Vintsuk Vyachorka

Minsk may host talks on Ukraine crisis

Ukrainian official confirms that trilateral talks may take place in Minsk.

Lithuania has not changed its position with regard to Belarus, foreign minister says

Lithuania has not altered its position with regard to Belarus and continues suggesting that the Belarusian authorities should respect human rights and release all political prisoners, Foreign Minister Linas Linkevicius said Friday in Minsk while meeting with Belarusian opp

The History of Lithuania translated into Belarusian

A Belarusian translation of The History of Lithuania was launched at the Lithuanian embassy in Minsk on June 5.

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

Local chapter of Francisak Skaryna Belarusian Language Society reestablished in Maladzyechna

  A local chapter of the Francisak Skaryna Belarusian Language Society (BLS) has been reestablished in Maladzyechna, Minsk region.

Key opposition forces, politicians sign memorandum declaring intention to defend Belarus’ independence

The memorandum was signed at a meeting in Vilnius on November 3...

Aleh Baybenin’s funeral

The funeral of prominent journalist Aleh Byabenin was held at the Maskowskiya (Uskhodniya) cemetery in Minsk on Monday, BelaPAN reports.

Prominent opposition politician Vintsuk Vyachorka to contest vote results in Minsk\'s district

Vintsuk Vyachorka, a former chairman of the Belarusian Popular Front, has announced plans to contest the results of the election for the Minsk City Soviet in the district where he was on the ballot.

Prosecutor General`s Office petitioned to institute criminal proceedings over Lukashenka`s ballot-rigging revelations

Anatol Lyabedzka, chairman of the United Civic Party, and Uladzimir Ukhnalyow, a leader of the Belarusian Party of Communists, on September 24 delivered a petition to the Prosecutor General`s Office, which demanded instituting criminal proceedings over Alyaksandr Lukashenk

Opposition activists demonstrate in Minsk on anniversary of former Interior Minister Zakharanka’s disappearance

Opposition activists staged a demonstration in Minsk’s downtown Kastrychnitskaya Square on Thursday on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the disappearance of former Interior Minister Yury Zakharanka.

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...

Members of European Parliament visit Minsk

Lithuanian MEP Laima Liucija Andrikiene, who initiated the visit, told reporters that they had come to see the situation in Belarus with their own eyes. She described the visit as brief, intensive and important.

Belarus' opposition leaders on plans for 2008

Opposition leaders met with reporters on Tuesday to share their plans for this year and sum up their activities in 2008.

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.

Opposition leaders urge West not to recognize Belarus’ legislative elections

“The authorities knew beforehand that voters’ preferences would have nothing to do with the final election returns,” said Syarhey Kalyakin...

Police break up demonstration in commemoration of high-profile disappearances

Police aborted an unsanctioned demonstration that opposition activists attempted to stage in downtown Minsk on Tuesday to mark the 9th anniversary of the abduction of opposition politician Viktar Hanchar and businessman Anatol Krasowski, in which high-ranking government of

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.

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...

Convention of Belarusian Popular Front begins in Minsk

A two-day convention of the Belarusian Popular Front (BPF), a major opposition party in Belarus, began at the culture palace of the Minsk Automobile Factory on December 8.

Belarus’ opposition forces stage European March for Freedom in Minsk

Up to 5,000 people took part in a long-prepared opposition demonstration called European March for Freedom...

Delegation of Belarusian Popular Front delivers humanitarian shipment to children’s cancer center

Vintsuk Vyachorka, chairman of the Belarusian Popular Front (BPF), and two BPF activists on April 21 delivered Belarusian-language books, DVDs containing cartoons dubbed into Belarusian, clothes and toys to the Children's Oncology and Hematology Center in the village of Ba