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News Belarus: What virus? Belarus rejects strict measures against pandemic

Published on: Thursday 02 April 2020
What virus? Belarus rejects strict measures against pandemic
News source: https://www.thetelegraph.com/news/medical/article/What-virus-Belarus-rejects-strict-measures-15174443.php

When Belarus' president last made a public appearance he wore protective gear, but it wasn't for the coronavirus. Alexander Lukashenko, who derides global concerns over COVID-19 as "mass psychosis," ...

News Belarus: Belarus' president dismisses coronavirus risk, encourages citizens to drink vodka and visit saunas

Published on: Tuesday 31 March 2020
Belarus' president dismisses coronavirus risk, encourages citizens to drink vodka and visit saunas
News source: https://www.cnbc.com/2020/03/31/coronavirus-belarus-urges-citizens-to-drink-vodka-visit-saunas.html

Belarussian President Alexander Lukashenko has refused to implement a lockdown in the country of roughly 9.5 million people.

News Belarus: Fan boycotts put Belarus soccer plan under scrutiny

Published on: Wednesday 01 April 2020
Fan boycotts put Belarus soccer plan under scrutiny
News source: https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/soccer/2020/04/01/fan-boycotts-put-belarus-soccer-plan-under-scrutiny/111514600/

Soccer fans from two clubs in Belarus will boycott games because of the coronavirus, putting more scrutiny on the country's decision to keep playing despite the outbreak. Fans of Shakhter Soligorsk ...

News Belarus: 'It's better to die standing than to live on your knees' - Belarus leader on coronavirus

Published on: Sunday 29 March 2020
'It's better to die standing than to live on your knees' - Belarus leader on coronavirus
News source: https://news.yahoo.com/better-die-standing-live-knees-095603687.html

SHOWS: MINSK, BELARUS (MARCH 28, 2020) (BELARUS PRESIDENTIAL PRESS SERVICE - ACCESS ALL) 1. SUPPORTERS CHEERING / HOCKEY MATCH IN PROGRESS 2. SUPPORTERS CHEERING 3. VARIOUS OF HOCKEY 4. SUPPORTERS CHEERING 5. BELARUS PRESIDENT ALEXANDER LUKASHENKO (BLACK HELMET) ATTEMPTING TO SCORE 6. SUPPORTERS WAVING BELARUS FLAG 7. PLAYERS GREETING EACH OTHER WITH HIGH FIVE, LUKASHENKO AMONG THEM (BLACK HELMET) 8. SUPPORTERS CHEERING 9. LUKASHENKO GIVING INTERVIEW 10. (SOUNDBITE) (Russian) BELARUS PRESIDENT, ALEXANDER LUKASHENKO, SAYING: "It's better to die standing than to live on your knees (LAUGHS) (JOURNALIST ASKING IF THERE IS ANYTHING THAT CAN STOP HIM FROM PLAYING HOCKEY). To stop me? But why? It is possible but why? I don't understand. There are no viruses here. Did you see any of them flying around? I don't see them too. This is a fridge. It is the best (OVER CUTAWAY OF LUKASHENKO GIVING INTERVIEW) for health. This is (BACK TO LUKASHENKO) better than sport and this fridge is the a real anti-viral cure!" 11. SUPPORTERS CHEERING, GAME IN PROGRESS 12. LUKASHENKO GIVING HIGH FIVE TO HIS TEAM 13. SUPPORTERS HUGGING EACH OTHER, CHEERING 14. LUKASHENKO (BLACK HELMET) HUGGING TEAM MATES 15. VARIOUS OF SUPPORTERS CHEERING 16. PLAYERS SHAKING HANDS AFTER GAME 17. LUKASHENKO SHAKING HANDS, CLAPPING PLAYERS ON SHOULDERS AFTER GAME STORY: "It's better to die standing than to live on your knees," said Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko, after taking part in an ice hockey game in the capital Minsk on Saturday (March 28), adding that this is the best protection. President Alexander Lukashenko, who has held power in the former Soviet nation of 9.5 million people since 1994, has downplayed the need for social distancing and bragged that he continues to play ice hockey and embrace fellow players. Belarus has so far reported 94 coronavirus cases but has taken few measures to curb the outbreak. The national soccer league has continued, despite virtually no sport being played elsewhere throughout Europe. The number of infected with the new coronavirus around the world exceeds 800,000 and over 27,000 people have died. (Production: Maria Vasilyeva)

News Belarus: Coronavirus: Belarus Premier League attracts global attention as it plays on

Published on: Sunday 29 March 2020
Coronavirus: Belarus Premier League attracts global attention as it plays on
News source: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/52084121

An FC Minsk fan watches his team play on Saturday Football is suspended in the UK and across most of world because of the coronavirus pandemic - but the game rolls on in Belarus. The Belarusian ...

News Belarus: Russia, Belarus Discuss Oil Deliveries Amid Pricing Dispute

Published on: Saturday 21 March 2020
Russia, Belarus Discuss Oil Deliveries Amid Pricing Dispute
News source: https://www.rferl.org/a/russia-belarus-discuss-oil-deliveries-amid-pricing-dispute/30501429.html

Minsk and Moscow have been at odds since the start of the year, when they failed to agree on terms for oil deliveries in 2020. Some Russian oil companies suspended oil shipments to Belarus. Russia had ...

