Despite talks of adopting the Russian rouble for trade, Minsk has been frustrated by what it sees as unequal access to Russian markets as both ex-Soviet countries grapple with the global economic downturn.
RFE/RL President Jeffrey Gedmin visited the headquarters of the opposition Popular Front of Belarus (BNF) party in Minsk on May 20, RFE/RL's Belarus Service reports.
One of the leaders of a small-business owners movement in Belarus has been hospitalized after a lengthy hunger strike, RFE/RL's Belarus Service reports.
The leader of the Belarusian opposition For Liberty movement is calling on the country's pro-European politicians and activists to hold a congress of pro-European forces.
The secretary-general of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO), Nikolai Bordyuzha, said in Minsk that Russia will soon supply Belarus with S-400 and Iskander missiles.
The Communist Party of Belarus says it will change its name.
Inspired by The Atlantic's mock "World Leaders" Facebook group, RFE/RL presents a Facebook-style summary of last week's events.
This year's Eurovision contest saw a number of nations turning away from homegrown artists in favor of foreign-born stars with broader appeal.
Belarusian police have detained two activists from the Belarusian city of Berastse who were on their way to a demonstration in Minsk.
Supporters of three jailed businessmen from the Belarusian city of Vaukavysk are still on a hunger strike they began 10 days ago.
A Belarusian military court has ruled that a political activist was legally drafted into the army.