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There are 31 item(s) tagged with the keyword "belarus".

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1. Ignorance is Not Strength

Belarus moves to ban George Orwell's dystopian classic 1984.

Tags: government, dissent, literature, Belarus
2. Sabotage Behind the Lines

Belarusian railway officials say that sabotage has been preventing reinforcement to Russian forces in Ukraine.

Tags: belarus, war in ukraine, train
3. Bellyaching in Belarus

Locals near Belarus's border with Ukraine have complaints about ill-mannered interlopers: Russian troops.

Tags: Ukraine, men, military, belarus
4. The Breadwinner

"Any region [of the Russian Federation], a Russian citizen, a Russian person – these are our people. We have never split. Can we help with something in agriculture – please. We will give the last grain, super-elite [grain], so all is well."

–  From the website of Alexander Lukashenko, President of Belarus, on December 2.
Tags: belarus, alexander lukashenko, lukashenko, agricultura, grain
5. Belarus, Bigwigs, and Boasting

"I knew Hafez Assad, I knew Saddam Hussein, I knew Muammar Gaddafi. We had very good and close relationships with them. We met with them. I'll tell you, the greatest thinkers!”

– President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko name drops on November 10.
Tags: european union, border, crisis, poland, belarus, migrants, alexander lukashenko
6. Remembering the Good Times, Lukashenko Style

An exhibit showing off the machine gun of our favorite mustached president (alongside other artifacts from August 2020 unrest) is currently gracing Minsk's Independence Palace.

Tags: politics, protest, belarus, lukashenko
7. Earth Hour, Eurovision, and Eggs

In this week's Odder News, the lights go out for Earth Hour; egg sandwiches get their due; and a huge crack opens up in a St. Petersburg apartment building.

Tags: earth hour, belarus, st. petersburg, breakfast, sex, eurovision
8. Lukashenko Gets the Putin Treatment

The President of Belarus is the subject of a new corruption investigation from Radio Free Europe.

Tags: journalism, lukashenko, belarus, corruption
9. Why Didn't We Think Of That?

“If you don't like the current president, only elections can solve the issue.”

– President Alexander Lukashenko, of the former Soviet state Belarus, known for having rigged elections last year to continue his run since 1995, among other things.

Tags: belarus, government, elections
10. Party Like It's Belarus

The president of Russia's neighbor Belarus ended 2020 the same way he started it: in denial over the coronavirus pandemic.

Tags: government, politics, New Year, coronavirus, lukashenko, belarus

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