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Belarus considers the development of constructive cooperation with the NATO as an important component of its contribution to the efforts of the international community to fight terrorism.
Belarus is a party to 11 out of 12 universal international treaties, aimed at fighting terrorism, and is at present finalizing the necessary procedures to ratify the International Convention for the Suppression of the Financing of Terrorism of 9 December 1999.
Belarus’ position of principle is that the fight against terrorism should be carried out in strict conformity with the international law rejecting the practice of using “double standards” or force pressure in approaches of members of antiterrorist coalition.
www.belarusembassy.org /news/digests/pr092104b.htm   (851 words)

 Belarus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Belarus declared independence after the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1990, and became a member of the Commonwealth of Independent States in 1991.
At the higher administrative level, Belarus is divided into 6 voblasts and one municipality (horad, i.e., "city"); the latter one is the capital of Belarus.
Belarus borders Poland and Lithuania on the west, Russia on the east, Ukraine on the south and Latvia on the north.
www.askfactmaster.com /Belarus   (919 words)

 Belarus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Belarus borders Poland on the west, Lithuania on the northwest, Latvia on the north, Russia on the east, and Ukraine on the south.
On December 8, 1991, the leaders of Russia (Boris Yeltsin), Ukraine (Leonid Kravchuk), and Belarus (Stanislav Shushkevich) republics met in Belarus, in Belavezhskaya Pushcha, to issue a declaration that the Soviet Union was dissolved and replaced by the Commonwealth of Independent States.
These historical symbols were adopted as the symbols of the Belarus National Republic and as the official national symbols of the Republic of Belarus from the time it got its independence in July 1991 and until the Referendum of 1995.
www.worldhistory.com /wiki/B/Belarus.htm   (1219 words)

 NATO Research Fellowships 1994-1996
4.5 Neutrality and the Military Doctrine of the Republic of Belarus
A decree passed by the Council of Ministers on 16 December 1992 states that the military doctrine of the Republic of Belarus is based on the concept of armed neutrality and permits cooperation with other states for the repulse of aggression for purposes of defense.
The military doctrine of the Republic of Belarus states that 'sufficiency for defense means the number of armed forces which is commensurate with the level of the military threat and necessary for defense against a sudden attack from abroad and deployment of the main forces deep into the territory."
www.nato.int /acad/fellow/94-96/latypov/04.htm   (3302 words)

The reserves consisted of 289,500 individuals who had military service within the last five years.
The military is organized as an army, air force, and air defense force.
Belarus had a paramilitary of 110,000 including border guards and a militia.
www.nationsencyclopedia.com /Europe/Belarus-ARMED-FORCES.html   (111 words)

 International nonproliferation r
Only under the CFE Treaty Belarus eliminated 1773 combat tanks, 1341 combat armored vehicles, and 130 combat aircrafts which is 10 per cent of all armaments and military equipment to be destroyed according to the Treaty provisions.
Belarus supported resolution on creation of the Register as well as resolutions calling upon participating states to present corresponding data to the Register and proposals for its improvement.
Belarus joined global international legal documents in the sphere of nonproliferation (the Treaty on the Non-proliferation of Nuclear Weapons), the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty, the Convention on the Physical Protection of Nuclear Material, the Convention on Banning Chemical Weapons and the Convention on prohibition of biological and toxin weapons.
www.belarusembassy.org /political/regimes.htm   (1482 words)

 BELARUS , Landmine Monitor Report 2001
Belarus has made it clear that the main impediment to joining the Mine Ban Treaty is its lack of resources for implementation, particularly its inability to fund the destruction of its substantial stockpile of antipersonnel mines.
Belarus’ stockpile of antipersonnel mines is a legacy of the Soviet era.
Belarus has for the first time provided details on its stockpile of antipersonnel mines, notably that it has 4.5 million stockpiled antipersonnel landmines, of which 3.6 million are of the PFM and PFM-1S type.
www.icbl.org /lm/2001/belarus   (3346 words)

