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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. Following his meeting with a delegation of Russia's Vologda Region, Sidorski said the Belarusian government plans to invite bids for the construction project worth more than 2bn dollars. The project...

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. "All sensible people understand that you can only persuade in terms of the Internet. There are some technical schemes making it possible to shut down something but this will only incite indignation. It is inefficient and it is not...

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. "The owners of Internet cafes and clubs should remember that nobody has changed the rules that hold them responsible for the messages their customers post," Chernenko said commenting on the detention of a resident of Vitebsk on suspicion of posting...

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. The author said accreditation will be more strict under the new law especially as it allows bureaucrats to decide whom to accredit and to whom to deny accreditation and added it will be easier to close media for "disseminating...

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. As flags flew at half staff to mark a day of mourning throughout Russia, a wooden cross with black ribbons stood by the gully where the Soviet-designed Tu-154 slammed into the ground on Tuesday after flying into a violent storm. Mourners...

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. According to a preview of an article due to appear in the paper's Monday edition, the move has been planned for weeks, and will be formally approved by the EU in the next few days. The FTD said the EU had aimed to rubber stamp the sanction on Monday at a meeting of EU...

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. "We are both disappointed by the failure of the Belorussian authorities to take this opportunity to engage in an open and frank dialogue with the international community," said State Department spokesman Sean McCormack. The officials, Robert Cooper, the EU's Director General for...


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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
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'