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Belarus leader says Russia insists on merging the two states

The president of Belarus said Friday that Russia insisted on merging the two states during last week's talks on further integrating the countries' economies. As negotiations on closer ties stalled, Russia halted oil supplies to Belarus and Lukashenko repeatedly accused the Kremlin of pushing for a merger of the two countries.
Tags: News, Russia, Belarus, Kremlin, Lukashenko


Putin Squeezes Belarus Strongman in Bid to Skirt Term Limits

(Bloomberg) -- Vladimir Putin’s surprise firing of Russia’s government and unveiling of constitutional changes that would weaken the presidency may only be Plan B for retaining power after his final term ends in 2024.In the month before Putin’s Jan. 15 announcement, he’d pushed hard to convince his longer-serving counterpart in Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko, to revive a moribund agreement to create a superstate between the neighboring former Soviet republics, two Kremlin officials said.So far, P...
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Putin Squeezes Belarus Strongman in Drive to Skirt Term Limits

(Bloomberg) -- Vladimir Putin’s surprise firing of Russia’s government and unveiling of constitutional changes that would weaken the presidency may only be Plan B for retaining power after his final term ends in 2024.In the month before Putin’s Jan. 15 announcement, he’d pushed hard to convince his longer-serving counterpart in Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko, to revive a moribund agreement to create a superstate between the neighboring former Soviet republics, two Kremlin officials said.So far, P...
Tags: Europe, News, Putin, Obama, Russia, Bloomberg, Ukraine, West, Middle East, Crimea, Moscow, Belarus, Norway, Gazprom, Kremlin, Lithuania


Secretary of State Pompeo Says U.S. Can Supply Belarus With Oil and Gas After Russia Cut Off Supplies

(MINSK, Belarus) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Saturday that the United States is willing and able to provide Belarus with 100% of its oil and gas, taking a slap at Russia which recently cut off supplies. Pompeo is the first secretary of state to visit Belarus in 26 years and arrived in Minsk amid new tensions between Minsk and Moscow over energy. In a meeting with authoritarian President Alexander Lukashenko, Pompeo said he hoped to help provide an opportunity for Belarus to a...
Tags: Europe, News, Vladimir Putin, White House, China, Russia, Uncategorized, United States, United Arab Emirates, Moscow, Belarus, Uzbekistan, Norway, Kazakhstan, Kremlin, Trump


Russia's Putin may discuss Belarus-Kazakh oil proposal next week: Kremlin

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin and Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko may discuss the latter's proposal for Belarus to buy oil from Kazakhstan when they meet next week in the Kazakh city of Nur-Sultan, the Kremlin said on Thursday. Lukashenko proposed at a meeting with Kazakhstan's ambassador in Belarus earlier on Thursday that Kazakhstan enter talks to deliver oil to Belarus. The envoy said Kazakhstan was prepared to supply oil to Belarus, but that the countr...
Tags: News, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Russia, Moscow, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kremlin, Reuters, Alexander Lukashenko, Lukashenko, Nur Sultan


belarus dispatch: Want to Relax? Try the Spa in a Salt Mine in Belarus

To some, the suggestion of a visit to the salt mines evokes grim memories of prison camps. But allergy sufferers swear by the health benefits.
Tags: News, Asthma, Belarus, Allergies, Salt, Lukashenko, Mines and Mining, Aleksandr G, Perm (Russia


Belarusian president fires governor over cow welfare

MOSCOW (AP) — Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko has fired three officials including a governor for keeping cows in poor conditions at a local farm. Video aired by state television showed Lukashenko, an avid farmer himself, scolding the farm managers and the governor on a visit to the farm in the northern Mogilev region on Tuesday. […]
Tags: News, Ap, Nation, Moscow, Alexander Lukashenko, Lukashenko


Belarusian leader Lukashenko fires Cabinet as economy tanks

MINSK, Belarus (AP) — Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko has fired his Cabinet, accusing it of failing to fulfill his orders. Lukashenko emphasized that a strong economy is essential for Belarus to maintain and strengthen its independence. He also warned Saturday that Belarus will not turn into a “vassal” of its giant neighbor, Russia, even though […]
Tags: Business, News, Russia, Belarus, Cabinet, Minsk, Alexander Lukashenko, Lukashenko, Belarus AP, Nation & World, Nation & World Politics


