President Alyaksandr Lukashenka is riding shotgun on Russia’s anti-Semitic bandwagon. Lukashenka on Russian state television explained: “The main anti-Semites in Russia are certain representatives of the Jewish population. [Jewish] oligarchs have gotten involved in various economic processes, and they are to blame for the creation of the criminal economy. Moreover, they were in the leadership and did a great deal. Not the Jewish people, but some of their representatives, such as Yavlinsky, Nemtsov, Kirienko, Chubais, Gaidar and others… are responsible for this.” Two days after this outburst Lukashenka and Boris Yeltsin signed a declaration aimed at forming a single currency for Belarus and Russia and deepening economic and political integration.