For many Belarusians, Lukashenka offered shelter from the upheavals of the 1990s. But when Soviet nostalgia began to fade, faux utopia gave way to an eternal authoritarian present. Since Summer 2020, the future has returned to Belarus. What form will it take this time?
Historian, head of the public history program at the European College of Liberal Arts in Belarus. Currently a guest lecturer at the European University of Viadrina (Frankfurt Oder). Co-author of books and articles on the politics of memory and identity in Belarus.