Updated at 19:18,26-07-2017
Belarus finally reaps tangible benefits from its neutrality policy Kомментарии
27 июль 2017, 14:41 | English / Featured Stories

On 18-19 July, Belarus officially welcomed a delegation from the European parliament along with the Latvian foreign minister, who spoke up for Belarus's policy of neutrality. These developments are signs that Belarus's rapprochement with the EU and other Western structures continues. „итать

The many faces of forced labour in Belarus Kомментарии
26 июль 2017, 19:22 | English / Featured Stories

On 12 July 2017, a Maladzečna District court tried two teachers for the death of 13-year old high school student Viktoryja Papčenia. „итать

Photo: Depeche Mode frontman with Minsk doctors Kомментарии
18 июль 2017, 16:58 | English / Featured Stories

A photo of Dave Gaan with Minsk doctors ahs appeared on Instagram. It was made at Minsk clinical hospital #9. The frontman of Depeche Mode was taken there on the evening of July 17. „итать

Military parades in Belarus: displaying military might and annoying locals Kомментарии
18 июль 2017, 16:53 | English / Featured Stories

In Belarus, military parades usually take place twice a year: on 9 May, or Victory Day, when post-Soviet countries celebrate victory in the Great Patriotic War with Nazi Germany, and on 3 July, the official Independence Day. „итать

Belarusian army aims to protect Russian airspace, not to atack other countries Kомментарии
18 июль 2017, 16:19 | English / Featured Stories

Belarus's neighbours regularly voice their concerns about Minsk's role in a potential Russian invasion of the Baltic states or Ukraine. „итать

Belarusian Nobel laureate Sviatlana Alieksijevič hit by a smear campaign Kомментарии
18 июль 2017, 16:06 | English / Featured Stories

On 19 June, the Russian information agency Regnum published a widely discussed interview with Sviatlana Alieksijevič, the 2015 Nobel Prize Winner from Belarus. Despite the fact that Alieksijevič forbade Regnum to publish the interview, the news outlet went ahead and released the article. „итать

Does Belarus really need Russian Su-30SM fighters? Kомментарии
10 июль 2017, 16:28 | English / Featured Stories

On 20 June, during the 2017 Le Bourget international air show which took place near Paris, France, Belarus signed a contract for a batch of 12 Su-30SM fighters from Russia. The contract supposedly amounts to around $600m. „итать

New arms for Belarus and Russia's military plans in the region Kомментарии
07 июль 2017, 16:08 | English / Featured Stories

On 20 June, Belarus signed a contract with the Russian Irkut corporation to purchase 12 Su-30SM fighter jets for $600m. This would be the largest ever arms deal between Minsk and Moscow. Earlier in June, Minsk also received its first batch of T-72 tanks, which were modernised in Russia. „итать

Why were patriots released? Kомментарии
07 июль 2017, 15:11 | English / Featured Stories

It is hardly a coincidence that 11 people connected to this criminal case were released in the course of three days. „итать

The unexpected rise of Belarusian Universities in international rankings Kомментарии
28 июнь 2017, 22:33 | English / Featured Stories

According to recent QS World University Rankings, two Belarusian universities appeared on the list of the best 959 universities in the world. The Belarusian State University received a higher rating than all universities in Poland and Lithuania. „итать

Problems and prospects for the Belarusian IT industry Kомментарии
26 июнь 2017, 12:41 | Main story / Featured Stories

On 7 June 2017, the Microsoft Corporation held a Government Industry Day at Belarus’s Hi-Tech Park with the participation of both Belarusian ministers and Microsoft experts. „итать

Belarus becomes safer, but political persecution continues Kомментарии
23 июнь 2017, 09:32 | English / Featured Stories

Numbeo, the world's largest database of user-confirmed data about cities and countries worldwide, ranked Belarus the safest country in the region in 2017. Other global metrics also indicate that Belarus is a relatively safe part of the world. „итать


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