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CONTAINER INFORMATION

Abbreviation

BLR

Website

Belarus

Established

8/25/1991

Discontinued

 

Last Modified

9/24/2007


Institutions

Belarus Executive

Belarus House of Representatives

State

Brest

Homyel

Hrodna

Mahilyow

Minsk

Vitsebsk


DESCRIPTION

After seven decades as a constituent republic of the USSR, Belarus attained its independence in 1991. It has retained closer political and economic ties to Russia than any of the other former Soviet republics. Belarus and Russia signed a treaty on a two-state union on 8 December 1999 envisioning greater political and economic integration. Although Belarus agreed to a framework to carry out the accord, serious implementation has yet to take place. Since his election in July 1994 as the country's first president, Alexander LUKASHENKO has steadily consolidated his power through authoritarian means. Government restrictions on freedom of speech and the press, peaceful assembly, and religion continue. Religious Adherents http://www.thearda.com/internationalData/countries/Country_21_2.asp Christian 70.10% Non-religious 24.60% Atheist 4.70% Jewish 0.30% Muslim 0.30%


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Category

Headline

Contributor

4/12/2008 2:00 pm

News

Jewish remains dug up in Belarus

ChronoT

3/18/2006 1:00 am

News

Belarus Leader Loved by Many of His People

Sir Reginald Featherbottom III

5/5/2005 2:00 pm

News

Bush: Belarus Last Dictatorship in Europe

Sir Reginald Featherbottom III

1/21/2005 12:00 am

News

US eyes Belarus: Belarus - dubbed an 'outpost of tyranny' by US - resists change

Picimpalious

11/19/2004 12:00 am

Idiocy

Belarus Accuses U.S. of Rights Abuses

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