15 Years and Counting: Inside Lukashenka's Belarus

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Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty and the Institute for Democracy in Eastern Europe invite you to a briefing with top Belarusian pro-democracy leaders

15 Years and Counting: Inside Lukashenka's Belarus

November 12, 2009, 9:00AM-10:30AM

Panelists:

Vintsuk Viachorka
Co-Chair, United Democratic Forces of Belarus
former Chairman, Belarusian Popular Front

Lavon Barshcheuski
Author; former Chairman, Belarusian Popular Front

Alexander Lukashuk
Belarus Service Director, RFE/RL, Inc. (by videolink from Prague, Czech Republic)

moderated by
Amb. Michael Kozak, Senior Advisor, US Department of State

Please RSVP by email to dc-response@rferl.org, by telephone to (202) 828-7211, or by fax to (202) 457-6992.

RFE/RL - Washington
1201 Connecticut Ave NW, 4th Floor
[entrance on Rhode Island Ave NW, next to St. Matthew's Cathedral]

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Belarusian President Alyaksandr Lukashenka remains in power after fifteen years as the head of what has been called "the last dictatorship in Europe". Despite severe economic pressures brought on by the worldwide economic crisis, his government continues to steer a course between Russia and the West. Two senior leaders of Belarus' democratic opposition and the head of RFE/RL's Belarusian- language broadcast service will discuss the current political and economic situation in the country as well as the prospects for democratic change.

If you are a member of the news media and would like to interview an RFE/RL expert, contact Ari Goldberg, Press Officer, at (mobile) 202-494-0388 or goldberga@rferl.org

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