A nation of streams and lakes, Belarus gave modern science fiction one of its icons — Isaac Asimov — and was the birthplace of three of Israel's former presidents. A rare European nation where the economy remains state-dominated, Belarus has the longest-ruling leader in power on the continent, Alexander Lukashenko.

A Proud Belarusian’s Heartbreak

Millions of Belarusians are watching with fear, hope and bated breath as violence unfolds back home.

Backing Police Who Lay Down Their Arms in Belarus

Tech CEO Mikita Mikado is helping fuel his native country's revolution from afar.

Misery in Minsk

Here are the harrowing tales from the ground in the protests against Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko.

Where Women Work More Than Men

In the former Soviet nation of Belarus, women have long been more economically active than men — more so than anywhere else.


The Carlos Watson Show

The Carlos Watson Show brings bold, impactful conversations with culture-defining celebrities, intellectual pioneers and changemakers, spotlighting the voices you need to hear to make sense of this important time in American history.

Could She Upset Belarus’ Dictator?

Svetlana Tikhanovskaya started campaigning as a placeholder for her jailed husband.

Belarusians Step Out From Under Russia's Shadow

To avoid falling prey to Russian manipulation, this authoritarian government is starting to promote expressions of national identity.

A Cocktail Crawl Through Europe's Soviet 'Utopia'

When you think of fine drinking, Minsk doesn’t likely come to mind.

The Story Behind Russia's Male Suicide Problem

The suicide rate in several former Soviet-bloc countries is more than six times higher for men than women.

Alexander Lukashenko: Europe's Last Dictator

Meet Alexander Lukashenko, the longtime autocrat who’s trying to out-macho Vladimir Putin.


The Food That Built America

The Food that Built America tells the unbelievable true stories behind the industry titans like Henry Heinz, Milton Hershey, the Kellogg brothers and Ray Kroc, who revolutionized food, and transformed American life and culture forever in the process.

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