15 September 1997 POLICE BEAT SEVERAL STUDENTS and parents protest-ing the closure of the last Belarusian-language high school in Minsk on 17 July. Four people were arrested in the incident. President Alyaksandr Luka-shenka favors the Russian language over Belarusian- perhaps because he speaks Russian more fluently than Belarusian. On the same day as the beatings, […]

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