News Belarus: 'Psychosis'? Lukashenka Shrugs, Opponents Are Appalled By Lack Of COVID-19 Measures In Belarus

Published on: Tuesday 24 March 2020
'Psychosis'? Lukashenka Shrugs, Opponents Are Appalled By Lack Of COVID-19 Measures In Belarus
News source: https://www.rferl.org/a/psychosis-lukashenka-shrugs-opponents-are-appalled-by-lack-of-covid-19-measures-in-belarus/30506812.html

President Alyaksandr Lukashenka has dismissed the coronavirus pandemic as mass "psychosis," and Belarus looks like an island of inaction in the middle of a nervous -- and in some cases overwhelmed ...

News Belarus: Belarus plays on as world football shuts down

Published on: Friday 20 March 2020
Belarus plays on as world football shuts down
News source: https://www.dawn.com/news/1542476

MINSK: Almost all of Europe has suspended football games amid the coronavirus pandemic, but Belarus is just getting started. The crowd attending Energetik-BGU’s 3-1 win over former Champions League ...

News Belarus: Belarus has 27 cases of coronavirus: health ministry

Published on: Friday 13 March 2020
Belarus has 27 cases of coronavirus: health ministry
News source: https://news.yahoo.com/belarus-27-cases-coronavirus-health-112456484.html

MINSK (Reuters) - Belarus has recorded 27 people infected with coronavirus, six more than a day before, the health ministry said at a televised briefing on Friday. Belarus has reported no deaths so ...

News Belarus: Belarus Wants Authorization to Seize Crypto from Criminals

Published on: Monday 09 March 2020
Belarus Wants Authorization to Seize Crypto from Criminals
News source: https://cointelegraph.com/news/belarus-wants-authorization-to-seize-crypto-from-criminals

The Investigative Committee of the Republic of Belarus plans a legal initiative that would allow the authority to confiscate crypto from criminals. A state authority in Belarus wants to amend criminal ...

News Belarus: Putin could make move to absorb Belarus, Europe’s ‘last dictatorship,’ experts say

Published on: Monday 02 March 2020
Putin could make move to absorb Belarus, Europe’s ‘last dictatorship,’ experts say
News source: https://www.foxnews.com/world/inside-europes-last-dictatorship-the-soviet-styled-belarus

It has been bestowed by critics as the "last dictatorship" in Europe and for decades has been one of the world's most closed countries. The former Soviet stronghold of Belarus was almost slapped onto the U.S. travel ban earlier this year and continues to be blacklisted by the European Union with a protracted arms embargo. So what's going on inside the small Eastern European enclave of just nine million?

News Belarus: Russia seeks to ease tensions with Belarus over energy dispute

Published on: Monday 24 February 2020
Russia seeks to ease tensions with Belarus over energy dispute
News source: https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/02/25/bela-f25.html

In an effort to ease tensions with Belarus, Russia has offered to compensate the neighboring state $300 million to offset the effect of changes made to oil export taxes instituted in 2018. According ...

News Belarus: Russia's Transneft says it has received bids to supply oil to Belarus in March - Ifax

Published on: Monday 24 February 2020
Russia's Transneft says it has received bids to supply oil to Belarus in March - Ifax
News source: https://news.yahoo.com/russias-transneft-says-received-bids-090355151.html

Russian pipeline monopoly Transneft said on Tuesday that it had received bids from several companies to supply oil to refineries in Belarus in March, the Interfax news agency reported. Minsk and Moscow have been at loggerheads since Jan. 1, when they failed to agree on oil delivery terms for 2020 and

News Belarus: Presidents of Russia, Belarus discuss oil price dispute

Published on: Thursday 20 February 2020
Presidents of Russia, Belarus discuss oil price dispute
News source: https://abcnews.go.com/Business/wireStory/presidents-russia-belarus-discuss-oil-price-dispute-69122890

MOSCOW -- The presidents of Russia and Belarus discussed their continuing oil price dispute Friday that disrupted steady supplies of oil from Russia to its neighboring ex-Soviet state. Russia ...

News Belarus: Not Too Sweet? 'Sugar Scandal' Rocks Lukashenka's Belarus

Published on: Friday 14 February 2020
Not Too Sweet? 'Sugar Scandal' Rocks Lukashenka's Belarus
News source: https://www.rferl.org/a/scandal-rocks-lukashenka-s-belarus/30434941.html

Four top executives in Belarus's once-lucrative sugar industry vanished without a trace. Two weeks later, President Alyaksandr Lukashenka announced they were being held by police on suspicion of ma...

News Belarus: Putin hosts Belarus leader for talks amid economic pressure

Published on: Friday 07 February 2020
Putin hosts Belarus leader for talks amid economic pressure
News source: https://abcnews.go.com/Business/wireStory/putin-hosts-belarus-leader-talks-amid-economic-pressure-68830708

MOSCOW -- Russian President Vladimir Putin hosted the leader of Belarus on Friday for another round of difficult talks on closer integration amid Moscow's mounting economic pressure on its ex ...

News Belarus: Putin Rejects Oil Deal With Belarus, Increasing Pressure for Merger

Published on: Friday 07 February 2020
Putin Rejects Oil Deal With Belarus, Increasing Pressure for Merger
News source: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/07/world/europe/belarus-lukashenko-russia-putin.html

President Aleksandr G. Lukashenko pressed for cheap energy to aid his ailing economy during a “moment of truth” meeting with President Putin. MOSCOW — Ratcheting up pressure on Belarus to join it in a ...

News Belarus: Belarus Leader in Russia for ‘Moment of Truth’ With Putin

Published on: Friday 07 February 2020
Belarus Leader in Russia for ‘Moment of Truth’ With Putin
News source: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/07/world/europe/belarus-lukashenko-russia-putin.html

An emboldened President Aleksandr G. Lukashenko is boasting of improved relations with the United States ahead of a crucial meeting with Russia’s leader about a “union state.” President Vladimir V.