Soft Belarusianisation. The ideology of Belarus in the era of the Russian-Ukrainian conflict

Over the past three years, a distinct change has become visible in the ideological discourse of the government of Belarus. To an increasing degree, the state ideology is focusing on strengthening national identity, emphasising the divergence of Belarus’s interests from those of Russia, and re-examining the historical narration in a direction which emphasises the distinctiveness of the history of Belarus from that of Russia.

A commentary by Piotr Rudkouski prepared during his visiting fellowship in the Centre for Eastern Studies (OSW) in Warsaw within the programme of Think Visegrad Fellowship Full text in English / in Polish