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Black Friday in Belarus: Dollar costs 14,150, euro  17,400 rubles

Black Friday in Belarus: Dollar costs 14,150, euro 17,400 rubles  ? 451

19.12, 12:33 Economics

The National Bank has imposed a 30% fee on selling foreign currency.

Lukashenka: Dont lament and groan, just get ready for New Year and Christmas

Lukashenka: Dont lament and groan, just get ready for New Year and Christmas  156

19.12, 14:55 Society

The dictator does not see any problem in the 30% fee on purchase of foreign currency.

Beltelecom blocks Charter website

Beltelecom blocks Charter website  181

19.12, 14:17 Politics

Access to the Charter website has been blocked in Belarus.

Photo-fact: Green men in Minsk

Photo-fact: Green men in Minsk

19.12, 13:18 Politics

A group of soldiers of the Russian army was noticed at the central railway station in Minsk.


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19.12

Natalya Radzina: Amendments to Law on Mass Media adopted because of Charter97 21

18:52, Politics

Natalya Radzina: Amendments to Law on Mass Media adopted because of Charter97

Today Belarus has dropped to the level of Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan.

New law on mass media: Access to site can be restricted without court order even for one violation 7

16:54, Politics

New law on mass media: Access to site can be restricted without court order even for one violation

The National Legal Internet Portal has published the text of the new bill On the Mass Media.

Photo-fact: Minsk residents rush to buy appliances and electronics

16:31, Society

Photo-fact: Minsk residents rush to buy appliances and electronics

Users of social networking websites boast what they managed to buy.

Lukashenka, Poroshenko to meet on Dec 21 10

16:00, Politics

Lukashenka, Poroshenko to meet on Dec 21

Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko will meet with his Ukrainian counterpart Petro Poroshenko on December 21.

Amendments to law on mass media are war of lie against truth 2

14:16, Freedom of speech

Amendments to law on mass media are war of lie against truth

The Political Council of the United Civil Party (UCP) has released a statement.

SBU: Bodies of MH17 victims contain missile fragments 7

13:53, Ukraine

SBU: Bodies of MH17 victims contain missile fragments

The bodies of some of the passengers killed in the plane crash contain metal objects.

Lukashenka steals money from people 58

13:48, Politics

Lukashenka steals money from people

The National Bank of the Republic of Belarus ruled that the Belarusians might sell the currency only at the official rates.

SBU detains Luhansk woman planning terrorist attack in Kyiv 9

13:13, Ukraine

SBU detains Luhansk woman planning terrorist attack in Kyiv

Ukraines SBU state security service has detained a resident of Luhansk who was planning to commit a terrorist attack in the center of Kyiv.

Belarusian Christian Democracy Party: We must protect Charter-97 6

13:05, Politics

Belarusian Christian Democracy Party: We must protect Charter-97

With the closure of the Charter-97 in Belarus a new wave of repressions will take place.

Banks shut down online currency exchange photos

13:04, Society

Banks shut down online currency exchange

It used to be the only way to buy foreign currency without queuing until the morning of December 19.

EU formally publishes anti-Crimean sanctions 3

12:25, Ukraine

EU formally publishes anti-Crimean sanctions

EU restrictive measures on Crimea and Sevastopol approved by the European Union Council on December 18 were published by the Official Journal of the European Union (OJ) on Friday.

Adoptive mother Iryna Motsnaia sentenced to four years in prison 7

12:18, Society

Adoptive mother Iryna Motsnaia sentenced to four years in prison

Iryna Motsnaia from Klimovichy, who was taken the adopted children away from her in summer, has been sentenced to 4 years in prison on December 19.

The day the Belarusians felt free  ? photos 39

10:16, Politics

The day the Belarusians felt free

On December 19, 2010 mass protest against fraud presidential elections were held in Belarus.

Hollande and Merkel arrange new round of talks with Putin and Poroshenko

9:53, Ukraine

Hollande and Merkel arrange new round of talks with Putin and Poroshenko

French President Francois Hollande is counting on major progress in resolving the conflict in Ukraine before the end of this year.

