Belarus: Marking Three Years Without Vasil Bykau

Andrei Khrapavitski writes about the third anniversary of writer Vasil Bykau's death: “The famous writer was nominated for the Nobel Prize in literature, was one of the founders of the Belarusian Popular Front, and is one of the most respected Belarusian authors, a moral authority revered by both seniors and youngsters. […] Bykau has been hated by the regime for his unequivocal opposition to the current government. Lukashenko did not show up at his burial but stated in an interview that he respected Bykau and grew up on his poetry. Little did he know – Bykau had not written poems. Embarrassing isn’t it?”

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