What interferes with the official Minsk OSCE Office?

Society to discuss political scientist Andrei Fedorov from Minsk and expert at the Center for Eastern Studies Camille Klysinsky from Warsaw.

Andrei Fedorov

Camille Klysinsky

Valery Karbalevich How to explain the decision of the official Minsk?

Valery Karbalevich"The decision to close the official Minsk OSCE Office in Belarus — it looks like a surprise? It was taken at a time when relations between official Minsk and the West have become very tense after the events of December 19. Belarusian authorities went to the aggravation. Or is it just an irrational revenge? Or This step is rational? "

Andrei Fedorov"The element

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Events in Belarus — a challenge for Lithuania

Society Lithuania collecting the opinions of all the OSCE member states to decide how to respond together to the decision of Belarus to close the organization's office in Minsk. The journalists said the Lithuanian Foreign Minister Azubalis at a press conference on the plans of Vilnius on the chairmanship of the OSCE in 2011.

"Now we coordinate joint actions in response to the decision of Belarus, gather opinions as to further develop relations with Minsk. It's practically the main challenge facing our chairmanship of the OSCE, "- said Azubalis.

"We responded immediately and clearly expressed their sorrow and disappointment

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Showers with thunder squalls swept through Belarus

Atmospheric front, which brought to Moscow on Wednesday rain, increasingly manifested itself in Belarus, the meteonovosti.ru. Because of the squally wind only in the Minsk region was de-energized 48 settlements. In Bobruisk due to heavy rains in the river level rose sharply Bobruyke water. The result was flooded 70 private residential homesteads. On two city trolleybus routes were suspended motion.

Suffered most from showers Vitebsk, Minsk, Mogilev and Gomel regions. Rain for almost an hour paralyzed traffic in Mogilev. Places for 12 hours had the half monthly rainfall!

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Medvedev will report on human rights violations in Belarus

Society Information about the massive human rights violations in Belarus in January will become known to the president of Russia Dmitry Medvedev. This was stated by a member of the Council under the President of Russia to promote the development of civil society and human rights Sergey Krivenko. It is January 4, held a press conference in Minsk.

Sergey Krivenko arrived in Minsk at the invitation of the Committee on International Control over the Human Rights Situation in Belarus. It was created more than 20 non-governmental organizations, the OSCE December 27, 2010.

Russian human rights activist said that the

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Amnesty International calls on the official Minsk to release political prisoners

Society Six months after the elections in Belarus and the arrest of hundreds of participants in the post-election protests, "Amnesty International" continues to call for the release of all prisoners of conscience, detained and convicted for the peaceful exercise of their right to freedom of assembly and expression.

In his Friday statement, Human Rights Watch reiterated its call on the Belarusian authorities to respect the rights of all detainees and conduct an immediate, thorough and impartial investigation into allegations of violations Human Rights, including allegations of torture and ill-treatment of prisoners in custody.

"The last six months have seen an

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Georgy Zhukov. War and Peace Marshal Victory watch online

In Minsk 08.05.2007g. built a monument to Marshal Zhukov Jaurès. And this is not the case, as his career as a military leader began in Belarus. Since 1926, he has 5 years of teaching pre-conscription military training at BSU, and later was commander of the cavalry divisions in Minsk and Slutsk, Cavalry Corps Minsk, deputy commander of the Belarusian special military neighborhood. At first the war, he commanded the 1st Belorussian Front, in the same capacity participated in the capture of Berlin. During "Operation Bagration" in osvozhdeniyu Belarus coordinated actions of the 2nd and 1st Belorussian Front. As Minister

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After being detained in Belarus, company commander of Vilnius Mounted Police lowered

Society The company commander of Vilnius Mounted Police Laimonas Bankauskas, which mysteriously detained at the border with Belarus in August 2010, has been demoted.At the request of the Bankauskasa January 4, he was appointed as the chief specialist of the Department for Prevention of Vilnius 2nd Police Station, about BNS said a spokeswoman for the General Police Commissariat of Vilnius County.

"I think that sometimes it is necessary to change jobs," — he said BNS Bankauskas.

In the course of the internal investigation found that Bankauskas traveled to Belarus for cheaper fuel, which could adversely affect its image and the

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MFA on a sober assessment of the interests of a united Europe

Society Foreign Ministry states that some European partners have misconceptions about the real political and social situation in the country. This was stated by the Head of Information — Foreign Ministry spokesman Andrei Savinykh, answering journalists' questions in connection with the statements of politicians in Europe on possible sanctions against the Belarusian authorities.

"We acknowledge that some of our European partners have misconceptions about the real political and social Situation in Belarus This encourages them to take decisions that will harm the normal interaction and the values, commitment to which they declare themselves, — he said. — "It's counterproductive to

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Censorship filters to Russian TV channels

Society Programs of Russian channels that are broadcast on Belarusian territory disappear separate news stories about events in Belarus. A recent censorship are even humorous programs, such as "ProjectorParisHilton", "Cartoon of personality" on ORT, entertainment shows "Muscovites" on NTV. Who and how to censor, Russian and other channels broadcast in Belarus, including the supposedly independent retranslyatarami — cable networks, "Cosmos TV"?

The head of the ORT in Belarus Dmitry Novozhylov:

"During the deterioration of relations between the states was very clear that that program" Time ", which is shown in Belarus, does not correspond to the program" Time ",

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K.Bilt: Lukashenko and dozens of members of the government to ban entry to the European Union

Society Alexander Lukashenko and dozens of officials responsible for the crackdown after the election, will be banned from entering the EU. This was stated by Foreign Minister Carl Bildt in a telephone interview with the Belgian edition EUObserver.

"We must be guided by the logic of our own policy — said the diplomat. — The last time when there were no more political prisoners, we have taken positive steps (lifted a ban on entry into the EU a number of Belarusian officials.) Now there are many more political prisoners, and those who have contributed to this, should again be on

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