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Freedom House Labeled Belarus as “Worst of the Worst”
Freedom House Labeled Belarus as “Worst of the Worst”
Washington-based think tank Freedom House was unimpressed by liberalization recently declared by Belarusian authorities. Fair enough - Belarus does not have a single TV or radio station which would be critical of the...
27 April 2010
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Scandal in Vienna: Belarusian Regime Funded by Austrian Business?

Is Belarus sliding into the realm of notoriously corrupt Third World states? New scandal in Vienna involved Belarusian leader and resembled exploits of corrupt politicians from some African and Asian states.

26 April 2010
How to Benefit from Being Encircled by Soviet-Type Nuclear Plants
How to Benefit from Being Encircled by Soviet-Type Nuclear Plants

On 26 April 1986, a human error and the Soviet equipment caused the Chernobyl disaster - the largest technological catastrophe ever. For many days Soviet authorities attempted to conceal the scale of the...

24 April 2010
Bakiev’s Stay in Minsk May Further Isolate Belarus
Bakiev’s Stay in Minsk May Further Isolate Belarus

The world has recently witnessed the overthrown Kyrgyz president Kurmanbek Bakiyev descend from the ominous volcanic clouds in Mink, ending the rumors over his whereabouts and further damaging Belarus’ international image. Ousted in...

22 April 2010
RFE/RL: Bakiyev is Safe in Belarus and ‘still president’
RFE/RL: Bakiyev is Safe in Belarus and ‘still president’

The ousted leader of Kyrgyzstan said Wednesday from exile in Belarus that he is still president of his Central Asian country. Kurmanbek Bakiyev was deposed in an April 7 uprising that left 85...

20 April 2010
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Where is Belarus in International Rankings?

Below is an overview of position of Belarus in various international rankings. The overview suggests that although human potential of the country is relatively good, the country has serious problems with freedom. As a result, the realization of this...

17 April 2010
Musing about Nuclear Security on the Banks of Prypyat
Musing about Nuclear Security on the Banks of Prypyat

Efficiency of official gatherings is often reversely proportional to the number of people invited. This rule held true even for the Nuclear Security Summit in Washington, DC Apr. 12-13. Hosting 47 nations without...

16 April 2010
Bakiyev Praised for the Bishkek Massacre and Offered Political Asylum in Belarus

Kurmanbek Bakiev, the ousted President of Kyrgystan, declined the offer of political asylum in Belarus. Speaking to his...

14 April 2010
No Official Mourning In Belarus After Death of Kaczyński So Far

Today Belarus is the only country in the region that has not declared a day of national mourning following the death of the Polish president in...

13 April 2010
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Political Sphere in Belarus: from Marxism-Leninism to Political Science

Like its native country, the discipline of political science in Belarus will take decades to outgrow its Soviet past. After all, most of the country’s contemporary social science luminaries were brought up on the volumes of...

11 April 2010
Instead of Landing in Minsk, Kaczyński’s Plane Crashed in Smolensk

9 April 2010
Offshore Programming in Belarus: What Capitalism May Start From

8 April 2010
Katyn Killings Commemorated Without a Belarusian Delegation

6 April 2010
Boris Kit, Rocket Scientist and Belarusian, Turns 100 Today

The German Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung began its article on Boris Kit's 100th anniversary with a scene from revolutionary Petrograd:

4 April 2010
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A Guide to Eastern Europe’s Most Tedious Arguments: Vilnius / Wilno / Vilnia

Edward Lukas in the Economist writes about the most contentious issues in Eastern Europe. The contemporaty city of Vilnius is certainly one of those issues. Very few people realise that as a result of the 1939 Stalin-Hitler agreement deviding Europe...