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.
An international solidarity campaign helps Belarusians detained during the March 2017 protests as well as their families.
The first ever criminal case on cryptocurrency theft is opened in Belarus after a Minsk-based bitcoin owner fell victim to a swindler.
More than 54000 tourists from 67 countries visited Belarus using the visa-free regime.
President Alexander Lukashenka inks a key document designed to eliminate red tape and improve business climate in Belarus.
Vocalists from 19 countries will participate in the fourth edition of the Minsk International Christmas Singing Competition organized by the National Academic Bolshoi Opera and Ballet Theater of Belarus on 14-20 December 2017.
Belarus is better than Ukraine, Moldova and Kazakhstan but behind Georgia and Russia in the latest Global Cybersecurity Index released by International Telecommunication Union.
The US Embassy in Minsk will begin to issue visas for all Belarus citizens in early 2018, US Charge d'Affairs in Belarus Robert Riley told reporters at a news conference on 1 November.