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An Anxious Russia Tries to Pull Belarus Closer

Dec 24, 2019 | 10:30 GMT
People gather for a rally against Belarus' closer integration with Russia in Minsk's Oktyabrskaya Square on Dec. 20, 2019.

People gather for a rally against Belarus' closer integration with Russia in Minsk's Oktyabrskaya Square on Dec. 20, 2019. Belarus is shaping up to be a new hotspot between East and West.

(NATALIA FEDOSENKO/TASS via Getty Images)

If Russia overplays its hand, Belarus could instead mover toward the West, setting the stage for a potential geopolitical showdown in Minsk....

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