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4 hrs ago | Charter97

Day of Solidarity with Belarus in Warsaw

A picket to pay tribute to the memory of the disappeared leaders of Belarusian opposition was held in the Polish capital. Viktar Hanchar and Anatol Krasouski were abducted in Minsk 15 years ago.

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4 hrs ago | Humans Rights Watch

Human Rights Watch UPR Submission to UNHRC: Belarus

The human rights situation in Belarus has deteriorated drastically and was marked by flawed presidential elections in 2010 and an ensuing crackdown on peaceful protesters and opposition activists. During the Human Rights Council's initial review of Belarus under the Universal Periodic Review procedure in 2010, the government rejected recommendations to protect freedom of speech, association, and assembly, as well as to implement a moratorium on the death penalty.

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4 hrs ago | EurasiaNet

Russia: Pondering Putin's Policy Contradiction

Russian President Vladimir Putin shakes hands with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko during meetings in Minsk, Belarus, in late August to discuss the ongoing crisis and conflict in Ukraine. Russia's conduct toward Ukraine and other formerly Soviet states in Eurasia reflects the lack of a cohesive grand strategy on the Kremlin's part.

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Tue Sep 16, 2014

Weekday Magazine

Protesters In Washington Remember 'Disappeared' In Belarus

A dozen protesters gathered near the Belarusian embassy in Washington on September 16 to commemorate the 15th anniversary of the disappearance of two critics of Belarusian President Alyaksandr Lukashenka. The demonstrators demanded answers about the fates of opposition leader Viktar Hanchar and businessman Anatol Krasouski, who vanished in Minsk on September 16, 1999.

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Suria

Food fest in Belarus after Putin bans EU...

Ordinary Belarussians have never seen such an abundance of gastronomic delights in their isolated ex-Soviet country -- famously dubbed "Europe's last dictatorship" -- and they have one man to thank: Vladimir Putin. Inexpensive fresh seasonal fruits, French and Italian cheeses, Belgian and Swiss chocolate, German candy sets, dozens of types of Italian pasta and even cans of French cat food are suddenly gracing the shelves of neighbourhood stores in Belarus.

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The Washington Post

Ukraine Rebels Question Peace Talks as East Powers Expanded

Ukraine's pro-Russian separatists questioned further peace talks with the government, citing violations of cease-fire terms, while lawmakers in Kiev approved special status for the country's two easternmost regions. The government is failing to meet the terms of a prisoner- swap agreement that was part of the truce accord signed Sept.

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Lynn News

Sutton Bridge Guide moved by her visit

An overseas trip to Eastern Europe has provided a great insight into lifestyles and cultures for Girl Guide Gemma Overson. The 17-year-old was one of just eight girls from the county chosen to take part in the educational trip to Minsk, in Belarus, where she got to camp with Guides from the city, stay with a Russian family and take in some of the country's sights.

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Charter97

Aleh Vouchak: Cases of abducted politicians dragged out deliberately

The Belarusian Documentation Centre headed by Raisa Mikhailouskaya and the Legal Assistance to Citizens headed by Aleh Vouchak held a joint press conference in Minsk on September 16. Vouchak told charter97.org what conclusions human rights defenders made after 15 years of searches for the innocent people abducted on political motives. He also spoke about further measures that would bring the guilty persons to account and allow the families of the disappeared persons to find the truth.

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Charter97

Pavel Seviarynets presents Belarusian Depth in Mazyr

Local activists met with Pavel Seviarynets , a former political prisoner and one of the leaders of the Belarusian Christian democrats. The event was held with the assistance of the local branch of Viasna human rights centre.

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Charter97

Exhibition about Western Belarus closed in Zaslauye

The exhibition of a private collection of historian Ihar Melnikau 'Western Belarusian Atlantis. The history of Western Belarus in the interwar period in documents, photographs and art objects' was unofficially opened on September 12 in the Historic and Cultural Museum in Zaslauye.

