Bribes in Belarus

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Belarus' dissident former law-enforcement officers publish a video revealing the sources of “Lukashenka's like-a-tsar car fleet."

French horn made of sand /​

A Swiss watch and a French horn surface as evidence in a criminal bribery case against a district official in Belarus.


Police in Belarus arrested two senior executives of one of the world's key potash manufacturers on suspicion of bribery.


Ice-cream, dumplings, fish and discounts on PVC windows. What else did Belarus officials take as bribes in 2018?


A whole shift of customs inspectors was detained at the Belarus-Poland border on suspicion of bribery.

Vasil Zharko. Photo:

Deputy Prime Minister Vasil Zharko who oversees healthcare in the government was not detained as initially reported.


President's aide in Hrodna region Siarhei Rauneyka was detained when receiving $200 000 as a bribe.

A football official stood trial for a $100 bribe and a bottle of Ararat cognac. There were other unusual bribes in Belarus.

Yury Bandarenka has been accused of bribe-taking.