At night MTBank sold US dollars at Br11,970 9

9:00, Economics

At night MTBank sold US dollars at Br11,970

In the all-day exchange office of MTBank situated in the building of a casino, the highest foreign currencys selling rate in Minsk is recorded, Nasha Niva writes.

People in Minsk watch currency exchange offices overnight to buy dollars photos 31

8:51, Society

People in Minsk watch currency exchange offices overnight to buy dollars

Belarus is back in 2011, the time with long queues at currency exchange offices and foreign currency deficit.

Ales Bialiatski: West supports Putin by supporting Lukashenka  ? 6

7:54, Politics

Ales Bialiatski: West supports Putin by supporting Lukashenka

Sanctions are the only effective tool in critical cases.

Obama signs Ukraine Freedom Support Act  ? 12

7:45, Ukraine

Obama signs Ukraine Freedom Support Act

The U.S. President again called on Russia to end its occupation and attempted annexation of the Ukrainian territory.

Photo fact: Belarusians do not believe Lukashenka  ? photos 49

7:44, Economics

Photo fact: Belarusians do not believe Lukashenka

Long queues at currency exchange offices show it.

18.12

Dollar reaches Br11,500, no foreign cash in currency exchange offices  ? 213

16:08, Economics

Dollar reaches Br11,500, no foreign cash in currency exchange offices

Minsk residents say many currency exchange offices do not have foreign cash.

EU Council to approve new sanctions against Crimea

15:53, Ukraine

EU Council to approve new sanctions against Crimea

The Council of the European Union has decided to impose new sanctions against companies in the Ukrainian territory of Crimea, which was illegally annexed by Russia in March.

Russia can ask Lukashenka to leave his post  ? photos 16

15:51, Politics

Russia can ask Lukashenka to leave his post

A round-table discussion Ukraine and Belarus in conditions of Russian aggression was held in Kyiv.

Russia to supply 4 divisions of S-300 to Belarus before October 2015 18

15:37, Army

Russia to supply 4 divisions of S-300 to Belarus before October 2015

The deliveries are provided for by the appropriate agreement.

Portraits of political prisoners emerged in Minsk streets photos 2

14:53, Politics

Portraits of political prisoners emerged in Minsk streets

Portraits of the prisoners of Lukashenkas regime were posted in the Belarusian capital on the Day of Solidarity.

Eduard Lobau: I want to serve in army of free democratic Belarus  ? 9

14:39, Interview

Eduard Lobau: I want to serve in army of free democratic Belarus

Former political prisoner Eduard Lobau keeps his dream alive after four years in prison.

Belarusians can get cheaper visas 5

14:22, Society

Belarusians can get cheaper visas

The Belarus-EU talks might result in cheaper visas for Belarusian citizens.

Dismissed activists from Babruisk fined for hunger strike 9

13:56, Society

Dismissed activists from Babruisk fined for hunger strike

Activists of the Free Belarusian Trade Union were fined 1,050,000 rubles each by the court of Babruisk and the Babruisk district.

Officials will be obliged to declare savings 8

13:21, Society

Officials will be obliged to declare savings

Belarusian officials will be obliged to declare their savings, if they are not in the bank for safety.

Ukrainian journalist to Putin: "When will you stop punitive operation in eastern Ukraine?" photos 27

13:02, Ukraine

Ukrainian journalist to Putin: "When will you stop punitive operation in eastern Ukraine?"

Russian President Vladimir Putin believes that the Russian terrorists acting in the Donbas cannot be called mercenaries.

Lukashenka wants to use euros and dollars in trade with Russia 30

12:53, Economics

Lukashenka wants to use euros and dollars in trade with Russia

The dictator is outraged by the losses suffered by Belarus in trade with Russia.

Merkel: Russia doesnt respect Ukraine sovereignty, so sanctions inevitable 1

12:30, Ukraine

Merkel: Russia doesnt respect Ukraine sovereignty, so sanctions inevitable

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said that sanctions against Russia are inevitable because Moscow does not respect the sovereignty of Ukraine.

Photo fact: Long queues at currency exchange offices in Minsk photos 10

12:17, Economics

Photo fact: Long queues at currency exchange offices in Minsk

Minsk dwellers buy up currency.

