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  • Title: Belarusian subject collection
    Date (inclusive): 1938-2016
    Collection Number: XX800
    Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Library and Archives
    Language of Material: In Belarusian and Russian
    Physical Description: 11 manuscript boxes, 2 oversize boxes, 4 CD-Rs (7.3 Linear Feet)
    Abstract: Pamphlets, serial issues, flyers, leaflets, election campaign literature, and other printed matter relating to various aspects of Belarusian history, and to political conditions and elections in Belarus following establishment of its independence.
    Physical Location: Hoover Institution Library & Archives

    Access

    Box 13 may not be be used without permission of the Archivist; access copies available in Box 11. The remainder of the collection is open for research; materials must be requested in advance via our reservation system. If there are audiovisual or digital media material in the collection, they must be reformatted before providing access.

    Use

    For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Library & Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired by the Hoover Institution Library & Archives. An increment was added in 2011.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Belarusian subject collection, [Box no., Folder no. or title], Hoover Institution Library & Archives.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    Pamphlets, serial issues, flyers, leaflets, election campaign literature, and other printed matter relating to various aspects of Belarusian history, and to political conditions and elections in Belarus following establishment of its independence.
    An increment received in 2011 contains campaign material from the Belarusian presidential election of December 2010. The victory of Alexander Lukashenka in this election was never in doubt, although the opposition fielded a number of candidates. The Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe called the election "flawed," and the European Union issued a strong statement condemning the violence (the beating of two opposition candidates) during the polling process. As a result of the violence and other irregularities, the opposition organized a mass protest, which was put down by government forces. Some of the opposition candidates who were bold enough to contest Lukashenka were arrested; some were sentenced to lengthy prison terms.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Elections -- Belarus
    Belarus -- History
    Belarus -- Politics and government