20 July 2021
“To Squeeze a Slave out of Oneself, Drop by Drop.” Review of Belarusian Culture in Socio-political Crisis: July 12-18
To be a decent person, love one's country and people, develop culture and promote the highest values – humanism, respect, freedom – is not a crime but something to be proud of. And we are proud.
13 July 2021
“Our culture can’t be forced out of us. Because it’s built on our deep, genuine notions of good and evil. Everything we once received with the touch of mother's hands, with father’s voice, with the first fairy tales and songs, and remained forever. It’s hardly possible to flatten it down to asphalt. And the darker it is, the more noticeable and bright the light will inevitably come out.” Uładzimir Puhač
6 July 2021
Culture knows no boundaries. Imagination knows no boundaries. The need for expression and freedom of creativity should not be limited in any way. Walls built by fear, aggression and terror separate people from themselves and from others. There is no summer behind the walls.
29 June 2021
“You Take a Deep Breath, and There Is No Air.” Belarusian Culture During Socio-political Crisis: Issue 38
What helps us not to give up? Our land and everything good and strong that we’ve inherited. Solidarity and unwavering commitment to building a better life here, at home. You look back and see the burned land behind, but we’re saving our Belarus, preserving the pieces of it inside us, so one day we will put them together to build the whole again.
21 June 2021
“Once again we will put ourselves together, spread our shoulders, raise our heads and take another step forward. After all, every action and every step is a step into the future. The better future of our country and each of us." Aksana Kołb, Editor in Chief of Novy Čas
15 June 2021
“What’s Been Taken From Us, We’ll Get Back”. Belarusian Culture during Socio-political Crisis: Issue 36
As a metaphor for last week, we should take a quote from a letter from Alaksandr Reznik, political prisoner, “I recently saw dandelions when we were out for a walk. They have grown through the concrete, on a tiny piece of soil…”
8 June 2021
“You Can't Imprison History in Akrestsina.” Belarusian Culture during Socio-political Crisis: Issue 35
No matter where we are and what’s happening to us, we are the trees of Belarus…
1 June 2021
“One lives just for themselves and their children, and it’s ok, but another is guided by some bigger ideals. It will be horrifying if we build a prison for ourselves and our children with our own hands,” Alaksandr Ždanovič.
25 May 2021
“We Stand on the Shoulders of Heroes…” Issue 33 of Digest about Belarusian Culture during Socio-political Crisis
The week under a dark cloud of tough events. It’s getting harder and harder to find words to talk about them.
18 May 2021
“Each of Us Can Make a Small Step.” Issue 32 of Digest about Belarusian Culture during Socio-political Crisis
“In May, we are all a post-memory radio. An echo of what happened not to us,” culturologist and writer Maksim Žbankoŭ says in the new issue of his Shocking Cult show. But every day we echo the memory of what actually happened to us: sometimes it’s a whisper, but more often – it’s roaring and clashing.”