The anarchist collective Pramen – pramen.io – published the following analyses of the revolt in 2020 in russian and english language. The PDF version to download, print and distribute is attached at the end of the article.
Foreward by crimethinc
In August 2020, a revolt broke out in Belarus, nearly toppling Alexander Lukashenko, the dictator who has ruled the country since 1994. In the following analysis, anarchists who participated in the revolt discuss the ways that it succeeded and how both the regime and its liberal opposition were able to undermine the movement before it could topple the dictatorship. The result is an invaluable resource for those seeking to understand the mechanics of revolution, repression, and cooptation, not to mention post-Soviet politics in the region.