Belarus: A View on WWII

TOL's Belarus translates Ales Cajcyc's view on WWII: “Lukashenka’s Belarus has added another, special meaning to the celebrations of the 9th of May. Having no ideological or metaphorical grounding on which to build up the state system, the regime keeps grappling at the remnants of the past, at these emotional Soviet symbols. Moreover, it enslaves the present within the remnants of totalitarian past. How ‘patriotic’ had this war been for those who had been occupied themselves? How much of a holiday is this for Belarus?”

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