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Alexander Lukashenko Belarus

Europe's Last Dictator

Reuters | Posted 01.27.2013 | World

MINSK, Nov 27 (Reuters) - He is a pariah in the West, viewed suspiciously by Russia and loathed by opponents in exile or jail, but Belarussian Presi...

Student Imprisoned For Snapping Photos Of Teddy Bears

The Huffington Post | Alyssa Creamer | Posted 08.14.2012 | College

Posting photographs of tiny teddy bears on the internet usually lands a person on Reddit. It doesn't usually land a person in prison. However, Bel...

‘Europe’s Last Dictator’ Tightens Internet Control

AP | YURAS KARMANAU | Posted 03.07.2012 | Technology

MINSK, Belarus — Belarus' authoritarian government further tightened its control over citizens' access to Internet on Friday with a new law that...

As Belarus Battles Economic Meltdown, President Tightens Grip

AP | YURAS KARMANAU | Posted 12.14.2011 | World

MINSK, Belarus — Belarus' authoritarian president is trying to tighten his grip on the ex-Soviet nation with new legislation that boosts the alr...

Putin Says Merger Russia And Belarus Is 'Possible' And 'Desirable'

AP | Posted 10.01.2011 | World

SELIGER LAKE, Russia — Prime Minister Vladimir Putin says he supports calls for Russia to merge with its western neighbor Belarus. Belarus has be...