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Ourselves – Alone

‘Why are Belarusians allowing Russian rockets to be fired at Ukraine from their territory?’ asked a British friend.  ‘If Belarusians don’t want Russians on their

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Vladimir the Incompetent

Putin’s drive to realise ambitions of Russia’s global power is now risking the destruction of Russia’s infrastructure. It is the inevitable consequence of his inability

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It begins with an essay

Having marked essays in a number of countries and written by people from many nationalities, it is interesting to note the relationship between essay construction,

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Ihar’s War

Ihar has a passion for Belarusian history. He has written 28 books and numerous articles. He has been interviewed by Belarusian and foreign media, though

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Virus? What Virus?

Virus? What Virus? While the rest of Europe has been in various stages of lockdown, Belarus is behaving differently. The old normal Observing the streets

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The Fear of Failure

  The Fear of Failure Some years ago I was sitting with some  American friends of Eastern European origin,  looking back to our childhood. Somebody

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