Lyavon Barshchewski

Opposition activists stage “National Flag Avenue” demonstration

Opposition activists staged a demonstration in downtown Minsk on Monday evening, marking the 25th anniversary of the adoption of the white-red-white flag and the Pahonya emblem as Belarus’ state symbols.

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...

Mourners pay last respects to Viktar Ivashkievich

Hundreds of mourners packed a funeral services hall in Minsk on Saturday to pay last respects to veteran opposition politician

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...

Opposition activists mark 20th anniversary of state sovereignty declaration by flower-laying ceremonies

Opposition activists and public figures on July 27 marked the 20th anniversary of the adoption of the Declaration of State Sovereignty by laying flowers at the graves of Vasil Bykaw, Henadz Karpenka, Ihar Hermyanchuk, Artur Volski and other people deemed to be prominent co

Opposition figures discuss idea of creating shadow cabinet

Opposition politicians, prominent civil society activists and public figures held a conference at the Johannes Rau International Educational Center in Minsk on June 17 to discuss the idea of creating an “alternative cabinet.”

Deputy Chairman Ryhor Kostusew named Belarusian Popular Front’s presidential nominee

The Belarusian Popular Front (BPF), at a controversial convention in Minsk on Saturday, elected Deputy Chairman Ryhor Kostusew as the party’s potential candidate in next year’s presidential elections, BelaPAN rep

BPF members banned from participating in other opposition groups’ presidential nomination campaigns

  The Soim (Council) of the Belarusian Popular Front has banned party members from participating in other opposition groups’ campaigns aimed at selecting a person who will seek access to the ballot in the next presidential election.

Opposition stages Chernobyl anniversary demonstration in Minsk

A crowd estimated by reporters at up to 1000 people participated in an opposition-organized demonstration in Minsk on Sunday afternoon to mark the 23rd anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster...

Belarusian Popular Front will soon repay rent debt for Minsk office, chairman says

The Belarusian Popular Front (BPF) will soon repay the outstanding rent debt for its Minsk office, BPF Chairman Lyavon Barshchewski told BelaPAN.

Police prevent opposition activists from staging march in downtown Minsk to celebrate Belarusian National Republic anniversary

The crowd stood there for about 15 minutes, facing a heavy cordon on the other side of Browki Street...

Lyavon Barshchewski to step down as Belarusian Popular Front chairman

Lyavon Barshchewski has announced that he will resign as chairman of the Belarusian Popular Front (BPF) before the opposition party starts picking its candidate for the next presidential election.

Popular Front stages march to remember Stalin terror victims

A march was staged by the Belarusian Popular Front in Minsk on Sunday to mark Remembrance of Ancestors’ Day (Dzyady) and commemorate Stalin terror victims.

Belarusian Popular Front threatens election boycott

The Belarusian Popular Front has warned that it may withdraw its nominees from September’s elections if authorities do not stop pressure...

Video: Opposition stages Chernobyl anniversary march in Minsk

Some 1,500 people took part in an opposition demonstration staged on the occasion of the 22nd Chernobyl accident anniversary in Minsk on April 26.

Opposition stages Chernobyl anniversary march in Minsk

More than a thousand people took part in the opposition’s march staged on the occasion of the 22nd Chernobyl accident anniversary...

Video: Trial of opposition activist Andrey Kim

The trial of opposition activist Andrey Kim began in Minsk’s Tsentralny District Court on April 1 but was soon postponed indefinitely, as Judge Alena Ilyina agreed with the prosecution that the criminal charges against the young man be merged into one case.

Video: Police crack down on opposition demonstration in Minsk

Police cracked down on a demonstration that opposition activists attempted to stage in Minsk on March 25 to mark 90 years since the establishment of the Belarusian National Republic, beating up and arresting dozens activists.

Video: Book-launch party for Ivonka Survila`s memoirs held in Minsk

A launch party for a book of memoirs penned by Ivonka Survila, the Canadian-based head of the Belarusian National Republic (BNR)’s Rada (government in exile), took place in Minsk on the evening of March 17.

Viktar Ivashkevich elected chairman of Minsk city organization of Belarusian Popular Front

Viktar Ivashkevich was elected chairman of the Minsk city organization of the Belarusian Popular Front (BPF) at the organization’s general conference held on February 1.

Lyavon Barshchewski elected leader of

The party failed to elect its leader the previous day, as neither of the two men in the second round of the vote...