Belarus

2 January 2018
Belarus Takes Another Look at Alcohol Controls

Minsk mulls restrictions on drink sales and raising the drinking age to curb the drastic effects of high alcohol consumption.

 
22 December 2017
Best of TOL for 2017
Our favorite stories of the year.
 
8 December 2017
Belarus Busts Notorious Cybercrook Premium

FBI, Microsoft, ESET also took part in operation to cripple a major financial crime network.

 
21 November 2017
Belarus Says It Cracked a Ukrainian Spy Ring Premium

The operation was led by a Ukrainian journalist and involved an embassy adviser, according to the Belarusian KGB.

 
26 October 2017
Boom and Bust in Belarusian Science & Technology Premium

Private entrepreneurs are the driving force behind the country’s rising IT sector – but could they do it without the state at their back?

 
24 October 2017
Belarus Looks to Improve EU Ties Premium

The former Soviet state sets its sights on expanding trade and economic relations, and developing new sources of foreign capital.

 
8 September 2017
'How Can I Not Go Into the Forest?'

Poaching in the Chernobyl zone continues, and it’s not hard to see why. From Euroradio.

 
1 September 2017
Underground Belarusian
If you want your kids to grow up speaking Belarusian, you’ll need to fight for it. From openDemocracy.
By Alena Spasyu
 
28 August 2017
Belarusian Opposition Voice Jailed Ahead of War Games Premium

Lukashenka foe Mikalai Statkevich’s protest actions have landed him in jail on many occasions.

 
23 August 2017
New Ukraine Truce in Offing Premium

NATO rejects Belarusian invitation to observe next month’s Russian-led military exercises.

 

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