Alexander Kasho: Destruction of Authoritarianism – the Way of Salvation of Belarus (Abstract, magazine “CULTURE, NATION”, March 2016, issue 13, pp. 5-15)
The current crisis in Belarus is a natural result of the Lukashenka’s regime policy. Management system built on the ruins of the Soviet system can be divided into technical and authoritarian-ideological parts. The first part provides the functioning of the economic and social system, the second – strengthens and maintains the authoritarian regime. In a democracy, the authoritarian-ideological part of the establishment is not necessary as far as it inhibits the development of the country. It is hard to believe that current system in Belarus could be reformed and transformed into a democratic system by evolutionary way which will provide genuine democratic elections and establish a competitive market economy. The current economic crisis in Belarus threatens to further losses in the near future. Whoever offers external, cosmetic reforms of that system, both from the government side or from some opposition forces side, only postpones and delays the denouement. Authoritarian-ideological part of the current regime should be removed from power and that all will be better if it will pass without major revolutionary indignation. The question of lustration is discussed, especially the need to exclude the influence of the former nomenclature on the future government. The main role in the transformation process belongs to the national elite, intellectuals.