from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of or relating to the region or former Soviet Socialist Republic of Belorussia.
- n. A native or inhabitant of Belorussia.
- n. Variant of Belarusian.
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- proper n. The language spoken in Belarus.
- adj. Having to do with Belarus; formerly called White Russia.
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- n. a native or inhabitant of Byelorussia
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Lukashenko, a member of parliament tied to the security services, became the first Belorussian president in the post-Soviet era.
He won postwar territory in Asia and two extra votes for the Ukrainian and Belorussian Soviet Socialist Republics in the new United Nations General Assembly.
Speaking Russian, with a thick Belorussian accent he says the Lukashenko government is a criminal government, "criminals on the throne who crush their own people and their best representatives."
For example, to stop trading, to stop buying Belorussian oil product - because that will be bad for European economy, so they will not do it.
There, they met with students at European Humanities University, a university that calls itself a Belorussian university in exile.
Also the Treaty of Versailles deliberately did not define the eastern border of Poland and the population was mostly Belorussian and Ukrainian.
Not to mention, a large portion of European Russia is comprised of people speaking languages other than Russian as a primary native language (Ukrainian, Belorussian).
Olga Abramova , a political scientist and former member of the Belarus parliament, said Belorussian officials were relieved that the EU didn't take stronger measures.
Washington also said it was "working to impose financial sanctions against additional Belorussian individuals" who had committed human-rights abuses.
Belorussian authorities have called that Dec. 19 demonstration, in which some protesters tried to break into government headquarters, as an attempt backed by Poland and Germany to overthrow the regime.
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