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About Yury Drakakhrust

Yury Drakakhrust is a Belarusian journalist. He is the author of a number of Russian-language publications on Belarusian and Russian politics, most notably (co-written with Dmitry Furman) Russia and Belarus: States and Societies.

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Julian Richards

Julian Richards is managing editor of openDemocracy.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

Mind the gap between Belarus and Russia

What’s behind the bad blood in today’s Belarusian-Russian relations? Русский

Cheap gas for Belarus — what’s the real price?

9.jpgJust as Belarus seems close to ending its gas dispute with Russia, its foreign minister visits Ukraine in a period of significant tension. Belarus' balancing act continues.


Whose side is Belarus on anyway?


Belarusians generally feel closer to Russia than Ukraine, but refuse to get involved in the conflict between them. It is, they insist, “not our war”. Русский

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