The idea is great i like your drawing style But I thought before, that all world could see how many Belarusians were in Kyiv this winter . They came to support Ukrainian's decision to be in EU. But on the picture Belarus is completely by Russia's side (because of some actions of illegitimate goverment, I guess). It makes me really sad disappointed Sorry
this picture is amazing! i really like the expressions and the composition of the nations. my only "problem" is that i think belarus is a little wrong-placed here. as far as i know, belarus sticks by ukraine if she has to choose between her and russia (allthough she canīt boycott russia as much as the EU-states do because of her economical dependence to russia. so belarus kinda remains aloof and neutral in the crimea conflicts)
Would you please start using independent sources? I know, Belarus can be hard to understand with complicated pro-USSR-and-contra-Putin-stuff. Belarus will do nothing as long as Ukraine and Russland donīt request help on official ways. Which is not the case yet. Belarus wont stop economical cooperation with Russia as USA and EU do. Most export goes to Russia and Belarus imports a lot from Russia too. Applying sanctions against Russia would lead Belarus straight forward to the next commercial crisis.
er, mate I do use independent sources, almost exclusively. The fact is that 1. Most Belorussians are pro-Russia, this has been confirmed repeatedly by a number of polls, including those done by western nations such as Britain and Germany. 2. The Belorussian govt. has a very Pro-Russia orientation, this is reflected in their membership not only in the customs union, also including Kazakhstan and Armenia, but also in the Russia-Belarus union state, an entity composed of them that means they are very close knit politically. 3. As you said the Belorussian economy is heavily reliant on the Russian, but beyond that the west has Belarus under a heavy blow of anti-Minsk rhetoric and sanctions as well, meaning they have 0 issue cutting off from the West economically if pushed that far. 4. The Belorussian govt. has requested(and received) Russian military jets on their territory following NATO buildup in Poland and the Baltic States, obvious support for Moscow. Beyond that the Belorussian and Russian military's have conducted a number of military exercises in recent years where Belarus has clearly shown that its allegiance is with Moscow. 5. Minsk has made a number of public statements and speeches, all of them condemning the actions of the Western govt.s handling of the situation, and showing support of the Russian stance. Belarus has no allegiance to the EU, Poland and some like-minded nations have invited them to the whole Eastern Partnership deal (and organization basically existing only to help Washington's isolation strategy though that's irrelevant.) but Belarus has made it clear, repeatedly, that they value their relationship with Russia over that of Europe. Belarus is not a difficult nation to understand, it has a very pro-Russian govt., a largely pro-russian population, and a group of people living in former-Poland who wave their red/white flag and call for Belarus to switch its orientation, these are a definite minority and have absolutely nothing compared to the pro-Russians in term of numbers, though Europe hails them as the saints of Belarus. It's obviously to even a novice political analyzer that Belarus is firmly and deeply allied with the Russians, moreover their is no moral problem with opposing the Ukrainians because the Ukrainians the Belorussians and Russians consider their brothers and friends are the Easterners currently fighting against the coup and supported by Russia, not the Westerners who have much more relations with Turkey and Poland than to Russia and Belorussia.
To be honest I don't know what you're trying to point out, everything i've typed here is pretty solidly based in fact. Belarus is obviously a strong ally of Russia, their roughly the equivalent politically as Canada to the US. If you were pointing something else out I apologize, but I would assume their political orientation is what you were referring to.
1. At this point, Belarussian govt.just thinks a the people do. Of course they are pro-Russia, since older people think that living in USSR was better than now. Younger people compare living standards of Belarus and Russia, and Russia is better at this point. Plus, most people have Russian roots.
2. The belarussian economy is intimately connected with the russian, and the custom union is very useful for them since it makes import and export between them very easy. The Russia-Belarus union state is kinda frozen since Lukaschenko and Putin don´t realy like each other so that’s not an outstanding point.
3. Belarussian economy has not much to do with the west, since most relationships are based of old USSR and eastern bloc connections. I don´t see your point here.
4. So Russia gave Belarus some jets years ago. If Belarus would support Russia as you said, Belarus would return that stuff to give Russia even more power.
5. True fact, Belarus does condemn the actions of the Western govt.s. Applying sanctions might look like a nice idea but it doesn´t help the situation because Russia has no problems with them at all. This is leading Belarus to think EU is useless. In belarussian opinion, they kinda “caused” the whole trouble as the crisis in the Ukraine started right at the moment Ukraine was seriously thinking about joining the EU. And Belarus can´t see the point of the USA to take a hand in the situation because the situation has nothing to do with the USA.
Belarus don´t align with any side, since she doesn´t want to choose between Russia and the Ukraine Belarus still got the idea Russia and Ukraine would fix the situation on their own; so she won´t join any ideas to offend Russia, but Belarus clearly doesn´t help Russia neither.
Belarus is pro-Russia and has a lot of Russian people, true, but this is more caused to the fact that Belarus had a pretty good status back in the USSR and people do think live could be better with living like that aigain. Same point caused people living on Crimea to vote pro Russia.
I totally agree. В целом эта картинка показывает, мол, Россия с Беларусью такие кровожадные, хотят снова Холодной войны или чего похлеще, а Германия с Польшей - благородные рыцари, готовые спасти бедную Украину. Вот только здесь на флаг ЕС вошло всего 3 звезды из 12, и я в этом вижу то, что даже после победы благородных рыцарей Украина вступит в ЕС лишь на четверть...)
Russia's always smiling, and he has a hard time realizing how other people feel(he can sense the atomosphere as good as Japan), and he didn't realize that Yeketryna was sad that she was part of the USSR
What? Yekaterina was sad? Ужас. Бедная Украина, а мы варвары, ааа, как мы будем жить теперь, зная такую жуткую информацию. Наверное, нам надо было после Гражданской войны не создавать новое государство, но развалить страну ещё больше, для того чтоб Украина не грустила, ага.
Back? For what?You havestrange thoughts. IfIvanwill want tocreate a newsocialist state, whyhe mustreturn to the USSR?It would be more logical to createsomething better,do not you thinkso?I'm not sayingthat theRussianpeople wantit.I imagine what if.So, whythe Soviet Union?What kind of nonsense?..
Sorry! 0_o Got myself confused...but I think what I meant to say was," He wants to make everyone happy that's around, so he tries his best."...sorry if that's even more aggrivating to you then the first one was...
I may have interpreted this wrong but I believe the Soviet Side, is representing the customs union that the East/South supports, and the EU what the West/North supports. I was actually quite pleased because assuming I interpreted it correctly this is one of very few pics that accurately describes the situation and isn't just "Big scary Russians attacking Ukrainians that hate Russia" or some BS like that.