Belarus Digest was launched in Washington, D.C. in 2008. It is currently run by Belarusian young professionals in the United Kingdom, United States and Belarus. The mission of Belarus Digest is to provide non-partisan analysis of Belarus-related events and publications. The project's contributors regularly appear as commentators on Belarus-related topics for leading international media such as BBC World TV, AlJazeera, Radio Liberty and others.
The project is run by volunteers, not affiliated with any organization and never received any external funding. If you wish to contribute to the project please use our contact form.
The team of regular Belarus Digest contributors includes:
Yaraslau Kryvoi is the founder and the general editor of Belarus Digest. He is a visiting fellow at the London School of Economics and Political Science. A Harvard Law School grad, Yaraslau worked for international law firms in London and Washington, DC and as a lecturer at the Belarusian State University. Yaraslau is originally from Minsk, Belarus. His personal web site is kryvoi.net.
Volha Charnysh is the executive editor of Belarus Digest. She is currently at Harvard University, working on a PhD in international relations and comparative politics. Volha is an alumna of Smith College and comes from Hrodna, Belarus. Her personal web site is charnysh.net.
Alexander Čajčyc is a financial journalist working in London, United Kingdom. Alexander's background is in management consulting, audit, NGO management and political analysis. Alexander was born in Moscow, Russia. His web site is www.cajcyc.org.
Siarhei Bohdan is an alumnus of the Belarus State University and European Humanities University in Lithuania. He is a research fellow with the Institute of Political Studies, a Belarusian think tank located in Lithuania and a regular contributor to Nasha Niva, a Belarusian independent weekly. Siarhei comes from Maladechna, Belarus.
Devin is the language editor for the Belarus Digest. Devin lived in Kazakhstan for over two years where he worked as an instructor at a college and university. He is alumnus of Michigan State University, Columbia University and master's degree candidate at Middlebury College. In 2001 he will study at the Kyiv School of Economics as a Fulbright Fellow in Ukraine conducting research on energy policy and civil society development.