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Is Russia Changing Gear on Belarus? Unpacking the Importance of the Union State for Russia

Emily Ferris and Paul Hansbury
RUSI Newsbrief, 10 January 2020
International Security Studies, Russia
High-level presidential meetings, increasing rhetoric from the Kremlin and the growing use of Russia’s soft power levers all indicate that Moscow is adapting its approach to Belarus amid a changing political climate.

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Emily Ferris
Research Fellow, Russia and Eurasia

Emily Ferris is a Research Fellow in the International Security Studies department at RUSI, specialising in Russia and Eurasia’s foreign... read more

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