Belarus’s survival and further development in a tough neighborhood is conditioned by the economy, a sense of nationalism, and geopolitical maneuvering between the major centers of power, Russia and the collective West.
According to Yury Drakakhrust of Tut.by and Radio Liberty, the new geopolitical situation in Europe is a source of both danger and opportunities for Minsk. Thus, a statement made by the Russian ambassador to Belarus that in the upcoming elections Russia will support Alyaksandr Lukashenka is in the realm of opportunities. Never before did Russia issue a statement like this in advance of a major electoral event. Indeed, …read more
Source: The Jamestown Foundation