Already the weekend 8-9 December

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

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January 8

Concert Dmitry Vaitsyushkevich and "WZ Orkiestra" at the Palace of Culture in Minsk veterans, beginning at 19.00. 

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January 8

In North Korea's Birthdays alleged successor to President Kim Jong-il — his youngest son, Kim Jong-un.

January 9

In a visit to Beijing goes Secretary of Defense Robert Gates. 

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January 8

In 1919, Minsk was proclaimed the capital of the Byelorussian SSR.

In 1935, I was

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Samadurskiya laws are more important to the court

Society Today, the Central District Court of Minsk upheld a warning to the General Prosecutor's Office Chairman of Human Rights Center "Viasna", vice-president of the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) Ales Bialiatski. He is accused of acting on behalf of an unregistered organization.

The human rights activist Ales Bialiatski sought to cancel the court notice from the Attorney General on February 16 this year, which he considers illegal. It argues that the site spring96.org and other regularly provides information on the activities of the Human Rights Centre "Viasna" after the publication of statements, speeches and comments of its leader

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Lukashenko lost in hockey in return for Russia's support?

Society At the traditional Christmas hockey tournament for the prizes of the President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko team lost in the finals with a score of 2:3 Russians. However, Lukashenka is not even marked assists Paz, although it regularly scored the final points. Over the seven-year history of the tournament hosts only the second time were left without a major trophy.

State propaganda persistently emphasizes that Lukashenkovskaya hockey team — the strongest amateur team in the world, so every failure, as they say Surrounded by Lukashenko, "number one" perceives as a personal defeat.

In this regard, a number

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Azubalis: We suppress the pockets of democracy

Society The decision to further relations with Belarus with the European Union will take into account the "wrong actions" of the Belarusian authorities — said Minister of Foreign Affairs Audronius Ažubalis met with representatives of the Belarusian opposition in Vilnius.

"In fact the wrong actions of the Belarusian authorities are continuing, and the European Union will be account for this in the end of January, when deciding on future relations with Belarus — quoted Ažubalis of Lithuania's Ministry of Foreign Affairs. — We will not be able to safely pull the plug on it, happened in Belarus on 19 December

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The Writers in Prison Committee on the situation in Belarus

Society Committee of International PEN, "Writers in Prison" (The Writers in Prison Committee — WiPC) issued a statement, which expressed deep concern about the deterioration of the situation in Belarus and the fate of the journalists, democracy activists and writers, some of whom are members of the Belarusian PEN Center.

The statement noted that they continue to be detained, mistreated, and they risk prosecution. WiPC calls for the immediate release of all journalists and activists who have been detained for exercising their right to freedom of expression, end of politically motivated criminal cases and the full and proper investigation

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EU launches a mechanism of sanctions against the Belarusian leadership

Society January 7th in Brussels launched the mechanism of training solutions on the application of EU sanctions against the Belarusian authorities. This was the Russian news agency "Novosti" reported in the unit of one of the Permanent Representatives of the 27 EU member states in the EU Council.

It is reported that the policy of sanctions will be accepted during the first meeting of the foreign ministers of the European Union, scheduled for January 31. According to diplomatic sources, the list of Belarusian officials in respect of which the EU intends to impose sanctions can be extended more than

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The President of Estonia — for sanctions against Belarus

Society T.H.Ilves President of Estonia in Tallinn on June 1st at the meeting with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Hungary Ya.Martanam urged the EU to the point of sanctions against the Belarusian regime.

"We need to reach out to the people of Belarus, now bereft of the rule of law and democracy, at the same time using a very well-directed sanctions against the regime that they are not affected ordinary citizens", — quotes Ilves his official website.

"The European Union must be in this issue united, and the economic interests of individual countries can not be placed above the

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Belarusian Orthodox Christians celebrate Christmas

Society Metropolitan Filaret, Patriarchal Exarch of All Belarus appealed to the faithful to the traditional message of Christmas. He called for "a special responsibility for the actions of the present day."

In a message, in particular: the dream of a man of a perfect home life must begin with "determined to develop their personality, to establish their relationships with near and far, to develop a relationship with God by the laws of the One who created all this visible and invisible world, — according to the laws of the Creator. "

As an example of the lives of people

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Gregory Kastusyou appealed to Metropolitan Filaret

Society "At This year, Light Day in Belarus for 20 days marred by violence against the citizens of the state, the scale of which is unprecedented since the Soviet era, and which passed all bounds of common sense, justice and morality, "- writes in the appeal of former presidential candidate Grigory Kastusyou."It is impossible to justify the broken glass doors deliberate massacre of hundreds of civilians (in including women and the elderly), "kanveernyya 'verdicts on the basis of written reports from the same script, refusals to provide medical assistance to the victims, an endless number of searches, seizures, arrests, threats.

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Kozulin: December 19 in Belarus was a coup

Society This statement was made at a press conference of representatives of the Belarusian democratic forces in Vilnius by ex-presidential candidate in Belarus 2006 Alexander Kozulin.According to Kozulin, the use of force was not necessary, as a presidential candidate Nyaklyayeu "was cruelly beaten even before the polls closed."

"Where else can this be, in any civilized society? Footage shows that it was pre-planned action to disperse. Lukashenko when he saw that the entire Independence Avenue is filled with people of different generations, I realized that the country voted against him, and he gave the command to destroy all. Everyone who

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