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Belarus opens nuclear plant opposed by neighboring Lithuania

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Belarus opens nuclear plant opposed by neighboring Lithuania

"The first nuclear power plant in Belarus has opened over the objections of neighboring Lithuania. The plant is about 25 miles away from Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania. President Alexander Lukashenko of Beller says the Russian built and finance plant quote will serve as an impetus for attracting the most advanced technologies Lithuanians, authorities have handed out free iodine pills to residents living near the Belarus border in case of a leak. Russia's state nuclear corporation insists it conforms to the highest

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US citizen detained in Belarus is released, Pompeo says

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US citizen detained in Belarus is released, Pompeo says

"An American citizen who has been detained in Belarus for three months has finally returned to the U. S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says totally clear off who allegedly worked with an opposition blogger and helped organize illegal rallies returned to the U. S last night clear off, had been critical of Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko just before he was detained. His wife, Heather is a U S diplomat who told reporters last month that has helped was an immediate danger when he developed symptoms of covert 19 while he was in jail. She'll Europe is now in a U. S hospital undergoing medical checks but is reportedly in good health.

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Belarus 'people’s ultimatum' protest met with violent crackdown

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Belarus 'people’s ultimatum' protest met with violent crackdown

"Thousands of people again marched peacefully through Belarus's capital, Minsk, demanding Alexander Lukashenko leave power. The protests appeared to be the biggest in weeks they were to back up on ultimatum from the opposition. The Lukashenko either step down by Sunday night or face a national strike. The authorities answer was unmistakable. Police attacked the end of the protest for the barrage of stun grenades. This's ABC News

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Belarus protests: Nationwide strike to go ahead, says opposition leader

BBC Newshour

00:17 sec | Last month

Belarus protests: Nationwide strike to go ahead, says opposition leader

"Services in Belarus of fired stun grenades at demonstrators in the capital Minsk, who are calling for the resignation of President Alexander Lukashenko. They have been reports that riot police have also fired rubber bullets. The opposition says there'll be a general strike on Monday.

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Police in Belarus disperse another protest, detain scores

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00:22 sec | Last month

Police in Belarus disperse another protest, detain scores

"In Belarus detained scores of demonstrators pushing for the resignation of the country's authoritarians leader. After an August election widely seen as manipulated, hundreds of students marched across the capital, demanding the president Alexander Lukashenko stepped down. They were blocked by police, who rounded up some and forced others to disperse their been daily protests since the election.

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European Union Prime Ministers Reject Sanctions On Belarus

BBC Newshour

00:21 sec | Last month

European Union Prime Ministers Reject Sanctions On Belarus

"Union foreign ministers have rejected a German proposal to impose sanctions on the disputed president of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko. Um, but in a statement, the You warned that it would add him to the 40 Belarussians already hit by U sanctions if the situation didn't improve. It condemned police violence against peaceful protesters.

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Belarus: Dozens arrested as police blast protesters with water cannon

