This Monday, Dec. 3, 2012 photo shows the Borisovdrev wood-processing plant, whose surrounding high walls are topped with barbed wire, in the industrial city of Borisov, about 50 kilometers (30 miles) east of the Belarusian capital, Minsk. Belarus' authoritarian president, Alexander Lukashenko, has decided to stem an exodus of qualified workers to Russia, starting by banning those who work in wood-processing industries from quitting. Critics have compared the measure to serfdom and warned that it would only deepen the former Soviet republic's economic troubles and fuel protests against Lukashenko. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)

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This Monday, Dec. 3, 2012 photo shows the Borisovdrev wood-processing plant, whose surrounding high walls are topped with barbed wire, in the industrial city of Borisov, about 50 kilometers (30 miles) east of the Belarusian capital, Minsk. Belarus' authoritarian president, Alexander Lukashenko, has decided to stem an exodus of qualified workers to Russia, starting by banning those who work in wood-processing industries from quitting. Critics have compared the measure to serfdom and warned that it would only deepen the former Soviet republic's economic troubles and fuel protests against Lukashenko. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)
This Monday, Dec. 3, 2012 photo shows the Borisovdrev wood-processing plant, whose surrounding high walls are topped with barbed wire, in the industrial city of Borisov, about 50 kilometers (30 miles) east of the Belarusian capital, Minsk. Belarus' authoritarian president, Alexander Lukashenko, has decided to stem an exodus of qualified workers to Russia, starting by banning those who work in wood-processing industries from quitting. Critics have compared the measure to serfdom and warned that it would only deepen the former Soviet republic's economic troubles and fuel protests against Lukashenko. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)
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