Piotra Murzionak: About Strategy and Tactics of Belarusian Nation Building (Abstract, magazine “CULTURE, NATION”, March 2016, issue 13, pp. 16-21)
The main objective in the development of the Belarusian nation is a public education – linguistic, historical, cultural. Public education is the process that can not be a short-term process, as it requires a lot of effort of all national-conscious united elites and it should be guided by the common strategy. The strategy, which is proposed to discuss to the Belarusian elite, contains a number of objectives, the implementation of which could be in its final form lead to success, regardless of the forces that will support them. Needless to hope on external forces such as a collapse of the Russia, European aid or a change of the ruling power during a possible coup, revolution or hungry rebellion. All of those scenarios are unlikely for various reasons. It seems that the disputes of the parties should be left for later, when the nation uprising would be in a full grandeur. Only education combined with the struggle for democratic freedoms can change the mentality of the Belarusians. At the same time, the goal of democratic freedoms can not substitute for the execution of those tasks that are necessary for the construction of the national state. Changes can come during the lifetime of one generation or the next only when systemic, coordinated work of the national elite will be performed. That work will undoubtedly lead to the main goal – we will have not a civil, Russian-speaking state, but the neutral, national country with a beautiful name – the Republic of Belarus.