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All-Belarusian People's Assembly was very pro-Russian. Why?

A multi-vector foreign policy at its best

The subject of relations between Belarus and Russia kept coming up at the recent All-Belarusian People's Assembly. Alyalsandr Lukashenka has «resuscitated» the constitutional reform which is considered to be a Russian project and which he seemed to have already given up on.

He even set a deadline: a referendum on the Constitution is planned for early 2022. Foreign Minister Uladzimir Makei has called for having 50% of Belarusian foreign trade with Russia.

Yury Vaskrasenski, who is responsible for the «dialogue with the opposition,» suggested naming a square or an avenue in Minsk after Russia (the social networks immediately suggested renaming Independence Square). And the Russian flag appeared on the

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Uladzimir Makei Yury Vaskrasenski

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