Saturday, February 28, 2015


Latest Belarus News

Kyrgyz President Almazbek Atambaev

Minsk Slams Atambaev's Bakiev Comments

The Belarusian foreign ministry harshly reacted to the statement by Kyrgyz President Almazbek Atambaev regarding his predecessor Kurmanbek Bakiev. More

Belarusian Activist's Prison Term Extended Days Before Release

Jailed Belarusian activist Mikalay Dzyadok's prison term has been extended by another year just four days before his planned release. More

Rally Outside Belarus Embassy In Bishkek Demands Bakievs' Extradition

Dozens of protesters rallied outside the Belarusian Embassy in Bishkek, demanding the extradition of former President Kurmanbek Bakiev and his brother Janysh. More

Kyrgyz Request To Extradite Bakievs

The leader of Kyrgyzstan has strongly urged Belarus to extradite former Kyrgyz President Kurmanbek Bakiev and his brother Janysh Bakiev, calling his predecessor's family "monsters" and "cannibalistic" killers. More

Mikalay Dzyadok

Jailed Belarusian Activist Could Have Term Extended

Jailed Belarusian activist Mikalay Dzyadok faced a new trial, starting on February 25, that could keep him behind bars for another year just as he was due for release. More

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Court Jails Russian For Fighting With Caucasus Emirate, Islamic State In Syria

A court in Nalchik, the capital of the Russian republic of Karbardino-Balkaria, jailed a resident of the republic on February 25 for 18 months for fighting in Syria with the Caucasus Emirate, a North Caucasus-based militant Islamist group. More

Minsk Memes: Two Dictators, Two Presidents, A Chancellor, And A Chair

Most of the negotiations in Minsk for Ukraine's future happened behind closed doors. But when the doors briefly opened, journalists took what they could get -- a barking reporter, a Ukraine-Russia scowl-off, and a possible battle between the leaders of Russia and Belarus over a chair. More
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Features & Commentary

Belarusians Bemused By 'Healthy' Birch-Water Ballyhoo

Birch water has hit Western shelves and is being touted as "the next big thing" with America's health-conscious crowd. But in Belarus, a major supplier, birch water is anything but glamorous.
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What's The EEU And What Are Its Chances?

It once was touted as an eastern alternative to the European Union and an attempt to resurrect the Soviet Union. But as the Eurasian Economic Union comes into existence with its three founding members -- Russia, Belarus, and Kazakhstan -- already squabbling, the future of the Kremlin's pet project looks uncertain.
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