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By Vitali Silitski,Jan Zaprudnik

ISBN-10: 0810872005

ISBN-13: 9780810872004

The political map of japanese Europe replaced dramatically in December 1991 while the leaders of Belarus, Russia, and Ukraine huddled jointly in a Bielavieza wooded area retreat and determined to dissolve the 15 union republics, which composed the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR). a type of republics was once the Belorussian Soviet Socialist Republic (BSSR). A United international locations member given that 1945, Belarus has a wealthy cultural background that's obvious as a promising base for the improvement of an excellent nationwide identification and for actual independence. it truly is this cultural history and experience of background that nourish the continued efforts of the nationalist minority, in addition to the bigger democratic competition, to withstand the regime of President Alaksandr Luka?enka who's bent on restoring ties to Russia. hence Belarus, with its burdens of the prior and power for the long run, reveals itself in a fight that would impact not just its personal future, but additionally the overseas constitution of jap Europe.

The A to Z of Belarus—through its chronology, introductory essays, appendixes, map, bibliography, and thousands of cross-referenced dictionary entries on very important individuals, areas, occasions, and associations and important political, fiscal, social, and cultural aspects—traces Belarus' historical past and offers a compass for the course the rustic is heading.

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