Articles by Anna Volk

Belarus: Brutality Unmasked

MINSK, Belarus -- More than 10,000 Belarusians took to the streets of Minsk to mark the national Day of Liberty this past Saturday. The celebration, including a concert by a national orchestra and a peace protest against unfair elections and... Read More

A Fraudulent Fairytale

MINSK, Belarus — Despite their total control of Belarus, President Alexander Lukashenko and his henchmen in government live in fear. They have the power to falsify the upcoming elections, and will certainly use it, as they have many times before.... Read More

Belarus: First Blood

MINSK, Belarus -- There may be snow in the streets, but Belarus is getting hotter and hotter. Last Thursday Alexander Kozulin, an opposition candidate in the upcoming presidential election and the ex-rector of the main university of the country (Belarus... Read More

Kingdom of Fear

There is a popular view that life is cyclical. History repeats itself. Frames change over time, but the content remains the same. Who would predict that in the 21st century, in the heart of Europe, totalitarian repression might again rear... Read More

Slavery and Belarus

"Human trafficking" is a fast-growing problem in society, and is now the third most profitable criminal activity in the world. Besides becoming highly lucrative, trafficking in people is increasingly transnational in scope. According to the UN Office on Drugs and.. Read More

Europe's Lonely Heart

The era of globalization does not seem to have touched Belarus. This country in the very heart of Europe is becoming more and more isolated from the rest of the world. But the world needs to pay more attention. Last... Read More

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