Per aspera ad astra: The peaceful fight for freedom and democracy in Belarus

15 September 2020
A peaceful protester wearing the national flag - © Unsplash Jana Shnipelson

The Ferragosto week in Italy was very calm as usual, in contrast Belarus was full of tension brought about by the presidential election on 9 August 2020. This year I visited my family in Belarus the week after the election and the things I saw there will always remain in my heart. Upon my return my colleagues from Eurac Research asked me about the current political situation in Belarus, and as such I’ve decided to share my experience with you.

Irina Iokhno

Born in Russia, Irina Iokhno attended school in Belarus and graduated from the Interpreter faculty of Minsk State Linguistic University in 2008. In 2011 she moved to Italy and graduated from the Sociology faculty of Trento University in 2015. Since 2017 Irina has worked for the Meeting Management department of Eurac Research, where she has led benchmark research in city marketing projects.


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Iokhno, I. Per aspera ad astra: The peaceful fight for freedom and democracy in Belarus.

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