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Supporters of presidential candidate Sviatlana Tichanouskaya attend an election campaign rally in Ba
Anti-gov't protests rock last Soviet republic, Belarus

Independent polls suggest President Lukasheko's approval rating stands at 3%.

By LEON SVERDLOV
25/07/2020
Shunning virus lockdown, Belarus stages crowded Victory Day parade

Lukashenko, who has ruled Belarus since 1994, has called fears over the coronavirus a "psychosis" and variously suggested drinking vodka, visiting saunas or playing ice hockey to beat the disease.

By REUTERS
09/05/2020
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Russia hints at Belarus joining in a unified state for oil deal

Russia and Belarus have been discussing possible deeper integration in a union state for around two decades

By REUTERS
14/02/2020
Actor Michael Douglas poses with his father Kirk Douglas and son Cameron Douglas during the unveilin
Belarus Jewish community holds memorial for Kirk Douglas

Douglas, who died last week in Los Angeles at the age of 103, was born Issur Danielovitch in Amsterdam, New York, to Yiddish-speaking Jewish parents.

By MARCY OSTER/JTA
11/02/2020
Project MEGA students engage hands, head, feet in Belarus

“My grandfather died on this land. And we lost his grave,” said Iliana Svechin, from Rutgers Hillel in the United States.

Members of the Pincus family in Belarus prior to their immigration
A 'swab of spit’ reunites extended family after a century

The Pincus family had been separated through time and space, but thanks to DNA testing, they have finally found each other.

RHYTHMIC GYMNAST Linoy Ashram captured a gold medal for Israel yesterday at the European Games. Ashr
Plenty of hardware for Israelis in Minsk

Ashram, Richter lead way as blue-and-white athletes grab three golds, three silvers at European Games.

By JOSHUA HALICKMAN
26/06/2019
Coffins, containing the bones of over 1000 Jews murdered in Holocaust await burial in Belarus.
1,214 Belarusian Jews murdered by Nazis get final resting place

The construction site where they were found used to be located in the Brest Ghetto during the Holocaust.

A woman walks past a bust of Soviet leader Joseph Stalin in an exhibit dedicated to the Battle of St
Jews help build restaurant near Stalin-era graves, protests against it turn antisemitic

Several Jewish businessmen were involved when the complex opened last June.

By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ/JTA
22/05/2019
Over 1,000 bodies found in Holocaust-era mass grave in Belarus

While it was known that the building site might contain a few dozen bodies, nobody expected such a large number.

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