Yana Rusakevich is in Minsk’s emergency hospital with a suspected skull fracture.

Yana Rusakevich, an actress of Belarus Free Theatre (BFT), was injured by police as they broke up a peaceful rally on an anniversary of the proclamation of the Belarusian People’s Republic. She felt faint in the evening and lost consciousness. Tthe actress was taken to hospital by an ambulance.

She was diagnosed with concussion and a suspected skull fracture. She will have to undergo a new computed tomography scan and additional medical tests. The woman is being treated in hospital. She may need a surgery. The theatre has cancelled performances with Yana until she recovers.

Yana Rusakevich, an actress of Belarus Free Theatre, graduated from the Belarusian Academy of Arts. She earlier worked for the Yanka Kupala National Theatre, but had to leave the company for political reasons. Yana is a key actress of BFT’s permanent cast playing roles in several performances. She received critical acclaim for playing the main role in the performance Déjà vu that premiered recently.

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