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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

Faces of Belarusian politics: political archaeologist Ihar Marzalyuk Kомментарии
11 январь 2018, 23:03 | English / Featured Stories

Almost everything about Ihar Marzalyuk, a rising star in the Belarusian establishment, contradicts stereotypes held abroad about the Belarusian state. While he is definitely not a liberal democrat, he has even less in common with grey, Soviet-style bureaucrats. With his criticism of Russian „итать

Transgender Woman Says Jail Awaits In Uzbekistan, Seeks Asylum In Belarus Kомментарии
08 январь 2018, 11:03 | English / Featured Stories

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people in Uzbekistan face deep-rooted homophobia, discrimination, and the threat of violence, activists and human rights defenders say. „итать

Hard-Drinking Belarus Considers Ways To Curb Alcohol Dependency Kомментарии
08 январь 2018, 10:58 | English / Featured Stories

The Belarusian government is announcing last call on its nation of heavy drinkers. „итать

The Belarusian arms business: new deals and old collisions Kомментарии
29 декабрь 2017, 13:43 | English / Featured Stories

On 14 November, key Belarusian arms exporter Beltech Export signed a deal with the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The Belarusian firm has agreed to maintain and modernise Emirati radars. This means that Minsk has successfully entered a new market, as it has never sold air defence-related products or „итать

Lukashenka to sign ‘revolutionary’ IT regulation package Kомментарии
20 декабрь 2017, 10:53 | English / Featured Stories

On 13 December, at the plenary session of the 2nd Congress of Belarusian scientists, Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenka promised to sign the decree ‘On the Development of Digital Economy’ before the New Year. „итать

Belarus’s immigration policy: perpetuating a demographic crisis? Kомментарии
19 декабрь 2017, 11:04 | English / Featured Stories

On 8 November, Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenka met with the president of the International Committee of the Red Cross. Lukashenka mentioned that the number of Ukrainian refugees who arrived in Belarus since 2014 has reached 150,000. „итать

Minsk silently builds a new army Kомментарии
14 декабрь 2017, 15:52 | English / Featured Stories

On 1 December, Minsk made public an agreement with Russia to supply a joint regional group of Belarusian and Russian troops. In return, Russia’s Defence Ministry has committed to providing Belarus with necessary equipment and arms in times of “increasing military threat to the Union state [of „итать

Foreign spies in Belarus: reality and speculation Kомментарии
11 декабрь 2017, 11:17 | English / Featured Stories

On 27 November, the Belarusian State Security Committee, otherwise known as the KGB, officially accused Ukrainian journalist Pavel Sharoiko of espionage. The Belarusian authorities claim that Sharoiko confessed to his guilt. Ukrainian state and security officials, on the other hand, acknowledge „итать

What happens to Belarus army hazing death investigations? Kомментарии
11 декабрь 2017, 10:59 | English / Featured Stories

On 25 October, Belarus' Investigation Committee head Ivan Naskevich promised to re-examine the results of inquiries into the case of deatrhs and injuries of soldiers in the Belarusian Army over the past six years. Some of the cases that did not end up in court would be re-investigated, he did not „итать

How Belarusians Differ From Russians And Ukrainians Kомментарии
05 декабрь 2017, 16:36 | English / Featured Stories

Belarus, Russia and the Ukraine are often perceived as sister nations with pretty identical historical, cultural and economic features. However, as siblings from the same family have different tempers, interests, values and vision of the world the same applies to people living in the three „итать

Between the Anniversaries of Great Terror and October Revolution Kомментарии
22 ноябрь 2017, 19:12 | English / Featured Stories

In early November 2017, Belarusians remembered two important dates in their 20th-century history: the October Revolution and the Great Terror. On 5 November, a traditional Dziady manifestation commemorated the Stalinist repression victims in Kurapaty – the place where the NKVD killed thousands of „итать


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