The time described in this book is to such an extent covered with goose bumps of fear, stuffed with a sense of hopelessness, and soaked in lawlessness that even after getting out of the Amerikanka prison many of its former inmates prefer to keep silent. Remembering is unpleasant. Remembering is scary. Remembering is unsafe.
After all, nothing has changed. The building of the Amerikanka still houses the KGB detention center, not a museum. And men in masks – that „fear squadron“ – are still at the service of the regime, just like in December 2010. It is good that this book has come out. It is good that the author did not put the truth on the waiting list until the time when democracy and change come to Belarus. We need the truth now. As it is. Raped. Beaten. Exposed.