 Military of Belarus -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The turbulent history of (A landlocked republic in eastern Europe; formerly a European soviet) Belarus, as well as its close relationship with (A federation in northeastern Europe and northern Asia; formerly Soviet Russia; since 1991 an independent state) Russia, have played a large role in its military structure and deployment.
The armed forces of Belarus consist of the (A permanent organization of the military land forces of a nation or state) Army and the (The airborne branch of a country's armed forces) Air Force, all under the command of the Ministry of Defense of the Republic of Belarus.
The military forces of Belarus are exclusively armed with Soviet-era equipment acquired during the (A state of political conflict using means short of armed warfare) Cold War from Russia.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/m/mi/military_of_belarus.htm   (421 words)

 Belarus : BY
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The Republic of Belarus is a landlocked nation of Eastern Europe, capital Minsk.
Historically Belarus was sometimes referred to in English as "White Russia".
www.findword.org /by/by.html   (490 words)

 Belarus Project
Meanwhile, the Agenstvo Voyennykh Novostei Russian military news agency quoted Col. Sergey Lavshuk, head of the department of military education of the Russian Defense Ministry, as saying that the Ministry has increased the quota of Belarusian servicemen to be enrolled at Russian higher military educational institutions this year.
Belarus expected its ruble to be tied loosely to the Russian ruble by autumn 2000.
The Belarus project was established to support Belarusian citizens in making their cases before the U.S. government and public and international fora and intergovernmental organizations regarding Alexander Lukashenko's wholesale assault on human rights and the rule of law in Belarus.
www.ilhr.org /ilhr/regional/belarus/updates/2000/21.htm   (4254 words)

 Belarus (01/07)
Belarus was the site of the Union of Brest in 1597, which created the Greek Catholic Church, for long the majority church in Belarus until suppressed by the Russian empire, and the birthplace of Thaddeus Kosciuszko, who played a key role in the American Revolution.
The Council of the Republic is the house of territorial representation.
Belarus was previously a recipient of assistance under the U.S. Defense Department's Cooperative Threat Reduction (CTR) Program, whose objective is to reduce the threat posed to the United States by weapons of mass destruction remaining on the territory of the former Soviet Union, by promoting denuclearization and demilitarization, and preventing weapons proliferation.
www.state.gov /r/pa/ei/bgn/5371.htm   (6046 words)

 Armenian Military - Armeniapedia.org
As expressed by the military establishment during the planning stage, Armenia's military doctrine called for maintenance of defensive self-sufficiency that would enable its army to repel an attack by forces from Azerbaijan or Turkey, or both.
The army and the Ministry of Defense have structures similar to those of their counterparts in the former Soviet Union, except that the highest organizational level of the Armenian forces is a smaller unit, the brigade, rather than the traditional division, to maximize maneuverability.
Significant amounts of military equipment ranging from small arms to armor and artillery was captured from Azerbaijan by the joint Armenia/Artsakh forces during the Artsakh war.
www.armeniapedia.org /index.php?title=Armenian_Military   (1760 words)

 JS Online: Belarus Launches Military Maneuvers   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Authoritarian President Alexander Lukashenko, who is also commander in chief of the military, is to oversee the largest phase of the operation on Aug. 30-Sept. 1, when troops will engage in mock combat on several training grounds.
The demonstration of military might comes shortly before a Sept. 9 presidential election in which Lukashenko is running for re-election.
Belarus, a nation of 10 million between Russia and Poland, became independent when the Soviet Union collapsed in 1991.
www.jsonline.com /news/intl/ap/aug01/ap-belarus-militar082701.asp?format=print   (145 words)

