28th Oct 2016


Belarus - Europe's last dictatorship

  • Government building in central Minsk, opposite the Presidential palace, which it is forbidden to photograph (Photo: joquel)

Caught between the competing geopolitical interests of its neighbours, Belarus President Alexander Lukashanko has managed to position himself as a strategic buffer between Europe and Russia. EUobserver's Nikolaj Nielsen examines life - political, economic and cultural - under this autocrat.

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