Monocle 24: The Briefing

08:20 min | Last month

Belarus: Dozens arrested as police blast protesters with water cannon

"Riot police in Belarus have deployed water cannon and stun grenades to break mouse protests in the capital. Minsk demonstrations gripped the country since Alexander Lukashenko's disputed election victory in August. But critics say the authorities are now routinely using violence to suppress political dissent will join in studio here in Zurich by monocle twenty, four security correspondent. Ben. Ben Who is also a researcher at the. Center for Security. Studies at eight here in Zurich and is an expert on Bellarusse good afternoon. Welcome to the roofing. Thanks can often and tyler. Let's start as this is something that we've been living with since August and like many things with the news agenda other stories have overtaken Belarus in away but bring us up to date on really what is happening. As we said, we've seen obviously what is seen as as a spike in violence by the government but where where do we stand right now? Indeed. This is the yesterday was the tenth Sunday of protests including election, Sunday? Exactly ten weeks ago that we've seen massive protests in better than we talking hundred thousand people or more particularly in the capital means but in other cities across the country, the thing is it's probably hasn't has hasn't been in the headlines as much as in previous weeks is that indeed, there has sadly not been any political progress that these this protest movement has achieved, the government keeps cracking down. On protests and this Sunday was yet again, more violent than previous Sundays. So we've seen disturbing videos of people being beaten up in the streets in prisons and hundreds of arrests set again including lots of journalists you mentioned that this is it's it's nationwide and but of course, obviously, the focus is probably on the capital. Are there other areas where you would say that also that there is more attention to you see greater agitation towards frontiers or anywhere else in the country? Sutton in the foreign policy realm, we've seen an escalation as in the EU and contacting you for ministers are discussing sanctions against betters on this very day we've seen this realm escalating in a sentence number of countries have not only enacted sanctions against Belarus officials. We've also seen nine countries currently pulling back staring Bassedas from as a signal of discontent. So that's certainly an escalation and that includes all of Belarus neighbors apart from Russia including, for example, Ukraine with which relations have so far been actually quite quite quite cozy, and this is certainly an escalation. Domestically, we actually shouldn't even talk about the tenth Sunday of protests which was yesterday, but maybe about the sixty four, th day of protests because we focus on these massive rallies in the capital as you said, but as local activism across the country and particularly local neighborhoods where people probably feel more safe from government repression and there's been for anywhere from concerts, small gatherings, distributing leaflets, hanging out flags, these white red white flags of the opposition that we've seen everywhere and even honking by bus drivers honking bye-bye trains. There's these many quiet signs of solidarity that Belarussians have. Given each other over these weeks. But indeed, no political progress whatsoever as someone who's spent time in the country what do you think the the political divide looks like I say political divide. I mean for the man and woman on the street are we talking about? Could you say there's a twenty thirty percent hard line know super pro Lukashenko backer of versus the rest of the country countrymen. Do you see people buy into the vision and he'd it's obviously very hard to say because we lack reliable survey data this moment but there is room about exactly these twenty to thirty percent which are still staunch supporters of Lukashenka, and that can. Be for very material reasons because they owe their positions in government jobs or the social benefits. This very government I would doubt though that these would be the people who would go out and rally in his favor because I think I've said it in the past as well about Belarussians that tend to be quite pragmatic because there is so little way to voice wants political opinion. that. They look they have the need to make ends meet and that certainly a factor. But what we can tell the shore is that there's a majority that is unhappy with the way the country is ruled and with his person in particular maybe less. So with the political system as such but certainly, with Lukashenka, he's lost all legitimacy in the eyes of majority of Belarussians. How they behave in their everyday life is certainly a different story. We we only see in the end, a minority that goes out to protest and shows their faces. Towards to authorities because obviously, they will become a target of repression and we've seen so many instances of arrests. Also of people being snatched from their own homes from the streets of from. So people are hesitating but the certainly majority that wants to see taint change and won't have any to emphasize everyone so far is peaceful apart from state security forces and that's quite remarkable given. It's been months since the protests that we haven't seen any escalation on that end if we turn to Brussels and e ministers, the discussion that they will be having today the the probably having it right now. Aside from recalling ambassadors, which is, of course, is is wonderful symbolism but I guess when we talk about potential sanctions, one would be thinking clearly economic where can the EU and well I, mean I guess. The. The first point we have to recognize as well that there is an a manufacturing base there are a number of big companies are you based companies that manufactured Belarus the not probably slapping not right at the front of or at least that made in Belarus on the front of their labels but nevertheless, you do have an economic base which is based on manufacturing what, what can e you do and how hard will the EU push on sanctions Indeed so so far we've seen sanctions against the vigil individuals to say we've seen in the past as well. So we talk ministers, we tone security heads of security forces currently not look Shaneco himself, but that may change, for example, German foreign minister, high comas also for sanctions against Lukashenko. Deed this very limited political signals that the US currently sending can send whereas economic sanctions as you indicate, that could particularly be restrictions for access to capital same as a sanctions against Russia. In certain areas those would certainly hurt the regime more particularly the. Elite that is still dependent on Lukashenko as well and the state-owned enterprises that are important factor in Belarus the problem with that, and that's really the pickle you for ministers are in first of all this hurts. European. Companies probably negligible but second, it hurts workers in Belarus themselves. People working in it in factories, they will lose their jobs, they will lose their income and the only access to capital to investment. will be left for Belarussian authorities will be. Russia. So this dependence on Russia is already. So high would only increase and that's part of the hesitation of EU officials indeed to enact such broad sanctions that will not hurt the public but also make Belarus more dependent on Russia and just before we go, you're finishing up a paper on the Belarus topic right now as well. will it be available for listeners to consume when it to hit screens? It will certainly be published anytime soon we haven't. Put pitcher with a specific institution it but it will be on Belarussian civil society, which indeed is very tricky because we've seen in a way the remake awakening of civil society these days but this decentralized nature is grassroots movement that we see is so strong. It's so convincing box decentralized nature lack of organization lack of centralized leadership is actually part of their weakness as well. So. We're looking at that how does protest move and translate into political force? Begnaud, Zog for you Bennasar, our security correspondent here in Europe

