Thursday, November 27, 2014


Latest Belarus News

Belarusian Activist Jailed After Distributing Leaflets

Belarusian opposition activist Andrey Haydukou has been sentenced to 10 days in jail in his native town of Navapolatsak in the country's north. More

Belarus Defense Minister Resigns

Belarusian Defense Minister Yury Zhadobin has resigned in a move observers said could be part of an attempt by President Alyaksandr Lukashenka to improve the military's combat-readiness. More

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RFE/RL Reporter On Trial In Belarus

The trial of an RFE/RL correspondent and three co-defendants is expected to open in Belarus on November 25. More

Mikhal Karnevich

RFE/RL Reporter Fined In Belarus

An RFE/RL correspondent has been fined after a court ruled that he had violated legislation on public gatherings in Belarus. More

Russian Duma Paves Way For Kyrgyzstan's 'Eurasian' Integration

Russia's lower parliament house on November 21 ratified an agreement governing economic cooperation with Kyrgyzstan as it integrates with "Eurasian" structures that President Vladimir Putin is using to tighten Moscow's ties with other former Soviet republics. More

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Latest Blog Posts

U.S. Rapper Snoop Dogg 'Loves Belarus'

Snoop Dogg has released T-shirts and accessories featuring Belarusian embroidery patterns and professing the U.S. rapper's "love" for Belarus. More

Video Lukashenka Says 'We Can't Be Dicing Up' Europe's Borders Again

Belarus's outspoken president has made his most direct statement yet against Russia violating Ukraine's territorial integrity and redrawing the map of Europe. More
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Features & Commentary

Video Full Transcript: Interview With New EU Enlargement Chief Hahn

In an exclusive interview with RFE/RL, the EU's new neighborhood and enlargement negotiation commissioner, Johannes Hahn, speaks about his view on the latest developments in Ukraine, the future of the Eastern Partnership and his approach to Belarus and Azerbaijan. In his first extended appearance for international media he also set out his strategy for Western Balkan countries such as Serbia, Bosnia, and Macedonia.
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Journalist Group Says Reporters' Killers Almost Never Face Justice

Murdering journalists is one way to keep the public in the dark about criminal activities. It is also virtually risk-free, since worldwide 90 percent of the killers never face justice.
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In Many Countries, Distance From Ebola Brings A Sense Of Safety

In many parts of Eurasia, people think they are far enough away from Africa to be safe from Ebola. Is that a false sense of security?
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