BELARUS OPPOSITION, CONGRESS CONDEMN LUKASHENKA POLICIES. "Lukashism" -- the dictatorial theory and practice of Belarusian leader Alyaksandr Lukashenka -- threatens both the democratic transformations across Eastern Europe and the security of Europe. That was the message two leading members of the Belarusian opposition delivered at an RFE/RL briefing on Capitol Hill on 17 November. Anatoly Lebedko, a deputy of the last legally elected parliament, and Pavel Zhuk, publisher of the independent newspaper "Naviny," described Lukashism as a blend of fascism, communism, chauvinism, and populism that could become the largest export from their country to Russia, Ukraine, and Moldova. Rep. Sam Gejdenson (Democrat-Connecticut) replied that the West had been right to help remove nuclear weapons from Belarus because "A Lukashenka with nuclear weapons would have been worse, but a Belarus without Lukashenka would be better." A day earlier, Gejdenson introduced a Congressional resolution to express "strong opposition to the continued egregious violations of human rights and the lack of progress toward the establishment of democracy and the rule of law in Belarus."