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This scandal had two parts: first – the long lasting tabloid-liked scandal, and second – organizers had asked to forget about the contest.
There is a tired old cliché that Belarus is a Soviet theme park, a phrase overused in the West, most often on Internet tourist sites. Most Belarusians do not want a return of the Soviet Union, but they do have some ties to a Soviet identity, one that has been consciously and deliberately fostered by the Lukashenka presidency and linked to the USSR’s victory over Nazi Germany.
On 4 July the president of the Papal Inter-Religious Committee from the Vatican, Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran, met with Alexander Lukashenka in Minsk. During the meeting, Belarusian authorities tried to convince the Vatican’s representative that all 25 religious denominations present in Belarus live in peace and enjoy freedom. However, as Lukashenka made clear, only the Orthodox Church can have a leading role in Belarusian society.
In Belarus politics, Mogilev (Mahiloŭ) region (oblast) is associated with its most famous figure – the present President of Belarus. Apparently, the region has greatly influenced Lukashenko’s identity and politics. It lies in the east of Belarus on the border with Russia, and is, for all appearances, the least Belarusian-speaking in the country.
* This article used Belarusian transcription of names
Belarusian scientists proposed to restart tree-felling in areas affected by the world’s worst nuclear power disaster at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant.
Ordinary pedestrian was detained in Minsk park after he had taken a picture of two police officers on scooters – which is quite unusual view.
Belarus Digest and the Centre for Transition Studies are launching a series of analytical papers offering in-depth analysis of various aspects of Belarus often overlooked by Western experts and press.
Most new wives in Belarus are eager to show their abilities in running the home, while also working, which sets a strain for their marriages.