 Belarus News and Analysis | Sudan, Belarus ink military cooperation agreement
It is to be noted that Minister of National Defence concluded a three-day visit to Belarus Thursday during which he held talks with Ministers of Defence and Foreign Affairs of Belarus, aimed to strengthen political, economic and military relations with special focus on qualifying the Armed Forces making use of Belarus's experiences in this connection.
Belarus hopes to boost ties with Sudan with an eye to increasing industrial exports and playing a role in developing the African country's oilfields.
On 7 February 2006, Sudan and Belarus signed a memo of understanding on boosting cooperation between the two countries in technological, scientific, agricultural and commercial fields, during the visit of Belarus Foreign Minister to Khartoum.
www.data.minsk.by /belarusnews/062006/58.html   (350 words)

 NCSJ - Belarus page
Belarus subsequently readmitted the OSCE Advisory and Monitoring Group, and the Group now operates in Belarus under a tightly restricted mandate.
Belarus plans to peg its ruble to the Russian ruble in 2004, in order to adopt the Russian currency by 2005 as part of the hoped-for Russia-Belarus union.
Belarus declared itself willing to grant flyover rights to the U.S. Air Force during the 2001 conflict in Afghanistan, but remained adamantly opposed to U.S. military action in Iraq throughout the UN process and the ensuing war.
www.ncsj.org /Belarus.shtml   (4491 words)

 Armed Forces of Belarus - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In May 1992 the Military District of Belarus was abolished, and on 1 January 1993 all service personnel on Belarusian soil were required to either take an oath of loyalty to Belarus, or leave.
The military goals of the armed forces of Belarus are to defend the interests of the Belarusian state.
It is unclear what the future will hold for Belarusian Military Forces, and what their role in the world will be.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Military_of_Belarus   (480 words)

 Belarus -> History on Encyclopedia.com 2002   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The region now constituting Belarus was colonized by East Slavic tribes from the 5th to the 8th cent.
The Republic of Belarus declared its independence from the USSR on Aug. 25, 1991.
The reform-minded Stanislav Shushkevich became head of state and, along with Russia and Ukraine, Belarus was one of the original signatories to the treaty establishing the Commonwealth of Independent States.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/section/Belarus_History.asp   (1065 words)

 U.S. Policy & Issues - US Embassy Minsk, Belarus
Although still modest, U.S. Government assistance to Belarus increased slightly in FY 1997, with the aim of building respect for the rule of law and democracy, strengthening NGOs and independent media, and encouraging small-scale privatization—the one area in which the Government of Belarus has demonstrated some progress toward market reform.
Among FY 1997 highlights of the CTR program in Belarus were the completion and transfer to the Ministry of Defense of a housing project for former military officers under a defense conversion project in Grodno, and the transfer of soil remediation equipment to Belarus for the environmental restoration of former military bases.
U.S. Department of the Treasury: The Treasury Department's resident government debt advisor in Belarus was withdrawn in November 1996, after one year of activity, due to the U.S. Government-wide reduction in assistance to the Government of Belarus.
belarus.usembassy.gov /assistance1997.html   (2172 words)

 Belarus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The National Flag of the Republic of Belarus is a rectangular banner, the ratio of height to length is 1:2.
The National Flag of the Republic of Belarus is a rectangular color cloth consisting of two longitudinal stripes: red upper stripe and green lower stripe that are two-thirds and one-third of the flag width respectively.
Since Belarus and Lithuania had the same colors on their Soviet era flags, both are using the same colors on the national flag (Lithuania has yellow, Belarus has white as their third color).
www.crwflags.com /fotw/flags/by.html   (2265 words)

 On Troubled Waters - Belorussian Foreign Policy
In effect, Belarus is in the convulsive throws of forward stepping and side slipping her problems.
Historically, Belarus has had a colorful past and a rich history of being in alliance and conflict with her neighbors.
Belarus also wishes to reaffirm previous international agreements on the removal of all nuclear weapons from it's territory.
www.mindspring.com /~tbennett/papers/Belarus_Paper.html   (2237 words)

