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Kiev Time[edit]

I think Kiev Time should be Minsk Time in the chart

Sport[edit]

Most countries have a sport sub-section to Culture section, should Belarus? The Almightey Drill (talk) 20:03, 25 February 2014 (UTC)

I'm sure you are aware of the fact that it is not an imperative. Such sections are dependent on contributors with verifiable and reliable secondary sources, as well as a good working knowledge of the specifics as related to the country in question. If no one has considered it a priority to develop a subsection on sports, creating one would be gratuitous rather than informative. --Iryna Harpy (talk) 22:25, 25 February 2014 (UTC)
Sport has it's own Ministry, so You should not include it into the culture. Just administrative reason, but it is. --Belarus2578 (talk) 21:30, 15 September 2014 (UTC)

Arts[edit]

Marc Chagall, though living and working in France most of his life, preferred to be known as Belorussian. As one of the most famous and prolific artists of the 20th century, shouldn't he be mentioned in the article?— Preceding unsigned comment added by Babs2727 (talkcontribs) 18:09, 21 October 2014 (UTC)

I'm not aware of his 'preferring to be known as Belorussian'. Do you have reliable sources to back this up? --Iryna Harpy (talk) 23:10, 22 October 2014 (UTC)

Alexander Lukashenko[edit]

The caption of the picture of Alexander Lukashenko says: "Alexander Lukashenko has ruled Belarus since 1994 and is currently Europe's longest ruling Head of state."

This is incorrect, as Queen Elizabeth II has been the Head of state of the United Kingdom since 1952. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 92.18.14.111 (talk) 20:14, 6 November 2014 (UTC)

Problematic sentence in the lead[edit]

"According to some organizations and countries opposed to Alexander Lukashenko, elections have been unfair, and political opponents have been violently suppressed."

It implies that only those opposed to the leader have said these things, when it is well documented by neutral parties. 2.102.184.78 (talk) 01:41, 23 December 2014 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done Thank you for the observation. Indeed, it implies something other than the facts. I'll rework the sentence in question. --Iryna Harpy (talk) 03:54, 23 December 2014 (UTC)