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Belarus: After the “Elections”

Wed, Oct 10, 2012, 2:00pm - 3:00pm

You are cordially invited to a special event with 

Count Aleksander Pruszynski

for a discussion on 
Belarus: After the “Elections”

with remarks by 
Marek Jan Chodakiewicz
Professor of History, The Kosciuszko Chair in Polish Studies, IWP

Wednesday, October 10
2:00-3:00 PM

The Institute of World Politics
1521 16th Street NW 
Washington, DC 20036

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This lecture is part of a series on the Intermarium, organized by the Kosciuszko Chair of Polish Studies at IWP. 

Count Aleksander Pruszynski, son of writer Ksawery Pruszynski, was born in 1934, in Rohoznica near Grodno (prewar Poland).  In 1972, he immigrated from Poland to Canada, where he was active both in Canadian and Polish-American issues.  From 1981-1992, he published the “Slowo-Solidarnosc”  pro-Solidarity bi-weekly, followed by the “Express Polski” in Toronto.

In 1992, Pruszynski returned to Belarus, took residence at Minsk, and became active in the Association of Belarus’ Poles.  In the spring of 1994, he was chosen leader of the Christian Democracy Party of Belarus and tried to run for President in the first “free” election against the Communists.  He was also the first Belarusian opposition leader to have written a modern economic reform program for the country. 

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