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Hazing in the Belarusian Army

By   /  April 21, 2017  /  Belarus, Belarus Digest, Business, English, Raw News  /  Comments Off on Hazing in the Belarusian Army

MIL OSI – Source: Belarus Digest – Press Release/Statement Headline: Hazing in the Belarusian Army Scenes from the movie ‘Viva Belarus’. Source: pressroom.rferl.org On 31 March, Arciom Basciuk, a soldier in the Belarusian army, committed suicide because of hazing. Less than a year earlier, another soldier shot himself during a military exercise for the same […]

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Eurasian Customs Code, new visa liberalisation, food exports – Belarus state press digest

By   /  April 20, 2017  /  Belarus, Belarus Digest, Business, English, Raw News  /  Comments Off on Eurasian Customs Code, new visa liberalisation, food exports – Belarus state press digest

MIL OSI – Source: Belarus Digest – Press Release/Statement Headline: Eurasian Customs Code, new visa liberalisation, food exports – Belarus state press digest Photo: sb.by Lukashenka finally signs laws on implementaiton of the Eurasian Customs Code. After a presidential meeting in Saint Petersburg, Russia approves additional credit for Belarus. Foreign visitors of the 2019 Eurogames […]

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Belarus – Turkmenistan: the end of a success story?

By   /  April 19, 2017  /  Belarus, Belarus Digest, Business, English, Raw News  /  Comments Off on Belarus – Turkmenistan: the end of a success story?

MIL OSI – Source: Belarus Digest – Press Release/Statement Headline: Belarus – Turkmenistan: the end of a success story? On 30-31 March, talks were held in Ashgabat between Turkmen president Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov and his Belarusian counterpart Alexander Lukashenka. The launch of the $1bn Garlyk potash fertiliser plant which Belarus built in the country differentiated this […]

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Between East and West: What’s next for Belarus? (Podcast)

By   /  April 18, 2017  /  Belarus, Belarus Digest, Business, English, Raw News  /  Comments Off on Between East and West: What’s next for Belarus? (Podcast)

MIL OSI – Source: Belarus Digest – Press Release/Statement Headline: Between East and West: What’s next for Belarus? (Podcast) Photo: Hanna Liubankova Belarus has recently moved to the headlines of major international news outlets because of massive protests against the rule of president Lukashenka. But unlike in Ukraine, protests in Belarus has not yet lead […]

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Urban Forester, BY_Help campaign, women advocacy platform – Belarus civil society digest

By   /  April 18, 2017  /  Belarus, Belarus Digest, Business, English, Raw News  /  Comments Off on Urban Forester, BY_Help campaign, women advocacy platform – Belarus civil society digest

MIL OSI – Source: Belarus Digest – Press Release/Statement Headline: Urban Forester, BY_Help campaign, women advocacy platform – Belarus civil society digest Viačaslaŭ Kasineraŭ. Photo: svaboda.org Dramatic deterioration of human rights situation in March: over 900 people subjected to various forms of repression, according to Viasna. BY_Help initiative collects $27K to help detainees of the March protests […]

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Hrodna is Learning to Handle More Foreign Tourists

By   /  April 13, 2017  /  Belarus, Belarus Digest, Business, English, Raw News  /  Comments Off on Hrodna is Learning to Handle More Foreign Tourists

MIL OSI – Source: Belarus Digest – Press Release/Statement Headline: Hrodna is Learning to Handle More Foreign Tourists Hrodna. Image: rw.by Around 1,100 tourists, a record number, visited Hrodna Region between 26 March and 2 April 2017, according to Belra news agency. Since October 2016, it is possible to visit the region for five days […]

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Belarus has obtained gas and oil concessions from Russia: but what did Russia get in exchange?

By   /  April 11, 2017  /  Belarus, Belarus Digest, Business, English, Raw News  /  Comments Off on Belarus has obtained gas and oil concessions from Russia: but what did Russia get in exchange?

MIL OSI – Source: Belarus Digest – Press Release/Statement Headline: Belarus has obtained gas and oil concessions from Russia: but what did Russia get in exchange? Image: NTV After a meeting with Alexander Lukashenka on 3 April in Saint Petersburg, Vladimir Putin announced that all oil and gas issues between the two countries had been […]

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Lukashenka and Putin, justifying repression, EEU economy back on track – Belarus state press digest

By   /  April 7, 2017  /  Belarus, Belarus Digest, Business, English, Raw News  /  Comments Off on Lukashenka and Putin, justifying repression, EEU economy back on track – Belarus state press digest

MIL OSI – Source: Belarus Digest – Press Release/Statement Headline: Lukashenka and Putin, justifying repression, EEU economy back on track – Belarus state press digest Photo: sb.by Lukashenka and Putin agreed to resolve all critical problems in bilateral relations, including the oil and gas dispute. Belarus realises its largest ever investment project abroad – a […]

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Belarus's plan to import Iranian and Azerbaijani oil: How serious is Minsk?

By   /  April 6, 2017  /  Belarus, Belarus Digest, Business, English, Raw News  /  Comments Off on Belarus's plan to import Iranian and Azerbaijani oil: How serious is Minsk?

MIL OSI – Source: Belarus Digest – Press Release/Statement Headline: Belarus's plan to import Iranian and Azerbaijani oil: How serious is Minsk? Belarus Council of the Republic Speaker M. Myasnikovich and Iranian Parliament Speaker A. Larijani, Tehran, 6 February 2017. Image: IRNA On 3 April, Belarusian president Alexander Lukashenka succeeded in securing concessions from Vladimir […]

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Freedom Day protests, human rights violations, Iranian oil imports – world press digest

By   /  April 5, 2017  /  Belarus, Belarus Digest, Business, English, Raw News  /  Comments Off on Freedom Day protests, human rights violations, Iranian oil imports – world press digest

MIL OSI – Source: Belarus Digest – Press Release/Statement Headline: Freedom Day protests, human rights violations, Iranian oil imports – world press digest Photo: tvpress.ir Over the past few weeks, the world media largely focused on the protests against the so-called ‘social parasite’ tax when covering Belarus. The government’s reaction, which involved numerous arrests and […]

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