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Belarusian Leader Gives Depardieu Lesson In Hand-Scythe

Belarusian President Alyanksandr Lukashenka has given Gerard Depardieu, the famous French actor-turned-Russian-citizen, a lesson in hand-scything. More

Belarusian opposition leader Mikalay Statkevich (right) with his wife, Maryna Adamovich

Minsk Denies Presidential Bid

Belarusian election officials have refused to allow a former presidential candidate to run in the upcoming October 11 presidential election. More

Russian President Vladimir Putin (left) welcomes his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, during the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation summit in Ufa on July 10.

Putin Hosts SCO Summit In Ufa

Russian President Vladimir Putin has used the SCO to increase Russia's clout in the former Soviet Union and beyond. More

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Video The Daily Vertical: A Belarus In The Donbas?

The Daily Vertical is a video primer for Russia-watchers that appears Monday through Friday. Viewers can suggest topics via Twitter @PowerVertical or on the Power Vertical Facebook page. More

Fighting The Long War

Welcome to the new normal. After more than a year of conflict in Ukraine, the standoff between Russia and the West has become routine -- and it is becoming institutionalized. More
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Video 'Crushed Like Ants:' Chinese Workers Meet Harsh Reality In Belarus

A recent protest held by hundreds of Chinese workers in Belarus highlights the plight of Chinese migrants in the reclusive ex-Soviet state.

Protest Draws Mirth, Envy In Belarus

A successful strike staged by local Chinese workers has stunned Belarusians, leaving many full of admiration. The "Made In China" protest has sparked a storm of comments on social media.

Historian Timothy Snyder: 'History Is Always Plural'

Yale University historian Timothy Snyder speaks with RFE/RL about the interpretation and reinterpretation of the bloody 20th-century history of Eastern Europe, caught between Hitler's Germany and Stalin's Soviet Union.
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