Belarus

1 December 2016
Belarusian Pre-Selections for Eurovision 2017: Contest or Freak Show?

Even after multiple failures, and questionable performances, Belarus keeps hoping to steal the show at the upcoming Eurovision song contest.

 
4 November 2016
Lukashenka’s Unending Anti-Corruption Drive Premium

The Belarusian president has carefully crafted his crusader image – a major factor in his staying power.

By Jeremy Druker
 
3 November 2016
Belarus Cracks Open Door to Tourism Premium

Restrictions have been eased for foreigners visiting some of the country’s attractions, but independent travelers will still have to obtain a visa.

 

27 October 2016
Barbed Wire Is the Tie That Binds Belarus and Russia Premium

Anonymous artist makes a pointed addition to a Minsk mural symbolizing the city’s friendship with Moscow.

 
25 October 2016
Belarus to Host Second Edition of European Games Premium

Denmark cries foul as Baku, the games’ first host, passes the torch to Minsk, the only candidate for the 2019 competition. 

 
30 September 2016
Chinese Top Belarus List of Foreign Workers Premium

More and more Chinese are working in Minsk and beyond, as Beijing extends over $5 billion in loans to fund major Belarusian projects.

 
12 September 2016
Another Landslide Win For the Status Quo in Belarus Premium
But the elections also brought an unexpected win for the opposition, which won two seats in parliamentary election for the first time in 20 years.
 
9 September 2016
Early Voting Underway and Under Fire in Belarus Premium

OSCE has criticized the process meant to elect representatives for the lower house of parliament.

 
26 August 2016
Steven Seagal Enjoys Belarusian Hospitality, With a Side of Carrots and Lard Premium

Known for cozying up to dictators, the Hollywood action hero was the guest of the Belarusian president. 

 
25 August 2016
Smugglers Renovate Road on Russia-Belarus Border Premium

Locals thankful for road renovations, which unknown smugglers undertook to enable traffic for trucks loaded with contraband EU fruit. 

 

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