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'$500 for everyone': Belarus leader's Soviet-style economy wears thin for some voters

9:05am EDT

MINSK Under President Alexander Lukashenko, the average monthly wage in Belarus has risen in dollar terms to $500 from $50 in 1999. For voters, there's just one problem: it hit $500 in 2010, and has been stuck there ever since.

President of Belarus accuses Russia of lying, warns of revolution plot

Aug 04 2020

MINSK Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko accused Moscow on Tuesday of lying in a row about the arrest of a group of Russian security contractors in Minsk, and said unnamed forces were plotting a revolution that would fail. | Video

Russia and Belarus at odds over arrest of suspected mercenaries

Aug 01 2020

MOSCOW/MINSK A dispute between Moscow and Minsk over the detention of more than 30 men who Belarus accused of being Russian mercenaries deepened on Saturday, as the two sides contradicted each other about the group's plans.

Cast as Belarusian 'Joan of Arc', ex-teacher rallies thousands against veteran leader

Jul 31 2020

MINSK Just weeks after emerging from political obscurity to run for president, Svetlana Tikhanouskaya took the stage as darkness fell on Thursday and addressed the biggest opposition rally in Belarus since the collapse of the Soviet Union.

Russia turns on Belarus over 'odious' detention of alleged mercenaries

Jul 30 2020

MOSCOW/MINSK Russia demanded an explanation from Belarus on Thursday over what it called Minsk's wrongful arrest of a group of alleged Russian mercenaries accused of plotting acts of terrorism. | Video

Fearful Belarus opposition leader denies husband is linked to alleged Russian plot

Jul 30 2020

MINSK Belarusian opposition candidate Svetlana Tikhanouskaya on Thursday denied allegations that she or her jailed husband had ties to an alleged plot by Russian mercenaries to destabilise Belarus ahead of a presidential election.

Fearful Belarus opposition leader denies husband is linked to alleged Russian plot

Jul 30 2020

MINSK Belarusian opposition candidate Svetlana Tikhanouskaya on Thursday denied allegations that she or her jailed husband had ties to an alleged plot by Russian mercenaries to destabilise Belarus ahead of a presidential election.

Fearful Belarus opposition leader denies husband is linked to alleged Russian plot

Jul 30 2020

MINSK Belarusian opposition candidate Svetlana Tikhanouskaya on Thursday denied allegations that she or her jailed husband had ties to an alleged plot by Russian mercenaries to destabilise Belarus ahead of a presidential election.

Belarus seeks Russian explanation after detaining suspected mercenaries before election

Jul 30 2020

MINSK Belarus leader Alexander Lukashenko said he would demand an explanation from Russia after Belarusian security forces detained more than 30 suspected Russian mercenaries near Minsk, Belarusian state media reported on Wednesday.

Belarus president says he survived coronavirus 'on his feet'

Jul 28 2020

MINSK Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko said on Tuesday he caught the coronavirus and recovered "on his feet" without showing any symptoms, sounding a defiant tone as he addressed military leaders in Minsk.

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