Already weekend, January 22-23

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

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January 22 in Minsk Cathedral of the Virgin Mary will be praying together representatives of different faiths x Belarus for the unity of Christians. Beginning at 19.30.

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Washington — An international conference on democratization of Iran.

ALSO THIS DAY

January 22, 1788 — born poet George Gordon Byron

January 23, 1793 — hosted the second partition of Poland

January 22, 1796 — Bobruisk, David-town, and have put Dokshitsi have GERD.

January 22, 1842 — born

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Lukashenko inauguration on Russian TV channels

Society Messages Russian TV channels on the inauguration of Alexander Lukashenko as president of the Republic of Belarus Belarusian viewers have not seen. Their approach to the coverage of this event was different from what is shown on Belarusian TV channels.

The first channel:

"News"

NTV:

News stories collected in his blog journalist Vladimir Chudyantsov

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The protest outside the Belarusian Embassy in Vilnius

Society On the day of the inauguration of President Alexander Lukashenko in Vilnius at the Belarus embassy protest action which participants chanted "Go," "We do not need a president."

The action was carried out by the human rights organization Belarus Watch, attended about 20 people. They also demanded the release of prisoners.

The building of the embassy arrived from various opposition movements and parties, members of the election headquarters Candidates who are currently in custody. In the hands of the audience were the portraits of former candidates and other political prisoners. Participants of the action divided into small

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Mieczyslaw Mushroom: It was a royal inauguration

Society today in Minsk Palace of the Republic was the fourth inauguration of Alexander Lukashenko as president of Belarus. His impressions of the ceremony, we were asked to share the former chairman of the Supreme Soviet of Belarus Mieczyslaw Grib, who conducted the first inauguration of Lukashenko in 1994.

— Mieczyslaw Ivanovic, current ceremony was significantly different from what it was in 1994?

— Significantly. If I compare, I'd say that in 1994 was the inauguration of the President of Belarus, and today — the king. What elections — and a inauguration. None of that openness does not have

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Given the pressure of Europe and the United States to make concessions Lukashenko

Society In the United States expressed support for the European Parliament resolution on sanctions against the leaders of Belarus and are ready for their part to take further steps in this direction. The resolution was adopted by the European Parliament in Strasbourg on January 20. As in Minsk comment collaborative approach of the United States and Europe?

Commenting on statements by the U.S. State Department to support the position of the European Parliament, the press secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Belarus Andrei Savinykh said, "Freedom":

"We have already said that the statements on Belarus will now

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Russia began shipping oil around Belarus

Society The Russian company "Trasnafta" started on January 21 the supply of oil, which is still destined for Belarus to alternative buyers through seaports. As the press-secretary of the Russian pipeline operator Igor Demin, the decision was made after talks between Belarus and Russian prime ministers on the price of oil ended inconclusively.

"In January, we have redirected our course to Gdansk, Primorsk and Novorossiysk. Volumes are large, about 1.5 million tonnes per month, "- said the representative of" Transneft ", reports Reuters.

As a result, the price of oil dispute between Belarus and the Russian company has

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Businesses that may be affected by EU sanctions

Society The European Parliament has to consider economic sanctions against the Belarusian government. The largest faction — the European People's Party — considers it possible, for example, influence the Belarusian authorities through the freezing of assets and property "Beltechexport" and other Belarusian arms exporters.

Experts share "Tomorrow your country" identified Belarusian companies that are most affected in the case of expansion of confrontation between Brussels and Minsk.

Of all branches of the Belarusian economy is most tied to the European market today, oil refining, petrochemicals, metallurgy and mechanical engineering tractor. Shares of Belarusian state-owned enterprises in joint sales and

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You can put pressure on Lukashenko after hockey?

Society Belarusian authorities demonstrate contempt for the EU's intentions to move the hockey world championship in 2014 in Minsk to another location. While the European Parliament has recommended to freeze the holding of the championship of Belarus, Deputy Prime Minister Anatoly Tozik held a meeting on preparations for the reception of the 16 strongest teams in the world.

MEPs approved the resolution, in particular, said, sporting events, including such as the ice hockey world championship in 2014, can not be carried out in Belarus, while in the country will continue to be political prisoners. Before the hockey championships prevented

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Richard Durbin: Belarus is not even close to the democratic values

Society The answer to the rude actions and policies of Lukashenko should be held tight joint U.S. and European Union sanctions. On this six U.S. senators wrote in a letter to the head of the EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton.

One of the signatories of the letter — Senator Richard Durbin, who last week was in Minsk. He met with representatives of political parties, civil society and relatives arrested for the events of December 19, as well as the Foreign Minister of Belarus Sergei Martynov. The senator gave an interview to Radio Liberty.

Radio Liberty: Senator Durbin,

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CHigir: The use of credit is only in conjunction with reforms

Society Today in Kyiv Rada EurAsEC Anti-Crisis Fund, consisting of finance ministers of the CIS countries, Belarus is considering the application for a stabilization loan size of more than $ 3 billion over three years, beginning in 2011.

The meeting discussed the allocation of stabilization loans to a number of post-Soviet countries, including Belarus, which requested the largest amount — $ 3 billion. Refined parameters of lending: the grace period, the distribution of credit data, etc. The Minister of Finance of Russia Alexei Kudrin before the start of the meeting said that there is no reason to deny the application

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