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2008-09-09 12:00:27

Excerpt from report by Belarusian privately-owned news agency Belapan Minsk, 9 September: Russia's Severstal Steel Works wants to build a new steelworks in Belarus, the press office of the Belarusian Council of Ministers has said with reference to Belarusian Prime Minister Syarhey Sidorski.

2008-07-22 21:00:21

MINSK. July 22 (Interfax) - Internet in Belarus will continue to be unrestricted, Belarusian Presidential Aide Vsevolod Yanchevsky said in a TV interview. "Internet in Belarus will continue to be unrestricted. There is no basis for panic and hysterics," he said.

2008-07-10 00:00:13

MINSK. July 9 (Interfax) - The owners of Internet cafes in Belarus should remember that they are responsible for the messages posted by their customers, head of the cyber crime department at the Interior Ministry of Belarus Igor Chernenko said.

2008-06-27 15:02:35

Lawyers from the Belarusian Association of Journalists say a new law on mass media clamps down on freedom of speech, a website has reported. The author said the new law strengthens control over mass media by redefining regulations for re-registration and financing.

2006-08-24 06:43:29

By Gleb Garanich SUKHA BALKA, Ukraine (Reuters) - Grieving relatives, their heads bowed, gathered on Thursday by a meadow where a Russian airliner bringing holidaymakers back from the seaside crashed in eastern Ukraine, killing all 170 on board.

2006-05-14 15:40:36

BERLIN (Reuters) - The European Union will freeze the assets of Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko and more than 30 high-ranking officials from the country, the Financial Times Deutschland reported on Sunday.

2006-02-03 23:15:00

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The State Department said on Friday that a high-level visit to Belarus by U.S. and European Union officials has been canceled because Belorussian authorities would not issue visas.

Latest Ruthenia Reference Libraries

2007-07-16 15:06:02

The Hucul or Carpathian Pony is a breed of draft horse that was originally found in the Carpathian Mountains. The Hucul is considered the most direct descendant of the now extinct Tarpan. It is named after the small ethnic group of Hutsuls. However, the horse breed is much older than the Hutsul people. This heavy horse possesses great endurance and hardiness. They are usually calm and are used for both trail riding and pulling timber in otherwise inaccessible forested areas. They are...

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Word of the Day
  • The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
  • A winged horse with a single horn on its head; a winged unicorn.
The word 'alicorn' comes from Italian alicorno, already associated with unicorns and reinterpreted, popularized by Bearing an Hourglass (1984) and other fantasy novels by Piers Anthony.