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Latest Belarus News

Russia 'Indignant' Over Polish Biker Ban

The Russian Foreign Ministry says it has protested Poland's decision to refuse entry to a group of Russian motorcyclists on a tour it says is meant to commemorate Soviet war victories during World War II. More

Moscow Wary Of EU Partnerships

Russia says it has a negative view of the EU's Eastern Partnership summit to be held in Latvia next month, calling it "anti-Russian." More

Bishkek, Dushanbe Move Victory Parades

Kyrgyzstan has moved its military parade commemorating the 70th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany in World War II from May 9 to May 7. More

Lukashenka Says Belarus Supports Georgia's Territorial Integrity

Belarusian President Alyaksandr Lukashenka says his country supports the territorial integrity of Georgia, making clear he does not recognize the Russian-backed separatist regions of Abkhazia and South Ossetia as independent states. More

Kazakhs Reject Moscow's Single Currency

A senior Kazakh official says the Central Asian nation will not accept a single currency in a trade bloc championed by Moscow. More

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Features & Commentary

'Social Parasite' Fights Back In Belarus

A new law fining unemployed people has sparked dismay in Belarus. Critics say the legislation, designed to combat "social parasitism," violates the constitution and will hit people already made vulnerable by the economic crisis.
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Is Minsk The World's New Diplomatic Capital?

After years of isolation, the city at the heart of "Europe's last dictatorship" is suddenly refashioning itself as a center of global diplomacy. We look at the emergence of the Belarusian capital, Minsk.
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