The war in Ukraine has made it abundantly clear that we’ve not been listening enough to states bordering on Russia. Whether from the Baltic area or from the Caucasus, from Belarus or from Kazakhstan, everyone’s asking: who’s next?
In this program, we will discuss with (former) reporters in post-Soviet states what it means to live in a country that’s in Russia’s shadow. How does the recent invasion reverberate in these countries, and how do they look at each other?
Starting from footage and stories the reporters collected over the years, we will talk about the need for alliances among post-Soviet states as well as their shared frustration to still be defined by their relation with Russia.
This programme is part of So Far, Yet So Close: A day-long program of talks, film, and art about the war in Ukraine, activism and the fight against authoritarianism from a Belarusian perspective.