BBC: Belarus's university in exile

BBC: Belarus's university in exile

From the BBC:

The country of Belarus, between Russia and Poland, has been described as Europe's last dictatorship. But there is a university where students can study in a democratic climate - across the border in Lithuania. It sees itself as educating a generation that will be ready to step in when, one day, change comes to Belarus.

Mariya Sliaptsova, a second year international law student, was at a state university in Minsk, before she crossed the border and came to study in the Lithuanian capital instead.

"In Belarus we had to memorise such vast quantities of information," she says. "But nobody encouraged us to ask questions. Here it is totally different."

Read more on the BBC website.

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18/09/2012
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