Belarus - Level 4: Do Not Travel
Do not Travel to Belarus due to the arbitrary enforcement of laws, and risk of detention. Reconsider travel due to COVID ?19 and related entry restrictions.
Belarus became an independent republic in 1991, after the breakup of the Soviet Union. In 1996, a constitutional referendum, not recognized by the international community, centralized power in the executive branch (president), headed by Alexander Lukashenko. Economic and political reform in Belarus has stalled and the Belarusian Government’s human rights record remains very poor. The March 2006 national election was judged to be seriously flawed by international observers. Democratic nations, including the United States and the members of the European Union, condemned the subsequent governmental crackdown on peaceful protests in Minsk, and imposed visa restrictions and other sanctions on senior Belarusian officials. As a result of the release of political prisoners in August 2008, the EU lifted its visa restrictions, but those of the United States remain in effect. Both Belarusian and Russian are official languages, and Russian is widely spoken throughout the country, particularly in the cities. Tourist facilities are not highly developed, but food and lodging in the capital and some regional centers are adequate.
Training scientific personnel for universities of Belarus discussed in Grodno
Natalia Kochanova, Chairman of the Council of the Republic of the National Assembly of Belarus: "Today we see that the average age of the teaching staff at universities is mature enough so it is ...
Publ.Date : Wed, 23 Jun 2021 16:09:00 GMT
Talented Da Nang tertiary lecturer\'s passion for making contributions to Fatherland\'s growth
Having completed a PhD course in Computational Mathematics at the Institute of Mathematics- National Academy of Sciences of ...
Publ.Date : Fri, 23 Jul 2021 03:43:00 GMT
Four Roadrunners win Fulbright awards to travel abroad
She also hopes to learn about how the educational system in Spain differs from the United States. Taylor Helmcamp Belarus (English teaching assistant) Helmcamp is a 2021 graduate of the Top Scholar ...
Publ.Date : Tue, 06 Jul 2021 20:29:00 GMT
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Publ.Date : Sat, 24 Jul 2021 01:00:00 GMT
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Publ.Date : Thu, 22 Jul 2021 21:00:00 GMT
In Belarus, Peaceful Student Protesters Are Languishing in Jail
A year since election fraud sparked Belarus?s biggest ever protests, Alexander Lukashenko?s regime speaks of a return to normality. But the country?s universities have seen a purge of dissidents, with ...
Publ.Date : Sat, 17 Jul 2021 06:12:00 GMT
Lithuania to build wall along Belarus border
The move comes as Minsk enables a huge influx of illegal migration into the EU. Lithuania says Belarus is seeking to harm the European bloc in response to sanctions. Lithuania has registered a ...
Publ.Date : Wed, 07 Jul 2021 12:24:00 GMT
Meet the young mom who became the face of Belarus? democracy movement
When her husband was imprisoned in Belarus, Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya took up his fight against Belarus? dictator. An interview about her journey.
Publ.Date : Fri, 23 Jul 2021 09:37:00 GMT
Charlie Flanagan welcomes human rights activist to Ireland who is fighting for democracy in Eastern Europe
A human rights activist and the opposition leader in Belarus which forced a Ryanair flight off course this year and who has strong links to Roscrea has been welcomed to Ireland by Laois Offaly TD ...
Publ.Date : Thu, 15 Jul 2021 10:46:00 GMT
Lithuania struggles with migrant flood opened by Belarus
Mustafa Hussein Hamad kicked a dirty ball between two old tires in the schoolyard where he spends most of his time. He and dozens of other migrants are fenced in at an ...
Publ.Date : Tue, 13 Jul 2021 23:48:00 GMT
The Eurocentrism Curse
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Publ.Date : Fri, 09 Jul 2021 01:58:00 GMT
From an Appleton high school to Kuwait during 9/11: Fish Creek author Carol Hoffman\'s book recounts teaching overseas
Carol Hoffman will give readings from her new memoir July 22 at Write On, Door County, followed by a reception and book signing.
Publ.Date : Mon, 12 Jul 2021 05:00:52 GMT