The authorities in Belarus have arrested Vladislav Baumgertner, the head of Russia’s largest potash producer Uralkali.
Invited to Minsk for a
A Belarus court has cancelled the jail sentence for journalist Iryna Khalip, the wife of opposition leader Andrei Sannikov.
She was charged with
They may not be man’s best friend, but grey wolves have certainly become good companions for the Selekh family in Belarus.
Encouraged by the
Despite government harassment and allegations of ‘extremism’, this year’s Belarus Press Photo award has successfully taken place.
More than 2,500
President Alexander Lukashenko of Belarus has said he does not have the resources to be a dictator, although he has admitted he may be an
Going against the findings of a European body, Russia has praised Sunday’s election in Belarus, describing the ballot as “free, open, and conducted
The preliminary results in the Belarus parliamentary elections are in, although the final result will not be known for days.
The authorities are
Alexander Lukashenko is expected to have his presidency reinforced by the election in Belarus.
Official results show a 26 percent turnout through
In the city of Minsk and across Belarus polls have opened for the country’s parliamentary election. The two main opposition parties have boycotted
The two main opposition parties in Belarus are urging voters to boycott Sunday’s election, after earlier withdrawing their candidates from the race
In its row with Belarus over a teddy bear air-drop, Sweden has won the backing of its EU partners.
A Swedish public relations firm blitzed the
The Belarus authorities have reportedly fined two journalists over last month’s pro-democracy stunt which saw teddy bears airdropped into the
Belarus says it is withdrawing all of its remaining embassy staff from Sweden.
It comes after hundreds of teddy bears were dropped from a plane
Sweden’s ambassador to Belarus was in for a big surprise – but it wasn’t a teddy bear’s picnic.
In the wake of a pro-democracy teddy drop from a
Could it be the first time ever that a country has been terrified by teddy bears? Possibly not, but what is clear is the drop of some 800 or so
Journalists in Belarus have been protesting over the arrest of a blogger for posting pictures of teddy bears on the internet.
The cuddly toys had
Two Swedish advertising executives have revealed how they managed to drop hundreds of teddy bears over Belarus, which carried human rights
Belarussian President Alexander Lukashenko has sacked two senior officials, after a plane dropped hundreds of teddy bears over the hardline state in
Belarussian President Alexander Lukashenko hosted a military parade in country’s capital, Minsk, July 3. Lukashenko warned against attempts to stage
Vladimir Putin has made his first trip abroad since beginning his new term as Russian president by visiting isolated Belarus and his counterpart
Belarussian opposition politician, Andrei Sannikov, has been released from prison after the EU imposed new sanctions on the former Soviet
One of the men found guilty of a bombing attack on the metro in Belarus has been executed.
Relatives confirm Vladislav Kovalyov was shot by
The German government has rebuked President Alexander Lukashenko of Belarus for saying he would “rather be a dictator than gay”.
The comments came
Europe has been united by a diplomatic row. The bloc has agreed to recall member states’ ambassadors from Minsk in a move which will be seen to
In the cold, outside the human rights defence body the Council of Europe, this handful of exiles from Belarus shout: “Stop Lukashenko!” (president of
Jailed Belarussian ex-presidential candidate Andrei Sannikov has been tortured into asking for a pardon from President Alexander Lukashenko