Uncovering Belarus

20. 6. 2019 19.00–21.00
Knihovna Václava Havla, Ostrovní 13, Praha 110 00

Over the last 10 to 15 years Belarus has defied the stereotypes to become a hotbed of creativity and innovation with a booming IT sector, vibrant artistic and cultural scenes and an increasingly inventive independent media and civil society. This is a side of the country far removed from the "Europe’s Last Dictatorship" tropes we’ve become so accustomed to. Join our panel as they offer a window into this new and exciting Belarus.


  • Yanina Karalevich-Kartel, Belarusian activist and co-founder of citydog.by and its sister platforms “Grassroots” and “Kak eto lyubit’”
  • Artiom Kontsevoi, founder of www.dev.by, the hub for all things IT in Belarus.
  • Anna Loktionova, culture manager, co-founder of the DOTYK queer festival, director of space Canteen_XYZ in Minsk (2016–2018)


  • Marina Puzdrova, Executive Director Civic Belarus

The debate will be held in English.


Knihovna Václava Havla
Ostrovní 13, 110 00 Praha 1, Hlavní město Praha, Česká republika
Telefon: +420 222 220 112, E-mail: info@vaclavhavel-library.org, www.vaclavhavel.cz