Moscow and Minsk signed a contract to build a nuclear power plant in Belarus

"Atomstroyexport" (JSC "ASE", the company state corporation "Rosatom") and the State "Management of construction of a nuclear power plant" (Belarus) signed a contract agreement for the construction of reactors number 1 and 2 nuclear power plant in Byelorussia.


On the part of the customer contract agreement signed by the Director GU "Directorate of the Nuclear Power Plant" Mikhail Filimonov, by general contractor — President of "Atomstroyexport" Alexander Glukhov.

According to the President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko, "this is a great achievement," and it is "worth it for Belarus." He expressed his gratitude to Russia for the

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Even today, May 11

Society Blitz review of events and those in Belarus, a world history.

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…rain, a little cloudy. Temperature: 14-22 plus.

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Continuation of the three trials of protesters December 19, 2010: in the courts Partyzanski, Moscow, and the Frunze district of Minsk.

The opening of two new trials of participants in the protest December 19, 2010: in the courts Condo and Leninsky districts of Minsk.


The women's movement FEMEN protest against ships in Belarus at the Independence Square in Kiev. From the press release movement: "As a sign of protest against the vusataga

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Putin is going to Minsk

Society The Heads of Government of the CIS and EurAsEC Interstate Council will meet on May 19 in Minsk.

About This was announcedand learned from the press service of the Ministry of Foreign Minister of Belarus.

May 19 will also host the EurAsEC Interstate Council (the supreme body of the Customs Union) at the level of Heads of Governments of Belarus, Kazakhstan and Russia.

His preliminary hearing at the level of Heads of Government held in Minsk on March 15 2011a. The discussion focused on the issues of forming a single economic space. An agreement was reached to

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Russia and Belarus will petrodollars

Society of the Russian Government enacted a bill on changes to the 2011 budget amendments by the need of distribution of expected additional revenues from oil sales of 1.46 trillion Russian rubles, "Kommersant".

Simultaneously, the expenditure side of the Russian budget will be submitted to an article that allows the Russian government to provide credit assistance to Belarus — through EurAsEC anti-crisis fund — the amount of 14 billion Russian rubles, which is about 500 million.

Belarus requested in the aforementioned anti-crisis fund loan of 2 billion.

In the EEC, except for Belarus and Russia, includes Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan

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Standard & Poor's: Belarus can more problem loans

Society Experts Standard & Poor's said that the ability of the government of Belarus to support the economy and provide public sector spending declined.

"To meet the needs of a fairly weak economy the government uses the resources of the national banking system, and if the Belarusian government fails to reverse the negative economic trend and in particular to change the situation with external reserves, the banking system of this country can not avoid steady decline in asset quality and profitability," — quoted by the Interfax news release Standard & Poor's.

"According to our observations, the Belarusian banks to rapidly

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F.Kontra: we are also open to dialogue … after the release of political prisoners

Society Heads of diplomatic missions of the EU countries that accredited in Minsk, as well as a representative of the U.S. diplomatic mission today laid red carnations at the Eternal Flame at the Victory Square in Minsk.   His absence from the May 9 Victory Square during the official celebration of the victory over Nazi Germany ambassadors have explained to them that this was not invited to the ceremony. "The invitation was only a military attache. And they were present yesterday at the festival," said "Freedom," the ambassadors of Poland and Lithuania Edminas Bagdonas and Leszek Sherepka.   The head

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The involvement of Belarus

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The other day on our site was published translation of the article "What the West is wrong about Belarus?" International Editor Economist Edward Lucas. This text is concerned spawned debate on our site.

We invited experts from around the world to take part in this debate and express their opinions about how an article by Mr. Lucas, as well as about the problem, which he formulates.

David Marples, a Canadian historian and political scientist, professor at the University of Alberta in Edmonton

Article by Edward Lucas of Belarus is a well-written and funny polemical text, but

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On May 12, the European Parliament will discuss the situation with human rights in Belarus

Society As the press service of the European Parliament, the debate will be held during the session, which runs from 9 to 12 May in Strasbourg. Following the discussion, MEPs will adopt a resolution.

20 January the European Parliament adopted a resolution which condemned the harsh repression in Belarus on the day of the presidential election and called on the EU Council to conduct an independent investigation into the events under the auspices of the OSCE.

The European Parliament also called on the EU to immediately impose sanctions against Belarusian officials involved in the repression during the presidential campaign. Sanctions

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Paul Seviarynets. Portrait against a lattice

Society I thank God who gave me such a son.

30th December 1976 brought me to the first feeding the boy. I leaned over him tenderly, but saw with horror — not him, not my son. Started shouting. Sisters ran, took the baby, brought another. And this is my! This bass, loud-mouthed, native.Since then, the fear that anything with my son happened to not lose. And the prayer for him.

I always feel that with him.

All life — a teacher. Dream and work, what should be my disciple.

That Paul — the embodiment of that dream.

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Finns express solidarity with Belarus

Society May 10 in Helsinki, Finland, at the National Theatre held "An Evening of freedom in Belarus." From the stage of the theater will feature poetry of the former presidential candidate Vladimir Neklyaeva, a story about the current situation in Belarus, the processes of ex-presidential candidates and protesters on December 19.

One of the organizers of the rally of solidarity with Belarus in Finland — the daughter of the poet and former presidential candidate Eva Neklyaeva — He says that the Finns are very excited about what is happening in Belarus in recent months:

"When I talked with representatives

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