“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.
It will be intriguing to see whether in the coming years Alexander Lukashenko will be able to produce an ‘antidote’ to these instruments, or whether he will agree to maintain the role of puppet.
The Belarusian ‘parasite law’ hinders the development of independent artistic communities and gives the state additional means to control them
Taciana Arcimowicz from the media project pARTisan comments on Belarusian reactions to the award of the Nobel Prize for literature to Svetlana Alexievich.