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Reflections on Belarus ...and an earlier transformation in the USSR

The scenes being broadcast from Minsk, in Belarus, are transfixing and, thanks to the near-real time transmission, a compelling illustration of how - geography notwithstanding - we all can feel part of something epochal. Almost 30 years ago I experienced a similar transformation in Moscow as the tanks took up position on a drizzly morning - August 19, 1991 - and Soviet television carried ...

Comments On “Reflections on Belarus ...and an earlier transformation in the USSR”

  1. Peter Tesch

    Thank you. It’s pleasing to know that something written from the heart can reach another’s.

  2. Tarun Basu

    Beautiful narrative - history, geography, sociology of Belarus all brilliantly synthesized to make compelling reading for someone sitting far away in India with scanty knowledge of the region and its geopolitics. Feel an immediate empathy for the people for their struggle which otherwise felt so remote and disconnected. Loved the descriptive. Tarun Basu, New Delhi

  3. Tarun Basu

    Beautiful narrative - history, geography, sociology of Belarus all brilliantly synthesized to make compelling reading for someone sitting far away in India with scanty knowledge of the region and its geopolitics. Feel an immediate empathy for the people for their struggle which otherwise felt so remote and disconnected. Loved the descriptive. Tarun Basu, New Delhi