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Chernobyl: what is the history, impact and present risk?
Chernobyl, Ukraine, Nuclear
In Brief

Chernobyl: what is the history, impact and present risk?

UN atomic agency to investigate reports that Russian troops left with radiation exposure
1 Apr 2022
Where does Belarus stand in Russia-Ukraine war?
President Alexander Lukashenko votes in a referendum on Belarus’ nuclear status
Today’s big question

Where does Belarus stand in Russia-Ukraine war?

Kremlin-allied state abandoning non-nuclear status following Vladimir Putin’s atomic threat
1 Mar 2022
Who are Russia’s allies in the Ukraine war?
Vladimir Putin following a meeting with the Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev in Moscow
Between the lines

Who are Russia’s allies in the Ukraine war?

Neighbouring nations appear ‘reluctant’ to back recognition of separatist-held states
24 Feb 2022
Is it safe to visit Eastern Europe?
A woman prays on Independence Square in Kyiv, Ukraine
In Depth

Is it safe to visit Eastern Europe?

Foreign Office issues warning to British citizens in countries bordering Ukraine
24 Feb 2022
Quiz of The Week: 5 - 11 February
Russian President Vladimir Putin
Quizzes and puzzles

Quiz of The Week: 5 - 11 February

Have you been paying attention to The Week’s news?
11 Feb 2022
Russia-Belarus military drills: a ‘dress rehearsal’ for war?
A still of joint military drills by Belarusian and Russian troops
Getting to grips with . . .

Russia-Belarus military drills: a ‘dress rehearsal’ for war?

Moscow’s war games intended to ‘send Kiev a message’, analysts warn
10 Feb 2022
Migrant row defeat triggers ‘humanitarian crisis’ in Belarus
Migrants inside temporary accommodation in Bruzgi, Belarus
In Depth

Migrant row defeat triggers ‘humanitarian crisis’ in Belarus

Dictator forced to find shelter for tens of thousands of stranded asylum seekers
19 Nov 2021

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What can be done to end the Belarus border crisis?
Migrants massing on the border between Belarus and Poland
Today’s big question

What can be done to end the Belarus border crisis?

Warsaw fears escalation of armed conflict as hundreds of migrants try to enter EU
9 Nov 2021
Why Belarus has ‘unleashed a wave’ of migrants on the EU
A Polish border guard stands watch over a group of migrants
In Depth

Why Belarus has ‘unleashed a wave’ of migrants on the EU

Germany and Poland boost border patrols as Minsk hits back at sanctions
22 Oct 2021
Olympic sprinters and Ryanair planes: Belarus’s war on dissidents
A tribute to Vitaly Shishov
In Brief

Olympic sprinters and Ryanair planes: Belarus’s war on dissidents

For thousands of Belarusians living in exile, the message is chillingly clear: ‘no one is safe’
13 Aug 2021
What would it take to topple Lukashenko’s ‘rogue regime’?
Alexander Lukashenko
Today’s big question

What would it take to topple Lukashenko’s ‘rogue regime’?

Amid calls for tighter sanctions some say the International Criminal Court should step in
4 Aug 2021
Belarusian sprinter seeking asylum after refusing to return to Minsk
Krystsina Tsimanouskaya (left) alongside Beth Dobbin of Team GB
In Depth

Belarusian sprinter seeking asylum after refusing to return to Minsk

Krystsina Tsimanouskaya arrives at Polish embassy after being seized by officials from her own country
2 Aug 2021
A history of the KGB
Vladimir Putin served in the KGB for 16 years
Getting to grips with . . .

A history of the KGB

Security agency’s grim history leaves a legacy of terror for political opponents
2 Jun 2021
Belarus dictator threatens to ‘flood EU with drugs and migrants’
Alexander Lukashenko
The latest on . . .

Belarus dictator threatens to ‘flood EU with drugs and migrants’

European foreign ministers mulling economic action after Ryanair plane ‘hijacking’
28 May 2021
‘Today’s political revolutions are powered by the old’
Pro-Brexit supporters outside the Houses of Parliament
Instant Opinion

‘Today’s political revolutions are powered by the old’

Your digest of the best columns, analysis and commentary from the British and international press
27 May 2021
Russia ‘wary’ of defending ally Belarus amid plane hijack row
Alexander Lukashenko
In Depth

Russia ‘wary’ of defending ally Belarus amid plane hijack row

Moscow on defensive as EU threatens economic sanctions against Minsk
26 May 2021
‘Unlike Starmer, Johnson would never shed a public tear’
Instant Opinion

‘Unlike Starmer, Johnson would never shed a public tear’

Your digest of the best columns, analysis and commentary from the British and international press
25 May 2021
Are political exiles safe?
Roman Protasevich
Today’s big question

Are political exiles safe?

