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Former Potash Giant CEO Released

A Russian potash executive whose arrest in Belarus last year sparked tension between the allied nations has been released on bail after months confined to his home in Moscow. More

Police Search Belarusian Activists' Homes For 'Pornography'

Belarusian police have searched apartments linked to members of the opposition Malady Front (Youth Front). More

Protesters near the Belarusian Embassy in Washington marked the 15th anniversary of the disappearance of two critics of the regime of Belarusian President Alyaksandr Lukashenka.

'Disappeared' In Belarus Remembered

A dozen protesters gathered near the Belarusian Embassy in Washington on September 16 to commemorate the 15th anniversary of the disappearance of two critics of Belarusian President Alyaksandr Lukashenka. More

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

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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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