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This Dictator Accidentally Told People To Get Naked And Work. So They Did.

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 06.28.2016 | World

People in the eastern European country of Belarus are mocking their leader’s authoritarian ways and apparent verbal flub by stripping naked at work....

A Rendezvous in Belarus

Stephen Schwartz | Posted 10.14.2015 | Religion
Stephen Schwartz

On November 8, the Nobel Prize for literature was bestowed on the Belarusian journalist Svetlana Alexievich, aged 67. It was among the few instances in which the work of the laureate was focused outside the traditional areas of poetry, fiction, and drama.

An Interview with Andrei Sannikov on the HBO Documentary, Dangerous Acts Starring the Unstable Elements of Belarus

Regina Weinreich | Posted 09.06.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

The tensions between Ukraine and Russia make the news daily, but in Belarus, a regime has been in place for 20 years, imprisoning opposition, or elimi...

A Tale of Ukraine, Crimea Crisis and Glenn Greenwald

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 05.30.2014 | Politics
Nikolas Kozloff

It's a truly outlandish spectacle to see leading left figures go through their ideological contortions, which are becoming more and more bizarre by the day.

Belarusian Prez To Putin: My Fish Is Bigger Than Yours

Reuters | Posted 09.30.2013 | World

MINSK (Reuters) - Just days after Russian President Vladimir Putin landed a giant pike on a fishing trip, his Belarussian counterpart Alexander Lukash...

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...

Assange, Correa and the Belarus Imbroglio: Hard Questions Which the Left Must Answer

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 11.11.2012 | World
Nikolas Kozloff

For anyone displaying a moral compass, Belarus should be a very simple open and shut case. Yet, because Lukashenko has opposed Washington, the international left chooses to ignore what is happening there.

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...

An Embrace Between Equals: Alexander Lukashenko and Raúl Castro

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 08.28.2012 | World
Yoani Sanchez

To commemorate 20 years of diplomatic relations between Havana and Minsk, Raúl Castro received the man who is considered "the last dictator in Europe" at the Palace of the Revolution.

Crimes Against Humanity--And Fashion: World's Worst-Dressed Dictators

TruTV.com | Posted 04.02.2012 | Weird News

Crushing entire nations can leave little time for wardrobe decisions. From Adolf Hitler to Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, dictators past and present have on...

Belarus Dictator: 'Better To Be A Dictator Than Gay'

Reuters | Posted 05.04.2012 | World

BERLIN, March 4 (Reuters) - Belarussia's Alexander Lukashenko on Sunday criticised EU politicians who have threatened him with further sanctions and...

Americans Stand Up to Europe's Last Dictator. Will Europe?

Sohrab Ahmari | Posted 02.20.2012 | World
Sohrab Ahmari

By supporting the Belarusian people, the EU can help ensure that the continent becomes a "dictator-free zone."

WATCH: Belarusian KGB Vs. Social Media

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 08.23.2011 | World

MINSK, Belarus (AP) – Belarusian authorities have detained more than 450 people for clapping their hands and stomping their feet in a series of anti...

Curtis M. Wong

Underground Belarusian Theater Troupe Returns To New York

HuffingtonPost.com | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 06.17.2011 | Arts

Most artists grapple with various challenges in their decision to pursue a career in the theater, from first-time audition jitters to long-term financ...

Belarus President Sworn In Among Protests And Opposition

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MINSK, Belarus (AP) -- The authoritarian president of Belarus has taken the oath of office for a fourth term with a warning that no dissent will be to...

Russia Uses Energy As Foreign Policy By Cutting Belarus Gas Supply

csmonitor.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Russia began shutting off gas supplies to its neighbor Belarus on Monday, in an energy dispute with familiar political undertones....