Byelorussia's Representatives in the Second State Duma (1907)

... the representation of the five Belarusian gubernijas in the second State Duma was more conservative socially, more rightist politically and, as the ...debates revealed, more markedly polarised in its national and religious antagonisms - something the next two Dumas would sharpen even more...

...any liberal and leftist elements...were...stifled in the clash of Russian and Polish nationalistic interests. In the first Duma all of Belarus' six major nationality groups were represented, but in the second the Jewish and Lithuanian minorities were not...

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