continues Belarussian President Alexander Lukashenko  The Moscow Times
  5. Belarus aims to cut Russian oil supplies to 30-40% of its requirements: Belta  Reuters
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Belarus receives first batch of Norwegian oil amid supply row with Russia - ReutersBelarus receives first batch of Norwegian oil amid supply row with Russia  Reuters

First batch of Norwegian oil reaches Belarus - BelsatFirst batch of Norwegian oil reaches Belarus  Belsat

Lukashenka Accuses Moscow Of Pressuring Belarus Into Russian Merger - Radio Free Europe/ Radio LibertyLukashenka Accuses Moscow Of Pressuring Belarus Into Russian Merger  Radio Free Europe/ Radio Liberty

Moscow pressuring us to merge with Russia, claims Belarus president - EuronewsMoscow pressuring us to merge with Russia, claims Belarus president  Euronews

Do Putin's Changes Mean An End To 'Integration' With Belarus? - Radio Free Europe/ Radio LibertyDo Putin's Changes Mean An End To 'Integration' With Belarus?  Radio Free Europe/ Radio Liberty

Belarus: 12 National Finalists Confirmed After Iconic Live Auditions - wiwibloggsBelarus: 12 National Finalists Confirmed After Iconic Live Auditions  wiwibloggs

Belarus touts U.S. as possible alternative to Russian oil: Belta - ETEnergyworld.comBelarus touts U.S. as possible alternative to Russian oil: Belta  ETEnergyworld.com

Belarus win three medals at Strandja boxing tournament in Bulgaria - Belarus News (BelTA)Belarus win three medals at Strandja boxing tournament in Bulgaria  Belarus News (BelTA)

Why is Belarus being considered for a US travel ban? - QuartzWhy is Belarus being considered for a US travel ban?  Quartz

Is Belarus Putin's next target? - Atlantic CouncilIs Belarus Putin's next target?  Atlantic Council

President of Belarus and Head of Roscosmos discuss joint projects in space sector - TVRPresident of Belarus and Head of Roscosmos discuss joint projects in space sector  TVR

US Department of State announces Pompeo's visit to Belarus - Belarus News (BelTA)US Department of State announces Pompeo's visit to Belarus  Belarus News (BelTA)

UN official in Belarus: UN advocates greater tolerance, respect in society - Belarus News (BelTA)UN official in Belarus: UN advocates greater tolerance, respect in society  Belarus News (BelTA)

Russian ambassador: Belarus consistently honors memory of war soldiers, victims - Belarus News (BelTA)Russian ambassador: Belarus consistently honors memory of war soldiers, victims  Belarus News (BelTA)

Belarus, Mongolia to advance cooperation in transport, logistics - Belarus News (BelTA)Belarus, Mongolia to advance cooperation in transport, logistics  Belarus News (BelTA)

Share of transit freight at Belarusian border at 70% - Belarus News (BelTA)Share of transit freight at Belarusian border at 70%  Belarus News (BelTA)

Integration on Hold for Russia and Belarus - Chatham HouseIntegration on Hold for Russia and Belarus  Chatham House

Belarus victorious at 2020 Women's EuroHockey Indoor Nations Championship - Belarus News (BelTA)Belarus victorious at 2020 Women's EuroHockey Indoor Nations Championship  Belarus News (BelTA)

Two medals for Belarus at U23 European Circuit in Budapest - Belarus News (BelTA)Two medals for Belarus at U23 European Circuit in Budapest  Belarus News (BelTA)

Kyiv: March in memory of Belarusian defender of Maidan - BelsatKyiv: March in memory of Belarusian defender of Maidan  Belsat

Lukashenko congratulates Belarus on 2020 Women's EuroHockey Indoor Nations Championship title - Belarus News (BelTA)Lukashenko congratulates Belarus on 2020 Women's EuroHockey Indoor Nations Championship title  Belarus News (BelTA)

Turkey's new ambassador to Belarus presents copies of credentials - Belarus News (BelTA)Turkey's new ambassador to Belarus presents copies of credentials  Belarus News (BelTA)

Belarus Expecting Pompeo To Visit On February 1 - Radio Free Europe/ Radio LibertyBelarus Expecting Pompeo To Visit On February 1  Radio Free Europe/ Radio Liberty

Leader of Belarus denounces notion of Russia merger - NWAOnlineLeader of Belarus denounces notion of Russia merger  NWAOnline

Russia Resumes Limited Oil Supplies to Belarus - TIMERussia Resumes Limited Oil Supplies to Belarus  TIME

