Zbigniew Brzezinski, the person children were intimidated with during the Soviet times, passed away.
He worked as a national security adviser in the US government under President Jimmy Carter and was the favorite denizen of hell of the Izvestia newspaper (I did not read Pravda, it was very boring).
Three times a day Zbigniew Brzezinski ate Communists from the countries of the Eastern Europe, he personally ran the subversive Polish Solidarity, drank blood of the Afghan people and personally arranged crop failures in the Soviet Union.
I studied with Alexander Brzezinski in the Polytechnic University. He came from a small town in Belarus, built up a career in the Komsomol and suffered a lot because of his namesake. "Black Colonels" from the military department always grimaced when reading his name.
Zbigniew Brzezinski invented Afghan mujahideen, he shot from a heavy machine gun towards the Soviet Union during his visit to Pakistan and, hence, caused a real hysteria in the Soviet press. He was a consistent and convinced anti-Communist, such as George Orwell, a true soldier of the Cold War.
Brzezinski believed that Afghanistan might become the same for the USSR as the Vietnam War had become for the United States. His project was successful: the USSR collapsed ten years after the invasion of Afghanistan and opened the way for new independent states, including the Republic of Belarus.
I am sure that in the near future the Russian Embassy will locate in Zbigniew Brzezinski Street in Minsk.