Belaya Rus

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Belaya Rus
Белая Русь
Leader Alexander Radkov
Founded 2007 (2007)
Headquarters Minsk
Membership 160,000 + (2016)[1]
Political position Big tent
European affiliation None
International affiliation None
Website
www.belayarus.by

Belaya Rus (Belarusian: Белая Русь, lit. 'White Rus') is a Belarusian public association founded on 17 November 2007 to support President Alexander Lukashenko. Since then, the leaders of the organization have regularly announced that they are ready to become a political party. President Lukashenko neither firmly opposed the idea, nor supported it. He has made comments such as: "Well, If they are ready, let them be a party, I am not against it. On the contrary, I will support it because they are patriots. But I wouldn't advise them to hurry." The party is based on the idea of the Russian party United Russia, but is not registered as a political party. The absolute support of the president remains Belaya Rus' sole ideological tenet.[2] The leader of the association is former minister of Education of Belarus, Alexander Radkov. The NGO has a membership of over 160,000.

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