Political Biography: Incoherence, Contestation, and Elements of the Hero Pattern in the Belarusian Case

  title={Political Biography: Incoherence, Contestation, and Elements of the Hero Pattern in the Belarusian Case},
  author={A. V. Astapova},
  journal={Journal of Folklore Research},
  pages={31 - 62}
  • A. Astapova
  • Published 2016
  • History
  • Journal of Folklore Research
Abstract:This research focuses on Belarus, a former Soviet republic that elected its first president, Alexander Lukashenko, in 1994. Lukashenko has ruled ever since, causing the country to become notorious as the last dictatorship in Europe. Having inherited a state system that was still socialist, Belarus enthusiastically preserved numerous Soviet elements of economics, politics, and everyday life. Within this context Lukashenko’s official biography portrays him as the people’s president: a… Expand

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