Belarusian leader Lukashenko fires Cabinet as economy sinks

MINSK, Belarus (AP) — Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko has fired his Cabinet, emphasizing the need to strengthen the economy to preserve the nation’s post-Soviet independence. Lukashenko said he fired Prime Minister Andrei Kobyakov’s Cabinet for failing to execute his orders and for paying too little attention to the country’s social needs. He appointed banker Sergei […]
Tags: Business, News, Cabinet, Minsk, Alexander Lukashenko, Lukashenko, Belarus AP, Sergei, Nation & World, Nation & World Politics, Andrei Kobyakov


Minsk Journal: How Europe’s Last Dictatorship Became a Tech Hub

Minsk, the capital of Belarus, is home to more than 30,000 tech workers, and many of them are creating mobile apps used across the world.
Tags: Europe, News, Belarus, Minsk, Lukashenko, Computers and the Internet, Mobile Applications, Tech Hub, Computer and Video Games, Area Planning and Renewal, Minsk (Belarus, Aleksandr G, Minsk Journal


A Perestroika for Belarus?

Seven years ago a blog with this title would seem ridiculous. In the aftermath of the 2010 elections, President Lukashenko had several opposition members imprisoned, had others harassed, and cracked down hard on demonstrators. Five years earlier, Secretary of State … Continue reading →
Tags: Transparency, Democracy, Entrepreneurship, Sales, Development, Belarus, Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Lukashenko, Economic Reform, State Continue


St. Petersburg, Russia Subway Bombing: Some Things You Need To Know

The Russian city of St. Petersburg was rocked by an explosion on one of their metro trains Monday (Apr. 3). Authorities are still working to understand who is behind the terrible attack and working on treating those affected. Here are some things you need to know about the Russian bombing. At least 10 people were killed and more than 50 were injured. When the bomb exploded on a train between Sennaya Ploschad station and Tehnologichesky Institute station, there were a large number of people ab...
Tags: News, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Subways, Russia, World, Terrorism, Jazz, TNT, Terrorists, St Petersburg, Metro, Terrorist Attacks, St. Petersburg Russia, Lukashenko, Saint Petersburg


Riot police in Belarus attack protesters calling for end to ‘dictatorship’

Crackdown by President Lukashenko follows two months of demonstrations against his 23-year ruleArmed riot police and water cannon were deployed in cities across Belarus and the internet was shut down across the country on a day of protest and human rights marches.People were on Saturday night reported to be still attempting to demonstrate in the capital, Minsk, as well as in Brest and Grodno, on what was the national Freedom Day. There were sporadic outbreaks of violence as masked police closed ...
Tags: World news, Belarus, Minsk, Brest, Alexander Lukashenko, Lukashenko, Grodno


Belarus Is Latest Target of Russia's Use of Oil and Gas as Geopolitical Weapons

Image: Belarusian flag. Stock Photo. Pixabay.com The West found out firsthand on January 7 of 2009 how Russia uses oil and gas as geopolitical weapons. That was the day in the dead of winter when Gazprom halted its gas supplies to Ukraine in a dispute over price and money that it said Ukraine owed it. At the time, Russia supplied a third of Europe's gas -- and 80 percent of it came through Ukrainian pipelines, so cutting off gas to Ukraine meant cutting it off to the continent. Moscow cared n...
Tags: Europe, News, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Washington, Russia, Eu, European Union, Iran, Ukraine, West, United States, United Nations, Crimea, Moscow, Armenia


People In Belarus Mock Dictator With NSFW Work Photos

People in the eastern European country of Belarus are mocking their leader’s authoritarian ways by stripping naked at work. Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko, often referred to as Europe’s last dictator , delivered a speech last week urging the country to innovate its way out of an economic crisis. “ We must get undressed and work ,” the autocratic leader told the summit in Minsk. According to Russian broadcaster RT , Lukashenko may have meant to say “develop and work,...
Tags: Europe, News, Belarus, Huffington Post, Charlotte Alfred, Minsk, Alexander Lukashenko, Lukashenko, Belsat


Naked in the national interest.

