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Belarussian President Alexander Lukashenko attends Russian-Belarussian talks in Sochi, Russia, February 7, 2020

Lukashenko’s Belarus in Russia’s embrace

In power since 1994, Belarus' Alexander Lukashenko has proven to be the ultimate political survivor. His latest scandals will sting, but the status quo will remain as long as Russia and the West do not alter their strategies. Russia cannot afford to see Belarus collapse, while the EU remains reluctant to do what it takes to pry Minsk away from Moscow.

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