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BELARUS: Toothless Treaty With Russia Sparks Controversy

While the Russia-Belarus integration treaty is generally seen as merely a bid by Boris Yeltsin to win over the Russian electorate in the run-up to the presidential election, it sparked massive demonstrations in Minsk, where nationalists fear it means ceding sovereignty to Russia. Some Russians are also displeased with the agreement, claiming Belarus will prove […]