Belarus is frequently called “Europe’s last dictatorship.” Unlike starfighters, samurai, or of the Mohicans, this is not a good thing to be the last of. We sat down with a man who’s lived most of his life in Belarus, and asked him what life was like in a modern country ruled by a despotic leader who can’t seem to pull his ass out of the 19th century.
BELARUS, Minsk : A man cools off in a fountain in central Minsk, on
August 12, 2015. The temperatures in the Belarus capital reached today
35 degrees Celsius, (95 degrees Fahrenheit). AFP PHOTO / MAXIM
They say time is different. Another God. Another morality. Another truth. But the fact of the matter is that there is no other God. And there is no other morality. And another truth. Everything can not be trampled. Especially in the arts.