Yuri Dorn, a Jewish community leader in Belarus, was convicted for tax evasion but set free after a year in jail.
A Holocaust memorial in eastern Belarus was vandalized.
Israel's former ambassador to Belarus was indicted for providing Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman with documents relating to an investigation against Lieberman.
A synagogue in eastern Belarus was vandalized for the second time.
The United States sanctioned a state-owned energy company in Belarus for doing business with Iran. Belarusneft entered into a $500 million contract with the NaftIran Intertrade Company in 2007 for the development of the Jofeir oilfield in Iran, the State Department said in an announcement Tuesday. The State Department said it conducted a thorough review to confirm its findings.
"Every day of freedom is like an act of faith," says Tuvia Bielski, one of three brothers who led a partisan group battling Nazi troops in the forests of Belarus.
When it comes to the country's large community of immigrants from the former Soviet Union, there is perhaps no performer who's succeeded more in entertainment, or conveyed a more fully developed sense of the U.S.S.R.'s former Jews than Dodina.