Politics and politicians in Soviet Belarus: The case of Kiryla Mazurau

Angelika Pobedonostseva Kaya reviews the book by Natalia Golubeva "Kiryla Mazuraŭ. O chem molchalo vremia". The book draws a picture of the consistent rise of a Belarusian peasant to the top of the Soviet state and party system and his subsequent abrupt fall. In parallel, the private and family life of the person in focus seems to develop in a similarly upward manner until he dies.