Belarus: ARCHE

Andrei Khrapavitski writes about the Belarusian KGB's treatment of ARCHE, “a Belarusian intellectual journal,” whose latest issue was ruled to contain “extremist materials” by a court: “The Belarusian government fears the rise of the new elites. ARCHE authors are mostly educated abroad, sophisticated experts in different fields ready to challenge the dogmas of the Belarusian ideology. ARCHE has become an unparalleled intellectual playground for the Belarusian independent thought, a safe haven for controversy, discussion of topics ranging from public policy to religion, from Belarusian history to geopolitics. ARCHE also remains the only regular intellectual periodical in the Belarusian language.”

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