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"Rosvooruzhenie" bribed the advisor of former Peru president
11:11, 28/02/2001, NTV.ru
Kids suffer from poor nutrition in state childcares
Notorious advisor of the former president of Peru Alberto Fuhimori, dismissed last autumn, mighty chief of the local security service Vladimiro Montesinos received $35 mln. of commission for purchasing Russian combat jets MiG-29. These data are included in the report of the parliamentary commission, investigating into the activities of Montesinos. According to one of the version the money from Russians were obtained by Montesinos through signing the contract on shipment of Belarusian jets to Peru back in 1996.
Two Brest officials may get fired for delays in salary payments
Rumors are spreading in Mogilev that childcares and kindergartens suffer from the shortage of food. This was confirmed in the section for social development of "Himvolokno" factory. The situation in 19 kindergartens, belonging to the factory, is very complex. Three thousand kids were left without diary products and bread.
40 thousand rubles - average pension in Grodno region
Brest regional committee reprimanded two local officials, responsible for agriculture and food, with a possibility of further dismissal.
Average size of a pension in Grodno region constitutes 40 thousand 859 rubles ($35) said at the press-conference the head of the department for social protection Egor Antanovich.
Lukashenko awarded his son a medal
We apologize before the visitors of our site for providing incorrect data, as concerns the episode, which took place in Gomel during the trial proceedings over Yuri Bandazhevsky. At first, we published information of the "Vesna" human rights group, which alleged that police clashed with deputy Valery Schukin. Later, however, "Vesna" reported that it was a mistake on their part - no such incident has ever taken place.
11:06, 28/02/2001, US News
One-day strike of vendors
February 23 Alexander Lukashenko signed a decree #105 by which he awarded for "the exemplary execution of the military duty, high professional skills and particular achievements in protecting state border" among other frontier-guards… captain Lukashenko Viktor Alexandrovich. Other of his colleagues were also awarded medals for "state border protection" - senior lieutenant Yuri Matukevich, senior warrant officer Sergei Gorbachik and warrant officer Boris Linnik.
US regard the outcomes of the Vienna OSCE session as a defeat of Russia and Lukashenko
is taking place February 28 in Belarus. The action attracted retailers from the country`s leading commodity and flea markets and also private businessmen. The strikers express their particular dissatisfaction with a size of one of the basic taxes, levied from individual entrepreneurs, which will be shortly introduced upon the president`s decree.
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Ratsya released information about the reaction of the official Washington to the results of the session of the Permanent Council of OSCE PA, held a fortnight ago in Vienna. Under the recommendations of the Mandate Commission to the Permanent Council, Belarus` seat in the Parliamentary Assembly will remain vacant. The government of the United States considers it a great defeat of Russians and even more so of Lukashenko.
Excerpts from the third issue of the newspaper "Popular President"
Irina Hakamada: Russia has to move into EU, instead of uniting with Belarus and Moldova
Another issue of the anonymous "Popular President" is being circulated in Minsk and other Belarusian towns these days. We managed to get a copy of this popular edition, which originally appeared in the country some 1,5 years ago. Then we allocated both first issues of this periodical on our regular web-site. Stay with us to view the latest one!
Belarusian authorities swindle with Russian stabilization loan
One of the leaders of the Russian Union of Right-wing forces Irina Hakamada said that one cannot expect in the near future the enlargement of Russia-Belarus union due to their acceptance of Moldova. The lady noted that the union of the two is "more of an amorphous body, which is more politically motivated rather than economically justified." Hakamada claims that the Commonwealth member states have to move closer into the EU, no matter what forces are presently in power there.
Problem with the status, tasks and functions of the single Emission center of the "union state of Russia and Belarus" hasn`t been resolved yet due to the discrepancies in the sides` positions, declared yesterday the first deputy president of the National Bank of Belarus Pavel Kallaur.