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Maksim Vinyarski is detained in Moscow in December 2012.

Jailed Belarusian Starts Hunger Strike

A jailed Belarusian opposition activist has started a hunger strike to protest his incarceration. More

Belarusian President Alyaksandr Lukashenka delivers his annual message to the Belarusian people and National Assembly in Minsk on April 22.

Photogallery Lukashenka: Learn From Kyiv's Errors

In Minsk, President Alyaksandr Lukashenka has given his annual address to the nation, telling Belarusians to "learn from the mistakes of our neighbors." More

Another Convict Reportedly Executed In Belarus

Minsk-based Vyasna (Spring) human rights center says that another convict has been executed in Belarus. More

Minsk Allows Belarus Opposition To Hold Chornobyl March

City authorities say they will allow Belarusian opposition groups to hold a "Chornobyl Path" march on April 26. More

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev (center) poses with his Kazakh and Belarusian counterparts, Karim Masimov (right) and Mikhail Myasnikovich, at a meeting in St. Petersburg in June 2012.

Russian, Kazakh, Belarusian PMs Discuss Union

The prime ministers of Russia, Belarus, and Kazakhstan are meeting in Moscow to discuss an agreement for the establishment of the Eurasian Economic Union (EES). More

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In UN Vote, Russia's 'Sphere of Influence' Hedges Its Bets

The United Nations General Assembly voted overwhelmingly this week in favor of a resolution condemning Russia's annexation of Crimea. But perhaps more harmful for Moscow, only two of its former-Soviet neighbors voted against it.
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Family Of Belarusian 'Hero Of Ukraine' Denied Charity At Home

Twenty five-year-old Mikhail Zhyzneuski, a native of Belarus, became one of Euromaidan's first victims when he was shot dead in Kyiv two months ago. Now a church congregation in California has collected $1,600 in aid for his grieving family -- but a Belarusian bank has refused to hand over the cash.
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Russia's Actions In Crimea Stir Bad Memories In Former East Bloc

From former Soviet republics in the Baltics and Central Asia to the ex-communist states of Central and Eastern Europe, there is renewed wariness about Russia as a result of the Kremlin's military incursion into Crimea.
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