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The Politics of Memory as a Tool of Poland's Soft Power in Belarus in 2015-2020

Student: Daniil Grigorchuk

Supervisor: Vera Ageeva

Faculty: Saint-Petersburg School of Social Sciences and Area Studies

Educational Programme: Political Science and World Politics (Bachelor)

Year of Graduation: 2021

This work examines the current issues of relations between Poland and Belarus in the context of the international situation. The paper examines the application of the memory policy as part of Poland's foreign policy strategy. After developing the theoretical framework of the concepts studied in this work, the official documents for determining the status of the memory policy in Poland are analyzed. The modern discourse of the country is studied, the basics of the narrative used to promote the Polish version of history in Belarus are formulated. The discussion on the effectiveness of the Polish soft power model continues, and opportunities for further research on the memory policy of Poland are open.

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