Surprise In Belarus, Kyrgyzstan About Reports On Expanded U.S. Travel Ban - Radio Free Europe/ Radio LibertySurprise In Belarus, Kyrgyzstan About Reports On Expanded U.S. Travel Ban  Radio Free Europe/ Radio Liberty

Ministry of Health denies rumors about appearance of coronavirus in Belarus - TVRMinistry of Health denies rumors about appearance of coronavirus in Belarus  TVR

Belarus win EuroHockey Indoor Championship 2020, Women | Belarus News - Belarus News (BelTA)Belarus win EuroHockey Indoor Championship 2020, Women | Belarus News  Belarus News (BelTA)

Belarus to import oil from Norway's Johan Sverdrup field: Belneftekhim - ReutersBelarus to import oil from Norway's Johan Sverdrup field: Belneftekhim  Reuters

Roscosmos head: Belarus' science contributes to space industry development - Belarus News (BelTA)Roscosmos head: Belarus' science contributes to space industry development  Belarus News (BelTA)

Belarus becomes full member of Metre Convention - Belarus News (BelTA)Belarus becomes full member of Metre Convention  Belarus News (BelTA)

X Factor Belarus to go on air in autumn - Belarus News (BelTA)X Factor Belarus to go on air in autumn  Belarus News (BelTA)

Access to EAEU electricity market to benefit Belarus once nuclear power plant goes online - Belarus News (BelTA)Access to EAEU electricity market to benefit Belarus once nuclear power plant goes online  Belarus News (BelTA)

Dozens in Belarus Rally Against Closer Relations With Russia - VOA NewsDozens in Belarus Rally Against Closer Relations With Russia  VOA News

EU starts AD review of welded pipes from Belarus, China and Russia - SteelOrbisEU starts AD review of welded pipes from Belarus, China and Russia  SteelOrbis

Belteleradiocompany becomes owner of X-Factor rights in Belarus - TVRBelteleradiocompany becomes owner of X-Factor rights in Belarus  TVR

Belarus introduces tax on oil transit and transportation - ReutersBelarus introduces tax on oil transit and transportation  Reuters

Belarus Tries to Hold Off Putin by Inviting US and China In - Foreign PolicyBelarus Tries to Hold Off Putin by Inviting US and China In  Foreign Policy

Belarus' national eliminations for Eurovision 2020 - Belarus News (BelTA)Belarus' national eliminations for Eurovision 2020  Belarus News (BelTA)

UPDATE 1-Russian oil tycoon Gutseriyev to increase shipments to Belarus -sources - ReutersUPDATE 1-Russian oil tycoon Gutseriyev to increase shipments to Belarus -sources  Reuters

Pompeo Heading To Ukraine, Belarus Next Week Before Visiting Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan - Radio Free Europe/ Radio LibertyPompeo Heading To Ukraine, Belarus Next Week Before Visiting Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan  Radio Free Europe/ Radio Liberty

Belarus' Brest Oblast plans to build 12 boiler houses on local fuels - Belarus News (BelTA)Belarus' Brest Oblast plans to build 12 boiler houses on local fuels  Belarus News (BelTA)

Hosts Belarus win first Women's EuroHockey Indoor Nations Championship title - Insidethegames.bizHosts Belarus win first Women's EuroHockey Indoor Nations Championship title  Insidethegames.biz

Belarus 2019: Main Events - BelsatBelarus 2019: Main Events  Belsat

Factbox: Russia faces oil delivery constraints if Belarus halts transit to Europe - ReutersFactbox: Russia faces oil delivery constraints if Belarus halts transit to Europe  Reuters

Belarusian woman returns from China with coronavirus symptoms, undergoing treatment in Minsk - UNIANBelarusian woman returns from China with coronavirus symptoms, undergoing treatment in Minsk  UNIAN

Belarus' Masters Athletics Veterans Championships - Belarus News (BelTA)Belarus' Masters Athletics Veterans Championships  Belarus News (BelTA)

Israel appreciates Belarus' participation in Holocaust Remembrance Forum - TVRIsrael appreciates Belarus' participation in Holocaust Remembrance Forum  TVR

EU - Belarus Sign Agreements on Visa Facilitation and Readmission - SchengenVisaInfo.comEU - Belarus Sign Agreements on Visa Facilitation and Readmission  SchengenVisaInfo.com

Belarus ready to expand cooperation with IOC - TVRBelarus ready to expand cooperation with IOC  TVR

