Belarus

The Pivot West Problem: Why Belarus Needs A Balanced Relationship With Russia

Lillian Posner Security, Eurasia Any long-term solution for Minsk will require it to strike an equilibrium with Russia and its other neighboring countries. The coronavirus has taken many forms and mutations, but perhaps the worst is its use as a...
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Belarus: Struggle For Change Continues

Exiled opposition leaders call for international support in their fight for democracy. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cnuOZzKncWw Subscribe to IWPR's Weekly Global Voices by email

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A Leaked Recording Exposed Belarus Plotting Assassinations In Europe

Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko. Associated Press On Monday, the EUobserver news site published an audio file of a 2012 conversation in which the then-leader of the Belarus KGB could be heard planning dissidents' assassinations in...
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In Belarus, Lukashenka's Rule Endures 2020 — Can It Survive 2021?

The regime in Minsk has run out of carrots, and has only sticks left.“Past the expiry date, 1994-2020″ reads this placard at a protest in Minsk, August 2020. Lukashenka became President of Belarus in 1994. Photo CC BY-NC 2.0: Natallia...
Related topics: Minsk, Protests, World Photos

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Rights Group: 13 Detained During Rallies In Belarus

Groups of people took part in small rallies scattered around Minsk.
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Virus Besets Belarus Prisons Filled With President's Critics 

A wave of COVID-19 has engulfed prisons in Belarus that are packed with people in custody for demonstrating against the nation's authoritarian president, and some of the protesters who contracted the coronavirus while incarcerated accuse authorities...
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Treasury, State Department Slap Sanctions On Belarus

The U.S. departments of Treasury and State on Wednesday announced sanctions and visa restrictions on dozens of Belarusian citizens and several entities for their alleged roles in what the U.S. calls a fraudulent Aug. 9 election and the violent...

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Business As Usual For Kazak Elections

Upheaval in Kyrgyzstan and Belarus not expected to affect the outcome of January 10 polls. Political turbulence elsewhere in the region is unlikely to be replicated in Kazakstan’s upcoming parliamentary elections, according to analysts at an...
Related topics: Kyrgyzstan, Polls

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In Belarus, A New Civic Culture Is Born Out Of Recycled Historical Symbols In Urban Yards

Simple. Known. Own. The new identity of an old flag.Minsk's industrial suburbs united, with their own white-red-white flags: Altayskaya, Anharskaya, Sokal, Partyzanski district and Shabany. The latter is the most stigmatised district of the...
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Belarus First Country Outside Russia To Register Sputnik V Vaccine Against Covid-19

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Belarus has become the first foreign country to register Russia's Sputnik V vaccine against the coronavirus, the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) said Monday.
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Dozens Of Anti-lukashenko Demonstrators Detained In Belarus 

A Belarusian human rights group says security forces have detained dozens of people during protests calling on strongman Alexander Lukashenko to step down.    The Vyasna rights group said on December 20 that at least 42 people had been detained in...
Related topics: Human Rights, Protests

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Belarusian Police Disperse Protest Rally In Minsk, Confirm Multiple Detentions

MINSK (Sputnik) - Security forces have dispersed anti-government demonstrations in the Belarusian capital on Sunday, with the Minsk police confirming to Sputnik multiple detentions.
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How Belarus Exposes The Lockdown Lie

How Belarus Exposes The Lockdown Lie Tyler Durden Sun, 12/20/2020 - 07:00 Overall, the Belarussian approach has been the least authoritarian in Europe...

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European Parliament Awards Sakharov Prize To Belarus Opposition 

Belarusian opposition leader Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya and other leaders of the country's democratic opposition were awarded the European Parliament's 2020 Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought in a ceremony on December 16 in...
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Osce Minsk Group Reaffirms Commitment To Constructive Cooperation On Nagorno-karabakh

VIENNA (Sputnik) - The Co-Chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group (Russia, France and the United States), after their visits to Baku and Yerevan, reaffirmed their commitment to constructive cooperation with the sides on Nagorno-Karabakh settlement, the...
Related topics: OSCE, Minsk, Austria, Vienna, Russia, France, Azerbaijan, Baku, Armenia

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 dozens Detained In Belarus As Opposition Stages Scattered Marches 

Security forces in Belarus have detained dozens of people as opposition demonstrators staged scattered marches and rallies in Minsk and other cities to pressure strongman leader Alexander  Lukashenko to make political concessions. Human rights...
Related topics: Minsk, Human Rights

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Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya Is Overcoming Her Fears

“Every country has its own path to democracy,” the leader of democratic Belarus says. “And this is ours.”

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Join Us Live On December 14 For ‘belarus 2020: Still Uploading’

Join Global Voices on December 14 at 3pm UTC/GMT for the first in our GV Insights series of virtual conversations: “Belarus 2020: Still Uploading?”—a lively discussion on the 2020 Belarusian revolution with experts from Belarus and the...

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In Belarus, Every Courtyard Makes Its Own White-red-white Revolution

Belarus’ national protest movement is also hyper-localMinsk's industrial suburbs united, with their own white-red-white flags: Altajskaja, Anharskaja, Sokal, Partyzanski district and Šabany. The latter is the most stigmatised district of...
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Lukashenko Unveils ‘beautiful Democratic’ Plan For Redistribution Of Political Power In Belarus

The Belarusian president has expressed approval for major changes to the country’s political system, including changes to the constitution, in the wake of the 9 August election, which saw him reelected for a sixth consecutive term in office, but...

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