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The Russian Federation’s Duma Elections

The Russian Federation’s Duma Elections U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release September 20, 2021 STATEMENT BY NED PRICE, SPOKESPERSON The September 17-19 Duma elections in the Russian Federation took place under conditions not conducive to free and fair proceedings. The Russian government’s use of laws on “extremist organizations,” “foreign agents,” and “undesirable organizations” severely restricted ...
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Commemorating the International Day of Democracy

STATEMENT BY SECRETARY ANTONY J. BLINKEN September 14, 2021 On this International Day of Democracy, we underscore our support for democracy as we strive toward a more equitable, inclusive, and sustainable world. The United States places democracy and human rights at the center of our foreign policy; they are essential elements in achieving and sustaining peace and stability ...
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The Sentencing of Belarusian Opposition Figures Maria Kalesnikava and Maksim Znak

STATEMENT BY SECRETARY ANTONY J. BLINKEN September 6, 2021 The Sentencing of Belarusian Opposition Figures Maria Kalesnikava and Maksim Znak The United States condemns the politically motivated conviction and shameful sentencing today of Belarusian opposition figures Maria Kalesnikava and Maksim Znak. Ms. Kalesnikava, a recipient of this year’s International Women of Courage Award, was given ...
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Fulbright Faculty Development Program 2022-2023

The U.S. Embassy in Minsk is pleased to announce the competition for the Fulbright Faculty Development Program (FFDP). This non-degree professional development program provides promising junior university faculty with the opportunity to: develop new courses and ideas for curriculum reform at their home institutions; cultivate teaching skills and techniques based on personal observation of U.S. ...
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Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program 2022-2023

The U.S. Embassy in Minsk is pleased to announce its annual Fulbright competition for Belarusian scholars for the 2022-2023 academic year. Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program is a non-degree, post-doctoral award program for researchers, university lecturers and experts from academic institutions in Belarus who wish to conduct post-doctoral research, lecture, or pursue combined lecturing and research ...
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