Pensioners defying riot police in Belarus. Who are they?
Internet users were shocked to see footage from Minsk where riot police forces were grabbing elderly people into detention during street rallies. Euroradio has found out who those pensioners treated as a threat by the police are.
Greetings from the Soviet past. Belarusians protest against compulsory labor and the tax on parasitism
There have been protests for a month throughout Belarus against the tax collection from the unemployed. Thousands of Belarusians express their displeasure in the streets with the decree of the President Alexander Lukashenko, who introduced the so-called tax on “parasitism” in the country. The law returned the concept "parasite" from the Soviet past. The unemployed were raided, caught and sent to community service at that time.
The number of passengers welcomed at the Minsk international gateway in January 2018 grew 13.3%, according to the airport's website.
An international solidarity campaign helps Belarusians detained during the March 2017 protests as well as their families.
Free Wi-Fi will first appear at two major metro stations but all the stations will be covered later in the year.
Belarus' High-Technologies Park (HTP) posted a record high export of $1 billion last year.
Belarusian Vice Prime Minister Anatol Kalinin says foreigners entering the country via the Minsk international airport will be able to stay visa-free for ten days approximately from July-August 2018.
Belarus is No 18 on the list of countries with the most comfortable and technologically advanced services, according to a research revealed by Artezio.
Business development officials in the Belarusian city of Viciebsk report a surge in the number of legal entities being registered by miners from the neighboring Russia and the Baltic states.