Belarus and Myanmar registered a significant decline in global internet freedom ratings following political turmoil in which authorities in the two countries arrested journalists and blocked access to the internet.
In its annual Freedom on...
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U.N. agencies are calling for an investigation into the deaths of four people whose bodies were found over the weekend near the border between Poland and Belarus.
Three of the dead found on the Polish side of the border have been identified by...
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Radislava has been a crucial service to women in BelarusOriginally published on Global VoicesWomen chatting on a park bench in Brest, Belarus. Photo by Adam Jones via Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 2.0.
This article by Nicole Ely appeared on...
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Despite their sometimes-fractious relationship, Russia aims to slowly increase Belarus’ dependency on it through steady integration, while ensuring its stability. This way, if reunification eventually occurs, it will change...
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Ukraine and the United States will start joint military exercises in western Ukraine next week, the Ukrainian General Staff said on Thursday, days after Belarus and Russia staged large-scale drills that raised neighboring countries' concerns.
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Russia Releases Footage Of Armed 'Robot Tanks' In Action During Zapad-2021 Exercises
Russia's military has put its cutting edge robot armored fighting vehicles on display during the ongoing massive Zapad-2021 exercises with Belarus...
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HELSINKI (Sputnik) - Belarus, climate, energy and other international issues will be discussed in Finland on Tuesday by the foreign ministers of 12 Nordic, Baltic and Eastern European countries, the Finnish Foreign Ministry said in a statement.
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Russia and Belarus kicked off the Zapad-2021 drills on Friday, with the weeklong series of exercises expected to involve a total of nearly 200,000 personnel, 760 pieces of military equipment and more than 80 aircraft, as well as 15 ships. The...
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Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko thinks no one can insult him. John Oliver begs to differ.
Through protest songs, Belarusians stood up to inertia, fear, alienationOriginally published on Global VoicesProtest rally in Minsk, Belarus, on August 30, 2020. Photo by Natallia Rak on Flickr. CC BY-NC 2.0.
This article by Elena Govor and Raphael...
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The Ig Nobel Prize in Economics this year went to Pavlo Blavatskyy for Obesity of politicians and corruption in post-Soviet countries:
We collected 299 frontal face images of 2017 cabinet ministers from 15 post-Soviet states (Armenia, Azerbaijan,...
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MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The large-scale Russia-Belarus Zapad-2021 drills, which will involve about 200,000 personnel, over 80 aircraft and up to 760 pieces of military equipment, are starting on 10 September, with NATO and neighboring nations observing...
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Migrants are facing “dire conditions” at the European Union-Belarus border, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) warned on Monday.
Flashback: March of Justice, Minsk, Belarus, in September 2020. Credit:
Andrew Keymaster / UnsplashBy Ed HoltBRATISLAVA, Sep 6 2021 (IPS) There will soon be no one left to defend human rights or help minorities in Belarus as the country’s third...
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Belarus Floods EU With Migrants From Middle East
By Soeren Kern of the Gatestone Institute.
Thousands of migrants from Africa, Asia and the Middle East are pouring into the European Union from Belarus, a landlocked country...
Europe’s current crisis has shown how vulnerable the continent remains to political destabilization and social unrest on the issue of refugees—even by a small country like Belarus.
The European Union is still...
Lukashenka has vehemently attempted to refute arguments that the formalization of these roadmaps will tie Belarus’s hands. However, the timing of the meeting, which will occur one day before the Zapad 2021 military...
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MINSK (Sputnik) - The expected influx of refugees from Afghanistan will further deteriorate the situation with illegal migration via Belarusian territory, Deputy Chairman of Belarusian Border Committee Roman Podlinev said.
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