Have you heard this one from America’s leading post-Soviet expert and my colleague Paul Goble? “Elections in Belarus are like the Rocky films: with each new one, the main hero gets a little older but he still defeats everyone.”
But Minsk ain’t Hollywood. Many people have had enough of sequels. There is a counter-revolution churning against the post-Communist system: on the streets and in factories. The Kremlin vows to shore up the Belarus regime.