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The Case of Belarus: Russia’s Fear of Popular Revolutions


Vladimir Putin and Alexander Lukashenko, photo via WikipediaBESA Center Perspectives Paper No. 1,742, September 11, 2020
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: Belarus is the last remaining state on Russia’s western border not to have experienced a popular revolution since the 1990s, but revolutionary fervor is growing there. Events in Minsk have great geopolitical import, as one would expect from a state located between Russia and Europe.
For Russia, the crisis in Belarus caused by the August presidential election result is of a geopolitical nature. Moscow might not be openly stating its geopolitical calculus, but in its eyes, the Belarus problem resembles the uprisings in Ukraine, …read more

Source:: Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies

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