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Belarus Potash and Democracy
Belarus Potash and Democracy
Stay off the potash is the title of Edward Lucas’s recent article in the Economist, where he reflects on effectiveness of trade boycotts. Although the...
26 February 2010
BBC Interviews Ivonka Survilla – President of Belarusian Government in Exile
BBC Interviews Ivonka Survilla – President of Belarusian Government in Exile

BBC features Ivonka Survila, the President of the Council (Rada) of the Belarusian Democratic Republic in a special broadcast on governments in exile. According to the...

25 February 2010
Belarus Talks to Rothschild to Put Something Big on its Privatization Plate
Belarus Talks to Rothschild to Put Something Big on its Privatization Plate

For those who are still not sure about Belarus privatization plans, there is another sign that the Government is serious about it. Moscow Times reports that President Lukashenka invited the...

24 February 2010
Belarusian Ideologist Makes PR for a Concert of Rammstein
Belarusian Ideologist Makes PR for a Concert of Rammstein

A senior ideologist Mikalaj Čarhiniec, who had proposed to impose censorship restrictions on a concert of the German industrial rock band Rammstein, has demonstrated what the ideology of the...

23 February 2010
Olympian tourists: From Minsk, with love
Olympian tourists: From Minsk, with love

The Vancouver Sun publishes an interview with four Belarusian fans at the 2010 Olympic Games. It’s a great pleasure to see the guys wearing sweaters with the historical Belarusian coat...

21 February 2010
Travel Safe, Belarusian Student
Travel Safe, Belarusian Student

Despite having one of the highest student ratios in Europe, a virtually free higher education, and laws making study abroad difficult, the best and brightest young Belarusians continue flocking...

18 February 2010
How can Brussels Help the Union of Poles?
How can Brussels Help the Union of Poles?

Gone is the time when Belarusians were one of the smaller ethnic groups in the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth. And it is clear that the decades of Soviet rule made Belarus...

17 February 2010
Belarus Police Arrests Polish Activists Unloyal to the Regime
Belarus Police Arrests Polish Activists Unloyal to the Regime

  Tensions between Belarus and Poland rise as Belarus police arrested about 40 members of a Polish ethnic group. This is a continuation of increased pressure put against the...

17 February 2010
Diaspora Against Internet Censorship in Belarus
Diaspora Against Internet Censorship in Belarus

Members of the Belarusian-American Association responded to the new attack of the government of Belarus on the constitutional rights of their citizens by staging a protest in the very center...

17 February 2010
Opposition Demonstrators Beaten up by Riot Police in Minsk
Opposition Demonstrators Beaten up by Riot Police in Minsk

Belarusian riot police has violently dispersed two peaceful opposition demonstrations in Minsk – on February, 14 and February, 16. On Sunday the police has violently stopped a peaceful demonstration by the...

14 February 2010
Viktor Yanukovich, an ethnic Belarusian, Elected as President of Ukraine
Viktor Yanukovich, an ethnic Belarusian, Elected as President of Ukraine

While Belarus itself has been stuck with its authoritarian ruler since 1994, an ethnic Belarusian in neighboring Ukraine has secured the highest position in the country. Father of the newly-elected...

12 February 2010
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The Union of Poles Mistreated in Belarus

Ethnic Poles rising in western Belarus was what Minsk and Moscow happened to choose as a scenario for their 2009 joint military exercise. As if ashamed of its lack of judgment last year, the Belarusian leadership is now doing...

11 February 2010
Today’s Google Logo Dedicated to a Belarusian Painter
Today’s Google Logo Dedicated to a Belarusian Painter

9 February 2010
Belarusian State TV Accused of Ripping US Sitcom
Belarusian State TV Accused of Ripping US Sitcom

Something the Belarusian bloggers have been laughing about during the past week: the state media had been actively explaining the necessity for the recently introduced regulation of the Internet...

9 February 2010
Regulating Internet in Belarus
Regulating Internet in Belarus

The drawing was inspired by Peter Steiner's cartoon "On the Internet, nobody knows you are a dog" from July 5, 1993 issue of The New Yorker, (Vol.69 (LXIX) no. 20).