POST-ELECTION SEASON IN BELARUS: ECONOMY DETERMINES POLITICS
St. Petersburg State University
The author examines the development of Belarus after the presidential elections of October 2015. He argues that the Belarusian economic model, as currently exists, can only survive if Russia continues to offer support. Given the country’s historical and cultural background, in the medium term, the demand for reform can be satisfied based on a scenario alternative to the catastrophic one adopted by Belarus’s southern neighbor.
Keywords: Belarus, economy, politics, presidential elections 2015.