Belarus has been in the spotlight for the past two months as protesters continue to battle Alexander Lukakshenka’s 26-year-old regime. But dissent is hardly new in the country. It’s had a vibrant, if small, civil society and a cultural scene that’s had to become resourceful, creative and resilient to navigate the state’s repression. Natalia Kaliada and Dragana Kaurin join Susan and Greg to discuss underground theater and digital innovation.
The Cable is a production of ICWA and the Transatlantic Democracy Working Group.
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Founding Artistic Director, Belarus Free Theatre
Founder, The Localization Lab
Executive Director, Institute of Current World Affairs
Journalist, author of Russians: The People Behind the Power
Director, Transatlantic Democracy Working Group
Senior Fellow, German Marshall Fund of the United States
The Cable is produced by Rebecca Picard
Kaliada credit: By Tore Sætre – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=69704173
Lead image credit: By Максим Шикунец – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=93201623