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Belarus in Focus
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Split Personality Intersection Behind our eastern border not one, but three Belaruses exist. One lives under the white-red-white flag and the Pahonia as the coat of arms. Over the heads of the other one flows the red-green flag, not much different from the one from the Soviet era. The third, and the biggest, has no flag and no coat of arms. It only has a slogan: ‘leave us alone.’ Both the other Belaruses are trying to win this silent majority. Each one of them is afraid of the other two.
Europe’s Last DictatorshipLATE last month Andrzej Poczobut, a journalist in Belarus, was indicted on a charge of libel against the country’s president, Aleksandr G. Lukashenko, after publishing a series of articles that questioned the execution of two men convicted of bombing a Minsk subway station...
Operation SuccessorForeign PR advisors insisted that his son should have warmed the Belarusian dictator’s image. Alexander Lukashenka took their advice to heart, yet, as usual, he overdid it Close to the presidential office everyone is walking around on tiptoes. “He hates it when you disturb...
A Dictatorship’s Success StoriesAleksandr Lukashenko is resilient. The President of Belarus has stood firm against the European Union (EU) and its renewed political and economic sanctions in response to his increasingly autocratic rule. In six months, he has...
Belarus by bike: beautiful white spot in the heart of Europe Aid projects for the victims of Chernobyl, that is the first image many inhabitants of the German County of Bentheim have when they think of Belarus, or White Russia. In the last twenty years, especially on churchly and...
’Europe’s last dictator’ Belarus’ Lukashenko opens upThe question came out of nowhere - and it caught the President of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko, off guard. "So, what’s your opinion on group sex?" asked Evgeny Lebedev, Britain’s youngest newspaper proprietor, who had...


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