All articles tagged "Belarus"

Russia and Belarus prepare to test joint air defense system Russia and Belarus prepare to test joint air defense system

11 Mar, 11:57 PM 5 comments

Russia and Belarus will test their integrated anti-aircraft defense system during a large-scale strategic military exercise in the fall, the Belarusian Defense Minister said

Tags: weapons, Belarus

EU to review stance on pro-Russian Belarus leader EU to review stance on pro-Russian Belarus leader

16 Mar, 11:56 PM

European Union states will decide on Monday whether to grant Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko a new reprieve from a visa ban.

Tags: Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko

Presidents of Russia and Belarus meet to to discuss Olympic cooperation Presidents of Russia and Belarus meet to to discuss Olympic cooperation

22 Mar, 04:40 PM 5 comments

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev met his Belarussian counterpart Saturday for the second time this week, after Minsk reportedly made a multi-billion-dollar loan request.

Tags: Belarus, Dmitry Medvedev, Alexander Lukashenko

Belarus may abolish death penalty soon - official Belarus may abolish death penalty soon - official

25 Mar, 01:23 PM 13 comments

Belarus may abolish death penalty soon, a top Belarus official has said. Human rights activists have long been urging Belarus, the only country in Europe that still uses capital punishment, to give it up.

Tags: Belarus, human rights

Thousands rally in the Belarusian capital against Lukashenko's regime Thousands rally in the Belarusian capital against Lukashenko's regime

26 Mar, 12:51 PM 10 comments

Thousands marched in the the Belarusian capital of Minsk Wednesday, calling for independence and burning President Lukashenko's portraits in the mass protests against the state's authoritarian regime.

Tags: Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko

Belarus convicts ordered to refund investigation and deportation costs Belarus convicts ordered to refund investigation and deportation costs

31 Mar, 03:48 PM 7 comments

Convicts in Belarus will be obliged to reimburse the government for money spent on tracking them down and bringing them back to the country

Tags: Belarus, human rights

Belarusian military studies faster-than-light communications Belarusian military studies faster-than-light communications

7 Apr, 05:33 PM 19 comments

Belarusian military scientists claim to be working on new technology that will allow soldiers to send information faster than the speed of light.

Tags: military technology, Belarus, scientific research

Belarus denies political arrests Belarus denies political arrests

23 Apr, 12:56 PM 7 comments

The Foreign Minister of Belarus has denied that the country holds opposition members in jail for political reasons and said that every prisoner in the country was behind bars for committing crimes. The comments come ahead of a European Union summit in Prague.

Tags: Belarus, EU, human rights, Aleksander Lukashenko

Belarus President blasts Moscow for unfair economic policy Belarus President blasts Moscow for unfair economic policy

26 Apr, 12:13 PM 6 comments

The Belarusian President has criticized Moscow for its economic policy towards Minsk including high interest rates on a $2 billion Russian loan to the country.

Tags: belarus, loans

Belarus President meets with Pope, may meet Berlusconi Belarus President meets with Pope, may meet Berlusconi

27 Apr, 06:08 PM 20 comments

Belarus's president, Alexander Lukashenko, met with Pope Benedict XVI on April 27 ahead of a possible meeting with Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi

Tags: Belarus, Pope Benedict XVI

15 Belarus oppositionists go on hunger strike against illegal arrests 15 Belarus oppositionists go on hunger strike against illegal arrests

5 May, 03:21 PM 8 comments

Fifteen opponents of Belarusian President Aleksander Lukashenko went on hunger strike on Monday to support three businessmen illegally kept in detention since February.

Tags: Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko

Belarus fails to receive Russian loan Belarus fails to receive Russian loan

29 May, 10:41 PM 7 comments

Belarus has not received the much-anticipated $500 million installment of the $2 billion loan from its neighbor and ally Russia, who openly criticized Belarusian economic policies.

Tags: Belarus, Alexei Kudrin

Fewer Belarusians uphold union state with Russia Fewer Belarusians uphold union state with Russia

31 May, 01:59 PM 7 comments

According to a new poll by the Belarusian Institute of Strategic Research, the majority of Belarusians are opposed to having their country become part of a union state with the Russian Federation.

Tags: Russia, Belarus, opinion poll

President Medvedev scolds Belarus president for anti-Russian tirade President Medvedev scolds Belarus president for anti-Russian tirade

4 Jun, 11:09 PM 10 comments

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev scolded his counterpart from Belarus on Wednesday for an anti-Russian tirade and sharply reminded him just who was helping Belarus cope with the global financial crisis.

Tags: Russia, Belarus, Dmitry Medvedev, Alexander Lukashenko, Moscow, Minsk

Imprisoned US citizen goes on hunger strike in Belarus Imprisoned US citizen goes on hunger strike in Belarus

9 Jun, 01:24 PM 1 comment

An American lawyer sentenced in Belarus for alleged espionage has gone on a hunger strike to protest against delays in considering his bid for amnesty.

Tags: Belarus, US, human rights

Putin says Russia, Kazakhstan and Belarus will seek joint WTO entry Putin says Russia, Kazakhstan and Belarus will seek joint WTO entry

10 Jun, 10:42 PM 6 comments

Russia, Kazakhstan and Belarus are going to seek entrance to the World Trade Organization as a single unit, halting talks on WTO entrance separately, Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has said.

Tags: Kazakhstan, Belarus, WTO, Vladimir Putin

Moscow’s decision to relaunch entry talks could delay its WTO bid Moscow’s decision to relaunch entry talks could delay its WTO bid

11 Jun, 05:15 PM 2 comments

Russia's bid to join the World Trade Organization (WTO) could be delayed by Moscow's decision to relaunch entry talks with Belarus and Kazakhstan.

Tags: Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, WTO, US, Vladimir Putin, Georgia,

Accident-free crossing for frogs built in Belarus Accident-free crossing for frogs built in Belarus

13 Jun, 11:24 PM 32 comments

An underground crossing built in the Belovezhskaya Pushcha national park in Belarus will provide safe passage for frogs and toads

Tags: Belarus, animals, underground crossing, weird

Three ex-Soviet republics to create customs union by mid-2011 Three ex-Soviet republics to create customs union by mid-2011

13 Jun, 03:52 PM

Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan will complete the creation of a customs union by the middle of 2011, Russian Vice Prime Minister and Finance Minister Alexei Kudrin have announced

Tags: Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, customs union

Belarus pulls out of Moscow summit as row with Russia deepens Belarus pulls out of Moscow summit as row with Russia deepens

15 Jun, 12:00 PM

Belarus signaled a growing rift with Russia on Sunday, saying President Alexander Lukashenko did not attend a security summit in Moscow in protest of a Russian ban on dairy imports from Belarus.

Tags: Belarus



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