From “Under the Hood.” The coat of arms on the City Gate Towers in the Belarusian capital of Minsk.
From “Under the Hood.” Franak, who has been imprisoned three times for his opposition to the Belarusian regime, was awarded the first Vaclav Havel Journalism Fellowship, a joint initiative of Radio Free Europe and the Czech Foreign Ministry. He lives in Minsk.
Still from “Under the Hood.” Lyudmila is a part-time security guard who lives in a village about 130 kilometers from Minsk.
From “Under the Hood.” Viktor is the editor of BelGazeta, an independent newspaper in Belarus. His 2013 novel “Paranoia” was banned in Belarus two days after it was published.
From “Under the Hood.” Yuri became involved in the Belarusian opposition movement after his trucking business was destroyed when he refused to pay bribes to government officials.