MINSK — His signature helped dissolve the Soviet Union — and he believes his native Belarus has relinquished much of the independence it gained as a result.
On December 8, 1991, Belarusian leader Stanislau Shushkevich met with his Russian and Ukrainian counterparts at a hunting lodge in the woods of western Belarus to ink an agreement dismantling the moribund Soviet Union and launching a loose Commonwealth of Independent States…
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