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Belarusian authorities step up pressure on opposition before street protests

During searches of social and "green" activists and anarchists, law...

President ensures continuity of state administration with young middle-level personnel

President Lukashenka continues to rotate staff and rejuvenate heads...

Belarusian authorities resumed arrests of opposition

Following crackdown and arrests of participants in the spring...

Belarusian authorities may have to reform KGB

External factors and complications in Russo-Belarusian relations...

Opposition and authorities start preparations for local elections in 2018

The authorities aim to depoliticise society before the 2017/2018...

Death penalty discussion in Belarus: yet not ready for either abolition or moratorium

The Belarusian authorities have launched a discussion on the...

Belarusian authorities attempt to mitigate public response to innovations in education

Education officials have managed to relax tension in society and...

Authorities weaken optimistic expectations of opposition with repression

After serving a five-day administrative arrest, opposition politician...

Belarusian army is forced to change information policy

The Belarusian Defence Ministry has demonstrated greater openness,...

West-2017 Russo-Belarussian military drill causes controversy in Belarusian society

The Russo-Belarusian military drill and its scenario, which envisaged...