Klaskouski underlines degradation of state ideology
Political commentator Aliaksandr Klaskouski made some remarks on the interview of the president to independent Belarusian media. Klaskouski underlines the degradation of the current ideology of the Belarusian state as marked by the words of Lukashenka: “Nobody wants to live in the country where a war goes on”. The slogan of “prosperity” was quietly removed from the discourse of the authorities. Finally, Klaskouski expects the economical problems to worsen after elections but underlines the unwillingness of the electorate to change those in power.
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.