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On two conflicting social orders

Olga Šparaga

Deutsche Fassung


The philosopher Olga Shparaga has experienced the Belarusian remand prisons from the inside. She talks about the dirt and the cold, about the interrogations – and the fear of the prison guards. In order to avoid the threat of legal proceedings due to the alleged organisation of mass unrest, she fled to Lithuania, where she became responsible for educational issues at the Coordination Council for the Transfer of Power. Despite the enormous wave of repressive measures to which the regime is subjecting society, she remains optimistic: to date, no-one has succeeded in attempting to stop the progress of time.

(Osteuropa 10-11/2020, pp. 255–259)