Republic of Belarus

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Republic of Belarus

Рэспубліка Беларусь
Capital
and largest city
Minsk
Official languagesBelarusian and Russian
Government
• President
Aleksandr Lukashenko
• Prime Minister
Roman Golovchenko
Area
• Total
207,600 km²
Population
• 2021 estimate
9,349,600
CurrencyBelarusian rouble (BYN)


Belarus, officially the Republic of Belarus, is a landlocked country in Eastern Europe. In the aftermath of the Russian Revolution in 1917, different states arose competing for legitimacy, ultimately ending in the rise of the Byelorussian SSR, which became a founding constituent republic of the Soviet Union in 1922.

After the dissolution of the Soviet Union, Belarus declared independence and sought to maintain its socialist system under president Alexander Lukashenko. Belarus is relentlessly harassed by the imperialist West for refusal to privatize their state assets and embrace the neoliberal world order.[1]

History

2020 Election & Colour Revolution Attempt

Imperialist Western countries criticized the election, while the socialist and anti-imperialist world congratulated the elected president
Green: Congratulatory remarks to Lukashenko Red: Expressions of concern Blue: Belarus

Following the 2020 presidential election where president Lukashenko was re-elected, Western Imperialist observers and their lapdogs criticized the results of the election, while promoting the anti-Lukashenko protestors in what appeared to be a US NGO-supported colour revolution.[2][3][4]

Arrest of terrorist Roman Protasevich

In 2021 the neo-nazi terrorist Roman Protasevich boarded a flight from Greece to Lithuania. While the plane crossed over Belarussian airspace, it was ordered to land by state authorities.[5] Protasevich was a member of the neo-nazi militant organisations Young Front, Pahonia Detachment, and fought alongside the neo-nazi militant organisation Azov Battalion.[6]

The incident triggered a wave of denunciations by Western governments, and aggressive sanctions on Belarus, since the US uses these neo-nazi groups to advance their imperialist aims.[5][7]

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