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Activists have long demanded a more dignified memorial for victims of mass terror campaign waged by Soviet secret police.
Tax breaks and other perks are luring foreign tech money into a country known for a tightly controlled economy.
No country suffered more under Nazi occupation, yet official recognition of Jewish losses has been slow in coming.
After a period of relative calm, the Lukashenka regime is again making life extremely difficult for independent journalists.
Belarus’s KaliLaska repurposes tons of unneeded things into something vitally important for dozens of individuals across the country, but it isn’t easy running a social business.
Cheap Russian oil is a keystone of Belarus’s centrally planned economy.
Belarus has opened up, but remnants of authoritarianism remain.
A few cases of measles this past spring – quickly downplayed as imports from neighboring Ukraine – nevertheless provoked an impassioned debate about vaccinations and their merits. From Euroradio.