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Russian President Vladimir Putin attends Zapad-2017 joint drills with Belarus

September 18, 2017 10:30 pm
Russian President Vladimir Putin attends Zapad-2017 joint drills with Belarus

Russian President Vladimir Putin (c) uses a pair of binoculars as he inspects the joint Zapad-2017 (West-2017) Russian military exercises with Belarus at the Luzhsky training ground in Leningrad region on September 18, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Russian President Vladimir Putin has attended joint drills, demonstrating Moscow’s military might, with […]

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Russia launches military drills with Belarus, causing alarm between Moscow and NATO

September 14, 2017 10:30 am
Russia launches military drills with Belarus, causing alarm between Moscow and NATO

Russia is set to launch major joint military drills with Belarus on Thursday, amid continuing tensions between Moscow and NATO. The large-scale drills, called Zapad (West) 2017, are scheduled to be held from September 14 to 20 around the Baltic Sea, in western Russia, Belarus, and the Russian enclave of […]

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Belarus opposition leader jailed before planned protest

April 30, 2017 9:58 am
Belarus opposition leader jailed before planned protest

In this file photo taken on February 22, 2016, opposition leader Nikolai Statkevich delivers a speech during a rally in Minsk, Belarus. (Photo by AP) The wife of a leading opposition figure in Belarus says he has been arrested and jailed on the eve of a planned protest. Maria Adamovich […]

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Belarus police arrest protesters at banned demonstration

March 25, 2017 2:47 pm
Belarus police arrest protesters at banned demonstration

Police officers cross a road during an opposition rally against President Alexander Lukashenko’s rule and a controversial new tax on “spongers” – those who work less than six months a year – in Minsk, Belarus, March 25, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Police in the capital of Belarus have begun wide-scale […]

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Belarus detains opposition leaders over tax protests

March 12, 2017 9:00 pm
Belarus detains opposition leaders over tax protests

Demonstrators protest against a Soviet-style “tax on spongers” during a rally called the “March of Infuriated Belarusians” in Minsk, on February 17, 2017. (AFP photo) Belarus has detained several opposition leaders after people took to the streets to protest a new government measure for imposing tax on “freeloaders.” Vyasna, a […]

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Belarus purchases first ever oil cargo from Iran

February 17, 2017 6:30 pm
Belarus purchases first ever oil cargo from Iran

Reports say Belarus has purchased its first ever cargo of crude oil from Iran. Reuters reported that Belarus’s Bel Oil had purchased 80,000 tons – equal to 600,000 barrels – of Iranian Light and Heavy crude oil from National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) for loading in February. Bel Oil is […]

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Iran welcomes enhanced ties with Belarus: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani

February 6, 2017 9:24 pm
Iran welcomes enhanced ties with Belarus: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani (R) shakes hands with Belarusian Council of the Republic Speaker Mikhail Myasnikovich in Tehran on February 6, 2016. (Photo by IRNA) Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says the Islamic Republic and Belarus have always stood by each other with their close political stance and cooperation on the international […]

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Serbian hosting joint military drills with Russian and Belarusian armed forces

November 7, 2016 8:30 am
Serbian hosting joint military drills with Russian and Belarusian armed forces

Serbia is hosting joint military drills with Russian and Belarusian armed forces with the aim of broadening cooperation in anti-terror missions across borders. Some 450 Serbian soldiers, 212 Russian troops and 56 Belorussian military servicemen are taking part in the tactical drills, named “Slavic Brotherhood 2016,” in the Belgrade region, […]

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Belarusian expelled from Paralympics for carrying Russian tricolor

September 8, 2016 7:18 pm
Belarusian expelled from Paralympics for carrying Russian tricolor

This September 7, 2016 photo released in the Russian media shows Andrei Fomochkin, identified as the director of the republican centre of Olympic training for athletics in Belarus, carrying the Russian tricolor in the opening ceremony of the Paralympic games in Rio, Brazil. The International Paralympics Committee (IPC) has decided […]

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Belarus

December 6, 2012 6:27 am

Belarus, officially Respublika Belarus (Republic of Belarus), landlocked republic in east central Europe, bordered by Russia to the east, Ukraine to the south, Poland to the west, and the Baltic republics of Latvia and Lithuania to the northwest. Belarus has a generally flat terrain with many forests, lakes, and marshes. Nearly 80 […]

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