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 bristles at Kazakhstan's offer to host Ukraine talks - Washington Post

Washington Post

Belarus bristles at Kazakhstan's offer to host Ukraine talks
Washington Post
MINSK, Belarus Belarus on Friday mocked Kazakhstan's suggestion that it could serve as a new venue for Ukraine peace talks previously hosted by Minsk. Belarusian Foreign Minister Vladimir Makei said in a statement released to The Associated Press ...
Belarusian Foreign Minister Mocks Kazakh President's Offer To Host Ukraine TalksRadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty
Belarus-Poland political contacts praisedBelarus News (BelTA)
Belarus mocks Kazakhstan's offer to host Ukraine talksSouth China Morning Post

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What Israel, Liberia, Belarus, and Macedonia Have in Common - The Atlantic

The Atlantic

What Israel, Liberia, Belarus, and Macedonia Have in Common
The Atlantic
For Belarus, the 11-point increase is less clear. Relations between the U.S. and Belarus soured following U.S. allegations of human-rights abuses in the country, which culminated in U.S. sanctions in 2006. And while some sanctions targeting nine ...



Belarus, Hong Kong to start visa-free regime next month - Xinhua

Xinhua

Belarus, Hong Kong to start visa-free regime next month
Xinhua
Tourists pose for photos at the Avenue of Stars in Hong Kong, south China, March 14, 2012. (Xinhua/Liu Sui Wai). MINSK, Jan. 18 (Xinhua) -- Belarus and China's Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) will waive visas and start visa-free regime ...



Cryptocurrency Activities Will Be Legal and Tax Free in Belarus ... - Bitcoin News (press release)

Bitcoin News (press release)

Cryptocurrency Activities Will Be Legal and Tax Free in Belarus ...
Bitcoin News (press release)
The decree signed by Belarusian president Alexander Lukashenko which legalizes cryptocurrencies, initial coin offerings, and smart contracts, will enter into force in March. Cryptocurrency activities are not restricted by the decree and will be tax ...
Belarus resolute to help South Africa develop production sector, agricultureBelarus News (BelTA)
Ambassador of Belarus Alexander Sidoruk presents Credentials to the President of the Republic of South AfricaMinistry of Foreign Affairs of Belarus (press release)

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Belarus, Cyprus mull over parliamentary groups of friendship - Belarus News (BelTA)

Belarus News (BelTA)

Belarus, Cyprus mull over parliamentary groups of friendship
Belarus News (BelTA)
Oleg Kravchenko and Demetris Syllouris discussed the ways of intensifying bilateral cooperation in general and also between the parliaments of Belarus and Cyprus, including the possibility of setting up groups of friendship, exchanged views on the ...

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Belarusian border guards catch 'trolley drone' - BBC News - BBC News

BBC News

Belarusian border guards catch 'trolley drone' - BBC News
BBC News
Belarusian border guards catch a smugglers' drone being sent in along a railway line.

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Belarus in talks on cooperation with foreign agrarians during ... - Belarus News (BelTA)

Belarus News (BelTA)

Belarus in talks on cooperation with foreign agrarians during ...
Belarus News (BelTA)
International Green Week is the world's largest forum in the area of agriculture and food. About 1600 exhibitors from Germany and over 70 other countries have put their products on display in an area as large as 125000m2. Over 400000 people are ...

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A Year in Review: Belarus Pursues Greater National Consolidation ... - The Jamestown Foundation

The Jamestown Foundation

A Year in Review: Belarus Pursues Greater National Consolidation ...
The Jamestown Foundation
Belarus experienced multiple ups and downs during 2017, but has emerged with its sovereignty intact and in many ways increasing freedom of action on the international stage. The country overcame its 2.5-year-long economic decline largely due to ...
The Belarus-Russia border, Asian merchants dumping cheap goods ...Belarus Digest

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Cryptocurrency mining outside legal environment in Belarus till 28 March - Belarus News (BelTA)

Belarus News (BelTA)

Cryptocurrency mining outside legal environment in Belarus till 28 March
Belarus News (BelTA)
MINSK, 19 January (BelTA) The Hi-Tech Park of Belarus has released a FAQ to better explain the Digital Economy Development Ordinance. The answers are available on the Hi-Tech Park website, BelTA has learned. One of the popular questions is whether ...



European Handball Championship: Croatia Defeats Belarus for First ... - Total Croatia News

Total Croatia News

European Handball Championship: Croatia Defeats Belarus for First ...
Total Croatia News
A crucial win for Croatia in the first game of round two in the European Handball Championship. Croatia and Belarus met at Zagreb Arena tonight...
Handball EURO 2018: Croatia Beats Belarus | Croatia WeekCroatia Week (press release) (blog)

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