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Hundreds of opposition activists rallied in central Minsk at the weekend against the establishment of such a Russian airbase.

Lukashenka Not Keen On Russian Base

President Alyaksandr Lukashenka has said he is not aware of plans to establish a Russian military air base in Belarus. More

Belarus Media Claim Government Cyberattack

Belarusian independent media outlets are accusing the government of blocking their websites less than a week before the presidential election. More

WATCH: Belarusians Protest Russian Air Base Plan

Video Belarusians Protest Russian Air Base

Hundreds of people gathered in the Belarusian capital, Minsk, on October 4 at an unsanctioned protest against the establishment of a Russian air base in Belarus. More

Belarusian opposition leader and former presidential candidate Mikalay Statkevich had only been released from prison last month.

Belarus Activists Fined Over Rallies

A Minsk court has fined three Belarusian opposition leaders for holding unsanctioned rallies. More

Putin Backs Plan For Belarus Base

Russian President Vladimir Putin has backed the establishment of an air base in Belarus, the latest in a series of moves by Moscow to project Russian military power abroad. More

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Video Music Clips Laud, Lampoon Belarusian Leader

With a presidential election looming on October 11, a gaggle of grannies is singing the praises of Belarus's four-term president, Alyaksandr Lukashenka. More

Why Belarus Is About To Get Interesting

Since the Ukraine crisis, Belarus has carved out an independent stance and has distanced itself from Russia. That may be about to change. More
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Features & Commentary

Video Amid Lackluster Presidential Race, Boycott Campaign Brings Out Big Crowd In Belarus

A colorful protest has shaken up what had been a particularly uneventful presidential election campaign in Belarus. In a rare show of defiance, hundreds of Belarusians came out to support an opposition leader calling for a boycott of the vote.

Video Minsk Residents Push Back After Police Rough Up Blind Man

Minsk residents are petitioning for the dismissal or prosecution of police officers who were filmed dragging a blind man down stairs at a city subway station.

Video U.S. Envoy Tells Russia's Neighbors: Having Putin As Your Only Friend Not A Good Idea

U.S. Ambassador to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) Daniel Baer says former Soviet republics should enhance their relations with the European Union and the United States and avoid dependence on Russia.

Tenge Fever: Kazakhs Anxious Despite Slight Rebound In National Currency

Ordinary Kazakhs express dismay and criticize their government following Astana's decision to abandon a fixed exchange rate to devalue the national currency, the tenge.
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