Belarus must strengthen its security services with "real Chekists," a phrase referring to the original Soviet secret police, the country's authoritarian president said Friday.
&to=http://english.pravda.ru/world/20/92/370/15790_Lukashenko.html' target=_blank>Alexander Lukashenko is an open admirer of the Soviet Union and a pariah to the West because of his government's crackdown on dissent and news media. Belarus' main security service retains its Soviet-era acronym of KGB.
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