Belarus people are prohibited to be waiting for changes. Authorities have banned the radio broadcast of several popular Russian songs, among which the great Viktor Tsoi's 'We are waiting for changes'.
The reason for banning the song reportedly was the fact that too many people would call in asking to play it. Probably, made Lukashenko nervous.
More info here http://en.rian.ru/world/20110719/165286837.html
The dissident rock icon Viktor Tsoi was a huge talent of Soviet era and still is honored and loved by many for his rebellious spirit, thoughtful lyrics and drive. On the streets of Kiev you can still hear youth singing his songs to guitars. But whats the point of talking about something you can listen to (lower in the clip).
The songs lyrics go like this
“Changes! our hearts demand
Changes! our eyes demand
In our laughter, in our tears and in the beating of our veins
We are waiting for changes.”
Ridiculous how obvious the oppression in Belarus has became lately. Seems like the country is back in the 30-ties of the Soviet Union times. No protesting, no hands clapping, no listening to 'wrong' music. So sympathetic to young people there.
Because older generation might be sort of ok with the strong grip (not when their children are thrown in jail for protesting, of course, but in general). For the considerable number of young people, though, the freedom of speech, of expression is usually valuable.
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