By Andrew Wilson
This publication is the 1st in English to discover either Belarus’s advanced highway to nationhood and to envision intimately its politics and economics seeing that 1991, the nation’s first yr of real independence. Andrew Wilson focuses specific cognizance on Aliaksandr Lukashenka’s remarkable toughness as president, regardless of human rights abuses and involvement in another rigged election in December 2010.
Wilson appears at Belarusian historical past as a chain of fake begins within the medieval and pre-modern classes, and on the many rival models of Belarusian id, culminating with the Soviet Belarusian venture and the institution of Belarus’s present borders in the course of global struggle II. He additionally addresses Belarus’s on-off courting with Russia, its simultaneous makes an attempt to play a video game of stability within the no-man’s-land among Russia and the West, and the way, ironically, Belarus is eventually turning into a real state below the rule of thumb of Europe’s “last dictator.”
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