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A (Small) Dash of Soviet Nostalgia

Ryan O'Rourke | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
Ryan O'Rourke

Jolted back to life by the screeching of iron, I quickly sat up in my bunk and glanced through the foggy window of my Soviet-era train at an ever-slowing blur of Cyrillic letters. In mere moments I would finally step into the mysterious capital of Belarus, the notorious "last dictatorship in Europe."

Student Imprisoned For Snapping Photos Of Teddy Bears

The Huffington Post | Alyssa Creamer | Posted 08.14.2012 | College

Posting photographs of tiny teddy bears on the internet usually lands a person on Reddit. It doesn't usually land a person in prison. However, Bel...

Teddy Bear Team Rejects KGB Summons

AP | LOUISE NORDSTROM | Posted 08.14.2012 | World

STOCKHOLM -- A Swedish advertising agency that air-dropped hundreds of teddy bears carrying pro-human rights messages into Belarus has rejected a summ...

As Belarus Battles Economic Meltdown, President Tightens Grip

AP | YURAS KARMANAU | Posted 12.14.2011 | World

MINSK, Belarus — Belarus' authoritarian president is trying to tighten his grip on the ex-Soviet nation with new legislation that boosts the alr...

WATCH: Belarusian KGB Vs. Social Media

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 08.23.2011 | World

MINSK, Belarus (AP) – Belarusian authorities have detained more than 450 people for clapping their hands and stomping their feet in a series of anti...