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JSPES, Vol. 33, No. 1 (Spring 2008)
pp. 41-69

Numbering Belarus: How It Compares with Russia

Ernest Raiklin

Recent polls show that Belarus is the country the Russian people view most favorably. In this article, the author examines this perception by presenting a variety of data, comparing Belarus first with the other Soviet Union republics/post-Soviet independent states and then with Soviet/post-Soviet Russia itself. Armed with this data, the reader is prepared to judge whether the favorable perception is justified.