Russian human rights activist detained in the Belarusian court

Society During a break in the October district court of Minsk detained by the observation mission of the Committee on International Control over the Human Rights Situation in Belarus, Ivan Kondratenko.As the Head of Mission Valentin Gefter, Kondratenko came to security officials in civilian clothes, watched his documents and taken to the police department of the Moscow region.

"Now he has checked the documents. He is a citizen of the Russian Federation. It is not known, due to what and for what reason he was arrested, "- said Hefter.

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OSCE alarmed by the attack on freedom of speech in Belarus

Society The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) Alarmed by the persecution of independent media in Belarus.

Today in Vienna, the OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media Dunja Mijatovic, the authorities continue an attack on freedom of speech.

On Wednesday, the Information Ministry has filed suit in the Supreme Economic Court to stop the publication of opposition newspapers "Narodnaya Volya" and "Nasha Niva. "

Authorities believe are harmful to society publication of newspapers about the explosion in the Minsk metro on March 11 and presidential election December 19 last year.

Belarusian-Ukrainian exercises canceled

Society Belarusian-Ukrainian air defense exercises, which were to begin on April 28, indefinitely postponed. BelaPAN was informed in the press service of the Ministry of Defence.

Cancel the exercise due to the fact that the Verkhovna Rada has not passed a law allowing foreign troops to the territory of Ukraine for participation in exercises in 2011y explained in the defense establishment. Consideration of the bill in parliament is scheduled for May 11.

As theand BelaPAN Command Air Forces and Air Defence Forces of Belarus, the official telegram from the Ukrainian Ministry of Defence about the cancellation of the exercise is

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Azubalis: In the event of an accident at the Belarusian nuclear power plant could be paralyzed all Lithuania

Society Lithuania is not against the plans of Belarus and the Kaliningrad region to use nuclear energy, but it did not agree with the fact that "nuclear power plant will be built close to densely populated areas and to comply with international safety standards." Such a statement in an interview with the Lithuanian agency did DELFI Lithuanian Foreign Minister Azubalis. He also said that the initiator of the project "the people, to put it mildly, is not important."

On the issue of assessing the Belarusian government plans to build a nuclear power plant, 30 kilometers from the border with

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Minsk look for in Ashgabat gas and loans

Society Today begins the official visit of Alexander Lukashenko in Turkmenistan. Experts believe that Lukashenko will agree on gas supply and prompt credit. Also mention that the last time Lukashenko was in Turkmenistan in 2009. And last year, the president Berdymuhamedav attended an official visit to Belarus.

According to the Administration of the President of Belarus, the heads of state will hold talks in Ashgabat on two levels — in the narrow and expanded format. We will focus on the development of trade and economic cooperation. According to official statistics, there is work to do. Last year, Turkmenistan, which has

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Ambassador of Russia announced the loan terms

Society Today, speaking to students at the University of Physical Education of Belarus, the Russian Ambassador to Belarus Alexander Surikov confirmed Moscow's readiness to give Belarus a stabilization loan of 3 billion dollars, but formulated the conditions under which they may be given. This was reported by the Interfax news agency.

"There will be stabilization loans: loan for $ 1 billion from Russia and a $ 2 billion crisis fund of the Eurasian Economic Community. These loans are not for eating away, and on the development of the situation in the Belarusian economy," — he said.

The level

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Why Surikov spoke of the introduction of the Russian ruble in Belarus?

Society Tsigankov: Russian Ambassador to Belarus Alexander Surikov said he believes the actual resumption of negotiations on the introduction of the Russian ruble in Belarus as a single payment. "The situation is, frankly, actualized. Perhaps it makes sense to start talking, "- said Surikov told reporters on Wednesday in Minsk. As this happened, I had in mind Surikov, which is a" situation "?

Koktyish: C one side, we see the "beautiful menezhment" of the Belarusian authorities in the currency and economic issues on which society is beginning to heat up and boils. And there are tips from the Russian

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Social networks in Belarus: Facts and Figures

Society for last year the number of Internet users has increased by 500 thousands of people. Experts J'Son & Partners Consulting said that in the years 2010-2014. Belarusian audience of social networks will increase by 25-27% annually.

These RG media and BigFish Consulting Facebakers tut.by the beginning 2011a.

The survey registered in Lithuania Independent Institute of Socio-Economic and Political Studies:

On March 2011 in Belarus, there were 3.54 million internet users. For last year this figure rose to 500,000.

In ByNet there are 70,000 sites.

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Ministry of Information demands to stop the publication of newspapers Nasha Niva and Narodnaya Volya

Society Ministry of Information on April 25 filed suit in the Supreme Economic Court of Belarus to discontinue the newspapers "Nasha Niva" and "Narodnaya Volya", BelTA learned from the Ministry of Information.

This decision was taken in accordance with paragraph 2.2. Point 2 of the law art.51 of Belarus "On Mass Media" in relation to the imposition of the editors mentioned publications for two years or more written warnings.

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Minister Kuleshov asks extra money on security

Society Three more explosions, which planned to make the organizers of the explosion in Minsk subway on April 11, should have happened in the capital. This was today told reporters Interior Minister Anatoly Kuleshov, speaking in the House of Representatives.

The minister said that the two excited criminal casesa. One — against the organizers of the explosion, the other — against law enforcement officers who, because of his negligence, failed to prevent an explosion in the subway.

Anatoly Kuleshov from the rostrum of the Oval Hall admitted in Belarus, except for transport, "there is a sufficient number of

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