Archive for the ‘Politics’ Category

Revolution Through Social Networks take two

Posted by | Filed under Politics, Social Networks | Jun 22, 2011 | 2 Comments

On July 22nd second wave of so called “Silent Action” has taken place in many cities and towns across Belarus. Thousands of mostly young people have taken to the streets in support of “Revolution Through Social Networks” initiative, which organizes protests via multiple social networking sites popular in Belarus. The nonpartisan movement tries to make ...Read more.

Elections 2010

Posted by | Filed under Elections 2010, Politics | Dec 19, 2010 | No Comments

Live news and media from Belarus can be fount here: Use Google translate gadget in the top right corner All websites above are updating their English versions not as often as Belarusian or Russian. Use Google translate to translate pages in your language. Photos uploaded from mobile devices. Nyaklyayew and ...Read more.

New episode of miniseries “The Godfather” titled “The Last Fall” is out on NTV

Posted by | Filed under Elections 2010, Politics | Oct 10, 2010 | Tags: , , , | No Comments

On October 8, NTV, one of Russia’s most popular TV channels, has broadcasted the latest episode of its scandalous miniseries “Крёстный Батька” (The Godfather). Little clarification here, “Батька” is Belarusian word for “father” not Russian (“Отец”). “Батька” is how many Russians (and some Belarusians) jokingly refer to Lukashenko, that’s how he referred once to himself ...Read more.

The fate of Belaruskali is taking shape

Posted by | Filed under Business, Politics | Oct 7, 2010 | Tags: , , | No Comments

Belarusian government owns quite a valuable asset which currently generates very significant and steady flow of foreign currency for the country. Belaruskali is world’s third largest (15%) supplier of potash (potassium chloride or KCl). Recently the global potash business has enjoyed lots of attention. Fertilizer industry becomes more and more lucrative fueled by $40 billion ...Read more.

Medvedev attacks Lukashenko

Posted by | Filed under Elections 2010, Politics | Oct 4, 2010 | Tags: , , | No Comments

It didn’t take long for Kremlin to respond to accusations of political and economic bullying as well as corruption and lying voiced by Lukashenko. On Sunday (!) October 3rd, just two days after president of Belarus spoke in front of more than 100 Russian journalists, Dmitry Medvedev posted a response on his official video blog ...Read more.

Lukashenko holds press conference for Russian journalists.

Posted by | Filed under Elections 2010, Politics | Oct 2, 2010 | 1 Comment

On October 1st Belarusian president Lukashenko held his eighth annual press conference aimed at Russian media. The record number of more than one hundred reporters from neighboring country attended the event. Their interest was fueled by the growing number of personal attacks aimed at Lukashenko on Russian TV and upcoming presidential elections in Belarus. Lukashenko ...Read more.

Initiative groups are out collecting signatures.

Posted by | Filed under Elections 2010, Politics | Oct 1, 2010 | No Comments

Today was the first day of the signature-collecting campaign in Belarus. In order to be officially registered as a presidential candidate, politicians must submit no less than 100,000 valid signatures in their support. The campaign has begun on September 30th and will end on October 29th. Most presidential hopefuls end members of their initiative groups ...Read more.

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