Alyaksey Yanukevich

Crowd celebrates BNR anniversary in Minsk

Up to 2,000 people attended a rally staged in front of the Kastrychnik movie theater in downtown Minsk on Friday evening on the occasion of the 98th anniversary of the proclamation of the independence of the Belarusian National Republic.

Opposition organizations drawing up preliminary lists of parliamentary hopefuls

 Opposition organizations are drawing up preliminary lists of contenders for this year’s elections for the House of Representatives.

Leader of Belarusian Popular Front skeptical about new Nyaklyayew-led movement

The Belarusian Popular Front’s leader has expressed skepticism about former presidential candidate Uladzimir Nyaklyayew’s plans to establish a new opposition movement.

Authorities have no plans for liberalization, Belarusian Popular Front leader says

The Belarusian authorities have no intention to move toward political liberalization despite stepping up their dialogue with the West,

Opposition activists stage Chernobyl anniversary march in Minsk

Opposition activists staged a traditional demonstration in Minsk on Sunday to mark the 29th anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear accident...

Lithuania has not changed its position with regard to Belarus, foreign minister says

Lithuania has not altered its position with regard to Belarus and continues suggesting that the Belarusian authorities should respect human rights and release all political prisoners, Foreign Minister Linas Linkevicius said Friday in Minsk while meeting with Belarusian opp

Chernobyl anniversary march draws some 500 people

Demonstrators demanded an immediate halt to the ongoing construction of Belarus’ first-ever nuclear power plant.

Election authorities in Minsk deny registration to two opposition politicians’ nomination groups

Earlier this month, each of the politicians had his applications for the registration of nomination groups rejected by two district election commissions...

Organizers of People`s Referendum campaign aiming to secure majority support

The main objective of the People`s Referendum campaign is to secure the support of a majority of Belarusians and use public opinion to put pressure...

Belarus’ dependence on Russia reached critical level, opposition party’s leader says

  Belarus’ dependence on Russia has reached a “critical level,” Alyaksey Yanukevich, leader of the Belarusian Popular Front (BPF), said at a meeting of the opposition party’s Soym (Council) on December 7.

Opposition activists stage traditional Dzyady march

An estimated crowd of about 400 people staged an annual commemorative march in Minsk on Sunday to honor the memory of Stalin terror victims...

Belarusian Popular Front holds meeting marking 25th founding anniversary

And adopts list of questions for People’s Referendum campaign…

Opposition politician warns EU against focusing exclusively on contacts with government

The European Union\'s European Dialogue on Modernization with Belarus may turn into a means of establishing contacts exclusively with the Belarusian government...

Belarusian Popular Front set to oppose establishment of Russian airbase in Belarus, leader says

The Belarusian Popular Front (BPF) is determined to oppose the planned establishment of a Russian airbase in Belarus

Belarusian Popular Front demand that its member be reinstated in his job as traumatic surgeon at Slonim District Hospital

  The Soym (council) of the Belarusian Popular Front (BPF), at its meeting held Saturday in Minsk, adopted a statement demanding that BPF member Ivan Sheha be immediately reinstated in his job as traumatic surgeon at the Slonim District Hospital.

Freedom Day demonstration staged in Minsk

Up to 1000 people took part in a “Dzen Voli” demonstration that was staged in Minsk on March 24 to mark 95 years since the proclamation of the short-lived 1918 Belarusian National Republic...

The leaders of four opposition political parties met with visiting OSCE/ODIHR experts

“The system established by Alyaksandr Lukashenka has nothing in common with free and fair elections…”

Application for permission to stage Freedom Day demonstration expected to be filed next week

Although the anniversary is observed on March 25, the organizers decided to hold the event a day earlier, on Sunday, to attract more people...

Opposition activists banned from holding rally in Slutsk in commemoration of 1920 anti-Bolshevik uprising

The Slutsk District Executive Committee has rejected an application for permission to hold a rally in Slutsk on December 2 in commemoration of the 90th anniversary of the 1920 Slutsk anti-Bolshevik uprising.

Key opposition forces, politicians sign memorandum declaring intention to defend Belarus’ independence

The memorandum was signed at a meeting in Vilnius on November 3...

Up to 40 activists of Belarusian Popular Front to seek access to ballot in parliamentary elections

The Belarusian Popular Front (BPF) plans to put forward 30 to 40 BPF members for registration as a candidate in the forthcoming House of Representatives elections.