By Andrew Wilson
This ebook is the 1st in English to discover either Belarus’s complex highway to nationhood and to ascertain intimately its politics and economics on account that 1991, the nation’s first 12 months of real independence. Andrew Wilson focuses specific cognizance on Aliaksandr Lukashenka’s brilliant durability as president, regardless of human rights abuses and involvement in yet one more rigged election in December 2010.
Wilson appears at Belarusian background as a sequence of fake starts off within the medieval and pre-modern sessions, and on the many rival types of Belarusian id, culminating with the Soviet Belarusian undertaking and the institution of Belarus’s present borders in the course of international struggle II. He additionally addresses Belarus’s on-off courting 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, sarcastically, Belarus is finally changing into a real country below the rule of thumb of Europe’s “last dictator.”
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