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Posted inEastern Europe & Russia, Regions

Reluctant Friends

Russia is likely to back Lukashenka’s re-election bid by Vladimir Kozlov MOSCOW–There was a lot of hugging and kissing between former Russian President Boris Yeltsin and his Belarusian counterpart Alyaksandr Lukashenka. But things have changed since Yeltsin stepped down 15 months ago. President Vladimir Putin’s relations with Lukashenka apparently are cold and reserved. But Russia […]