Friday, September 04, 2015


Latest Belarus News

Asia, Ex-Soviet Union Leaders To Make Show Of Support At Chinese WWII Event

Chinese authorities are planning lavish celebrations marking the anniversary of the end of World War II on September 3, an event largely being shunned by Western leaders but drawing a host of leaders from Asia and the former Soviet Union. More

Astana In Champions League Group Stages

Astana has become the first Kazakh soccer team to qualify for the group stage of the Champions League, Europe's premier club competition. More

Tatooed activist Yury Rubtsou in his native city of Homel on August 23 after being released from prison

Belarus Protester Calls Pardon A 'Trick'

A pardoned Belarusian rights activist who famously stripped off his shirt during his trial to reveal a "Lukashenka Go Away" message to the country's president has called the presidential clemency "a trick." More

Mikalay Statkevich after being released from prison on August 22

Video U.S. Welcomes Belarus Releases

The U.S. State Department has welcomed the release from prison of Belarus opposition politician and former presidential candidate Mikalay Statkevich and five others. More

Russia, To Join China's WWII Parade

Soldiers from China, Russia, and other countries held a rehearsal in Beijing on August 23 for a military parade next month that commemorates the end of World War II. More

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Latest Blog Posts

Vox Prop? Cue The 'Happy Belarusians'

"Brilliant shot," prominent Russian journalist Pavel Sheremet says of the photo he shared with his tens of thousands of Facebook followers, which appears to show a TV reporter cuing an interviewee with an off-camera sheet of prepared answers. More

Lukashenka Collects 70 Sacks Of Potatoes, Wears Hat

The Belarusian president knows how to work the field. More
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Features & Commentary

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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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.
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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.
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