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Righteous Among the Nations, Lyubov Volchek, in Belarus

90-year-old who saved Jew in Holocaust found living in poverty in Belarus

Lyubov Volchek was recognized as a "Righteous Among the Nations' for sheltering an 11-year-old Jewish girl during the Holocaust.

18/03/2021

Lukashenko says Belarus may submit new Eurovision entry after backlash

"They are starting to press us on all fronts. Even at Eurovision, I see," Lukashenko said, in his first public comments about the backlash to the anti-protest anthem.

By REUTERS
13/03/2021
An Orthodox church, right, and Catholic church, le

Synagogue in Belarus is for sale to anyone willing to restore it

Vitebsk today only has a few dozen Jews. In 2017, that community saw its first opening of a synagogue in over a century.

By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ/JTA
30/01/2021

Unit of Belarus nuclear plant taken offline after safety system triggered

The plant was previously taken offline shortly after being formally inaugurated by President Alexander Lukashenko.

By REUTERS
16/01/2021

Belarus fines Holocaust survivor displaying symbolic protest flag

“Lukashenko’s regime has trampled on the most basic human freedoms, destroyed the foundations of humanity and the rule of law in the country.”

By JOE BAUR/JTA
17/12/2020
Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko attends a meeting with Chairman of the Board of the Eurasi

Thousands of anti-Lukashenko protesters march in Belarus, dozens detained

Military vehicles and water cannon were seen on Minsk streets on Sunday, while uniformed men, many in helmets, grabbed people in civilian clothes.

By REUTERS
06/12/2020

Belarus' Lukashenko to resign following adoption of new constitution

He said the current constitution needed reforming as too much power was concentrated in the hands of the president and that there would be "trouble" if he handed over the reins now.

By REUTERS
27/11/2020

Belarus opposition asks European prosecutors to probe torture accusations

Belarus has been rocked by months of anti-government protests after veteran leader Alexander Lukashenko claimed victory in an Aug. 9 presidential election.

By REUTERS
27/11/2020
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