This week on how did it come to this? A land that has been fought over, settled and invaded. A developing nation that has emerged from the former soviet union more soviet than the russians. A dictator who has been in power since 1994, keeping an iron grip after the iron curtain has fallen. Who is Alexander Lukashenko? Why is Belarus more Soviet than the Soviet Union? How does a country hijack a plane? Is Raman Pratasevich worth all the trouble? Are we heading for a new European conflict? Will I ever actually try a White Russian? And ultimately, how did it come to this?