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The West-2017 Belarus-Russian military exercise: smaller than anticipated

By   /  March 24, 2017  /  Belarus, Belarus Digest, Business, English, Raw News  /  Comments Off on The West-2017 Belarus-Russian military exercise: smaller than anticipated

MIL OSI – Source: Belarus Digest – Press Release/Statement Headline: The West-2017 Belarus-Russian military exercise: smaller than anticipated Image: Belarus.by During a meeting with defence minister Andrei Raukou on 20 March, president Alexander Lukashenka demanded ‘absolute transparency’ at the forthcoming West-2017 Belarusian-Russian military exercise. The Belarusian government is working to counter the negative repercussions of […]

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Belarus authorities uncover a 'putsch' to deter mass protests

By   /  March 23, 2017  /  Belarus, Belarus Digest, Business, English, Raw News  /  Comments Off on Belarus authorities uncover a 'putsch' to deter mass protests

MIL OSI – Source: Belarus Digest – Press Release/Statement Headline: Belarus authorities uncover a 'putsch' to deter mass protests Young members of Patriot Club. Photo: svaboda.org On 22 March, Alexander Lukashenka revealed an extraordinary discovery – the authorities had arrested armed fighters who were planning to overthrow the government on 25 March, the day when […]

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Influential or Influenced: the Belarusian Orthodox Church

By   /  March 22, 2017  /  Belarus, Belarus Digest, Business, English, Raw News  /  Comments Off on Influential or Influenced: the Belarusian Orthodox Church

MIL OSI – Source: Belarus Digest – Press Release/Statement Headline: Influential or Influenced: the Belarusian Orthodox Church Kalozha Church in Hrodna – the oldest Orthodox Church in Belarus. Source: culture-belarus.jimdo.com While many Belarusians call themselves religious, less than 10% regularly visit church and only 33% believe that religion is important, according to a Gallup study […]

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Arrests infographics, Washington conference, MediaBarCamp, feminist protest – Belarus civil society digest

By   /  March 20, 2017  /  Belarus, Belarus Digest, Business, English, Raw News  /  Comments Off on Arrests infographics, Washington conference, MediaBarCamp, feminist protest – Belarus civil society digest

MIL OSI – Source: Belarus Digest – Press Release/Statement Headline: Arrests infographics, Washington conference, MediaBarCamp, feminist protest – Belarus civil society digest Feminist protest. Photo: belsat.eu The toll of activists detained as a result of street protests against decree #3 reaches nearly 200 people, sentenced to 982 days of arrests and $7,600 of fines. TUT.BY […]

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Anarchists, the avangarde of social protests in Belarus

By   /  March 17, 2017  /  Belarus, Belarus Digest, Business, English, Raw News  /  Comments Off on Anarchists, the avangarde of social protests in Belarus

MIL OSI – Source: Belarus Digest – Press Release/Statement Headline: Anarchists, the avangarde of social protests in Belarus Anarchists at the march of angry Belarusians. Source: svaboda.org On 15 March, Belarusian authorities detained dozens of citizens protesting against the social parasite decree. Anarchists were one of the most noticeable movements at the protests in Brest […]

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Minsk alludes to 'shared values' with Europe as Brussels downplays repression – Belarus Foreign Policy Digest

By   /  March 16, 2017  /  Belarus, Belarus Digest, Business, English, Raw News  /  Comments Off on Minsk alludes to 'shared values' with Europe as Brussels downplays repression – Belarus Foreign Policy Digest

MIL OSI – Source: Belarus Digest – Press Release/Statement Headline: Minsk alludes to 'shared values' with Europe as Brussels downplays repression – Belarus Foreign Policy Digest Michael Roth at the opening of an exhibition in Minsk on the Trascianiec death camp. Photo: BelTA Security services have so far detained over 150 protesters following mass rallies […]

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Poor civic literacy in Belarus: a legacy of undemocratic rule

By   /  March 15, 2017  /  Belarus, Belarus Digest, Business, English, Raw News  /  Comments Off on Poor civic literacy in Belarus: a legacy of undemocratic rule

MIL OSI – Source: Belarus Digest – Press Release/Statement Headline: Poor civic literacy in Belarus: a legacy of undemocratic rule The recently published survey Civic Literacy in Ukraine, Moldova and Belarus revealed that the civic literacy rate is lower in Belarus than in Ukraine and Moldova, except when it comes to such issues as budget […]

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Corruption in Belarusian sport: the trend of five-year prison terms

By   /  March 14, 2017  /  Belarus, Belarus Digest, Business, English, Raw News  /  Comments Off on Corruption in Belarusian sport: the trend of five-year prison terms

MIL OSI – Source: Belarus Digest – Press Release/Statement Headline: Corruption in Belarusian sport: the trend of five-year prison terms sport.tut.by Several corruption scandals shook Belarusian sport in 2016. They demonstrate that even Alexander Lukashenka’s favourites are not safe from corruption. Perhaps the most discussed case was the five-year prison sentence of Maksim Subbotkin, the General […]

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Can Belarus keep a strong position on the global arms markets?

By   /  March 13, 2017  /  Belarus, Belarus Digest, Business, English, Raw News  /  Comments Off on Can Belarus keep a strong position on the global arms markets?

MIL OSI – Source: Belarus Digest – Press Release/Statement Headline: Can Belarus keep a strong position on the global arms markets? The speaker of the lower chamber of the Malaysian parliament P.A.Mulia visiting the Aircraft repair plant in Baranavichy. Image: Belta. In 2012, Belarus became 18th out of the world’s 20 leading arms exporters, according […]

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Social parasite tax postponed, round table on Kurapaty, Uralkali – Belarus state press digest

By   /  March 10, 2017  /  Belarus, Belarus Digest, Business, English, Raw News  /  Comments Off on Social parasite tax postponed, round table on Kurapaty, Uralkali – Belarus state press digest

MIL OSI – Source: Belarus Digest – Press Release/Statement Headline: Social parasite tax postponed, round table on Kurapaty, Uralkali – Belarus state press digest Round table with Belarus Segodnia on Kurapaty. Photo: sb.by The government will postpone the ‘social parasite’ decree but not rescind it. The Minister of the Interior claims that the opposition is […]

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