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Should the West Be Worried About Belarus?

There is a joke in which a Russian, a Ukrainian, and a Belarusian enter a train compartment and sit down simultaneously. The Russian and Ukrainian immediately jump up with shouts of pain. After a stream of invective, the Russian exclaims, “Someone put a tack on my seat! I’m a Russian citizen, damn it, there’s gonna be hell to pay!” The Ukrainian likewise lets fly a barrage of salty language, but then picks the tack up from his seat, turns it thoughtfully in his fingers, and mutters, “Hmm, I could probably sell this…” The Belarusian, for his part, remains seated in …read more

Source:: The American Interest