Belarus Headlines II

Belarus Headlines  2"Belarus Headlines", issue II, June 2011

Recent protests and the rapidly deteriorating economic situation in Belarus are the focus of the second issue of Belarus Headlines. We analyse why the Belarusian opposition has become almost invisible despite the growing discontent of Belarusians with the economic crises. We take a closer look at the difference between the very active position of Russia, which is increasing economic pressure on Lukashenka, and the more passive position of the West, choosing to adopt merely symbolic measures.

For many, Belarus still remains terra incognita. Our authors will continue to help you discovering the land, and this time, by offering gentle guidance on its capital city Minsk.

We are happy to welcome the Belarusian Institute for Strategic Studies (BISS) which joined the editorial team of Belarus Headlines. For this issue BISS provided a summary of their most recent research projects.

However, at the same time we are saddened by the loss of our good friend and colleague, Vitali Silitski, the first director of BISS.


In memoriam: Vitali Silitski

Main News from Belarus for the period of June  1-20, 2011

Finance and Commerce

Belarus Getting Loans under Strict Conditions


In Fact

Unknown Belarus

Minsk. Gentle Guidance for Prospective Tourists