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Russian T-90 tanks take position before firing in Kubinka Patriot Park outside Moscow on August 22, 2017 during the first day of the "Army 2017" International Military-Technical Forum. / AFP PHOTO / Alexander NEMENOV        (Photo credit should read ALEXANDER NEMENOV/AFP/Getty Images)

Is Russia Practicing a Dry Run for an Invasion of Belarus?

With tensions worsening between the two countries, Russia’s massive military exercise is firing a couple thousand warning shots at a reluctant ally.

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Trump Calls Duterte, Venezuela Protests, Belarus Cracks Down: The Weekend Behind, the Week Ahead

Catch up on the top headlines from the weekend, and learn what to watch in the days to come.

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What Exactly Is Going on Between Russia and Belarus?

Lukashenko is speaking as though there’s a new development to watch. In reality, it’s a repeat performance.

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Europe’s Last Dictator Steps Into the Unknown

For years, Belarus’s wily president has managed to keep a tight grip on power while making few meaningful concessions. But those days may be coming to an end.

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Ukrainian Ambassador: Soviet Leadership Responsible for Chernobyl’s Victims

In an interview with Foreign Policy, Ukraine’s ambassador decried the Soviet Union’s cover-up of Chernobyl and said limiting the spread of radiation remains a top priority.

(FILES) Picture taken on May 11, 2011 shows Belarus opposition leader Andrei Sannikov flashing the V-sign for victory in the defendant’s cage during his trial. Andrei Sannikov has been pardoned and released from jail, his lawyer Andrei Varvachevitch said on April 14, 2012. AFP PHOTO/ VIKTOR DRACHEV (Photo credit should read VIKTOR DRACHEV/AFP/Getty Images)

Review: ‘My Story,’ by Andrei Sannikov

'My Story' is a mix of 'One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich,' by Alexander Solzhenitsen, and 'The Case for Democracy,' by Natan Sharansky.

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The Devil We Know in Minsk

Europe is about to let its last dictator in from the cold. Here's why it should demand change instead.

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