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Category: Belarus

Welcome to Aleksandrya, your Belarusian state-made village

To leave behind the atmosphere of elections, we made a trip to a well-cared village in the east of Belarus to check if Alexander Lukashenko, the freshly re-elected president leading his country for last 21 years , has not forgot about his birthplace. The local “elektrichka” train slowly reaches our…

Belarus pre-election forecast: See the thaw, feel the frost

For the first time in a long time Alexander Lukashenko seems quite open towards western representatives. With the release of all political prisoners in mid-August, he fulfilled one of EU’s key demands. However, this did not change the repressive conditions for civil society and independent media.