Not too long ago, Belarusian identity used to be a topic of purely academic interest. But today, publications devoted to this subject appear like from a horn of plenty. Not only do they show up frequently (see EDM, June 18, for two earlier examples), they are often intended for a lay audience. Clearly, such musings are the result of the crisis in Ukraine: Indeed, some patriotic Belarusians worry that should Russia decide to incorporate Belarus, many of their fellow countrymen would not resist that putative outcome and some might even rejoice.
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Source: The Jamestown Foundation