Belarus: Lukashenko Regime and the Upcoming Election

Tobias Ljungvall draws a parallel between today's Belarus and Russia under Lenin, and muses about Lukashenko's regime, the Russian ‘managed democracy’ model and the upcoming election. He also mentions solidarity rallies that took place in Stockholm on Feb. 16 – and one that was dispersed by the police in Minsk.

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  • Thomas Pavano

    I am appalled that following seventy years of communist rule in the USSR that the people of these former Soviet republics cannot get democracy right. I understand that culturally and economically the challenges are great. However, how can a dictator like Lukashenko get away with what he is doing in Belarus? Shame on him and those who support him.
    Dictators have always ruled with absolute power and by instilling fear through ruthless tactics among innocent people. I hope that the people of Belarus will not allow this to continue in their country and that they will stand up for freedom of speech, stand against corrupt and dictatorial regimes and ignite hope for a peaceful, civil and emocratic society in their country.
    Godspeed to those who stand for freedom there.

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