By Andrew Wilson
This e-book is the 1st in English to discover either Belarus’s advanced street to nationhood and to ascertain intimately its politics and economics due to the fact that 1991, the nation’s first 12 months of real independence. Andrew Wilson focuses specific recognition on Aliaksandr Lukashenka’s amazing sturdiness as president, regardless of human rights abuses and involvement in one more rigged election in December 2010.
Wilson seems at Belarusian historical past as a chain of fake starts off within the medieval and pre-modern sessions, 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 battle II. He additionally addresses Belarus’s on-off dating 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, satirically, Belarus is ultimately changing into a real state lower than the rule of thumb of Europe’s “last dictator.”
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