“Belarus-Russia relations are a test for all other countries in the post-Soviet space. It shows if it worth developing partnership with Russia. In fact this experiment is underway for over two decades, and everyone has been observing it with a keen interest,” Sergei Kizima said.
According to the political scientist, the relations between Belarus and Russia are a platform which also indicates Russia’s national security: whether it will be surrounded by its closest allies or by the states which have other priorities.
This is extremely important for Russia, and in recent months it has shown it is fully aware of,” said Sergei Kizima. He noted that the value of the matter is not just relations with Belarus but with a large number of countries located around the perimeter of the Russian Federation. “Again, the tactics of the countries that are Russia’s competitors will depend on how the relations with these countries are developing,” he said.
Diplomatic relations between Belarus and the Russian Federation were established on 25 June 1992.