Author: Randall Newnham

Belarus has often been neglected by both political scientists and other observers. A relatively small state, it is also sometimes seen as uninteresting politically, since it seems to be regarded as ‘Russia’s younger brother,’ a willing partner of Moscow. 1 However, as this paper will show, Russia

In: Journal of Belarusian Studies
Belarus is known as “the last dictatorship of Europe”, yet its president enjoys public support. Its economy remains largely Soviet, yet exhibits high growth rates. Belarus styles itself as a European country yet clings to Russia as the only ally. The book explains these paradoxes by delving into history of Belarusian national institutions, including civil society, and the state.

The book starts with an analysis of Belarusian national development from the time of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania to the short-lived Belarusian People’s Republic of 1918. The discussion turns to the crucial interwar period, when all national institutions of modern Belarus had taken shape. Belarus’s surprising ability to cope with post-Soviet economic and geopolitical changes is discussed in the final chapter.

Introduction Belarus is a special case among the post-Soviet countries in Europe. In contrast to the democratic (Baltic States) or semi-democratic (Russia, Moldova or Ukraine) tendencies in other countries, Belarus has been characterized as a fully-fledged authoritarian regime personified in

In: The Soviet and Post-Soviet Review
Author: Dorina Baltag

in great demand and perennial questions regarding eu (diplomatic) performance arise. Following a ‘practice turn’ in eu studies, 4 this article analyses fieldwork data collected 5 between 2013 and 2016 in Belarus, Moldova and Ukraine to zoom in on the practices of eu diplomatic performance in

In: The Hague Journal of Diplomacy
Author: Barbara Skinner

. Under Catherine  II (r. 1762–1796), whose regime saw Uniates as too susceptible to “dangerous” Roman Catholic influences, most Uniate parishes in Ukrainian provinces were brought under Orthodox jurisdiction in 1794–1796, but the remaining Uniates in the partitioned lands of Belarus and western Ukraine

In: Canadian-American Slavic Studies

im Schatten von Tschernobyl. Umwelt- und Energiepolitik im gesellschaftlichen Wandel von Belarus und Ukraine (Münster, 1999), с. 186. 3)  Ср. David R. Marples, „Чернобыль. В предверии 25-й годовщины аварии.‟ Перекрёстки 1-2 (2010), c. 120. 4)  Следует отметить, что существовали мнения

In: The Soviet and Post-Soviet Review

DENSITY DYNAMICS AND CHANGES IN HABITAT USE BY THE EUROPEAN MINK AND OTHER NATIVE MUSTELIDS IN CONNECTION WITH THE AMERICAN MINK EXPANSION IN BELARUS by VADIM SIDOROVICH1,2 and DAVID W. MACDONALD2 (1 Vertebrate Predation Research Unit, Institute of Zoology, National Academy of Sciences of

In: Netherlands Journal of Zoology
Author: Jussi Lassila

of legitimizing his rule. In justifying my argument I compare Putinʼs political identification with another post-Soviet ruler whose state represents a consistent authoritarian populist trajectory since the collapse of the Soviet Union, namely Aleksander Lukashenkoʼs Belarus. In the conclusion I

In: Russian Politics

Republic of Belarus Respublika Belarus Capital: Minsk (Population estimate, 2016: 1.96 million) Head of State:Alexandr G. Lukashenko (President) National Flag: Red with a green strip along the lower edge, and in the hoist a vertical red and white ornamental pattern ConstitutionConstitutionally

Republic of Belarus finally came into being in 1991 and became a member of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS). Its capital, Minsk, also became the capital of the CIS. Geographically, Belarus has...

In: The Encyclopedia of Christianity Online