Updated at 17:32,20-02-2017

Menacing Russia, cowering Belarus — trouble in the Union State Kомментарии

20 февраль 2017, 17:05 | English / Foreign media

Many in the West don’t realize that after the fall of the Soviet Union, Russia and Belarus, its smaller neighbor to the west, set up their own mini-political combination, dubbed the “Union State.” Belarus — literally, “White Russia — historically Read more

Francysk Skaryna, the Martin Luther of Belarus Kомментарии

09 февраль 2017, 10:29 | English / Foreign media

A Bible scholar and printer, Skaryna lacks renown because he remained loyal to the structures of the Orthodox Church. Read more

Visiting ‘Europe’s last dictatorship’ (and one of its booziest nations) is about to get much easier Kомментарии

06 февраль 2017, 21:18 | English / Foreign media

There are many reasons why rational travellers might not have considered a trip Belarus. Nicknamed ‘the last dictatorship in Europe’, this authoritarian destination is one of the few countries that retains the death penalty, is regularly criticised Read more

Woman learns English, then opens Aroma Joe's Kомментарии

18 январь 2017, 21:46 | English / Foreign media

When Maryna Shuliakouskaya arrived in the United States from Belarus, a small landlocked country on Russia's border, she didn't speak any English. Now, 10 years later, she has opened her third Aroma Joe's franchise in Kittery. Read more

Moldovans revealed as the second-biggest drinkers in the world by interactive map that charts booze consumption in every country Kомментарии

14 январь 2017, 00:18 | English / Foreign media

Brits may have a reputation for liking a tipple but they’re actually only the 17th booziest nation in the world, pipped to the top rankings by drinkers in a number of Eastern European countries. Read more

Teenager invents phone charger which generates energy from the human body Kомментарии

09 январь 2017, 18:44 | English / Foreign media

A teenager has invented and developed a phone charger which uses energy from the human body to get the energy to charge your phone. Read more

The town in Belarus from where cigarettes are smuggled to the UK Kомментарии

06 январь 2017, 22:23 | English / Foreign media

A town in Belarus is producing billions of cigarettes a year, about a third of which are thought to be smuggled to the EU. How do they end up in the UK and what measures are taken to stop the illegal trade? Read more

Belarus court rules against AP reporter for Chernobyl story Kомментарии

05 январь 2017, 21:54 | English / Foreign media

A court in the former Soviet republic of Belarus has ruled against an Associated Press correspondent in a lawsuit by a dairy company that claimed an AP article damaged its reputation. AP said it stands by his reporting and will seek to overturn the Read more

My hunting trip with Yeltsin killed off the Soviet Union Kомментарии

29 декабрь 2016, 17:55 | English / Foreign media

Belarusian politician recalls his role 25 years ago in reaching deal that led to breakup of USSR without major bloodshed. Read more

AP says will appeal Belarus court ruling against Chernobyl fallout story Kомментарии

27 декабрь 2016, 20:54 | English / Foreign media

The Associated Press said on December 23 it will seek to overturn a Belarusian court ruling finding that it damaged the reputation of a dairy company in a story about farmland contaminated by fallout from the Chernobyl nuclear accident. Read more


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