After Ukraine: Are Russia and Belarus Ripe for Revolution?

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Series Details No. 8 (44), May 2014
Publication Date May 2014
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The revolution that rocked Ukraine and removed President Yanukovych from power at the beginning of 2014 has raised the question of whether similar revolutionary moods are present in Russia and Belarus. The likelihood of civil disobedience in these countries is related to the similarities and differences between their societies, the presence or not of motivations comparable to those that led Ukrainians to protest on Maidan Square in Kyiv, the perception or not of real potential alternatives to presidents Putin and Lukashenka, as well as their economic prospects. Ultimately, it seems, all these factors indicate revolution is not to be expected in Moscow or Minsk anytime soon.

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