Pushkin / Davis (2): don’t forget! don’t forgive! ...

don’t forget! don’t forgive! memories of bandarenka roman

On the evening of 11 November, masked people arrived on Chervyakova Street in Minsk. They cut down white-red-white ribbons and painted over the mural on the transformer box. Residents were outraged by the actions of these unwelcome quests. Among them was 31-year-old Roman Bondarenko, who sent a message “I’m going out!” before going outside to see what was going on.

In the courtyard, he said something to unknown people in masks, they tied him up and dragged him into a car. The next morning the neighbours found out: at night, Roman was brought unconscious to hospital, immediately to the intensive care unit. Doctors fought for his life, but he died in the evening of November 12th.

Image, Sound Source and Title: Ales Pushkin
Music and Text: Gareth Davis