Mova ci Kava/Mova Nanova

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After World War II, USSR authorities discouraged Belarusians to speak Belarusian in Minsk. The leaders of the Soviet state wanted to build communism – the system that could have only one language: Russian. The Belarusian language was tolerated only in villages, while speaking Belarusian in the city could make you look suspicious. The times of Stalin's repressions have long gone but fears from those times somewhat remain in the minds of the older generations.

Photo: Siarhei Hudzilin

Unlike Mova ci Kava, Mova Nanova is still available for students in 2016/17. Its classes take place on Mondays at 6.30 pm in Tivali business centre (vul. Prytyckaha 29, 3rd floor, room 366; 200 meters from Spartyŭnaja metro station).