Belarus Cracks Down on Growing Dissent

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by Tatyana Ivanova In the face of demonstrations throughout the country that raise comparisons to the Ukrainian Euromaidan protests of 2014, Belarus strongman Alexander Lukashenko has ordered his security forces to “pick out” the organizers of protest actions “like raisins from… Continue Reading  

Is Belarus on the Verge of Revolution?

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by Tatyana Ivanova After a short period of liberalization, the Belarus government has changed course, tightening the screws and escalating political repression. In the past few weeks in Belarus, the authorities have unjustifiably detained, fined, and arrested more than 300 people,… Continue Reading  

Chernobyl: Thirty Years Later

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by Tatyana Ivanova The thirtieth anniversary of the accident at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant took place at the end of last month. Considered the radiation disaster of the century because of its size and long-term consequences, Chernobyl has affected hundreds… Continue Reading  

The Nobel Laureate vs. the Dictator

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by Tatyana Ivanova The prestigious Nobel Prize in Literature 2015 has been awarded to my compatriot from Belarus, writer and journalist Svetlana Alexievich. Many Belarusians pin their hopes on this prize. That’s why she started her Nobel Lecture at the Stockholm… Continue Reading  

Former Israeli Mossad Director Gets Liver Transplant from Iran Ally Belarus

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Meir Dagan, the former director of Israel’s Mossad, has received a liver transplant in Belarus. Reports from the Israeli press that have now made their way into western media sources state that Belarus’ president, Alexander Lukashenko, announced at a press… Continue Reading