Belarus is a long way from being the democracy they aspire to be as a whole.
The effects of the recent Belarus presidential election are being felt in many aspects of the countries economy.
Journalist across the country are not allowed to write stories concerning the citizens displeasure with president Lukashenko being elected for his fourth term.
Many feel that the election was predetermined as it was reported that candidates running against Lukashenko had been beaten and attacked during the elections.
" president Lukashenko has complete power right now, although it has weakened a little money is the key to change" says Svetlana Kalinkina who is editor in chief of narodnaya Volya newspaper in Belarus.
"When citizens and organizations are able to support themselves they will be able to successfully stand up against the government"
Presidential elections took place in December of 2010.
Citizens are still protesting and many have been arrested for their actions.