Stories about Belarus from November, 2006
Mihai Moscovici wonders if, following the Minsk CIS Summit, Moldova may turn into Europe's next Belarus.
TOL's Belarus Blog writes about the scandal involving Russian journalists that broke out during the CIS summit in the Belarusian capital. Also, there's a post about the pain the summit is causing to downtown Minsk.
A former presidential candidate, Aleksandr Kozulin, has celebrated his 51st birthday in prison, in relative obscurity, and with no food – because he's been on hunger strike for over a month already, writes TOL's Belarus Blog.
According to TOL's Belarus Blog, Aleksandr Lukashenko admits to having rigged the last election. Well, sort of.
TOL's Belarus Blog writes about one Belarusian newspaper's ordeal.
Only one more month until Esperanto Day! If you would like to participate you can sign up here, especially if you would like help with translation. Nur unu monato ĝis Esperanto-Tago! Se vi volus partopreni, vi povas enskribiĝi ĉi tie, speciale se vi deziras helpon je tradukado. Welcome back for...
TOL's Belarus Blog writes about “Soviet retro” – which includes something quite surreal: a new regulation introduced by the Belarusian government, requiring “the Ministry of Education to create and approve a state concept for youth fashion by the New Year.”
TOL's Belarus Blog writes about an unsuccessful conference on Belarus recently held in Poland: “In regard to the western participants, I was surprised at the lack of real knowledge or understanding about Belarus, both past and present. With the Belarusians, I was again reminded of the unfortunate tendency of think...
TOL's Belarus Blog posts a Belarusian-language podcast with the opposition leader Aleksandr Milinkevich.
Some 95 million tourists visited the Czech Republic in 2003 – and only 90,000 toured Belarus in 2005, writes TOL's Belarus Blog.
TOL's Belarus Blog catches the Economist on a country-naming gaffe.
TOL's Belarus Blog posts a weekly digest of the Belarusian blogosphere and writes about the sentencing of a young activist.