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Russia-West Balancing Act Grows Ever More Wobbly in Belarus
President Aleksandr G. Lukashenko has long walked a tightrope between Russia and the West. But with a new Cold War looming, he may have to pick a side.
Russia’s Military Drills Near NATO Border Raise Fears of Aggression
American military officials are concerned that Russia will use the maneuvers as a pretext to increase its presence in Belarus, which borders three NATO allies.
With Baby in Tow, Victoria Azarenka Returns to Tennis — and Her Roots
After an extended break from competition, Azarenka is training in her native Belarus with a new coach and a new traveling companion: her infant son.
Head of Track and Field in Belarus Avoids Ban
Vadim Devyatovskiy, the head of track and field in Belarus, avoided a lengthy ban after winning a marathon legal battle against the World Anti-Doping Agency.
Canada Edges Switzerland
Matt Barzal scored in a shootout to lift Canada to a 3-2 win over Switzerland in the world junior hockey championship in Helsinki, Finland. Russia beat Belarus, 4-1.
Slovakia Beats Belarus in World Juniors
Lukas Hrusik broke a tie 19 seconds into the third period, and Slovakia defeated Belarus, 4-2.
Arrest in Sprinter’s Disappearance
A man was arrested on suspicion of murder in the disappearance of the Belarussian sprinter Yulia Balykina.
Aleksandr Lukashenko of Belarus Wins Fifth Term as President
Analysts said the results, like those of many elections in the Soviet Union, had been determined long before voters cast their ballots on Sunday.
Nobel Writer Sees Politics Through Lens of Mistrust
Svetlana Alexievich, the recipient of the Nobel Prize for Literature, gave a bleak assessment of the political situation in Russia and her native Belarus to journalists on Saturday.
Svetlana Alexievich’s Chorus of Fire
The Nobel winner’s work is about reclaiming history, one voice at a time.
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