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Belarusians have created a new sense of self-identity

An Interview with Anaïs Marin, the UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Belarus (OHCHR). Interviewer: Anastasiia Starchenko.

September 14, 2020 - Anaïs Marin Anastasia Starchenko

What new election should the Belarusian society demand?

The recent fraudulent presidential election in Belarus has triggered continuous mass protests throughout the country. The violent crackdown of the protests resulted in substantial international condemnation of the activities that Lukashenka's regime undertook. Among those calling for dialogue, there are voices in favour of a new free and fair presidential election with international observers.

August 31, 2020 - Kiryl Kascian

We believe! We can! We will win! A week that changed Belarus

Lukashenka is running out of options as the mass protest of Belarusian society continues with no sign of weakening.

August 18, 2020 - Maxim Rust

Belarus: Why this time is (not) different

During his 26 year long rule, Lukashenka has centralised the power structure around himself. This could be why there has been little incentive from the elites in Belarus to remove him so far.

August 17, 2020 - Alexander Lanoszka

Peaceful protests met with violence in Belarus

Authorities claim landslide victory for President Lukashenka in an election that was neither free nor fair.

August 10, 2020 - Daniel Gleichgewicht

Ahead of the presidential elections in Belarus

A summary of New Eastern Europe's special coverage of the Belarusian presidential elections.

August 7, 2020 - Maxim Rust

The soul of Man under ‘Lukashenkism’

Whatever happens in the upcoming presidential elections in Belarus, the growing collective awareness of the society will have an impact on future events.

July 22, 2020 - Mario Lobo

Presidential election in Belarus: Who is participating in the race?

The Belarusian Election Commission has registered five candidates for the presidential elections which will take place on August 9th.

July 15, 2020 - Maxim Rust Yahor Azarkevich

Belarusian spring? Politicisation of the wider society

A gradual politicisation of the society in Belarus has been accelerated by the ongoing pandemic and the ineffective state response, which has led to a rise of solidarity and self-organisation.

July 8, 2020 - Olga Dryndova

Belarus. Who will win?

President Lukashenka is facing the biggest challenge of his rule. This time the dissent started long before the elections with additional participation of the Belarusian elites and periphery.

July 2, 2020 - Vitali Shkliarov

Belarusian spring? What we know about Belarusian society

Self-organisation, solidarity and politicisation – these are so far the three key words of the Belarusian Spring of 2020.

June 24, 2020 - Olga Dryndova

The price of power

For the last 25 years the Belarusian society has been living under an authoritarian regime led by Alyaksandr Lukashenka. Even though the Belarusian leader is no longer perceived as the “last dictator in Europe”, he is the post-Soviet leader who has held onto power the longest.

Many of the post-Soviet countries, especially in Eastern Europe, experienced revolutionary moments after the collapse of the Soviet Union. Some saw them more than once: Ukraine, Moldova, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan and Armenia. Almost all of these states have tried to implement the difficult, and at times dramatic, process of establishing democracy and getting closer to the European Union and other western structures. In Belarus a fossilised conservative system, which impedes its political and economic development, has been preserved, maintaining the republic in Russia’s sphere and under its influence.

April 6, 2020 - Pavel Usov

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