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Belarus in the Time of Lukashenko

In Belarus, city streets are filled with fear and resignation despite the recent wave of pro-democracy protests. Across the countryside, Soviet-style agricultural and industrial systems are not the source stability they once were. Poverty and joblessness are on the rise. A gloom hangs over Europe’s last dictatorship.

Searching for Banksy in Belarus

Belarussian artists and intellectuals have found a place in Minsk where they can express themselves, but still feel they are being monitored closely by the KGB.

In Belarus, Clapping Can Be Subversive

As the rallies in Belarus grow each week, the government has begun to crack down. But protesters are not deterred and have started making homemade DVDs of police brutalities.

Home and Away

Despite President Lukashenka’s threats to put an end to the demonstrations occurring in Belarus, young activists are expanding the pro democracy movement on social networking sites.

My Story: Arrested in Belarus

Pulitzer Center grantees Dimiter Kenarov and Jason Motlagh were arrested by Belarussian police while reporting from the country.

Belarus Protesters Find Inspiration

In Minsk, during the worst economic crisis since the fall of the USSR, youth take to the streets to protest Lukashenko, seeking a revolution through social media. Will the rest of Belarus join them?

No Applause, Please

Young Belarussians are protesting President Lukashenka's economic policies by hosting clapping protests every week.

Museum of Current Crises

This lesson plan outlines a project that allows students the opportunity to connect with a contemporary crisis somewhere in the world.