By Andrew Wilson
This e-book is the 1st in English to discover either Belarus’s advanced street to nationhood and to check intimately its politics and economics for the reason that 1991, the nation’s first yr of precise independence. Andrew Wilson focuses specific consciousness on Aliaksandr Lukashenka’s fantastic sturdiness as president, regardless of human rights abuses and involvement in yet one more rigged election in December 2010.
Wilson appears at Belarusian historical past as a chain of fake starts off within the medieval and pre-modern classes, and on the many rival types of Belarusian identification, culminating with the Soviet Belarusian venture and the institution of Belarus’s present borders in the course of international struggle II. He additionally addresses Belarus’s on-off dating with Russia, its simultaneous makes an attempt to play a online game of stability within the no-man’s-land among Russia and the West, and the way, mockingly, Belarus is eventually turning into a real state less than the rule of thumb of Europe’s “last dictator.”
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