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…
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.
In May 2014, the annual Ice Hockey World Championships were held in Belarusian capital Minsk. In the shadow of the matches, the authoritarian regime of President Alexander Lukashenko showed its true colours.