Tag: Belarus

Belarusian opposition supporters hold a rally in Minsk

The Endgame In Belarus Is In View

After a lull of the past 3-4 weekends, the anti-government protests in Minsk, Belarus, roared back to life today. This comes in the wake of three things. One, there are some incipient signs that Moscow feels frustrated with the Belarus strongman President Alexander Lukashenko for retracting on the assurances he […]

Tikhanovskaya

Who Wants To Overthrow President Lukashenko?

The Western press highlights Svetlana Tikhanovskaya as the winner of the Belarusian presidential election and accuses outgoing President Alexander Lukashenko of violence, nepotism and election rigging. However, an analysis of this country shows that the policies of its president correspond to the wishes of its citizens. Behind this fabricated quarrel lies the spectre of Ukrainian Euromaidan and a provoked rupture with Russia.

Belarus protest

Anatomy Of Coup Attempt In Belarus

The Russian President Vladimir Putin disclosed in a TV interview on August 27 that the Americans, amongst others, had fuelled the unrest in Belarus. He explained that the controversial presence of 33 Russian nationals (with military background) in Minsk in the run-up to the presidential election in Belarus on August […]

US Secretary of State Pompeo visits Belarus

The Geopolitics Of The Belarusian Crisis: Anti-Russian, Neutral To China, Pro-Polish

The Belarusian Crisis is an American Hybrid War against Russian interests in support of Poland’s US-backed regional ones related to the “Three Seas Initiative”, which won’t harm China’s interests even in the worst-case scenario despite Beijing’s plans for the Eurasian Land Bridge to transit through the Color Revolution-beleaguered former Soviet […]

Opposition protests in Minsk, Belarus, Aug 16, 2020

Russia Takes Europe’s Support To Calm Belarus

The mercurial Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko has not been an easy ally for the Kremlin. But the growing interference by Belarus’ “New European” neighbours is setting the stage for a “colour revolution” with potentially anti-Russian orientation. Poland, egged on by the US, has convinced itself that it has become a […]

Lukashenko and Putin

Russian-Belarusian Relations: Back To Being Brothers?

Several recent developments in Russian-Belarusian relations — in particular, Belarus’ return of 32 suspected Wagner mercenaries to Russia, Belarusian opposition leader Tsepkalo’s departure from Russia, and the two phone calls between Presidents Putin and Lukashenko — hint that bilateral ties might soon return to their formerly fraternal level, though the […]

Opposition campaign rally in Minsk

Belarus: Scramble For Heart Of Europe

The Secretary of State in the George W. Bush administration Condoleeza Rice once described Belarus as “the last true remaining dictatorship in the heart of Europe.” She held out the assurance that it was “time for change to come to Belarus.” That was during her visit to next-door Lithuania in […]