Updated at 13:48,15-08-2017

Authorities initiate soft Belarusianisation policy

Solidarity with Belarus information office

While meeting with students from the Belarusian State University, the Presidents Assistant for Economic Affairs, Kyril Rudy, said that a recent poll held by the National Academy of Sciences revealed that Belarusians consider the loss of the Belarusian language to be among the countrys main threats.

In recent years, the Belarusian leadership has sought to draw Belarusian societys attention to national identity issues in order to reduce threats to national security amid the Kremlins aggressive foreign policy and recent developments in Ukraine. The Belarusian government will continue to implement a cautious and soft Belarusianisation policy in order to narrow the value split in the society and to consolidate it around the ideas of independence and Belarusian national identity.