How former officials, convicted for corruption but pardoned by the president, quit their job assignments ahead of time.
Iraq-born UK citizen Alan Smith begins a hunger strike in a Belarusian colony, his demands yet to be known.
The Belarus president talked about democracy, political prisoners and death penalty at the meeting with the European Commissioner.
The monument is titled The Viciebsk Giant.
The Austrian company that produced the turf for the Olimpiyskiy in Kiev participated in the tender but a Russian firm won.