Belarus, EU: Minsk and Brussels Sign Visa Facilitation Agreement - Stratfor WorldviewBelarus, EU: Minsk and Brussels Sign Visa Facilitation Agreement  Stratfor Worldview

Talk Eastern Europe Episode 29: Belarus under the Kremlin's pressure - New Eastern EuropeTalk Eastern Europe Episode 29: Belarus under the Kremlin's pressure  New Eastern Europe

Northern Capital Cup in Vitebsk | In Pictures | Belarus News - Belarus News (BelTA)Northern Capital Cup in Vitebsk | In Pictures | Belarus News  Belarus News (BelTA)

Belarus' parliament urged to be a place of vigorous debate - Belarus News (BelTA)Belarus' parliament urged to be a place of vigorous debate  Belarus News (BelTA)

Belarusian agricultural machinery on display in Hungary - Belarus News (BelTA)Belarusian agricultural machinery on display in Hungary  Belarus News (BelTA)

Russia, Belarus set gas prices for Jan-Sept -Gazprom - ReutersRussia, Belarus set gas prices for Jan-Sept -Gazprom  Reuters

Twelve acts pass the audition phase in Belarus - EscdailyTwelve acts pass the audition phase in Belarus  Escdaily

Refinery news: Belarus' Naftan receives first batches of Johan Sverdrup crude from Norway - S&P GlobalRefinery news: Belarus' Naftan receives first batches of Johan Sverdrup crude from Norway  S&P Global

Lithuania Fears New Belarusian Nuclear Plant Hasn't 'Learned Lessons Of Chernobyl' - Radio Free Europe/ Radio LibertyLithuania Fears New Belarusian Nuclear Plant Hasn't 'Learned Lessons Of Chernobyl'  Radio Free Europe/ Radio Liberty

Russia oil transit via Belarus has not been interrupted: official - ReutersRussia oil transit via Belarus has not been interrupted: official  Reuters

Turkey deports 2 Belarus nationals over terror links - Anadolu AgencyTurkey deports 2 Belarus nationals over terror links  Anadolu Agency

The Belarusian café helping victims of domestic violence - Emerging EuropeThe Belarusian café helping victims of domestic violence  Emerging Europe

Kazakhstan and Belarus to discuss oil supply deal - minister - ReutersKazakhstan and Belarus to discuss oil supply deal - minister  Reuters

Belarus into U17 Football Development Cup final - Belarus News (BelTA)Belarus into U17 Football Development Cup final  Belarus News (BelTA)

2019 Oil Refining Industry in Belarus: Strengths, Weaknesses, Threats & Opportunities - ResearchAndMarkets.com - Yahoo Finance2019 Oil Refining Industry in Belarus: Strengths, Weaknesses, Threats & Opportunities - ResearchAndMarkets.com  Yahoo Finance

Minister: the state may have to invest in port terminals to secure freights - bnn-news.comMinister: the state may have to invest in port terminals to secure freights  bnn-news.com

Plans to set up experimental enterprise in Belarus in 2020 to make electric vehicles - Belarus News (BelTA)Plans to set up experimental enterprise in Belarus in 2020 to make electric vehicles  Belarus News (BelTA)

Belarus in top 20 tourist destinations in 2020 - TVRBelarus in top 20 tourist destinations in 2020  TVR

UPDATE 1-Russia's Safmar redirects oil to Belarus -traders - ReutersUPDATE 1-Russia's Safmar redirects oil to Belarus -traders  Reuters

List of historical and cultural values has been expanded in Belarus - TVRList of historical and cultural values has been expanded in Belarus  TVR

Book heritage of Wladyslaw Syrokomla returned to Belarus - TVRBook heritage of Wladyslaw Syrokomla returned to Belarus  TVR

Belarus starts maintenance on Druzhba pipeline, Poland supplies reduced: source - ReutersBelarus starts maintenance on Druzhba pipeline, Poland supplies reduced: source  Reuters

Leadership of military departments changed in Belarus - TVRLeadership of military departments changed in Belarus  TVR

Belarus restricts pork import from Serbia due to African swine fever - Belarus News (BelTA)Belarus restricts pork import from Serbia due to African swine fever  Belarus News (BelTA)

Belarus end 2020 Men's EHF EURO campaign with a draw - Belarus News (BelTA)Belarus end 2020 Men's EHF EURO campaign with a draw  Belarus News (BelTA)

