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Belarusian Voices in the Media

Aug 31, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Online, United States + Google Map

The Department of Slavic, East European and Eurasian Languages and Cultures and the Russian Flagship Program invite you to “Belarusian Voices in the Media,” Monday, August 31 at 5 pm PST. Hosted by Sasha Razor, it will focus on Belarus, the ongoing protests, and their relevance for Russian area studies.  


Sasha Razor: Belarusian Voices in the Media 

Monday, August 31 at 5 pm PST  

For the Zoom link, please send a message indicating your interest to kresin@ad.ucla.edu


See below for some recommendations from Sasha.


Recommended preparation: Sasha’s “short take” from Los Angeles Review of Books (The Lesson of Belarus).



Additional links  


This is an introductory reading list on the topic of the Belarusian elections by the journalists who either have the insider knowledge about Belarus and/or are from this region. Browse and familiarize yourself. 


  • Masha Gessen’s articles in New Yorker:

“After a Rigged Election, Belarus Crushes Protests Amid an Information Blackout”

“We Were Locked Up in One Country and Released Into Another”: Horror and Hope as Protests in Belarus Continue”




  • Marya Sadovskaya-Komlach provides perspectives on Belarus in Politico and Foreign Affairs:

Belarus Goes its Own Way

Why the EU’s Targeted Sanctions on Belarus Won’t Work



Music links

Browse and familiarize yourself with the following music videos:





  • Сергей Тихановский поет “Муры”:


  • “Свободный театр” поет “Муры” и стен тюрьмы на Окрестино:



“Не быць скотам”

Art links 

  • Interview with Artur Klinau/Sasha Razor on the role of an artist in contemporary Belarus



Additional reading and watching:





Aug 31, 2020
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Sasha Razor


United States + Google Map