2020 Belarus Presidential Election
Wednesday 27 January 2021
23 December 2020
News Quiz: 20 Questions For 2020
It may have seemed like the news in 2020 was all about the COVID-19 pandemic, but, in fact, there was plenty of variety. From protests and war to environmental challenges and social change, Current Time was there. How much do you know about this year’s major events?
23 December 2020
Flag Wars: Woman In White And Red Flees Belarus
A woman who has become famous for wearing a white-and-red wedding dress during protests against longtime Belarusian ruler Alyaksandr Lukashenka has fled to Ukraine with her children, fearing persecution. Ina Zaitsava earlier spent three days in an isolation ward and was fined $250.
02 December 2020
'I'm Not Afraid': The Belarusian Great-Grandmother Who Became A Symbol Of Protest
Nina Bahinskaya, a septuagenarian great-grandmother, says she never misses a protest against the government following an August presidential election widely seen as rigged. She's been attending anti-government protests since the 1980s.
30 November 2020
Fake News: Belarusian State TV Presents The Same People In Various Roles
Yulia Artsyukh appears not only as a news reporter but is also presented as a typical mother who is outraged by anti-government protests. People on social media have pointed to other faces that appear in multiple roles, with one critic saying that state media can't find real pro-regime interviews.
20 November 2020
Thousands Bid Farewell To Dead Belarusian Protester
Thousands came to pay tribute to Raman Bandarenka on November 20 at the Church of Christ's Resurrection in a Minsk suburb. The 31-year-old died in a hospital last week after reportedly being badly beaten by masked security forces. (Current Time)
19 November 2020
No Money, But No Beatings Either -- Belarusians Describe Exile In Latvia
One was a theater director, another worked at an oil refinery, but both have fled repression in Belarus after joining mass protests against an August election widely seen as rigged and are now refugees in neighboring Latvia.
16 November 2020
Minsk Taxi Driver Who Saved A Protester Says He's No Hero
Dramatic video of a Minsk taxi driver saving a fleeing anti-government protester from the clutches of Belarusian police went viral on social media in September. Now, in an interview with Current Time, the driver says he was only doing what others would have done.
09 November 2020
Over 1,000 People Detained In Latest Crackdown On Protests In Belarus
More than 1,000 anti-government demonstrators were detained across Belarus on the 13th consecutive Sunday of protests calling for the resignation of Alyaksandr Lukashenka and a new presidential election following a disputed vote three months ago.
03 November 2020
Workers In Belarus Face Dismissal, Potential Arrest If They Join Anti-Government Walkout
A strike committee leader at a major Belarusian chemical factory says workers are wary of publicly voicing their support and joining the opposition's national strike demanding that Alyaksandr Lukashenka step down amid threats of firings and other harassment by the state.