Russia, Belarus Continue Talks on Oil Transit, Tariff May Grow 6% - Antimonopoly Watchdog - UrduPoint NewsRussia, Belarus Continue Talks on Oil Transit, Tariff May Grow 6% - Antimonopoly Watchdog  UrduPoint News

Belarus' Institute of Economics services export over $120,000 in 2019 - Belarus News (BelTA)Belarus' Institute of Economics services export over $120,000 in 2019  Belarus News (BelTA)

Lithuania offers Belarus alternative amid supply row with Russia - Baltic TimesLithuania offers Belarus alternative amid supply row with Russia  Baltic Times

Belarusian veterinary drugs manufacturer to implement investment projects worth $5m - Belarus News (BelTA)Belarusian veterinary drugs manufacturer to implement investment projects worth $5m  Belarus News (BelTA)

‘They may not tell you the whole truth’: Fears of another Chernobyl as Russian-built atomic power station set to open in Belarus - The Independent‘They may not tell you the whole truth’: Fears of another Chernobyl as Russian-built atomic power station set to open in Belarus  The Independent

Presidents of Belarus and Kazakhstan have telephone conversation - TVRPresidents of Belarus and Kazakhstan have telephone conversation  TVR

Belarus to unveil 4D bioprinter at Expo 2020 Dubai - ArabianBusiness.comBelarus to unveil 4D bioprinter at Expo 2020 Dubai  ArabianBusiness.com

Mobile app to highlight Jewish legacy in Belarus - Belarus News (BelTA)Mobile app to highlight Jewish legacy in Belarus  Belarus News (BelTA)

Fine Against Belarusian Writer “Violates Fundamental Right to Speak Freely” - PEN AmericaFine Against Belarusian Writer “Violates Fundamental Right to Speak Freely”  PEN America

Belarus halts own oil exports to Germany, Russian oil transit unaffected: sources - ReutersBelarus halts own oil exports to Germany, Russian oil transit unaffected: sources  Reuters

Azerbaijan's SOCAR may use Odessa-Brody pipeline to deliver oil to Belarus: RIA - ReutersAzerbaijan's SOCAR may use Odessa-Brody pipeline to deliver oil to Belarus: RIA  Reuters

Belarusian parliament speaker lays wreath at Holocaust memorial museum in Jerusalem - Belarus News (BelTA)Belarusian parliament speaker lays wreath at Holocaust memorial museum in Jerusalem  Belarus News (BelTA)

Russian oil firms divert oil from Belarus to other destinations as states yet to agree on supply terms for 2020 - ReutersRussian oil firms divert oil from Belarus to other destinations as states yet to agree on supply terms for 2020  Reuters

Belarus hopes for fast adoption of strategy to guide Eurasian economic integration till 2025 - Belarus News (BelTA)Belarus hopes for fast adoption of strategy to guide Eurasian economic integration till 2025  Belarus News (BelTA)

Belarusian agricultural machinery producer Gomselmash busy testing new products - Belarus News (BelTA)Belarusian agricultural machinery producer Gomselmash busy testing new products  Belarus News (BelTA)

Interactive museum of human body in Minsk | Belarus News - Belarus News (BelTA)Interactive museum of human body in Minsk | Belarus News  Belarus News (BelTA)

Belarus to finish preparations for Zhirovichi Monastery celebrations by May - Belarus News (BelTA)Belarus to finish preparations for Zhirovichi Monastery celebrations by May  Belarus News (BelTA)

Formula E introduces visor cam, Extreme E secures Belarus TV deal - SportBusinessFormula E introduces visor cam, Extreme E secures Belarus TV deal  SportBusiness

Alexander Lukashenko highly praises relations between Belarus and Latvia - TVRAlexander Lukashenko highly praises relations between Belarus and Latvia  TVR

National Museum Signs Three Agreements with Belarus - Oman News AgencyNational Museum Signs Three Agreements with Belarus  Oman News Agency

Kazakhstan, Belarus still considering oil supply draft agreement - New EuropeKazakhstan, Belarus still considering oil supply draft agreement  New Europe

Brest Oblast mulling over festival of Belarusian, Russian, Polish cultures - Belarus News (BelTA)Brest Oblast mulling over festival of Belarusian, Russian, Polish cultures  Belarus News (BelTA)

Belarus and EU sign visa facilitation agreement - TVRBelarus and EU sign visa facilitation agreement  TVR

US charge d'affaires calls for concerted effort to combat antisemitism - Belarus News (BelTA)US charge d'affaires calls for concerted effort to combat antisemitism  Belarus News (BelTA)