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Russia & Belarus ditching dollar trade in favor of national currencies

The Belarusian Prime Minister, Andrey Kobyakov, has called for a complete shift away from the US dollar towards national currencies in Russia-Belarus trade and price-setting. “That would be great if the entire trade turnover, as well as price-formation were set in national currencies,” Kobyakov said during the session of the Council of Ministers of the Union State of Russia and ...

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Belarus expels Moscow diplomats? ‘Leading Russia expert’ falls for cheeky April Fool’s joke

Anders Aslund’s deep knowledge of Eastern European politics was no match for April Fool’s, when the supposedly all-knowing Russia commentator fruitlessly cheered fake news about Belarus expelling Russian diplomats. Aslund, who was presented by the American think tank the Atlantic Council as a “leading specialist” on Russian economic policy and Eastern Europe in general, has been featured on the BBC, ...

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Belarus warned against displaying Russian tricolor at PyeongChang 2018 Paralympics

The Belarusian delegation attending the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in PyeongChang has been warned against displaying the Russian national flag to avoid any possible sanctions by the International Paralympic Committee (IPC). “We have already received an official notification which reads that we are prohibited from holding any public actions even in hotels located outside the Olympic village. It is one ...

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Belarus becomes cryptocurrency crack house for bitcoin addicts

Published time: 25 Dec, 2017 12:35 Russia’s western neighbor, Belarus, has officially recognized bitcoin, cryptocurrencies, their mining and initial coin offerings (ICOs), becoming one of the first countries in Europe to do so. Read more The decree was signed by the Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko last Friday and comes into force in three months. “The main goal of the document ...

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No evidence of Russian troops left behind in Belarus after Zapad 2017 drills – NATO chief

NATO has not find any evidence to back the allegations of Russia leaving troops behind in Belarus, following the strategic Zapad-2017 drills, its chief Jens Stoltenberg has said. The NATO Secretary General delivered his assessment at a news conference following a meeting of the Russia-NATO council Thursday. “We don’t have any information indicating that Russia has left any troops behind ...

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