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Group.png Belarus  Rdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
Typenation state
Interest ofVitaly Shishov, Krystsina Tsimanouskaya
Member ofUN
"Europe's last dictatorship" - Formerly part of the USSR

Belarus, officially the Republic of Belarus, is a landlocked country in Eastern Europe. It is bordered by Russia to the northeast, Ukraine to the south, Poland to the west, and Lithuania and Latvia to the northwest. Its capital and most populous city is Minsk. Major economic sectors are service industries and manufacturing. Until the 20th century, different states at various times controlled the lands of modern-day Belarus, including Kievan Rus, the Principality of Polotsk (11th to 14th centuries), the Grand Duchy of Lithuania (ca. 1236–1795), the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth (1569–1795), and the Russian Empire (1721–1917).


Part of the Soviet Union.

2011 Minsk Metro bombing.

Covid-19 Policies

Full article: Covid-19

The Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko attracted criticism in late March 2020 for refusing to mandate social distancing in the nation state.[1] IMF and World Bank were interested in him changing the response to Covid-19 to more harsher measures.[2][3]

In August 2021, Belarus accepted a loan of $1 billion from the IMF "to fight the coronavirus pandemic".[4]

Colour revolution 2020

Full article: Colour revolution

After a widely questioned election that allowed Alexander Lukashenko to serve a sixth term, protest erupted in the country. Some were the biggest clashes in the country’s history.[5][6] The opposition candidate that received considerable publicity and refuge in the EU member state Lithuania,[7] Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, has had the following statement on her website:[8][9]

I repeat, I came into politics not for the sake of power, but for the sake of restoring justice. My main goal: to conduct real, fair elections with the participation of all alternative candidates. By voting for me, you are voting for the restoration of your right to choose power, for new and fair elections. Only in this way will the country be able to develop further. We have teamed up with the teams of Victor Babariko and Valery Tsepkalo, the best experts, parties and public organizations cooperate with us. They offer programs for the development of the country, which can be found at We have created a strong team for the common goal of building a new Belarus. Let's do it together! To win, you and I must act as one big team.

The "programs for the development of the country" by Victor Babariko and Valery Tsepkalo focus under "National security sector reform" at on:[10][11][12]

  • strengthening national identity, increasing patriotism and national dignity;
  • unification of society on the basis of democratic values and the idea of building an independent Belarus;
  • reduction of the Kremlin's influence on Belarus through informational, economic, integration and humanitarian factors;
  • withdrawal from post-Soviet integration associations dominated by Russia;
  • integration into Western political, economic and military structures (EU, NATO).

The NATO integration is part of a long term goal "by 2030":

  • fulfillment by Belarus of all criteria of membership in the EU and NATO, submission of the corresponding applications for membership in these structures

The document uses terminology that is translated into: "Civil society", which in English is a customary term for American think tanks and foundations; this indicates a US sponsored regime change operation.[13]

What is going on?

During COVID-19, mysterious things have occurred regarding Belarus, these include:

In August/September 2020 transatlantic think tanks like the Atlantic Council and CEPA started to hire a number of journalists and (PHD) researchers from the region.[14][15][16][17]

Asked for or not, in August 2020, the EU said it will spend €53 million on Belarus, officially camouflaged as "coronavirus emergency support".[18]

In 2021, Belarus was disqualified from the Eurovision Song Contest. Later, the state television and radio broadcasting service of Belarus, Belteleradio was suspended from the European Broadcasting Union.


Related Quotation

Jaap de Hoop Scheffer“It is not likely. But he is unpredictable and consumed by resentment and rancour. So, you should not exclude the possibility that he'll be creating a problem between Kaliningrad and Belarus. That area is the gateway from Western Europe to the Baltic countries. If he closes that passage, it would be a reason for war for NATO.”Jaap de Hoop Scheffer
24 February 2022



Belteleradio1956The state television and radio broadcasting service of Belarus.


Citizens of Belarus on Wikispooks

Alyaksander Lukashenko30 August 1954
Vitaly Shishov19953 August 2021The former head of the Belarusian House in Ukraine which helps people escape repression in Belarus. He was found hung. Suspected to be an assassination made look like a suicide.
Svetlana Tikhanovskaya11 September 1982
Krystsina Tsimanouskaya19 November 1996Athlete who refused to go home to Belarus from the 2020 Olympics.
Anastasia Vashukevich1982


Event Participated in

2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine24 February 2022Ukraine
In a new episode of Cold War 2.0 Russia forcefully halted NATO expansion by invading Ukraine, with financial support of China. Although the EU and US denounced the "war crimes" as multiple cities were bombed, several countries opted less severe sanctions to keep importing diamonds and luxury goods and gas (and their loaned money) from Russia, seemingly creating a new iron curtain in Eastern Europe.


Related Documents

TitleTypePublication dateAuthor(s)Description
Document:Alyaksander Lukashenko on Polish Border Forces and Emil CzeczkoStatement22 December 2021Alyaksander Lukashenko
Document:Belarus Under Siegewebpage29 July 2011Michele Brand
File:NATIONAL SECURITY SECTOR REFORM-reformby-com.pdfpaperVictor Babariko
Valery Tsepkalo
Translated security program from for Belarus by the opposition in 2020.


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