Putin’s Plans With Belarus — A Friend, or Foe?

Jakub Ferencik
6 min readNov 5, 2023

We all know about the Russian dictator’s plans with Ukraine. In his quest to annex Ukraine, Putin has utilized a revisionist history that bemoans the lost glory of the Soviet Union.

For Putin, as was the case for other dictators before him, it is shameful to live in the shadow of this lost empire.

It’s no surprise he feels this way. Much of Russia is in a state of disrepair. As someone who was raised in rural Slovakia, I have seen what post-communist societies look like. However, Slovakia has managed to rebuild and replace…

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Jakub Ferencik

Author of “Up in the Air,” “Beyond Reason,” & "Surprised by Uncertainty" on AMAZON | MA McGill Uni | 750+ articles with 1+ mil. views