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Latest Belarus News

Belarus Sets Presidential Election

The Belarusian parliament has set October 11 as the date for a presidential election. More

A protester wearing a mask of Russian President Vladimir Putin participates in a rally in protest against Russian actions in Crimea in St. Petersburg in March 2014.

Video U.S. Rights Report Slams IS Militants, Russia, Iran, Azerbaijan, Among Others

In a new report, the U.S. State Department strongly criticizes Islamic State (IS) militants -- as well as the Russian, Iranian, and Azerbaijani governments -- for human rights abuses. More

UN: Belarus Rights Situation Worse

The United Nations special rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Belarus, Miklos Haraszti, has warned that the situation of human rights in the country has further deteriorated since last year. More

A demonstrator dressed as a zombie protests in Ukraine against Russian propaganda by stuffing his mouth with newsprint and St. George's ribbons, a symbol used by pro-Russia rebels in the east.

EU Plans To Step Up Fight Against Russian Propaganda

The European Union aims to counter Russian propaganda by boosting support for independent media in "Eastern Neighborhood" countries and increasing awareness of "disinformation activities by external actors," according to a strategic communications action plan seen by RFE/RL. More

In a statement on its site, the Kyky staff call the ban "incorrect" and vow to "do everything in our power to restore normal operation of the site."

Belarus Blocks Art, Lifestyle Website For 'Harming National Interests'

Authorities in Belarus block access to an art and lifestyle website that they say is damaging to national interests. More

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Latest Blog Posts

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

Fashion Statement: Lukashenka's Top Cop Wears NKVD Garb At Parade

The Belarusian interior minister surprised many when he recently appeared decked out in the uniform of Soviet dictator Josef Stalin's secret police, or NKVD. What's he trying to tell us? More
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Features & Commentary

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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News Analysis: EU Eastern Partnership Summit Exposes Fault Line Between Members

The EU Eastern Partnership summit in Riga has revealed a new split in Europe that divides the European Union's six "eastern partners" themselves.
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For Victory Day, Post-Soviets Show Their Colors -- Just Not Orange And Black

Red, purple, pink, blue-and-gold. Many people in post-Soviet countries are choosing any color, it seems, for their Victory Day symbols -- just not the orange-and-black of Russia's St. George ribbon.
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Ukraine Crisis Opens Up Wiggle Room For Lukashenka

The Belarusian president first criticized those in Moscow who view his country as "a northwestern province" of Russia, then did an about-face by flatly declaring that "we have been and always will be with Russia." The war in Ukraine has put a sharp new spin on the dizzying relations between Minsk and Moscow.
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