Inspired by The Atlantic's mock "World Leaders" Facebook group, RFE/RL presents a Facebook-style summary of last week's events.
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.
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.