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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...

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
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...

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...

7 February 2010
President Signed Decree on Regulation of the Internet
President Signed Decree on Regulation of the Internet

The Belarusian government’s plans to regulate Internet have finally taken a form: last week president Lukašenka has signed a decree on “measures regarding improvement of the national segment of the...

4 February 2010
Repressions against Media in the Wake of Presidential Elections in Belarus
Repressions against Media in the Wake of Presidential Elections in Belarus

As presidential elections are getting closer, Belarus authorities have stepped up their efforts to silence media not under their control. Over the last few days, the Council of Ministers imposed...

1 February 2010
The Russia-Belarus Oil Dispute Settled. At Least for Now.
The Russia-Belarus Oil Dispute Settled. At Least for Now.

  According to the deal, Russia will deliver 6.3 million tons of oil to Belarus duty free this year. This is exactly the amount Moscow had promised at the beginning of negotiations. Russia agreed that Belarus will raise oil...

26 January 2010
Belarus-Russia Oil Dispute: Nothing Personal, Just Business
Belarus-Russia Oil Dispute: Nothing Personal, Just Business

A commentary by one of this website’s authors on the Russian-Belarusian oil duties dispute, for Novaja Eŭropa on-line magazine Let’s admit, Belarusian authorities have no effective arguments in the current...

24 January 2010
Journal ‘Political Sphere’ Inviting Submissions
Journal ‘Political Sphere’ Inviting Submissions

The Editorial Board of the peer-reviewed journal of political studies Political sphere (Palitychnaja Sfera) is currently inviting submissions for Issue 14 (spring 2010). The main focus of the issue...