Decomposition of Belarusian opposition
In his blog at Radio Svaboda Siarhei Dubaviec claims that the Belarusian opposition goes through a period of decomposition.
The opposition divides neither by political views, nor by “KGB agents” claims, nor by cynicism – the author claim that the new wave of opposition will get rid of the old wave as a result of the current struggles within the opposition.
According to the author, the society does not pay any attention to the accusations of Tatsiana Karatkevich made by the group of old “righteous losers” as he calls them. Using this term he obviously references to the press conference of MIkola Statkevich, Uladzimir Niakliayeu, Anatol Lyabedzka, and other leaders of the opposition.
Despite raised hopes, a full turn toward Europe seems unlikely.
Do recent events indicate that Belarus could fully turn towards Europe and pull away from Russia politically? In the last few months, a number of developments have excited observers in international media and revitalised old debates about the former Soviet country’s future. But despite positive indications, a broader view suggests that this prediction may be overly optimistic.
In the judgment of most media freedom or democracy indexes, the Eastern European country is labelled as one of the worst in Europe and in recent years Belarus has shown no tangible progress towards establishing a free media atmosphere.