Updated at 11:25,18-04-2018
The crisis of Belarusian youth sport: can we expect a new Domracheva? Kомментарии
22 март 2018, 18:29 | English / Featured Stories

At the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics, Belarus finished 15th in the medal table with two golds and one silver. The result represents a true sporting achievement for a country with a relatively small GDP. „итать

Exploring Belarus’s massive gender longevity gap Kомментарии
21 март 2018, 18:49 | English / Featured Stories

The Belarusian gender debate understandably focuses on women’s rights, but in reality, men deserve as much attention. Belarusian men have a far lower life expectancy than women; lower even than North Korean men. „итать

Local elections in Belarus: takeaways Kомментарии
15 март 2018, 20:37 | English / Featured Stories

This campaign presented the authorities with an opportunity to demonstrate their openness and improve performance on their democratisation and human rights record. Instead they used it as a testing ground for their ability to dominate and manipulate domestic politics. „итать

Belarus reviews defence policy after Russia disappoints Kомментарии
15 март 2018, 20:29 | Main story / Featured Stories

Lukashenka complained about Russia’s unwillingness to arm the Belarusian army. On 23 February, the ideological periodical of Belarusian government published an article by the defence minister, Andrei Raukou, who described how Belarus would defend itself without mentioning any Russian role in it. „итать

From A Belarusian Orphanage To The Paralympics Kомментарии
07 март 2018, 23:55 | English / Featured Stories

Twenty-two-year-old Vadim Lipinski, who grew up disabled in an orphanage in Belarus, is about to race for his country at the Paralympics in South Korea. For the young skier, the chance to win gold is a lifelong dream, but he's pursuing other dreams as well: a closer relationship with his birth „итать

Belarusian arms exports grow with new rockets and missiles planned Kомментарии
02 март 2018, 19:01 | English / Featured Stories

On 31 January, Belarus’s state military-industrial committee reported that the export of Belarusian arms in 2017 exceeded the previous year by 15%, reaching more than $1bn sales. Growth occurred despite problems in accessing Russian military orders, an unclear situation about cooperation with „итать

The average Belarusian: who is he? Actually, it’s she Kомментарии
28 февраль 2018, 18:58 | English / Featured Stories

On 25th January 2018, top Belarusian media outlet TUT.BY compiled a portrait of the average Belarusian citizen. The media outlet used a combination of recent data from the National Statistical Committee of Belarus, the World Health Organization, and the United Nations. Apparently, the average „итать

Pro-Russian bloggers sentenced: Belarus draws red lines in propaganda war Kомментарии
27 февраль 2018, 18:54 | English / Featured Stories

On 2 February, a Belarusian court sentenced three Belarusian journalists with pro-Russian views to 5 years imprisonment (with 3 years of the sentence suspended). The three have been under investigation since December 2016 on charges of inciting hatred towards the Belarusian nation and language. „итать

Common history that divides Belarus and Lithuania Kомментарии
26 февраль 2018, 19:17 | English / Featured Stories

On 28 January, Vilnius hosted a performance of the Belarusian ballet Vitaut (Vytautas in Lithuanian). The performance has courted controversy, with the Lithuanian culture minister describing it as a provocation six months ago. „итать

Ice hockey: Lukashenka’s private “circus” Kомментарии
26 февраль 2018, 19:10 | English / Featured Stories

On 4-7 January 2018 Minsk hosted its 14th amateur Christmas ice hockey tournament, where Alexander Lukashenka’s team celebrated victory for the 11th time. In Belarus, ice hockey has become Lukashenka’s private “circus.” „итать

Will the West join the Lithuania’s crusade against Belarus NPP? Kомментарии
31 январь 2018, 20:15 | English / Featured Stories

“We are not going to buy electricity from the Belarusian nuclear power plant, but do not want to politicise the issue of construction of this station,” said the Polish Ambassador to Belarus on 27 December 2017. If asked, a few Western diplomats would say the same. „итать

Blazing the cryptoliberalisation trail – digest of the Belarusian economy Kомментарии
30 январь 2018, 23:45 | English / Featured Stories

On 22 December 2017, the President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenka has signed a presidential decree that identified Belarus as the first country in the world to legalise the blockchain—a digital ledger in which transactions made in cryptocurrencies can be chronologically recorded. „итать


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