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Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev (center) poses with his Kazakh and Belarusian counterparts, Karim Masimov (right) and Mikhail Myasnikovich, at a meeting in St. Petersburg in June 2012.

Russian, Kazakh, Belarusian PMs Discuss Union

The prime ministers of Russia, Belarus, and Kazakhstan are meeting in Moscow to discuss an agreement for the establishment of the Eurasian Economic Union (EES). More

Belarusian President Alyaksandr Lukashenka (right) welomes Ukrainian counterpart Viktor Yanukovych at a welcoming ceremony before the meeting of the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council in Minsk in October 2013.

Lukashenka Against Federalized Ukraine

Belarusian President Alyaksandr Lukashenka has voiced support for Ukraine's territorial integrity and said he "categorically opposed" the federalization of the country. More

Police cordon off the building of the KGB in Vitebsk in November 2012. An explosion shattered windows but caused no injuries.

Belarus KGB Building Bomber Jailed

A woman has been sentenced to 4 1/2 years in jail for her involvement in the bombing of the regional KGB headquarters in the eastern Belarusian city of Vitsebsk. More

Mikalay Autukhovich leaves prison in Hrodna on April 8.

Autukhovich Freed From Belarus Prison

Belarusian businessman and political activist Mikalay Autukhovich has been released after serving five years in jail. More

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov (right) with his Kazakh counterpart Erlan Idrisov

Eurasian Union Agreement 'To Be Signed'

Kazakh Foreign Minister Erlan Idrisov says that the presidents of Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan will sign an agreement on the creation of the Eurasian Economic Union (EES) next month. More

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In UN Vote, Russia's 'Sphere of Influence' Hedges Its Bets

The United Nations General Assembly voted overwhelmingly this week in favor of a resolution condemning Russia's annexation of Crimea. But perhaps more harmful for Moscow, only two of its former-Soviet neighbors voted against it.

Family Of Belarusian 'Hero Of Ukraine' Denied Charity At Home

Twenty five-year-old Mikhail Zhyzneuski, a native of Belarus, became one of Euromaidan's first victims when he was shot dead in Kyiv two months ago. Now a church congregation in California has collected $1,600 in aid for his grieving family -- but a Belarusian bank has refused to hand over the cash.

Russia's Actions In Crimea Stir Bad Memories In Former East Bloc

From former Soviet republics in the Baltics and Central Asia to the ex-communist states of Central and Eastern Europe, there is renewed wariness about Russia as a result of the Kremlin's military incursion into Crimea.
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