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Belarusian President Alyaksandar Lukashenka

Lukashenka: No Toilet Paper In Belarusian Sausage

It's a point of pride for Belarusian President Alyaksandr Lukashenka: No toilet paper in our sausage. More

Kazakhstan Ratifies Eurasian Union

Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbaev has signed a law on the ratification of the treaty creating the Eurasian Economic Union (EES), his office said on October 14. More

Putin Urges Moldova To Address Concerns Over EU Association

Russian President Vladimir Putin has criticized Moldova for refusing to hold consultations with Moscow on an accord that strengthens ties between Chisinau and the European Union. More

Armenian President Serzh Sarkisian in Minsk

Armenia Signs Up To Russian-Led Union

President Serzh Sarkisian signed the agreement to join the Eurasian Economic Union at a meeting of regional heads of state in the Belarus' capital, Minsk, on October 10. More

Ukrainian, Belarusian Soccer Fans Detained For Anti-Putin Chants

Police in Belarus have detained about 100 Ukrainian soccer fans after spectators at an international match chanted vulgar verses targeting Russian President Vladimir Putin. More

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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

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.
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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.
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