Every year in Belarus several thousand people go to jail for violating Article 328 or “illicit trafficking in narcotic and psychotropic substances, their precursors and analogs.”
How the war on drugs was declared in Belarus – and what came out of it. Political Critique tried to find out whether the authoritarian government is effective in its crusade against prohibited substances.
Hundreds of desperate Chechen refugees are still stranded on the Belarusian border, waiting to enter the EU. Many locals are sceptical of the newcomers — but some have stood up to help.
“Today, November 7, mankind celebrates the greatest date in the history of the humanity – 100th anniversary of the Great October Socialist Revolution.” The Soviet Union collapsed 26 years ago so no such headline is being run.
Protests and demonstrations in Belarus are on the rise. So are dissidents’ arrests.
As state structures are tasked to make money, the visa rules changes are better for foreigners, not ordinary Belarusians.
“It remains unclear why Lukashenko would risk his own political future by steering the country to the West” Kirill Repin in polemic with Olga Karatch.