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Belarus: Failed Conference and Other Problems

TOL's Belarus Blog writes about an unsuccessful conference on Belarus recently held in Poland: “In regard to the western participants, I was surprised at the lack of real knowledge or understanding about Belarus, both past and present. With the Belarusians, I was again reminded of the unfortunate tendency of think tankers to be totally critical of Belarusian reality, especially the opposition, and devoid of constructive ideas and suggestions for coping with the challenges posed by Lukashenka and Europe’s last dictatorship.” In the comments section, there is a discussion of other problems faced by the Belarusian opposition.

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