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Story Publication logo August 23, 2011

Belarus in the Time of Lukashenko

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Twenty years have passed since the Soviet Union collapsed, and Belarus still hasn't gotten the...

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.

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