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  • 17 August

    Doctor Death comes for Belarus

    When Alexander Lukashenko was elected in 1994 as the President of the newly-formed former Soviet Republic of Belarus, poor farmers, unemployed workers, and all those who had lost everything they had worked for after the fall of the Soviet Union had great hope for the future. A former director of a collective farm who stood up against corruption, Lukashenko opposed the dissolution of the USSR. He knew that corrupt cadres had taken over the Communist Party and that the privatisation they were proposing was simply a ruse to line their own pockets, at the expense of the Soviet worker. While …

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