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Stories about Belarus

22 June 2014

Russian Phone Prankster Fools Belarus Dictator

RuNet Echo

After Lukashenko found out he was a victim of a prank, he apparently gave his security apparatus "a week" to find Vovan and bring him to some form of justice.

10 May 2014

Two People Are Driving Around Europe to Find What It Means to Be European

On the eve of European elections, two French artists will tour Europe to meet with as many types of Europeans as possible.

7 September 2013

Presidents, Oligarchs and Potash: Russia's Trade War With Belarus

RuNet Echo

Belarusian authorities arrested Vladislav Baumgartner, CEO of Uralkaliy, a large Russian potash mining company. Russia retaliated by cancelling some of its subsidies and banning Belarusian pork imports.

22 September 2012

Belarus: Early Voting Boosts Turnout Amid Calls to Boycott Elections

The parliamentary election in Belarus is to take place on Sunday, Sep. 23, but the early voting has already begun, and the turnout may end up being high, despite calls...

23 June 2012

Belarus: Views From the Ground

RuNet Echo

Below is a selection of some "views from the ground" - recent posts by Belarusian bloggers about the situation in the country and what it is like for ordinary people...

28 May 2012

Belarus, Russia: An Online Charity Auction with People for Sale

RuNet Echo

The idea of auctions as a fundraising tool is not a new one in the charity world. Sometimes, there is even a market for people: dinners with celebrities and business-breakfasts...

17 March 2012

Belarus: The 2011 Minsk Metro Explosion – A ‘Hall of Mirrors’

RuNet Echo

Unconfirmed reports suggest that Vladislav Kovalev and Dmitry Konovalov - the men convicted and sentenced to death for their actions surrounding the April 2011 explosion in a Minsk subway station...

25 July 2011

Belarus: East and West and Nothing in Between?

RuNet Echo

"East is East and West is West, and never the twain shall meet." This chronically misused Kipling phrase seems to catch the realities for an increasing number of Belarusians, who,...

6 July 2011

Belarus: Independence Day Clapping Protest (Videos)

RuNet Echo

Streets of several Belarusian towns and cities were flooded with people on Belarus Independence Day on July 3, 2011. People just stood there, clapping. They showed up for the clapping...

24 June 2011

Belarus: Police Crack Down on Minsk Protest

RuNet Echo

A non-violent rally in Minsk, organized via a social network, ended up with more than 450 people detained. Arrests, trials and numerous detentions, however, do not appear to have stopped...

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