After the collapse of the USSR, Belarus and Ukraine were left over with large arsenals of arms and military equipment (They were the westernmost...
23 December 2009
Belarus is a lonely country and Belarusian is a lonely language ignored by its own state and by most Belarusians, who almost exclusively use Russian in their everyday life. The death of Vera Rich is a big loss for Belarus although most Belarusians will hardly even hear of it. And it is God's big gift to us that there were and there are...
20 December 2009
Members of the European Parliament agreed to prolong sanctions against Belarus while at the same time postponing their application. A resolution adopted Dec. 17 delays the imposition of travel...
16 December 2009
07 December 2009
A little insight on how show business is done in Belarus. For rock and indie music the conditions are quite hard in Belarus, where there is no developed market and infrastructure and where the radio stations are under state-pressure and self-censorship. Despite that, modern bands keep existing and appearing in Belarus just as in any neighbouring country and often become recognized abroad....
04 December 2009
BBC World service interviewed Lesley Curwen, manager of one of the world's leading steel trading companies which recently invested in Belarus.
Referring to Belarus as "Byelorussia", which is painful to hear for most Belarusians, he says that he does not feel that they work in a dictatorial country. At least at this point, Mr. Curwen is very positive about his experience in Belarus....
02 December 2009
A translation of an article by one of this blog’s authors about economic reforms, published by the newspaper Naša Niva. The government of...
27 November 2009
The Financial Times have this week published several stories on Belarus by its Eastern European corespondent Jan Cienski. Both of them seem rather to be stating the obvious but are very useful to get a snapshot impression of the current state of Belarusian economy and foreign policy. The coutry feeling symptoms of the economic crisis and, being unable to get Russian sponsorship any more,...
20 November 2009
6:30 p.m., November 23, Monday
Rayburn House Office Building, U.S. Congress
Independence Ave. and South Capitol Street, Washington, DC 20003
The Third Way Belarus and Belarusan Museum in New...
17 November 2009
London's Financial Times...
09 November 2009
Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty and the Institute for Democracy in Eastern Europe invite you to a briefing with top Belarusian pro-democracy leaders
15 Years and Counting: Inside Lukashenka's Belarus...
08 October 2009
On Sept. 17, to Russia’s satisfaction and to Poland’s chagrin, President Obama announced canceling US plans to build a missile base in Poland and a radar system in the Czech Republic. The revelation came on the 70th...
18 September 2009
Yesterday was the seventieth anniversary of yet another alteration of the Belarusian borders. On September 17, 1939, Western Belarus was reunified with Eastern Belarus and the Red Army marched into Poland. The reunification was made...