Recent news about Belarus has recently concentrated on three somewhat connected issues: the upcoming presidential elections, economic decline, and the activities of Moscow and the collective West vis-à-vis Minsk.
On July 20, Lidia Ermoshina, chairperson of Belarus’s Central Electoral Commission (CEC), participated in a Vienna-based seminar of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE). Ermoshina is under travel sanctions, but these do not apply if and when an international institution of which Belarus is a member issues a formal invitation (Tut.by, July 19). Uladzimer Neklyaev, a poet and a 2010 presidential candidate, expressed his triple outrage at a) …read more
Source: The Jamestown Foundation