Belarus http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/19232/all en Belarus brings political detainees to trial despite Western pressure http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/110228/belarus-activists-lukashenko <p> What to do with a problem like Alexander Lukashenko, the president of Belarus?</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/110228/belarus-activists-lukashenko" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Belarus Dictators World Leaders Europe Politics Russia Tue, 01 Mar 2011 12:20:00 +0000 David L. Stern 5627379 at http://www.globalpost.com Economic woes mount for Belarus http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/110329/belarus-economy-ruble <p> KIEV &mdash; The government is doing everything it can to stanch a massive hemorrhaging of hard currency from the country.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/110329/belarus-economy-ruble" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Belarus World Leaders Europe Global Economy Tue, 29 Mar 2011 19:05:00 +0000 David L. Stern 5634011 at http://www.globalpost.com Why the protest bug hasn't spread to the former Soviet Union http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/politics/110406/former-soviet-union-protest-demonstrations-kazakhstan-belarus <p> KIEV &mdash; Democracy movements across the former Soviet Union haven&rsquo;t been allowed to emerge, much less gather momentum.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/politics/110406/former-soviet-union-protest-demonstrations-kazakhstan-belarus" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Arab Spring Azerbaijan Belarus Dictators Former Soviet Union Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev Uzbekistan World Leaders Elections Asia-Pacific Europe Politics Culture & Lifestyle Russia Fri, 08 Apr 2011 10:16:45 +0000 David L. Stern 5635872 at http://www.globalpost.com Belarus: where bad news gets worse http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/opinion/110416/belarus-minsk-metro-bombing-lukashenko <p> Belarus is stuck somewhere in the 1960s; the thought of a serious terror attack has about as much relevance as a Martian invasion.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/opinion/110416/belarus-minsk-metro-bombing-lukashenko" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Al Qaeda Belarus Europe Opinion Russia Sun, 17 Apr 2011 12:43:00 +0000 Jean MacKenzie 5638198 at http://www.globalpost.com On Location: Minsk — Crackdown in Belarus http://www.globalpost.com/internal/video/5640322 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <!--paging_filter--><p>The high price of speaking out in Europe's last dictatorship.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Mathew Charles </div> </div> </div> <p>Video: Andrei Sannikov and the high price of speaking out in Belarus, Europe's last dictatorship.</p> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-copyright"> <div class="field-label">Copyright/Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> GlobalPost </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-lead-image"> <div class="field-label">Still Frame:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_lead_image" width="640" height="360" alt="" src="http://www.globalpost.com/sites/default/files/twistage_stills/d2818ead046e7-original.jpg?1303837145" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-publish-date"> <div class="field-label">Publish Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">2011:04:26 14:15</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="vid-wrapper"> <script type="text/javascript"> //not in site and viewNode("d2818ead046e7", {player_profile:"_gp3_full", server_detection:true}); </script> </div> Belarus World Leaders Europe Russia Tue, 26 Apr 2011 18:15:00 +0000 Mathew Charles 5640322 at http://www.globalpost.com Belarus faces an economic precipice http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/110530/belarus-ruble-currency-belarusian-economy <p> MINSK &mdash; Across this former Soviet republic of 10 million, the mood is of panic and quiet desperation.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/110530/belarus-ruble-currency-belarusian-economy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Belarus Former Soviet Union Global Economic Crisis Business Europe Global Economy Russia Tue, 31 May 2011 10:34:26 +0000 David L. Stern 5648249 at http://www.globalpost.com Belarus moves into uncharted territory http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/110606/belarus-economy-loans-russia-imf <p> VITEBSK, Belarus &mdash; A current of anxiety marred a sunny Sunday in this sleepy city.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/110606/belarus-economy-loans-russia-imf" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Belarus World Leaders Europe Politics Russia Tue, 07 Jun 2011 11:27:48 +0000 David L. Stern 5649513 at http://www.globalpost.com Russia halves its electricity exports to Belarus over $54 million debt http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/russia/110610/russia-cuts-belarus-electricity-over-unpaid-bill <p> The electricity provided by the Russian electricity exporter represents 12 percent of Belarus&rsquo;s electricity needs.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/russia/110610/russia-cuts-belarus-electricity-over-unpaid-bill" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Belarus Business Emerging Markets Aid Energy Europe Politics Russia Sat, 11 Jun 2011 03:45:00 +0000 News Desk 5650563 at http://www.globalpost.com Belarusians organize flash mob protests http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/110701/belarus-flash-mob-protests-facebook <p> The protests are being organized anonymously through social networking sites like Facebook.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/110701/belarus-flash-mob-protests-facebook" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Belarus Facebook Europe Politics Russia Sat, 02 Jul 2011 17:21:00 +0000 David L. Stern 5666261 at http://www.globalpost.com Belarus "clapping" protest broken up by police http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/110704/belarus-clapping-protest-police <p> &ldquo;The USSR has come back,&rsquo;&rsquo; Tatyana Segalskaya, a 30-year-old demonstrator, told the Associated Press. &ldquo;It is dictatorship in the middle of Europe. People are detained for nothing. The worse the economic concerns are, the tougher repressions become.&rsquo;&rsquo;</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/110704/belarus-clapping-protest-police" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Belarus Europe Mon, 04 Jul 2011 05:15:14 +0000 News Desk 5668722 at http://www.globalpost.com EU condemns Belarus for execution of alleged Minsk subway bombers http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/120319/eu-belarus-execution-minsk-subway-bombing <p> The two men executed &quot;were not accorded due process, including the right to defend themselves,&quot; according to the EU&#39;s head of foreign policy, Catherine Ashton.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/120319/eu-belarus-execution-minsk-subway-bombing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Belarus death penalty justice Europe Mon, 19 Mar 2012 13:20:00 +0000 Jessica Phelan 5696678 at http://www.globalpost.com Teddy bear bomb fallout continues in Belarus (VIDEO) http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/120803/teddy-bear-bomb-fallout-continues-belarus-video Sweden countered by refusing permits to three Belarusian diplomats.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/120803/teddy-bear-bomb-fallout-continues-belarus-video" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Belarus World Leaders Diplomacy Europe Politics Fri, 03 Aug 2012 18:53:00 +0000 David Trifunov 5714884 at http://www.globalpost.com Belarus holds elections despite opposition's calls for a boycott http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/politics/elections/120923/belarus-holds-elections-despite-opposition-boycott Belarus opened the polls for its parliamentary election on Sunday, despite calls for a boycott from the country's two main opposition parties. <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/politics/elections/120923/belarus-holds-elections-despite-opposition-boycott" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Belarus Elections Diplomacy Europe Politics Sun, 23 Sep 2012 14:20:03 +0000 Talia Ralph 5720160 at http://www.globalpost.com Europe’s last dictator, in his own words http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/politics/world-leaders/130803/europe-last-dictator-belarus-lukashenko <p>Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko shocked and amused the world last week when he just had to spin a taller fish tale than his old nemesis and Russia&rsquo;s head honcho, Vladimir Putin. But boasts of a 125-pound catfish are not the strangest thing to come out of the buffoonish leader&rsquo;s mouth &mdash; not by a long shot.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/politics/world-leaders/130803/europe-last-dictator-belarus-lukashenko" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Belarus World Leaders Want to Know Europe Politics Political Risk Mon, 05 Aug 2013 05:02:00 +0000 Jean MacKenzie 5901347 at http://www.globalpost.com