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Russia Approves $1.55 Billion Loan To Belarus

The Russian government has approved a draft agreement on allocating a state loan of $1.55 billion to Belarus in 2014. More

Protesters hold pictures of Belarusian opposition politician Viktar Hanchar (left) and businessman Anatol Krasouski. Both men have been missing since 1999. (file photo)

U.S. Presses Belarus On 'Disappeared'

A U.S. State Department official says Belarus should extend the statute of limitations on the investigation into the disappearance of two critics of Belarusian President Alyaksandr Lukashenka 15 years ago this week. More

Belarusian Activist Detained, Faces Trial

A Belarusian activist who has been in and out of jail many times has been detained again. More

Viktar Statkevich (right) and human rights advocate Syarhey Housha in Baranavichy on September 9

Father Of Jailed Belarusian Opposition Leader Gets Threat Letter

The 88-year-old father of a jailed Belarusian opposition leader has received a threatening letter that he says is government pressure on his son. More

Kazakhs Taken To Belarus Over Murder

Two Kazakh nationals suspected in a double murder in Minsk have been brought to the Belarusian capital as part of the investigation. More

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Is Putin 'Rebuilding Russia' According To Solzhenitsyn's Design?

In recent remarks, Russian President Vladimir Putin seemed to call into question Kazakhstan's legitimacy as a country, comments that echoed statements he made before the current crisis in Ukraine. His geopolitical vision for a "greater Russia" reminds some of a 1990 essay by Nobel laureate Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn.

Interview: Economist Says Food Ban 'Certainly Against Russian Economic Interests'

Sergei Guriyev, former dean of the prestigious New Economics School in Moscow who left Russia in 2013 amid a crackdown on critics of the Kremlin, discusses Russia's ban on Western food imports and the dangers protectionist policies pose for the country's economic growth.

Photogallery World War I Anniversary: Five Historians, Two Questions

One hundred years after the beginning of World War I, historians are still wondering how it started. Meanwhile many of the rest of us wonder if the global situation today is as perilous as it was on the eve of that cataclysm.
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