The following is the beginning of a list, by country, of Belarusian organizations outside of the Republic of Belarus. Each of the countries on the following list has at least one Belarusian organization. If you have information about any such organization, please contact me.
There are approximately 120 thousand Belarusians in Latvia (1993 information from The First World Convention of Belarusians). BelaPAN reports 97 thousand in the year 2000. There are approximately 10 officially registered Belarusian organizations in Latvia, with Pramen celebrating its 10th anniversary in November, 2000.
Approximately 100,000 ethnic Belarusians live in Latvia (Source: BelaPAN, No. 17; Thursday, March 5, 1998; 5:50 p.m.).
The Belarusian-language newspaper, Pramen', is published by the Belarusian community in Riga.
There is a large community in the Murmansk region. (?)
There is a large community in the Komi Republic. About 27,000 Belarusians currently live in Komi, being the republic's fourth largest ethnic community after Russians, Komi, and Ukrainians. Komi has the sixth largest share of Belarusians in population among Russian provinces. (Source: BelaPAN, No. 22; Thursday, April 6, 2000; 6:20 p.m.)
There are approximately 12,000 ethnic Belarusians in the Sakha Republic (Yakutia).
Tatyana Kovalyova is chairperson of Surodzich, the Belarusian community in Russia's Sakha Republic (Yakutia). [In Belarusian, Surodzich means relatives; fellow country people.]
About 100,000 Kaliningrad residents, or about 10 percent of the city's population consider themselves Belarusians [in 2000].
An association called the National and Cultural Autonomy of Belarusians (NCAB) has been established. Its members announced their intention to defend Belarus' national and cultural interests and develop Belarusian culture at the NCAB's founding conference in Kaliningrad on June 2 . The NCAB plans to establish schools and faculties to teach Belarusian language, history, and culture. It also plans to support business people of Belarusian descent by helping them establish contact with Belarusian enterprises.