 Belarus Profile: Military   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Although Belarus was a Soviet republic in 1972, it is a signatory of the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention (BWC), which it ratified in 1975.
Belarus is a State Party of the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC), which it ratified in 1996.
No nuclear forces have been stationed in Belarus since then, although the possibility of stationing Russian nuclear weapons in Belarus was broached by a number of Belarusian officials in the late 1990s.
www.nationmaster.com /country/bo/Military   (510 words)

 Belarus president prepared to struggle against possible Western aggression - PRAVDA.Ru
Belarus, the president said, has renewed the legal base in the field of defense during the recent four years; the modernization of the army still continues.
The Belarus president said that it will be necessary to establish the joint system of the country's administration in case of military aggression.
The Belarus President did not conceal that the decision of the EU and the USA to show pressure on Belarus had influenced him a lot.
english.pravda.ru /world/20/92/370/14353_belarus.html   (925 words)

 Doctrine - Belarus
It is mentioned in the special session statement that proclaimed the priority character of political and military relations among the Agreement member-states as compared to military relations and contacts with the third world countries that are not CSA members.
The political decision of President of the Republic of Belarus A. Lukashenko to restore relations with NATO at the end of August 1999 resumed the country's membership in Partnership for Peace in autumn 1999.
Direct military to military cooperation between the West and Belarus continues to be minimal.
www.globalsecurity.org /military/world/belarus/doctrine.htm   (1133 words)

 Soviet Heritage of Belarus Military Industry
Soviet military theorists considered Belarus, territorially wedged into the western areas of Eastern Europe, as the important strategic route on which both a Soviet overland attack on Europe and the intrusion of western armies into the Soviet Union could develop.
Belarus was not an exception and for this reason it retained an extensive "intellectual bank", which consisted of experts with extremely high qualifications, which emerged after the disintegration of the Soviet Union.
Among the enterprises of the military-industrial complex located in Belarus during the Soviet period, several are worthy of special mention.
www.axisglobe.com /article.asp?article=209   (708 words)

 MILAVIA - Air Force - Belarus
After gaining its independence after the disintegration of the Soviet Union, Belarus military structure was largely based on the Soviet structure of seperate Air Force (VVS) and Air Defence Troops (PVO).
The military structure is now two-folded with the Ground Forces (Army) and the Air and Air Defence Force, both under command of the Ministry of Defense.
Belarus latest acquisition for government transport is a single Boeing Business Jet 2 (BBJ2), but it is operated by Belavia instead of the air force.
www.milavia.net /airforces/belarus/belarus_pictorial.htm   (930 words)

 Belarus - Russia
And with more than 1.5 million ethnic Russians living in Belarus and many of the officers in the Belarusian armed forces being ethnic Russians, Russia is in a position to influence Belarus in more subtle ways as well.
By June 1, 1994, Belarus had harmonized its interstate trade regulations and taxation schemes with those of Russia; most export and import fees on mutual trade were abolished.
In May 1995, Belarus and Russia signed a customs union that eliminated customs checkpoints along their joint border (effective July 15, 1995) and also signed an agreement on cooperation in maintaining state borders.
countrystudies.us /belarus/47.htm   (394 words)

 Presidential elections in Belarus 2001 -- I.P.O. observer mission
He revisited the polling station at the Military Academy of Belarus and observed the counting of the votes immediately after the closing of the polling station at 8 p.m.
Overall, the President of the I.P.O., having observed last year’s parliamentary elections in Belarus (see his earlier report at http://i-p-o.org/belarus-elections.htm), was able to notice a considerable improvement in the handling of electoral procedures according to the regulations of the Electoral Code of Belarus and to general standards of the rule of law.
The legitimacy of all institutions of the Republic of Belarus, whether Presidency, Parliament, or Government, will best be ensured by an improvement of democratic standards and practices based on comprehensive dialogue on the national level, and by increased co-operation – in the political, economic and cultural fields – on the international level.
www.i-p-o.org /belarus-elections-president.htm   (1325 words)

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