№ 1, 2003
The article covers the review of the complicated and controversial phenomenon of modern Belorussia and the reasons of comparative internal stability in the country. According to I. Kirilkina, one of such reasons is the lack of the threat to the current stability in Belorussian regions. Another important factor decreasing the possibility of conflicts is changes inside ethnic minorities. At the same time, the author speaks about the possible prerequisites of the internal tension growth. She mentions changing of the situation in the export oriented sectors as one of the circumstances, which could impact future stability. Besides, the fact that the European Union is going to be next door may also significantly change the situation in some Belorussian regions dividing them into winners (first of all, the regions of new transport corridors) and losers.
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