Belarus is a landlocked country in Eastern Europe, bordered by Russia in the north and east, Ukraine in the south, Poland in the west and Lithuania and Latvia in the north.
Belarus became independent as the Republic of Belarus in 1991, but true freedom and the full flowering of Belarusan culture and language have yet to flourish. The democratic development of the country was ended by the unconstitutional and dictatorial maneuvers of the current government of Aliaksandr Lukashenka, who also revived the policy of russification and blocks efforts to establish and promote Belarusan language schooling.
BAZA continues today to provide aid and inspiration to Belarusans seeking freedom outside Belarus and in partnering with other diaspora organizations and the representative council of the Belarusan Democratic Republic currently in exile.
BAZA keeps the dream of a free Belarusan nation and homeland alive as a hub of ideas, a preserver of heritage, and a home for Belarusans, friends of Belarus, and believers in a better future.