Russian Orthodox Church is efficiently the established church in Belarus

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.

Metropolit Filaret, President Lukashenko and his son Nikolai

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Bombed Minsk metro car is waiting for its next dispatch 📷 🎥

Photos of the train car damaged in the bombing in the Minsk metro station Oktyabrskaya on April 11, 2011, were posted by the user of the the Facebook-like Vkontakte social network group “Belarusian Railway”. These pictures were taken in April 2013. The car is currently stays at the Moskovskaya depot were it was taken after the incident. Until now only police investigators cold access it. The future of train car No. 1494 is unknown. Upper part is quite damaged by explosion and corrosion yet undercarriage is in good condition.

Here’s video from that day. Initially this video was published on nn.by website but later deleted on demand of authorities. Since nn.by is officially registered as Mass Media they had to comply.

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