Sunday, December 21, 2014


Latest Belarus News

Belarusian News Websites Blocked

Several independent news websites have been blocked in Belarus, where the government exerts close control of the news media. More

Belarus's Alyaksandr Lukashenka (left) and Kazakhstan's Nursultan Nazarbaev will then travel to Moscow.

Belarusian, Kazakh Leaders To Visit Kyiv

The presidents of Belarus and Kazakhstan will visit Kyiv to meet with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko early next week. More

U.S. Calls On Belarus To Release Political Prisoners

The United States is calling on Belarus to release all of its “political prisoners” ahead of the fourth anniversary of a crackdown that resulted in the jailing of hundreds of opposition activists. More

Belarus Activist Released

An activist of the unregistered opposition Young Front organization in Belarus, Eduard Lobau, was released on December 18 after four years in prison. More

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Latest Blog Posts

U.S. Rapper Snoop Dogg 'Loves Belarus'

Snoop Dogg has released T-shirts and accessories featuring Belarusian embroidery patterns and professing the U.S. rapper's "love" for Belarus. More
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Features & Commentary

Russia's Neighbors Scramble To Cope With Ruble's Tribulations

As the value of the Russian ruble declines, citizens of neighboring former Soviet countries are finding out how deeply entwined their economies remain. Countries dependent on trade with Russia or remittances from citizens working in the giant neighbor are bracing for hard times.
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Photogallery Seeing Red (And White): Belarus Shows Its Colors In Ribbon Campaign

Activists in Belarus distributed 5 kilometers' worth of red-and-white ribbons in a protest against leader Alyaksandr Lukashenka, and simply wearing them can provoke arrest.
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Video Full Transcript: Interview With New EU Enlargement Chief Hahn

In an exclusive interview with RFE/RL, the EU's new neighborhood and enlargement negotiation commissioner, Johannes Hahn, speaks about his view on the latest developments in Ukraine, the future of the Eastern Partnership and his approach to Belarus and Azerbaijan. In his first extended appearance for international media he also set out his strategy for Western Balkan countries such as Serbia, Bosnia, and Macedonia.
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Journalist Group Says Reporters' Killers Almost Never Face Justice

Murdering journalists is one way to keep the public in the dark about criminal activities. It is also virtually risk-free, since worldwide 90 percent of the killers never face justice.
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In Many Countries, Distance From Ebola Brings A Sense Of Safety

In many parts of Eurasia, people think they are far enough away from Africa to be safe from Ebola. Is that a false sense of security?
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