MINSK, 18 October (BelTA) – The Belarusian idea is a very serious part of the common legacy. The Russian philosopher and public figure Aleksandr Dugin made the statement as he met with Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko in Minsk, BelTA has learned.
Aleksandr Dugin said: “Some parts of the Belarusian idea evolved back in the Great Duchy of Lithuania. Back then Belarusian identity started acquiring a certain shape. Those, who are trying to use it against Belarus, are substituting things. Because the Belarusian idea is a very serious part of our common legacy. We should pay close attention to it. It is ours, not theirs. We should not give away what is ours to enemies.”
He went on saying: “In the same manner they are trying to artificially match Russian nationalism against our multinational state. In other words, a national idea does not always end up in the right hands. It should be in our hands.”