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Mon Sep 15, 2014

Groong

BAKU: Joint Armenian-Belarusian Agricultural Enterprise Can Appear In Gyumri

BELARUSIAN AGRICULTURAL ENTERPRISE CAN APPEAR IN GYUMRI Trend, Azerbaijan Sept 15 2014 15 September 2014, 13:47 An Armenian-Belarusian joint venture for the production of agricultural products can be created in Gyumri. The statement was made by the co-chairman of the Armenian-Belarusian interparliamentary cooperation commission, deputy speaker of the National assembly of Armenia Eduard Sharmazanov after a session of the commission took place Sept.13, the Armenian news agency ARKA reports.

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Nerve News

EU sanctions limit opportunities for dialogue: Moscow

The European Union sanctions against Russia limits the possibilities of bilateral dialogue, Russia's foreign ministry said Monday. The spiral of EU sanctions considerably narrows the opportunities for substantial dialogue, according to a statement released by the ministry after Deputy Foreign Minister Grigory Karasin met with EU envoy to Russia Vygaudas Usackas.

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Armenian Liberty

Belarus Official Downplays 'Obstacles' To Armenia's Eurasian Union Entry

A senior Belarusian official has spoken of remaining "obstacles" to Armenia's membership in the Eurasian Economic Union but said they are likely to be overcome before an upcoming summit of the Russian-led bloc. Speaking to journalists in Yerevan on Sunday, Viktor Guminsky, a deputy speaker of the Belarusian parliament, did do not deny that unlike Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan have some objections regarding the Armenian membership bid.

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Weekday Magazine

U.S. Presses Belarus On 'Disappeared' Lukashenka Critics

Protesters hold pictures of Belarusian opposition politician Viktar Hanchar and businessman Anatol Krasouski. Both men have been missing since 1999.

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CNN

Pro-Russian Rebels release captive Ukrainian troops

But despite the ceasefire, violence continued to flare in the volatile region. As shelling rocked the city throughout the day Sunday, local officials described the situation as "critical."

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AkiPress

09:51 Fighters from Kyrgyzstan win two bronze medals at World Pankration Championship in Minsk

The 2nd official World Pankration Championship took place in Belarus' Minsk on September 10-11, according to the MMA Federation of Kyrgyzstan. In total, 6 sets of medals were played off.

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

Groong

Guminsky: Belarus supports peaceful resolution of Karabakh conflict

Guminsky: Belarus supports peaceful resolution of Karabakh conflict 14:01 13/09/2014 » POLITICS Deputy Speaker of Armenian National Assembly, Co-Chair of Armenia-Belarus Inter-parliamentary Cooperation Committee Edward Sharmazanov met with Deputy Speaker of House of Representatives of Belarusian National Assembly, Co-Chair of Armenia-Belarus Inter-parliamentary Cooperation Committee Viktor Guminsky. Speaking about regional security challenges, Mr Sharmazanov highlighted a peaceful resolution of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict within the OSCE Minsk Group framework.

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PR-inside.com

Minski Zavod Igristyh Vin OAO in Alcoholic Drinks (Belarus) - new company profile report published

Discover key contact details, the company background and their competitive positioning through this collection of snapshot company profiles. Product coverage: Beer, Cider/Perry, RTDs/High-Strength Premixes, Spirits, Wine.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

Arutz Sheva Israel News

Global AgendaBelarus Waives Visa Requirements for Israelis

In a move which will likely boost relations between the two countries considerably, Israel's ambassador to Belarus, Yosef Shagall, has announced that the requirement of an entrance visa to Belarus for Israeli citizens is to be cancelled. The decision was reached after negotiations between the Foreign Ministry in Jerusalem and the government of Belarus.

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WGAL-TV Lancaster

Russian convoy enters Ukraine unchecked

More artillery fire and shelling. More deaths. More disputes surrounding Russian convoys -- filled with aid, according to Moscow, though they were never checked by Ukrainian or International Red Cross officials -- that jetted in and out of eastern Ukraine.

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