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Kurapaty restaurant divides business, state and civil society activists Kомментарии
09 июль 2018, 17:55 | English / Featured Stories

Since 31 May protesters have blocked the entrance to a recently opened restaurant outside Minsk. Built in Kurapaty, 50 metres from a memorial to victims of Stalin’s repressions during 1937-1940, the ‘Poedem, Poedim’ restaurant has caused heated debates. „итать

Do mass protests have any prospect in Belarus? Kомментарии
06 июль 2018, 15:47 | English / Featured Stories

After this spring’s mass protests, which resulted in forceful reactions from the authorities, criminal cases, and detainments, protest activity in Belarus has died down. At present, anti-government protests gather few supporters. At the same time, opposition politicians and their organizations are „итать

Have Belarus’s neighbours convinced its military to open up? Kомментарии
04 июль 2018, 15:42 | English / Featured Stories

Minsk continues to face fall–out from the West-2017 military exercises. Earlier this month, Russian media outlets, such as Nezavisimaya gazeta, criticised Belarus for “excessive openness” in allowing foreigners to observe its military drills. Remarkably, this openness in regards to military drills „итать

How geopolitics increases the heft of the Roman Catholic Church in Belarus Kомментарии
03 июль 2018, 15:41 | English / Featured Stories

During mass on 1 November, Catholic Metropolitan Tadevuš Kandrusievič called the 1917 October Revolution in Russia an “existential disaster,” which brought immense suffering to Belarus. He noted that Belarus still celebrates the revolution date as a public holiday, while the Catholic „итать

Belarusian language: declining in state education, strengthening in civil society Kомментарии
02 июль 2018, 15:29 | English / Featured Stories

Only 13% of pupils in Belarus study in the Belarusian language. The authorities therefore roused great public interest with a recent promise to establish Belarusian-language groups in kindergartens in each district in Minsk. „итать

How EU money stimulates Lithuania-Belarus border cooperation Kомментарии
26 июнь 2018, 15:28 | English / Featured Stories

On 30-31 January, the heads of the Lithuanian town of Panevezys and the Belarusian one of Vitsiebsk met in Minsk. At present, with relations between the two governments poisoned by the dispute over the Astraviec nuclear plant, such local-level relationships take on added importance. „итать

Eating Over The Bones At Stalin Killing Field? Kомментарии
20 июнь 2018, 15:20 | English / Featured Stories

Wooden crosses are scattered among the fir trees in this verdant patch of land outside the Belarusian capital, Minsk. „итать

Belarus’s balancing between NATO and Russia: Squaring the circle? Kомментарии
15 июнь 2018, 18:02 | English / Featured Stories

Speaking in Brussels on 1 June, Belarusian foreign minister Uladzimir Makei warned that a proposed US military base in Poland would trigger a response in the region. Moreover, if tensions grow as a result, the Belarusian government could soon play host to a Russian military base. „итать

Saber Strike-2018 not threat to Russia, Belarus, but warning against mistake – US military expert Kомментарии
14 июнь 2018, 16:47 | English / Featured Stories

Saber Strike-2018 is not a provocation of Russia but an exercise with allies; this is what normal deterrence business looks like, the US side states. „итать

Maradona’s ‘hand of God’ touches Belarusian football Kомментарии
08 июнь 2018, 18:26 | Main story / Featured Stories

On 15 May Diego Maradona, legendary football player and World Champion in 1986, signed a three-year contract with the Belarusian club Dynama Brest. „итать

What do Belarusians remember about the Holocaust? Kомментарии
31 май 2018, 20:08 | English / Featured Stories

In the Polish town Oświęcim, on the eve of the 73rd anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, the district court passed sentence. The case concerned a nude performance last spring near the memorial to the Nazi death camp. „итать

Low-costs flights in Belarus: wishful thinking? Kомментарии
24 май 2018, 11:26 | English / Featured Stories

Last month, in a speech to the Belarusian parliament, Alexander Lukashenka expressed dissatisfaction with Belarusian airlines. The president questioned the absence of low-cost flights in Belarus and Belarusians’ extensive use of Vilnius, Warsaw and Kiev airports. This issue – discussed by „итать

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