However, thus far Artsiadziba has been forced to change their office location a few times.One member was stopped at the border and banned from leaving the country.Those who don’t have stopped trying to make sense of the offered “election choice”. When somebody asks me why I speak only Belarusian, I answer that it’s simply easier for me, to use my first language.Yet activists from Artsiadziba made a choice and said YES to Belarusian culture. Honestly, which language should I speak in Belarus? Unfortunately, there are not so many Belarusians with a similar approach. According to Piotr Klujeu, vice–chairman of Artsiadziba, musician and teacher in a Belarusian school, only 5% of his fellow citizens use the Belarusian language in daily communication.Our main goal is to promote and support every activities that are connected to the Belarusian language, culture and tradition".
"The Belarusian culture has European background and roots.
Our vyshyvanka is egalitarian – every Belarusian can wear it with pride".
”People have kasha in their heads – everything is confusing: the language, the culture”, explains Piotr.
Are you able to make a real choice when everyday you are forced to compromise?
In Belarus the majority doesn’t want to talk about elections or make any decision.