The correct country name is The Republic of Belarus
Back in the U.S. S. R.? Jeffrey Tayler, Harpers Magazine, 2-1-2000.
"Belarus has few natural resources and raw materials have to be
imported. Manufacturing industry is 100-percent reliant on imported energy. Belarus:
Country Profile, Europe Review World of Information, 9-19-2000.
"But Valery V. Tsepkalo, Minsks youthful ambassador in Washington,
said in an interview last week that his countrys cautious pace of economic
reform reflects its lack of resources, its dependence on Russia and its desire
to preserve a social safety net while moving to a market economy." Belarusian
opposition hopes for a Yugoslavia-like revolt Urges boycott of vote called by
Lukashenko, David R. Sands, The Washington Times, 10-15-2000.
embarrassing suitor, Janes Information Group Limited, 12-2-1999.
A report from Minsk, Valentin Maslyukov, Monthly Review, September
"The International Monetary
Fund last month forecast that Belarus gross domestic product will fall 6.3
percent this year and another 0.6 percent in 2001. By contrast, the Commonwealth
of Independent States as a whole is expected to see average annual growth next
year of 3.8 percent." Belarusian opposition hopes for a Yugoslavia-like revolt
Urges boycott of vote called by Lukashenko, David R. Sands, The Washington Times,
In the absence of democracy, Arnold Beichman,
The Washington Times, 3-19-2001
5th Congress, "The World After Chernobyl" started in Minsk,
president Gennadiy Grushevoy stated in his interview to Radio Liberty, "the
sponsors had I mind three tasks when organizing the congress. First, to blast
the myth that Chernobyl does not threaten Belarusians any more. Second, to secure
that the society demands from the government much bigger financing of the liquidation
of the consequences of Chernobyl. Third, to draw the attention of the world community
to the problems in Belarus. After Belarusian academic Ivan Nikitcheno, the real
problems connected with Chernobyl are only beginning now since the most serious
aftermath of the catastrophe will be vivid in some 10 15 years when the
children of the "children of Chernobyl" are born." Radiation catastrophe
in Belarus continues Gennadiy Grushevoy, Belarus Today, 4-19-2001
History of the Republic of Belarus
More Disaffected Russians Turn To the
Voice of Belarus for Advice, Andrew Higgins, The Wall Street Journal, October
The capital of Belarus, Minsk which contains
almost twenty-percent of the countrys populations. The media in Belarus
is considered to be one of the least free in world." Belarus: Country Profile,
Europe Review World of Information, 9-19-2000.
House, Political Rights and Liberties, Belarus, Freedom in the World, 1999-2000.
Alexander Zimovsky was the deputy
chairman of the state TV and radio company.
In the absence
of democracy, Arnold Beichman, The Washington Times, 3-19-2001
to the 2000 off year elections.
And Your Oil, The Washington
Post, David Ignatioius; 2-18-2001
Belarus.com, May 30,
The Financial Times, Alexander Lukashenko, President
of Belarus: Profile by the Financial Times, October 22, 1998.
in Belarus, The Economist, 20-21-2000
A riot occurred in Belarus when McDonalds opened their first store
when rumors started that they were going to give away free French fries. Over
four-thousand people appeared and an uncontrollable riot occurred as everyone
wanted to be the first to get "free lunch." Many were hurt when the
police were unable to control the mob action.
Right Record Worsens As President Leads Country Backward, K.P. Foley, Radio Free
Europe/ Radio Liberty, Inc, 2-2-98
Lukashenko does not appreciate Russian system of power, Belarus Today, 4-19-2001
"Belarusian ruble known as the zaychik or bunny, on account of
the furry little rabbit depicted hopping across now-extinct one-ruble notes"
Back in the U.S. S. R. ?, Jeffrey Tayler, Harpers Magazine, 2-1-2000.
"At present Belarus uses dollars, yens and marks as reserve currency.
Russian Central Banks intention to make the ruble a reserve currency within
CIS was published in early June. Representatives of CIS national banks were rather
skeptical about the idea at that time, as they doubted ruble stability. But a
month later the Central Bank of Russia managed to find an ally, Belarus National
Bank. At present the Central Bank of Russia is holding negotiations with Central
banks of the Ukraine and Kazakhstan about similar agreements." On June 9,
the Central Bank signed an agreement with Belarus National Bank to use the Ruble
as Reserve Currency, A&G Information Services, 6-17-1997.
Fords Moscow spokeswoman Oksana Khatonuk, said she was "not
in a position to speculate on the plants future. She attributed disappointing
sales of Ford Transit minivans to depressed Russian demand. The plant, with an
annual capacity of 4,000 units, assembled 3,000 in its first two years and just
440 in 1999." Fords Minivan Plant in Belarus Will Close, Company Seeks
to End Venture by Next Month, Benjamin Smith, The Wall Street Journal Europe,
Belarus: Country Profile,
Europe Review World of Information, 9-19-2000.
checks are not accepted in Belarus
A report from Minsk,
Valentin Maslyukov, Monthly Review Press, September, 1998
in the World, Political Rights and Civil Liberties, 1999-2000.
these weapons were officially removed by the Russians a number of years ago, however,
most armament experts believe that a significant cache still exists. However,
thankfully for the moment, Belarus lacks the delivery system to do much damage.
Alexander Lukashenko, President of Belarus: Profile
by the U.S. News and World Report. Quotes by Yuri Drakokhrust, a Minsk journalist.