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Public Affairs Officer Visits Vitebsk

On March 20, 2014, on her first trip outside of Minsk just one month after arrival in the country, Public Affairs Officer Robin Solomon traveled to Vitebsk, Belarus’ northernmost regional city.  Speaking at the international conference “Dialogue on Languages and Cultures in the Twenty-First Century” before the audience of over 200 students, city officials, diplomats ...
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Barbara Lamb and the Sheepless Knights

A real American bluegrass band Barbara Lamb and the Sheepless Knights will perform at the Minsk State Philharmonic Hall on March 11. From lightning-fast Earl Scruggs banjo tunes to sweet waltzes and the tightest three-part bluegrass harmony singing in America, Barbara Lamb and the Sheepless Knights deliver traditional and progressive bluegrass music from Nashville, Tennessee. ...
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2013 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices

The Department of State submitted to the United States Congress on February 27 its 2013 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices.  The report describes human rights conditions in almost 200 countries and territories.   It covers internationally recognized individual, civil, political, and worker rights as set forth in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and ...
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Visit of US Foreign Commercial Service Representative to Minsk

Commercial Counsellor Cheryl Dukelow of the US Foreign Commercial Service (Department of Commerce) visited Minsk February 25-26. She met with a wide group of interlocutors, including Deputy Foreign Minister Guryanov and other government officials,  business people and independent business associations, representatives of Belarusian and American companies, and members of the diplomatic corps. Ms. Dukelow provided ...
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Press Statement by Deputy Secretary Burns

Good morning. I am delighted to be back in Kyiv at this historic moment. President Obama and Secretary Kerry asked me to convey a simple message—a message of deep admiration for the courage and determination of Ukrainians in the face of last week’s tragic violence, and a message of strong American support for a stable, ...
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