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Belaya Rus (Belarusian: Белая Русь, lit. 'White Rus') is a Belarusian public association founded on 17 November 2007 to support President Alexander Lukashenko. Since then, the leaders of the organization have regularly announced that they are ready to become a political party. President Lukashenko neither firmly opposed the idea, nor supported it. He has made comments such as: "Well, if they are ready, let them be a party, I am not against it. On the contrary, I will support it because they are patriots. But I wouldn't advise them to hurry." The party is based on the idea of the All-Russia People's Front. It has no real ideology outside of absolute support for Lukashenko.[2] The leader of the association is former minister of Education of Belarus, Alexander Radkov. The NGO has a membership of over 160,000.

Belaya Rus

Белая Русь
LeaderAlexander Radkov
Founded17 November 2007 (2007-11-17)
HeadquartersMinsk
Membership160,000+ (2016)[1]
Political positionBig tent
Pro-Lukashenko
European affiliationNone
International affiliationNone
Website
www.belayarus.by Edit this at Wikidata

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Belaya Rus: Lukashenka's "Ruling Party"?". Belarus Digest.
  2. ^ http://www.themoscowtimes.com/stories/2007/11/19/019.html[dead link]

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