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Belaya Rus — the Kremlin's "Trojan horse" against Belarusian statehood

Not so long ago the Ministry of Justice of Belarus registered a new political party, which, according to the founders' plan, is supposed to become a party of power in Lukashenka's state. It's about "Belaya Rus", founded on the basis of the previously existing public association.

Let's take a closer look at this party. You can get acquainted with its programme and leadership on the official website. We go to the site and the first thing that strikes the eye is that the site of the so-called party of power is only in Russian, and the Belarusian version is absent for some reason. Maybe it's a coincidence, they forgot to make it? Or not, and in the future, which the newly formed party is drawing for our country, there is no place for the native language. Maybe there is no Belarus itself? Well, let's not exaggerate, maybe it's just a coincidence. Let's look further.

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Screenshot from the party's website

The site itself is designed not in the red-green colors beloved by the “yabatki”, but in some black-and-yellow colors, which painfully resemble the so-called "Georgian ribbon" or the colors of the black-yellow-white flag, which is actively used by Russian radical nationalists, such as Dmitry Rogozin, who recently came to Minsk. The party logo also has a very strange look. But why are we picking on it, it's all a matter of taste.

Screenshot from the party's website

In addition to quotes from their "leader" Lukashenka and Yanka Kupala, who by some miracle got into this company, the site also has a quote from Vladimir Solovyov. No, fear not, not a propagandist, but a 19th century Russian religious philosopher. But Russian again. Looking at this site, one cannot realize at once that it is the site of the Belarusan party, which is indicated in the official name "Belarus".

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Screenshot from the party's website

So who heads such a strange political organization? Meet Oleg Romanov, member of the Council of the Republic, doctor of philosophical sciences, professor. In a sense, an educated, intelligent man. He was born in Hrodna and got higher education there. True, Romanov studied biology, but then he somehow got a new qualification and became a philosopher.

Romanov started his professional career at Grodno University. The area of the philosopher's scientific interests is none other than "the problems of genesis, organization and prospects of development of East Slavic civilisation, classical and modern Russian philosophy, the fate of the state in the globalizing world".

Oleg Romanov is a strong supporter of the "Russian world". Belarus is not actually mentioned in the titles of his works, they are exclusively about "Eastern Slavs" or Russia. "Imperial paradigm in the perspective of political development of the East Slavic peoples", "To the problem of spiritual and mental bases of economic activity of the East Slavic peoples", "Russian philosophy in the spiritual experience of the East Slavic peoples: past, present, future" - these are just some titles of the publications of this author.

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Screenshot from the Google Academy website

After working at Grodno University, Romanov was promoted and became rector of Polotsk University, where he is remembered for cleansing the university of ideologically incorrect teachers. Romanov fully supports the current illegitimate government in words. This is easy to understand from his statements about the coronavirus, the 2020 protests, and the 2021 migration crisis. However, for the time being, as long as Lukashenko is still sitting in his chair. But from Romanov's point of view, it is also clear that his main masters are not here, but far to the east, in the very heart of "Eastern Slavic civilization" and the "Russian world" that is Moscow.

In addition to Romanov, the Supreme Politrad of "Belaya Rus" includes such well-known supporters of the ideas of "Russian world" and odious participants of programmes of Russian propaganda TV channels as Vadim Gigin, Grigory Azarenok and Alexander Shpakovsky.

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Screenshot from the party's website

Vadim Gigin is a pro-governmental political scientist and historian, chairman of the board of the Belarusian society "Vedas" ["Knowledge"] and recently also the director of the National Library.

Gigin has never made a secret of his pro-Russian views. Like Romanov, he is a supporter of the idea that Belarusians are part of the so-called trinity Russian nation, and that Belarus is the north-western region of historical Russia. This approach to the vision of history has a long tradition, since the times of the Russian Empire, and is called "Western Russism".

Historian Gigin, as a true adherent of the "Russian world", considers our national hero Kastus Kalinovsky as a Polish terrorist, and sees the ideal of a wise state official in the Russian governor-general Mikhail Muravyov, who was called "the executioner" for his brutal suppression of the uprising of 1863-64.

Gigin's approach to contemporary politics is much the same. He praises the Kremlin authorities and justifies Russian aggression against Ukraine. Gigin supports Russian narratives not only in words but also in deeds. For example, in the autumn of 2022, the propagandist visited the "referendum" in the so-called "Lugansk People's Republic" as an observer.

The third character is disgusting in general, thanks to his out-of-place and boorish hysterical statements. This is Grigory Azarenok, a person who over the last three years has become a symbol of the most dirty and exaggerated Lukashenka's propaganda.

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Screenshot from the party's website

Azarenok is a representative of a whole dynasty of propagandists. His father Yury became well-known thanks to the propaganda film "Hate. Children of Lies", where back in the 1990s, at the beginning of Lukashenko's rule, he slandered the Belarusian opposition figures using Goebbels' techniques, for which he even received a slap from Nikolai Statkevich himself.

Apart from propaganda, Azarenok senior was also engaged in politics in those years, he was a member of the party "Belaya Rus". However, not the party in question, but another one, and its full name is "Slavic Council of Belaya Rus". This organization existed back in the 1990s and practiced the ideology of pan-Russianism.

It is not difficult to understand that an apple does not roll far from an apple tree, and Grisha absorbed very specific political views of his father. Everything western, non-Russian, as well as Belarusian, is alien to Grigory, and everything light, pure and spiritual can come only from "the triune initial holy Russia".

Шпаковский Александр
Screenshot from the party's website

The fourth figure - Alexander Shpakovsky, who in the past considered himself a Belarusan nationalist or even a nazi, now promotes the same nazism, only under the Russian imperial flag. In particular, he together with another friend of the "Belaya Rus" polyparty - the main member of the Belarusian Republican Youth Union Aliaksandr Lukyanau - went to the Dubrava camp and brainwashed Ukrainian children with pro-Russian propaganda. Such "interesting" characters have gathered in the leadership of the party of power, established by Lukashenka.

Thus, if you look closely, it becomes clear that Lukashenko's White Russia party is becoming a project of Moscow rather than a political support of the aging dictator. Therefore, as soon as the moment comes and the real power of illegitimate Lukashenko starts to turn into dust, it should be seized by these figures fed by Russian money.

The tasks of these people are, firstly, to take power away from Lukashenko, secondly, to prevent its return to the people, and thirdly, to prepare the takeover of Belarus by Russia. The people who have created the so-called ruling party engage Belarusians, members of the so-called "party", in crimes against the Belarusian people. Under the aegis of the party of Lukashenko's supporters they have created an organization which will promote the interests of the Kremlin in our country.

And these interests consist in the loss of Belarus' sovereignty and its involvement in the war.



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