Belarus is on the brink of bankruptcy and is sufferíng the after-effects of the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster. But authoritarian President Alexander Lukashenko still plans to build a nuclear power plant near the Lithuanian border.
The plant is expected to go online by 2018 at the latest. In a time when nuclear power is falling out of favor around the world, nuclear energy is also controversial in Belarus. But anti-nuclear activists in Belarus face a harsh response. They're being jailed for speaking out.