Soligorsk-based newspaper “Solidarity” was fined over $2 thousand. The editorial board of the independent periodical assumes that by so doing the authorities retaliated the newspaper for its solidarity with the “Belarusskaya Delovaya Gazeta”, suspended for three months from publishing.
The German press comments on the deportation from Belarus of a 30-year old German social-democrat, international coordinator of the JUSOS youth organization Yan Bush. Influential “Frankfurter Allgemeine” links the exile of a German citizen, inspired by the official Minsk, with the ideological campaign, which is currently underway in Belarus.
On September 1 all Belarusian students will start studying the new subject “Fundamentals of Belarusian state ideology”. The youth will have to learn by heart all the national values and ideas, which remain unclear both for the scholars and the supreme leadership of the country.
The federal government of Germany filed a protest over the deportation of the German national, international coordinator of the “Young socialists” group of Northern Rein-Westfallia Yan Bush, reports the press-release, disseminated on Tuesday by the German embassy in Minsk.
On August 18 the editorial board of an independent Svetlogorsk newspaper “Region-Vesti” received a letter from the Rechitsa publishing house “Titul”, which informed it of a soon abrogation of contract with publishers. The author of the notification claims that their publishing house is overloaded with seasonal work on producing calendars and therefore can’t accept any more orders.
The Justice Ministry of Belarus issued a written reprimand to the Belarusian Helsinki Committee. The order, signed by the first deputy Justice Minister Alexander Petrash, reads that BHC is using a letterhead and a stamp, which don’t correspond to the ones, stipulated in the organization’s statute.
Prior to signing an agreement on the single currency of a union state, both sides are busy preparing documentation for the situation if the Russian ruble will be unaccepted in Minsk afterwards. Early last week at the Moscow session of the Belarusian-Russian working group, the sides reached consensus on the conditions on which ruble must be put into circulation. Official Minsk’s ambitions, concerning the two emission centers, failed. First deputy Finance Minister of Russia Aleksei Ulyukaev made it plain clear to all by saying that “emission will be an exclusive prerogative of the Russian Central Bank”.