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    Belarus Introduction - 2002
    http://www.greekorthodoxchurch.org/wfb2002/belarus/belarus_introduction.html
    SOURCE: 2002 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Background After seven decades as a constituent republic of the USSR, Belarus attained its independence in 1991. It has retained closer political and economic ties to Russia than any of the other former Soviet republics. Belarus and Russia signed a treaty on a two-state union on 8 December 1999 envisioning greater political and economic integration; Belarus has agreed on the framework for implementation of the accord.

      NOTE: The information regarding Belarus on this page is re-published from the 2002 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Belarus Introduction 2002 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Belarus Introduction 2002 should be addressed to the CIA.

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