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Belarus is experiencing a severe economic crisis—but will Putin's intervention spell the end of Belarusian independence?

The financial crisis in Belarus could mark the beginning of the end for “the last true remaining dictatorship in the heart of Europe.”

President Alexander Lukashenko has ruled Belarus since 1994, making him the longest serving head of state in Europe. Despite this, his time in office has been dogged by accusations of electoral fraud, brutal crackdowns of political opposition and increasingly economic mismanagement. (For more, see James Kirchick’s blog on last…

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