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In this episode Adam and Aga talk catch up on the latest news in the region, including the many speculations about the health of Belarusian dictator Alyaksandr Lukashenka. They also briefly note some Ukrainian advances in Bakhmut ahead of its expected counter offensive as well as the never-ending story of Bulgaria’s election drama, which may have an end in sight (or not). Afterwards, Adam sits down with Andrzej Zaręba – New Eastern Europe’s illustrator. They discuss Andrzej’s experience as an illustrator and some of the covers of NEE ( from over the years. For the bonus questions - available on the patreon portal - they talk about who is Andrzej’s favourite dictator to draw as well as his interest in the First World War.

Resources: Check out the special report with scenarios of Belarusian sovereignty:

In case you missed out – listen to Ep 137: Waiting for Ukraine's counteroffensive:

Andrzej Zareba on Krakow and Stanislaw Lem:

The NEE covers discussed during the podcast:

Or come over to the Talk Eastern Europe Facebook group to see the images as well:

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