The arrest of a Belarusian journalist is part of a 'new norm' of tactics used by authoritarian regimes, say critics
25 May 2021
Ryanair plane ‘hijack’: what next for Belarus?
Ryanair diverted plane
Today’s big question

Ryanair plane ‘hijack’: what next for Belarus?

Calls for sanctions after President Alexander Lukashenko diverts plane to arrest journalist
24 May 2021
Is Russia set to snatch Belarus’s independence?
Pro-democracy protestors demonstrate in Minsk, Belarus.
In Depth

Is Russia set to snatch Belarus’s independence?

Officials from Moscow descend on Minsk as President Alexander Lukashenko clings to power
27 Nov 2020
Instant Opinion: Johnson’s ‘Brexit bluster’ will cost the UK
Boris Johnson
In Depth

Instant Opinion: Johnson’s ‘Brexit bluster’ will cost the UK

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Tuesday 8 September
8 Sep 2020
Vladimir Putin prepares force to put down Belarus protests
Alexander Lukashenko welcomes Vladimir Putin prior to a Collective Security Treaty Organisation summit in 2017
In Brief

Vladimir Putin prepares force to put down Belarus protests

Russian president confirms he is ready to send support to bolster Alexander Lukashenko’s rule
28 Aug 2020
Instant Opinion: the US’s ‘second most dysfunctional family’
Kellyanne Conway
In Depth

Instant Opinion: the US’s ‘second most dysfunctional family’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Tuesday 25 August
25 Aug 2020
Quiz of The Week: 15 - 21 August
Gavin Williamson
In Brief

Quiz of The Week: 15 - 21 August

Have you been paying attention to The Week’s news?
21 Aug 2020
Instant Opinion: Johnson’s ‘backbenchers low on patience’
Boris Johnson
In Depth

Instant Opinion: Johnson’s ‘backbenchers low on patience’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Friday 21 August
21 Aug 2020
Belarus election crisis: will Russia intervene?
Putin Lukashenko
In Depth

Belarus election crisis: will Russia intervene?

Minsk approaches Moscow for support amid violent protests over alleged election rigging
17 Aug 2020
Quiz of The Week: 8 - 14 August
Cheese
In Brief

Quiz of The Week: 8 - 14 August

Have you been paying attention to The Week’s news?
14 Aug 2020
Instant Opinion: ‘I still don't know why I was stopped’
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In Depth

Instant Opinion: ‘I still don't know why I was stopped’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Tuesday 11 August
11 Aug 2020
What’s going on in Belarus?
Belarus
In Depth

What’s going on in Belarus?

Riots erupt as President Lukashenko extends 26-year rule over former Soviet nation amid widespread allegations of electoral fraud
10 Aug 2020
Instant Opinion: ‘Westminster fails sexual assault victims’
westminster
In Depth

Instant Opinion: ‘Westminster fails sexual assault victims’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Friday 7 August
7 Aug 2020
Instant Opinion: Johnson hiring a ‘shield for incompetence’
Boris Johnson
In Depth

Instant Opinion: Johnson hiring a ‘shield for incompetence’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Wednesday 29 July
29 Jul 2020
Weird cures for coronavirus suggested by politicians
Trump funny
In Brief

Weird cures for coronavirus suggested by politicians

Politicians have suggested working on tractors or eating turkey can stop Covid-19 in its tracks
24 Apr 2020
Hundreds of bodies found in Nazi-era mass grave in Belarus
Belarus mass grave
In Brief

Hundreds of bodies found in Nazi-era mass grave in Belarus

Discovery made during construction work at site of WWII Jewish ghetto
28 Feb 2019
The 29 countries where giving birth is safer than in the UK
Childbirth in the UK
In Brief

The 29 countries where giving birth is safer than in the UK

British mothers six times as likely to die in childbirth or pregnancy as women in Belarus, says charity
5 May 2015
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