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By and large the processes of change moved more slowly in Belarus than in other Soviet republics of the European USSR. Yet there was still discernible progress because traditionally policies developed at the centre of the USSR received unquestioning acceptance at the republican level. Belarus thus began a process of cultural self-development. Along with the promotion of the Belarusian language – not widely spoken outside the History and politics 27 1111 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 1011 1 2 3111 4 5 6 7 8 9 20111 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 30111 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 40111 1 2 3 4 45111 villages, despite official statistics that cited the contrary – there was a cultural resurgence reminiscent of the more tolerant period of the 1920s.

The consensus of this volume is that it is not a total dictatorship, since it retains some aspects of a democratic state, but that it could be described as an ‘elected dictatorship’, or, in Silitski’s words, a state possessing ‘preconditions without democracy’. Currently Lukashenka’s presidency and the prevailing ‘Party of Power’ appear relatively stable, and in 2001 there was still no single credible alternative candidate to stand against him. Rotman and Danilov suggest, on the basis of opinion poll evidence, that Lukashenka’s popularity among voters over sixty and those living in the countryside enabled him to win the presidential election of 9 September 2001 at the first ballot.

See, for example, N. Galko, Nezavisimaia gazeta, 19 October 1999, pp. 1, 5; A. Neverovskii, Kommersant, 28 March 2000, p. 11. Reported in Izvestiia, 28 November 1995. Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty Newsline, Part 2, 29 June 2001. http://www. org/newsline/ retrieved 29 August 2001. Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty Newsline, Part 2, 7 June 2001. 1111 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 1011 1 2 3111 4 5 6 7 8 9 20111 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 30111 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 40111 1 2 3 4 45111 2 History and politics in post-Soviet Belarus The foundations David R.

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