It is discussed that in its history Belarus was almost never really fighting for its independence as it might be defined as a national liberation movement. That it was while getting a statehood in 1919 or joining of two parts of the country, East and West, just before II World War. During the time indicated the great countries, countries of “four” and Russia determined the fate of Belarusians. It was also true that they were strongly influenced by political, ideological, and cultural policies of Russia and were protected by Russian umbrella from the West. Russian pressure for two centuries resulted in almost absence of the will in Belarusians to fight for freedom and in a very low level of political culture. Belarus now continues to be under Russian economical and military pressure (propositions by Russian leaders to have a rouble as main money in Commonwealth countries, to create military airbase on Belarusian territory). As optimal outcome in this situation, a conducting of referendum about neutral status of Belarus is discussed.
Piotra Murzionak: CHOICE OF PEACE
‹ Piotra Murzionak: Black Ribbon Day in Canada (remembrance day of communist and Nazi victims, consequences of Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact)