Stories about Belarus from August, 2008
Lj user lemantar enumerates (RUS) various consequences for Russia of the war with Georgia from a Belarusian perspective.
The Being Had Times reported that Belarus has won two bronze medals in the Beijing Olympics so far, one in Greco-Roman by Mikhail Semenov and one in weightlifting by Anastasia Novikova.
Osteuropablog discusses (GER) an article on Russian newssite Novyj Region 2, claiming that Moscow is disappointed with failing support from Minsk during the Russo-Georgian conflict.
Roma Gypsy Romany Gypsy reposted an article describing how Roma in Belarus are still discriminated from access to education, with a mere 2% Romani finishing secondary school.
Vitaly Portnikov comments on (RUS) the new and restrictive Belarusian media law that has now been confirmed by the country's president, Alyaksandr Lukashenka.
The 8th Circle discusses the political situation in Belarus for the upcoming 28th of September parliamentary elections.
Malishevsky analyses (RUS) Belarussian President's Alyaksandr Lukashenka, relationship to God from his frequent invocations of higher powers in speeches and public appearances, especially when it comes to foreign relations.
LJ user fobosanddeimos comments upon (RUS) a recent survey by Evraziysky Monitor, showing big differences between post-soviet states, which form an obstacle for prospects of integration.
Daniel Rodrigo [Spanish] posted photos of a “manual” for Belarussian journalists, a promotional leaflet on a documentary about the lack of freedom of speech in Belarus.