Lukashenko and Putin

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Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko Gifts Russian President Vladimir Putin Tractor For 70th Birthday

Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko gifted Russian President Vladimir Putin a tractor for his 70th birthday. This came when all the leaders of the ex-Soviet nations met at the Czarist-era Konstantin Palace in St Petersburg. Notably, tractors have been the pride of Belarusian industries since soviet times. Lukashenko told the reporters that he used a model in his garden, similar to the one he gifted Putin.

Sat, 08 Oct 2022 - 08:01 PM / by Shibu Immanuel S

Tags: Russia, Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko, Vladimir Putin, St Petersburg

Courtesy: Hindustan Times

The World Bank

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World Bank Halts All Projects In Russia, Belarus: Russia-Ukraine Crisis

The World Bank on March 2, announced halting all of its ongoing projects in Russia and Belarus with immediate effects in response to the invasion of Ukraine. "There has also been no new leading approved to Belarus since mid-2020," informed the international financial institution. Meanwhile, on March 1, the World bank announced $3 billion in support to Ukraine along with IMF's emergency assistance to the country.

Thu, 03 Mar 2022 - 11:03 AM / by Madhvi Jha

Tags: World Bank, Russia, Ukraine, Moscow, Belarus

Courtesy: ANI

Russia-Ukraine meeting

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Ukraine-Russia Leaders Hold Talks At Belarus Amid Ongoing Invasion

Ukraine and Russia held the first set of talks after recent attacks, amid the ongoing Ukraine-Russia crisis, on February 28. The talks are being held between Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and Belarus leader Alexander Lukashenko, at the Belarussian Border. This is the first negotiation talks, after Russian troops launched offensives against Ukraine, at the border. The talks between the leaders of two nations are underway, with certain… read-more

Mon, 28 Feb 2022 - 06:55 PM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: Russia-Ukraine crisis, Official talks, Russians, Invasion, Belarus

Courtesy: Hindustan Times

A person using a phone

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Costing $2.8 Bn, India Tops Global List Of Internet Shutdowns

The Global Cost of Internet Shutdowns Report by UK-based firm Top10VPN has revealed that India accounted for nearly three-fourth of the worldwide internet curbs. Restricting internet use for 8,927 hours, the shutdown cost India $2.8 billion in 2020. Besides, India topped the list of 21 countries in terms of internet curbs. Reportedly, the calculation of the cost was done by using indicators from the World Bank, the International… read-more

Tue, 05 Jan 2021 - 05:17 PM / by Richa Nigam

Tags: India, Internet, Belarus, internet blackouts

Courtesy: Bloomberg Quint

Belarusian protestors on Minsk roads

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Belarus Protests Demanding President's Resignation Continue; Over 700 Detained

Amid ongoing protests, Belarusian government arrested over 700 protestors on October 11, mostly pensioners and some already facing court-hearings. The opposition-led protestors have been protesting since August, alleging President Alexander Lukashenko of rigging the elections. Reportedly, the opposition leader Tsikhanouskaya has also asked for sanctions by US and EU on Lukashenko and his supporters. Earlier, authorities had detained over 40… read-more

Tue, 13 Oct 2020 - 01:05 PM / by Nitesh Kumar Singh

Tags: Belarus, President Alexander Lukashenko, Protests, President elections, election riggin, European Union

Courtesy: The Hindu

Alexander Lukashenko

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Belarus: Alexander Lukashenko Took Oath As President Amid Protests

Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko on September 23 took charge as the President for the sixth time. Reportedly, the ceremony happened at Minsk, where the Chief of Election Commission handed over the official ID card of the President's post. Lukashenko said, "we were defending our values, our peaceful life, sovereignty and independence.” People of Belarus have been protesting for last six weeks after Lukashenko won the term with a majority… read-more

Wed, 23 Sep 2020 - 09:00 PM / by Mahadevan K V

Tags: Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko, Elections, Protests

Courtesy: Al-Jazeera

Maria Kalesnikova addressing the public at protests

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Belarus Protest: Maria Kalesnikava detained at Ukraine Border

On September 8, Belarus' opposition leader Maria Kalesnikava was detained at the Ukraine border. She is one of the top faces of the mass protest raged against Alexander Lukashenko's election as president in August. The outcry started after Lukashenko's re-election extending his 26-year rule amid vote-rigging allegations. The government cracked down during the protests on September 6, arresting over 600 people. Reportedly the regime’s… read-more

Tue, 08 Sep 2020 - 02:10 PM / by Nitesh Kumar Singh

Tags: Belarus, Ukraine, Protests, Presidential Election 2020, Russia

Courtesy: BloombergQuint

Belarus Protest

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Belarus: Authorities Revoke Accreditation of 15 Journalists

The Belarusian Association of Journalists (BAJ) reported that 15 Belarusian journalists working for the BBC and other foreign media had their accreditation removed by the authorities. Displeasure was expressed against the same, while many stating that independent journalism was being suppressed. The decision came three weeks after the media coverage of the anti-government protests in Belarus that erupted… read-more

Sun, 30 Aug 2020 - 05:32 PM / by Tania Mukhopadhyay

Tags: President Alexander Lukashenko, Belarus, Elections, journalist

Courtesy: Business World

Women stage protests in Belarus capital, Minsk

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Belarus President Elected For His Sixth Term; People Demands Re-Election

As much as 6,000 people were detained in different cities of Belarus including its capital Minsk, for protesting against the election result as President Alexander Lukashenko was re-elected for his sixth term, with 26 year authoritarian rule over the country. Human chains were formed in order to show dissent, demanding re-count of votes. "We stand a peaceful protest," said Ksenia Ilyashevich (23) IT specialist, one among the protesters.

Thu, 13 Aug 2020 - 02:45 PM / by Kajol Pravina

Tags: Belarus, Protests, President Alexander Lukashenko, Minsk, Elections

Courtesy: Firstpost