One Country, Two Cultural Fields
Culture / Development

One Country, Two Cultural Fields

Belarusian Art in the years 1921-1939 As a sovereign state, Belarus is a relatively new formation. It has existed since 1991, when the former Belarusian SSR was proclaimed an independent republic and adopted a new constitution. Throughout history, the territory of contemporary Belarus used to exist in a form of numerous separate princedoms (Kievan Rus, … Continue reading

Art of Revolution vs Revolution in Art: the history of Belarusian avant-garde
Culture

Art of Revolution vs Revolution in Art: the history of Belarusian avant-garde

What is Belarus? A small state bordering Poland, Latvia, Lithuania, Ukraine and Russia, known mostly for its president and its Nobel laureate (both the only ones in the country’s sovereign history). Not quite an exhaustive description, but at least we are sure that this is a country. At the beginning of the 20th Century, the … Continue reading

Maintaining Peace and Cultural Integrity in Russia and Ukraine: A Field-Tested Approach
Culture / Politics

Maintaining Peace and Cultural Integrity in Russia and Ukraine: A Field-Tested Approach

Dr. David Leffler and Dr. Mykola Didukh consider the effects of deploying IDT, a scientifically validated technology of defense that neutralizes social stress, in the military forces of Russia and Ukraine. Military personnel in Latin America, Africa and Asia practice group Transcendental Meditation to help maintain cultural integrity and protect their nations A simplified view of why tensions are … Continue reading

The Slovak Easter: A clash between tradition and modernity
Culture

The Slovak Easter: A clash between tradition and modernity

In most Western countries, Easter is traditionally celebrated as a Christian festival of the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Some attend the Easter Sunday church ceremony, their prayers marking a celebration of the Christian fete. This contextualises the first culture shock I experienced, upon learning that in the United Kingdom, the English celebrate Easter through … Continue reading