Playing with fire: Who is behind the anti-Russian protests in Belarus?


The intensification of the construction process of the Union State caused protests in Belarus. The local opposition took to the streets, demanding that deeper integration be recognized as illegitimate. At the same time, none of them was “spread the liver on the asphalt” and was not dragged into a jail. What can such neutrality be shown by official Minsk?


Leaders of Belarusian parties and movements, whose names will not say anything to the Russians, signed an appeal in which they recognized the signing of the agreement on the creation of the Union State by the decision of "authoritarian and irresponsible leaders." The integration, in their opinion, will lead to the actual annexation of Belarus by the Russian Federation. Oppositionists called on the international community to recognize the newly formed Union State as illegitimate, and threatened the Russians with further isolation, which would further damage our well-being.

What can be noted on the merits. On the one hand, some concerns on the part of the Belarusian public are not unfounded. The combination of large and small, as a rule, is not equivalent. For the Republic of Belarus, changes will be more significant than for Russia.

On the other hand, no national disaster will occur. If a confederation option is chosen, what are we talking about told earlier, Belarus will retain its sovereignty. Russians and Belarusians are one people speaking Russian, with a common culture and historical memory, not so long ago being part of one state, the USSR. Yes, the modern Russian Federation has many problems, but integration with it is a better option for small Belarus than the way to the West.

The outcome of "European integration" can be clearly seen in the Baltic states, Moldova or Ukraine. Balancing between Russia and Europe can be quite a long time, but not infinite. It will be enough an example of President Yanukovych with his throwing and attempted bargaining. For himself and the whole Square as a whole, it did not end very well.

So why did Minsk react so humanely to anti-Russian protests?

The answer lies on the surface. Protests by the nationalist Belarusian public at this stage are beneficial to President Lukashenko himself. Alexander Grigorievich can use them as a trump card in negotiations, fortunately, he promised in advance not to give up the country's sovereignty.

The reasons that can guide the Belarusian leader are understandable. But this is a dangerous path, primarily for him personally. Many processes that led to the Maidan in Ukraine also take place in Belarus. There was one difference - the authorities did not directly flirt with the nationalists. Faster integration makes Russophobia relevant, policy saddles the "independent horse". The balance of power begins to change gradually.

It will be easy to let the genie out of the bottle, but will it be possible to drive him back? And most of all, President Lukashenko himself plays with fire. While Alexander Grigoryevich is useful for the West, they temporarily forgot that he was “the last dictator of Europe”. But they can remember at any moment. For example, the German edition of DW recently published information about political killings in Belarus by the "death squads" Lukashenko.

In other words, in the West they may be ready to accept Belarus into their tenacious embrace, but without Alexander Grigorievich.
Photos used: Human Rights Center “Vesna” /spring96.org
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  1. Afinogen Offline
    Afinogen (Afinogen) 18 December 2019 16: 55
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    Everything is like a carbon copy. The same as with Georgia. One "puppeteer" rules everything. Drives a flock of "rams" to protests. Well, the treatment is the same, as in Georgia, economic. If in Georgia we are all tourists, tangibly, but not fatally. That Belarus lives at the expense of us. And to teach her the mind, the mind is elementary simple, if there was a desire.
  2. A.Lex Offline
    A.Lex (Secret information) 18 December 2019 17: 30
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    There can only be one solution to the question of protestors - holding a referendum on the creation of a state uniting the Republic of Belarus and the Russian Federation, under the control of a commission that will include Belarusians and Russians in EQUAL proportions (moreover, in order for the voting to be conducted more independently and not be affected, the commissions at the SITES should be from another country - Belarusians have Russians, and us - Belarusians ... for this you can strain once). Counting - that's where it will be interesting! But according to the results, conclusions can be drawn - if less than 65-68% (and in the RF and Belarus, and not the total percentage component) MUTUAL integration is meaningless ...
  3. Valentine Offline
    Valentine (Valentin) 18 December 2019 20: 29
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    The Yankees have already laid a paw on the entire Fatherland volost, and they can manipulate the whip and cookies perfectly, and, most importantly, they are in no hurry and do everything wisely, just like with the USSR, and now the time has come for Belarus, where it turn the shafts, and the West will help them in this. Remember, while our GSVG and ZGV troops stood in Europe, and there were loyal, and even loyal, tops in power, everything was quiet and smooth, with rare exceptions, but when Mikhail Gorbachev led all three armies to the snowy steppes of Russia in 90 For years, the Yankees immediately put their proteges there, fiercely hating the USSR, and now we have what we have, and we have around us a flock of countries - Washington chain dogs, and the same thing will happen to Belarus - But father will be removed, and some Guaido will be staged as the legitimately chosen Belarusian people by the Belarusian president ..... exactly but so are we and Ukraine pr .......
  4. commbatant Offline
    commbatant (Sergei) 18 December 2019 22: 12
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    On the one hand, some concerns on the part of the Belarusian public are not unfounded. The combination of large and small, as a rule, is not equivalent. For the Republic of Belarus, changes will be more significant than for Russia.

    The author, apparently, is not aware, or a provocateur, that the territory of modern Belarus was part of Russia, but became separate, and then as part of the RSFSR in 19 of the last century ...
    The article is provocative and aimed at hatred between Russians and Belarusians, I put a big minus ...
  5. Marzhecki Offline
    Marzhecki (Sergei) 19 December 2019 08: 36
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    Quote: commbatant
    On the one hand, some concerns on the part of the Belarusian public are not unfounded. The combination of large and small, as a rule, is not equivalent. For the Republic of Belarus, changes will be more significant than for Russia.

    The author, apparently, is not aware, or a provocateur, that the territory of modern Belarus was part of Russia, but became separate, and then as part of the RSFSR in 19 of the last century ...
    The article is provocative and aimed at hatred between Russians and Belarusians, I put a big minus ...

    You wrote some nonsense. They did not understand the meaning of what was written at all.
    1. Victor N Offline
      Victor N (Victor n) 20 December 2019 18: 42
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      And you yourself have somewhat unsuccessfully formulated. According to our traditions, when creating one family, they did not repair who has what. And they deliberately limited their freedom.
  6. Marzhecki Offline
    Marzhecki (Sergei) 19 December 2019 08: 56
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    Quote: commbatant
    On the one hand, some concerns on the part of the Belarusian public are not unfounded. The combination of large and small, as a rule, is not equivalent. For the Republic of Belarus, changes will be more significant than for Russia.

    The author, apparently, is not aware, or a provocateur, that the territory of modern Belarus was part of Russia, but became separate, and then as part of the RSFSR in 19 of the last century ...
    The article is provocative and aimed at hatred between Russians and Belarusians, I put a big minus ...

    You pull words out of context, utterly distorting their meaning with your comments. Less to you.
  7. bear040 Offline
    bear040 20 December 2019 23: 09
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    In Belarus, there are the same zapadents and self-activists as in Ukraine, and Lukashenko Yanukovych No. 2, there is no need to have illusions.