About 500 people took part in the authorized march on October 29 from central Minsk to the site of Stalin-era mass executions on the city's outskirts.
Some carried banners saying: "No To Union With Russia!" and "Union With Russia Means Hunger and Killings!"
The main Moscow-Minsk railway line(Tass)
TO MERGE OR NOT TO MERGE: For over a decade, Moscow and Minsk have been working on a project to form a single state, the Russia-Belarus Union. However, every time the two countries seem on the verge of making progress, one or the other steps back, leaving the entire effort in doubt.