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Zapad-2017 : the case of "Veyshnoria"

Résumé : Veyshnoria (Viejšnoryja) is a fictitious state, invented for the purposes of the Russian-Belarusian strategic military exercise “Zapad-2017”. For the first time the legend of the exercises became available to the public during the briefing done by the head of the General Staff of Belarus Major-General Oleg Belokonev on August 29, 2017. According to the legend, the union of Belarus and Russia (the Northern) is opposed by three fictitious states - Lubenia (situated on the part of Poland), Vesbaria (in Lithuania and Latvia) and fictitious, which is located in the North-West of Belarus...
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Dzianis Melyantsou. Zapad-2017 : the case of "Veyshnoria". Bulletins de l'Observatoire international du religieux, Centre de recherches internationales de Sciences Po (CERI) / Groupe sociétés, religions, laïcités (GSRL), 2017, N° 11. ⟨hal-03579570⟩

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