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Belarus Elections: the Opposition Achieved All It Could
By convening tens of thousands in the post-election protest, the democratic opposition achieved all it could. The false impression of a democratic election was destroyed. Despite...
22 December 2010
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Authorities of Belarus Take Hostages Preparing for Diplomatic War with the West

Yesterday Belarus authorities announced criminal charges against former presidential candidates. Also charged are their aides and journalists – eighteen people in total. These people are already kept in a special KGB prison and are likely to be used as...

21 December 2010
Fiasco for the West: Arrests Follow Beatings in Belarus

20 December 2010
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Belarusian Americans Condemn Brutality Against Peaceful Demonstrators in Minsk

On December 19, members of the Belarusan-American Association monitoring the results of the presidential election in Belarus had adopted the following statement: · We, the members of the Belarusan-American Association, both American citizens as well as new immigrants, express our...

20 December 2010
Blood on the Streets as Belarus Authorities Announce Election Results

Between thirty and fifty thousand people gathered in the center of Minsk on Sunday to protest against the officially announced results of presidential elections. Despite the freezing cold,...

19 December 2010
Belarus: from Democracy to Dictatorship through Elections

Charismatic Alyaksandr Lukashenka was elected 1994, when Belarus had its first and so far the only relatively free presidential elections. Lukahsenka won giving promises of...

17 December 2010
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Amnesty International’s Key Human Rights Concerns in Belarus

As Belarus prepares for elections on Sunday 19 December, Amnesty International UK outlined key human rights concerns in the country. The organization urged its members to sign a petition addressed to the acting Belarusian President Alyaksandr Lukashenka and to...

23 November 2010
Minsk in Top 10 Eastern European getaways

For years Eastern Europe was the undiscovered half of the continent, where architectural gems, wonderful landscapes and buzzing cities saw only a...

19 November 2010
Belarus Breaks Russia’s Energy Monopoly in Eastern Europe

9 November 2010
Do Belarusians Really Want Changes?

8 November 2010
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Free Elections for 3 Billion Euros?

For many years a persona non-grata in Europe, Belarusian President Alyaksandr Lukashenka hosted Guido Westerwelle of Germany and Radek Sikorski of Poland in Minsk last week. For many years a persona non-grata in Europe, Belarusian President Alyaksandr Lukashenka hosted Guido...

21 October 2010
EU Shows Support for Belarusian Gov’t Before Elections

Amid tense waiting for presidential elections in Belarus and possible Russian attempts to influence the situation, 20 October, the President Dalia Grybauskaitė of Lithuania...

19 October 2010
Venezuelan oil for Belarus

On October 16, the Belarusian and Venezuelan rulers had three-hour long talks behind closed doors in Minsk. Lukashenka thanked the Venezuelan leader...

19 October 2010
Timothy Snyder on Belarusian History and the KGB

12 October 2010
Belarusian prisoner of conscience to be freed in October

A representative of Amnesty International met with prisoner of conscience, Maxim Dashuk, in September 2010. Maxim described how difficult it’s been to live under ‘restricted freedom’ following...