So Lukashenko advised his countrymen in Belarus "to get undressed and work till you sweat", so they obliged.:) http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-trending-36643725 Fairly work safe.
Tags: Jokes, Belarus, Humor & Music, Lukashenko


Belarus dissident slams Brussels for inaction against Europe's last dictator Lukashenko

A prominent dissident from Belarus who was jailed and tortured for opposing the country's president has criticised the EU's stance on Alexander Lukashenko and said that Brussels is not living up to European values of democracy in tackling the man dubbed 'the last dictator in Europe'. Andrei Sannikov was imprisoned in the capital Minsk after he ran in the country's presidential elections in 2010 during a campaign which saw him garner the largest amount of support among opposition candidates.
Tags: Europe, Eu, Belarus, Brussels, Minsk, Alexander Lukashenko, Lukashenko, Andrei Sannikov


Russia's military modernization is working, but the money is running out

Russian President Putin listens to statement from his Belarusian counterpart Lukashenko after session of Supreme State Council of Russia-Belarus Union State in Minsk he partial withdrawal of Russian forces from Syria earlier this month, after a campaign of bombing that began last September in support of the Syrian regime, isn't the end of president Vladimir Putin's involvement in the country. Russia is keeping its Latakia airbase and promising to go back to using force against ceasefire violator...
Tags: Putin, Vladimir Putin, Russia, Syria, Minsk, Latakia, Lukashenko


Belarus won't choose between the EU and Russia: Lukashenko

Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin attend a session of the Supreme State Council of Russia-Belarus Union State in Minsk, Belarus, February 25, 2016. Belarus does not want to have to choose between the European Union and Russia, President Alexander Lukashenko said on Wednesday during the first visit by an EU minister to Minsk since Brussels lifted sanctions against the country last month.
Tags: Vladimir Putin, Russia, Eu, European Union, Belarus, Brussels, Minsk, Alexander Lukashenko, Lukashenko


EU warms to Belarus despite its a dismala human rights record

European Union foreign ministers this week quietly ended a range of sanctions targeting the regime of longtime Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko and some of the former Soviet republic's largest state-owned firms, despite protests from human rights groups both in Belarus and the West. EU officials said the move reflects a "positive trend" toward greater openness and freedom in Belarus , but analysts say it also is the fruit of a skillful campaign by Mr. Lukashenko to make his landlocked coun...
Tags: Russia, Eu, European Union, Ukraine, Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko, Lukashenko, West EU


Europe ends sanctions on Belarus, seeks better ties

The European Union ended five years of sanctions against Belarus and its authoritarian President Alexander Lukashenko on Monday, citing improving human rights as the bloc seeks more friends in Russia's back yard. A peaceful presidential election in October, the release of political prisoners and Lukashenko's role in holding Ukraine-Russia peace talks in Minsk have improved ties with the man who the United States once said runs Europe's last dictatorship.
Tags: Europe, Russia, European Union, United States, Belarus, Minsk, Ukraine Russia, Alexander Lukashenko, Lukashenko


Belarusian leader says Russia will offer bailout

MINSK, Belarus (AP) — The leader of Belarus says Russia has promised to offer financial assistance to his nation. President Alexander Lukashenko said Monday that he has secured Russian President Vladimir Putin’s promise to help shore up the Belarusian economy, which has suffered from recession in Russia, its main export market. Lukashenko didn’t elaborate, but […]
Tags: Business, Vladimir Putin, Russia, Belarus, Minsk, Alexander Lukashenko, Lukashenko, Belarus AP, Nation & World, Nation & World Politics


Belarus president says China's launch of Belarusian satellite important

Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko said that China's launch of a Belarusian satellite is an important event and a result of years-long comprehensive and strategic cooperation between the two countries. Lukashenko said that the launch of the satellite has become a key element of the national satellite communication and broadcasting of Belarus, according to the press service of the Belarusian leader.
Tags: China, Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko, Lukashenko