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Belarus

​Belarus closes currency exchanges to shield against crisis
The National Bank of Belarus is closing all over-the-counter currency exchanges in the country in an effort to keep its own currency strong and avoid a domino effect from the ruble crisis.

22.12.2014 13:19

Belarus president could end up like Gaddafi – senior Russian MP
A senior Russian lawmaker has warned Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko against détente with the US, warning him he could end like Libya’s Gaddafi.

22.12.2014 12:59

Russia targeted by another large-scale cyber espionage campaign – Kaspersky Lab
Russian companies in oil, finance, military, and other sectors – as well as the country’s embassies abroad – have become the primary targets of a new espionage campaign, labeled ‘Cloud Atlas’ by global information security powerhouse Kaspersky Lab.

12.12.2014 15:28

‘We didn’t block EU creation, but they’re blocking us’ – Russian lawmaker
CIS countries should unite in order to resist the vast media and sanction pressure from the West, which is aimed at hampering the integration in Eurasia, a Russian senator says.

14.11.2014 14:24

Europe’s last Dogg-tatorship? US rapper Snoop plugs his new line of…Belarus embroidery prints
Rapper Snoop Dogg has teamed up with a group of Belarusian artists on a new line of clothing and accessories featuring traditional patterns and ornaments.

09.11.2014 11:33

In Ukrainian civil war and the EU’s onslaught on Eurasia, Belarus is the winner
As the mainstream Western press keeps lamenting Belarus’s rising influence, very few commentators dare to explain why "the last dictatorship in Europe" became the only possible venue for peace talks between the warring Ukrainian parties.

06.10.2014 15:49

Russia completes ratification of Eurasian Economic Union, as Putin signs law
Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a law ratifying a historic treaty, committing Russia to an economic union with Belarus and Kazakhstan. The Eurasian Economic Union will come into effect in January 2015.

03.10.2014 14:20

Moscow and Kiev have same approach to resolving Ukraine crisis - Lukashenko
Both Moscow and Kiev have similar thoughts on the resolution of the Ukraine crisis, Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko revealed in an interview with Russian media following the talks between Russian and Ukraine authorities in Minsk.

07.09.2014 13:39

Ukraine ceasefire: Kiev and self-defense forces start peace talks in Minsk
Peace talks on Ukraine’s crisis have started in Minsk, Belarus, with the Kiev authorities, E. Ukraine self-defense forces, Russia and the OSCE. All sides hope ceasefire negotiations will succeed.

05.09.2014 09:23

Donetsk, Lugansk Republics urge Kiev to recognize their ‘special status’
At talks in Minsk, the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics have urged Kiev to acknowledge their “special status.” If their demands are met, they will not lay claim to other parts of Ukraine, the rebel republics said.

01.09.2014 11:10

​From Minsk to Wales, Germany is the key
The road to the Minsk summit this past Tuesday began to be paved when German Chancellor Angela Merkel talked to ARD public TV after her brief visit to Kiev on Saturday.

28.08.2014 09:01

Russia can’t set ceasefire conditions in Ukraine’s internal conflict – Putin
Russian and Ukrainian leaders have concluded their first official face-to-face meeting in Minsk during which they discussed Ukraine's Association Agreement with EU and the crisis and humanitarian disaster in the east of the country.

26.08.2014 19:48