Belarus: An Ordinary Dictatorship

It’s the last dictatorship of Europe, caught in a Soviet time-warp, where the secret police is still called the KGB and the president rules by fear. Disappearances, political assassinations, waves of repression and mass arrests are all regular occurances. But while half of Belarus moves closer to Russia, the other half is trying to resist…


  • Year: 2018
  • Duration: 56 mins
  • Production: Magneto Presse
  • Director: Manon Loizeau
  • Available Versions: ENG, FRA
  • Country of production: France

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