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Belarusians Protest the Government of Alexander Lukashenko; Minsk, Belarus, Oct 2015

Belarusians Protest the Government of Alexander Lukashenko; Minsk, Belarus, Oct 2015

Taken on 2015-10-11

Belarusians protest the Government of Alexander Lukashenko on national election day. Featured in the above photo are a group of protesters holding a sign that reads 'Boycott of the Dictatorship'. Opponents of Lukashenko have cited a history of corruption and fraud in the nation's past elections, a claim supported by OSCE reports.

Source: thomasvanlinge/twitter

Uploaded by mfa1988 on 2015-10-13

Belarusians Protest Against Electoral Fraud; Minsk, Belarus, Oct 2015

Belarusians Protest Against Electoral Fraud; Minsk, Belarus, Oct 2015

Taken on 2015-10-10

Thousands of demonstrators gathered in Belarus's capital, Minsk, to protest current President Alexander Lukashenko's election campaign that would see him stay on as the nation's President for a 5th term. Opponents of Lukashenko have cited a history of corruption and fraud in the nation's past elections, a claim supported by OSCE reports. Belarus has been labeled "Europe's last dictatorship" by some Western journalists, on account of Lukashenko's self-described authoritarian style of government.

Source: thomasvanlinge/twitter

Uploaded by mfa1988 on 2015-10-11

Eastern European Leaders Meet in Minsk, Belarus, August 2014

Eastern European Leaders Meet in Minsk, Belarus, August 2014

Taken on 2014-08-27

(From right to left)President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev, President Vladimir Putin, President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko, President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko, EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Catherine Ashton, EU Commissioner for Energy Gunther Oettinger and EU Commissioner for Trade Karel De Gucht attend the meeting of the presidents of the Customs Union countries with the Ukrainian president and representatives of the European Commission in Minsk on August 26, 2014. PHOTO / VIKTOR DRACHEV

Source: European External Action Service/Flickr

Uploaded by SamiGoat on 2014-08-29

Belarusian Soldiers patrol in the Białowieża Forest Border with Poland; Feb 2012

Belarusian Soldiers patrol in the Białowieża Forest Border with Poland; Feb 2012

Taken on 2012-02-23

“Work of "Kamenyuki" frontier post on Belarus border with Poland”. Soldiers with a service dog patrol along the wire fence at the 3rd "Kamenyuki" frontier post in the Bialowieza Forest on the Belarus border with Poland.

Source: RIA Novosti archive/Egor Eryomov

Uploaded by SamiGoat on 2015-12-31

Signing of the Treaty of Brest-Litovsk, March 1918

Signing of the Treaty of Brest-Litovsk, March 1918

Taken on 1918-02-09

"The Treaty of Brest-Litovsk was a peace treaty signed on March 3, 1918, between the new Bolshevik government of Russia (the Russian Soviet Federated Socialist Republic) and the Central Powers (Germany, Austria-Hungary, Bulgaria, and Turkey), that ended Russia's participation in World War I."

Source: lostbulgaria.com

Uploaded by northway on 2014-08-06