Kudrin: Russia and Belarus for a month can conclude negotiations on loans

Society "I would like us to complete within a month, but it depends on the nature (of negotiations — Interfax) whether difficulties with the issues that we discussed," — said Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Alexei Kudrin.

"I met Monday with the Minister of Finance of Belarus, we exchanged information, answer each other's questions, I have an understanding of what to today ready, as it is Belarusian side"- Added Kudrin.

He noted that the parties identified the issues on which further work is necessary to bring: "This work is already underway every day. "

Earlier, Russia's Finance Ministry

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At the office of the Belarusian Popular Front — The area of Freedom

Society "area of freedom" in the office of the Belarusian Popular Front will present writers Gennady Buraukin, Vladimir Orlov, Andrei Khodanovich and Vitaly Ryzhkov. They will read their works, will deliver speeches. About his participation in the event the poet says, the head of the Belarusian PEN Center Andrei Khadanovich:

Andrew Khadanovich

"First, I'm not a party person, and just have this situation does not apply. But it is obvious that the office of the BPF is the place where the sound uncensored words, where there is a meeting of authors who are not always allowed to speak in another

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Freedom House: Belarus — a country with a non-free internet

Society Today, the human rights organization Freedom House has published its report on the state of freedom of Internet use in 2009-2010. in 37 countries around the world ("Freedom on the Net 2011"). Belarus was among the 11 countries that use the Internet as outlined unfree.

In a detailed report on the situation in Belarus Interactive Services report noted that the country has about 27% of the population uses the Internet. They also report that the use of the global network of prices in Belarus more.

Belarus, according to the report, one of those countries where there is censorship of

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Even today, April 18

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


…be seen, but not all day. Temperature: 12 — 14 C.

Do not pass:

In a bookstore, "Loginov" (Independence 37a) from 18 to 20 pm will be signing his book writer Natalka Babin. The occasion — re-published by "Logvinov" novel "Fish Town".


European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso in Ukraine.

In New York, gives the names of the current award winners Pulitsera.


In 1518, a Coronation Italian Bona Sforza and her betrothal to Sigismund and old. Since then, Bono

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NYT: In Belarus, there was Semi-raw 'rebellion

Society "You could call it a riot of raw pasta (mac-and-cheese rebellion)» — says today's edition of The New York Times about the protests Belarusian drivers at the border with Poland after the Belarusian government has imposed restrictions on the export of cheese, butter, pasta and other food products, and to the cold and gasoline.

The publication notes that the protests which have been broken up by the authorities, in line with the last day stay in Belarus, the International Monetary Fund, to which Belarus has applied for a stabilization loan. The newspaper quoted a statement by the mission, Chris

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Alexander Fyaduta — about books, which he did not have to an American

Society Transfer books to prisoners of exhibition space 2010 is prohibited. Political Prisoners offer to read agitpros of prison libraries, catalogs are close and not those works which wants freedom-loving soul and an inquiring mind. Released on bail from the KGB prison, known as "American," Alexander Fyaduta — the books that can not read a political prisoner.

Alexander Staganovich. Memories of the ambassador.

Minsk, "Limaryus," 2011

This is the first book of the new series "Belarusian memuarnaya library" that we have come up with Natalia Gordienko, a few months before the events of December. She came out just at

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Andrew Pochobut


Andrew Pochobut

Andrei Poczobut was born April 16, 1973 in the village of Berestovitsa, journalist, activist of the Union of Poles in Belarus.

He worked in Grodno newspaper "The Chase", "Day", "Local", "Glos z-over Neman", was a correspondent for the independent newspaper "Narodnaya Volya". He also served as chief editor of «Magazynu Polskiego na uchodzstwie» — St. Petersburg magazine.

With 2006 is a correspondent in Belarus, a major Polish newspaper "Gazeta Wyborcza".

He is a member of the Union of Poles in Belarus, favored independence Public Association from the authorities, but under Belarusian law. Holds the position of Chief

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The Minister of Finance of Russia: the money in exchange for reforms

Society Russia together with the International Monetary Fund stands ready to assist Belarus in connection with the payment crisis in the country, but only if the government is ready to continue the reforms, Finance Minister Alexei Kudrin in Washington, BelaPAN with reference to RIA "Novosti".

Kudrin said that the IMF earlier offered Belarus assistance program, which was based on specific and sufficiently rigid reforms.

"The program was tough, even tougher than we could ask for — this wage freeze and spending cuts, and increased energy rates in the country. But the Belarusian government thought that they had experienced

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Dictionary of Liberty

Society Archipelago

Valentin Akudovich

It used the word archipelago for Belarusians no different from other exotic words. More than a home, it was after the release of the book by Alexander Solzhenitsyn "Archipelago Gulag "because of the concentration camps scattered throughout the Bolshevik empire, adpakutvali and killed dozens, if not hundreds, of thousands of our fellow countrymen.

But recently metaphor Archipelago more often used to refer to Belarus as a whole. And not without reason.

On the political map of Europe The Republic of Belarus painted a uniform color. However, if someone tried the general field of our state define

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The tragedy does not give any power of indulgences

Society Statements Alexander Lukashenko that the "fifth column" in Belarus will not, his claim to interrogate opposition activists who have spoken in the case of the terrorist attacks, on blasphemy and dancing on the bones, allegedly committed by its European partners and the "fifth column", we are asked to comment on the representatives democratic opposition.

Chairman of the Foundation for Legal Technologies Elena Tonkacheva participated in the hearings on the situation of human rights in Belarus, which held in Strasbourg, the political committee of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe. Alexander Lukashenko said that "came to blasphemy."

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