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About Vadzim Smok

Vadzim Smok is a Minsk-based journalist. 

Articles by Vadzim Smok

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Alex Sakalis, Editor

Alex Sakalis is associate editor of openDemocracy and co-edits the Can Europe Make It? page.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

Belarus has an identity crisis

RIAN_00005553.LR_.ru_.jpgAfter two decades of russification, the Belarusian government is rethinking its identity politics.


The art of smuggling in Belarus

Russian cigarettes - Igor Golovniov - Demotix.jpgIn Belarus, smuggling is a fine art, and, unlike stealing, morally acceptable. на русском языке


Drowning their sorrows in Belarus

Belarus is now officially the world’s heaviest drinking nation; and the socio-economic consequences are enormous.


Belarus and the EEU: caught between a rock and a hard place

On 29 May, Belarus, Russia and Kazakhstan are set to sign an agreement on the formation of the EEU (Eurasian Economic Union), designed to take the economic integration of the three countries to a new level. But the cracks are already showing.

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