Vehicle confiscation for throwing cigarette butts from car 102

9:34, Auto

Vehicle confiscation for throwing cigarette butts from car

Sanctions for environmental pollution may be significantly tightened in 2015.

Maryna Adamovich had a conjugal visit with Mikalai Statkevich 15

9:11, Politics

Maryna Adamovich had a conjugal visit with Mikalai Statkevich

The wife of the political prisoner was allowed to make two hours' conjugal visit with her husband in Mahileu prison.

Belarusians began to withdraw ruble deposits  ? 25

8:02, Economics

Belarusians began to withdraw ruble deposits

It's not a trend yet, but depositors apparently began to lose their nerves.

The trial on Yury Belenki postponed

7:49, Politics

The trial on Yury Belenki postponed

The hearing of an administrative case of Yury Belenki, the vice-chairman of Conservative Christian Party Belarus Peoples Front (BPF), is again postponed.

17.12

Andrzej Poczobutt: Lukashenka is nervous, thats the reason of pressure on mass media 7

18:42, Politics

Andrzej Poczobutt: Lukashenka is nervous, thats the reason of pressure on mass media

The election campaign is gaining momentum: a new instrument of crackdown on online media has appeared.

New law on mass media to apply to bloggers 3

17:01, Society

New law on mass media to apply to bloggers

Owners of blogs are to become responsible for their blogs content.

Arseniy Yatsenyuk: Nuclear weapons in the Crimea are a challenge against the whole world

16:46, Ukraine

Arseniy Yatsenyuk: Nuclear weapons in the Crimea are a challenge against the whole world

Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk called on Russia "to immediately implement Minsk agreements ".

President Komorowski: Poland ready to help Ukraine by supplying it with arms 4

16:32, Ukraine

President Komorowski: Poland ready to help Ukraine by supplying it with arms

Poland is ready to help Ukraine by providing it with weapons, Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski has said.

Meeting of Tripartite Group on Donbas scheduled for Sunday 3

15:57, Ukraine

Meeting of Tripartite Group on Donbas scheduled for Sunday

A trilateral meeting of the contact group to resolve the conflict in the east of Ukraine is planned for Sunday, December 21 in Minsk.

Barys Zhaliba: We should prepare for worst 7

15:55, Economics

Barys Zhaliba: We should prepare for worst

The Russian ruble will continue falling that will speed up the devaluation in Belarus.

Historian Henadz Semyanchuk dismissed from Hrodna university 6

15:47, Society

Historian Henadz Semyanchuk dismissed from Hrodna university

In the university a mopping-up operation against employees for their active citizenship continues.

Grzegorz Schetyna: Lukashenka must release political prisoners 4

15:33, Politics

Grzegorz Schetyna: Lukashenka must release political prisoners

Release of all political prisoners remains the key requirement of Western countries to Belarus.

Lohvinau book shop faces Br 1 bn fine 7

15:02, Society

Lohvinau book shop faces Br 1 bn fine

The iconic place for intellectuals of the Belarusian capital is threatened now.

How to bypass blocking?  ? 46

14:45, Hi-Tech

How to bypass blocking?

There are several easy ways of how to bypass the blocking of our website in Belarus.

Lukashenka asked to lift sanctions 65

14:43, Politics

Lukashenka asked to lift sanctions

Today the dictator stood up for Putin and demanded to lift Western sanctions.

Turchynov says Russia may start continental war 5

14:08, Ukraine

Turchynov says Russia may start continental war

Newly appointed Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council Oleksandr Turchynov said on Wednesday that Russia might begin a full-scale continental war.

Russia transfers to Belarus new fighter aircraft planes 17

13:21, Army

Russia transfers to Belarus new fighter aircraft planes

The number of Russian Air Force aircraft in Belarus will be increased in 2015.

Michael McFaul: Russia's elite is in panic, Medvedev waits for removing from office 14

13:14, Russia

Michael McFaul: Russia's elite is in panic, Medvedev waits for removing from office

A former United States ambassador to Moscow finds the reshuffle in the Government of the Russian Federation possible in the coming weeks.

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