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Belarus: Country in Eastern Europe
Belarus, officially the Republic of Belarus, is a landlocked country in Eastern Europe. It is bordered by Russia to the east and northeast, Ukraine to the south, Poland to the west, and Lithuania and Latvia to the northwest. Covering an area of 207,600 square kilometres (80,200 sq mi) and with a population of 9.3 million, Belarus is the 13th-largest and the 20th-most populous country in Europe. The country is administratively divided into seven regions. Minsk is the capital and largest city.

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Belarusian journalists receive UNESCO Press Freedom Prize in Uruguay [Video]

Belarusian journalists receive UNESCO Press Freedom Prize in Uruguay

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Kremlin Says Exclusion of Russian Athletes From Wimbledon Is 'Unacceptable' [Video]

Kremlin Says Exclusion of Russian Athletes From Wimbledon Is 'Unacceptable'

Kremlin Says , Exclusion of Russian Athletes , From Wimbledon Is 'Unacceptable'. Kremlin Says , Exclusion of Russian Athletes , From Wimbledon Is 'Unacceptable'. The All England Lawn Tennis Club..

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Ukraine: Chernigiv after the Russian siege [Video]

Ukraine: Chernigiv after the Russian siege

Chernigiv, located 50 kilometres (32 miles) from the Ukrainian border with Belarus, is slowly recovering after a month-long siege by the Russian army.

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India abstains from voting on Russia's resolution on humanitarian crisis in Ukraine | OneIndia News [Video]

India abstains from voting on Russia's resolution on humanitarian crisis in Ukraine | OneIndia News

India and 12 other members of the United Nations Security Council abstained from voting on a resolution by Russia on the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine. The Russian draft resolution was cosponsored by..

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