Belorussian Political Class under Conditions of 2011 Economic Crisis

DOI: 10.20542/0131-2227-2012-3-91-98

A. Suzdaltsev, National Research University Higher School of Economics, 20 Myasnitskaya Str., Moscow, 101000, Russian Federation (

Abstract. The article is devoted to problems of development of modern Belarusian political class under the conditions of the gradual decomposition of the authoritarian regime of Alexander Lukashenko. The author concludes that recent development is triggered by the structural economic crisis that seriously the affected the Republic of Belarus in 2011. Thus, the political forces of the Republic, representatives of the nomenclature, business circles and the young Belarusian economic oligarchy are now facing difficult choices on which the future of Belarus will depends. 

Keywords: Belarus, Lukashenko, economic crisis, political crisis, political class, oligarchy, nomenclature, elite, energy, Russia

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For citation:
Suzdaltsev A. Belorussian Political Class under Conditions of 2011 Economic Crisis. World Eonomy and International Relations, 2012, no. 3, pp. 91-98.

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