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Tens of thousands rally in Minsk, police use water cannon

NPR News Now

00:21 sec | 2 months ago

Tens of thousands rally in Minsk, police use water cannon

"Another Day of massive street demonstrations in the Belorussian capital. Minsk tens of thousands of protesters continued demand, President Alexander Lukashenko. Step down charging his reelection in August was rigged and demanding political prisoners be freed police responded by turning water cannons on them.

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Trump joins growing list of virus-infected world leaders

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00:46 sec | 2 months ago

Trump joins growing list of virus-infected world leaders

"President Donald Trump has tested positive for the coronavirus joining a small group of world leaders who've also been infected the president is not alone among world leaders to get could be nineteen Britain's Boris Johnson got sick in April and in hospital spent a short period in intensive care than Brazil's president diables tomorrow announced his illness in July and used it to public extol hydroxy chloride Quinn the unproven malaria drug that he promoted as a treatment for Kevin nineteen I was taking himself another Belarus's Alexander Lukashenko who dismissed concerns about the virus as a psychosis and recommended drinking vodka to stay healthy said in July he contracted it himself but was a symptomatic I'm Charles and the late that's my

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Trump joins growing list of virus-infected world leaders

AP News Radio

00:46 sec | 2 months ago

Trump joins growing list of virus-infected world leaders

"President Donald Trump has tested positive for the coronavirus joining a small group of world leaders who've also been infected the president is not alone among world leaders to get could be nineteen Britain's Boris Johnson got sick in April and in hospital spent a short period in intensive care than Brazil's president diables tomorrow announced his illness in July and used it to public extol hydroxy chloride Quinn the unproven malaria drug that he promoted as a treatment for Kevin nineteen I was taking himself another Belarus's Alexander Lukashenko who dismissed concerns about the virus as a psychosis and recommended drinking vodka to stay healthy said in July he contracted it himself but was a symptomatic I'm Charles and the late that's my

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UK, Canada impose sanctions on Belarus president, officials

The World

00:35 sec | 2 months ago

UK, Canada impose sanctions on Belarus president, officials

"Has imposed sanctions on Alexander Lukashenko, the president of Belarus, his son and six other government officials more from NPR's frank length in London. The UK will freeze Lukashenko's assets and institute a travel ban in coordination with Canada. The British government is responding to the apparent rigging of the August presidential election and suppression of the resulting street protests. Britain's Foreign office cited the torture and mistreatment of hundreds of peaceful demonstrators taken into custody. Vuk said Lukashenko has quote refused to engage in dialogue with the opposition, choosing instead to double down on his violent repression.

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100,000 march in Belarus capital on 50th day of protests

BBC World Service

00:52 sec | 2 months ago

100,000 march in Belarus capital on 50th day of protests

"In Belarus. Hundreds of protestors have been arrested in another weekend of demonstrations, calling on President Alexander Lukashenko to step down NPR's Lucy in Kim reports thousands of protesters filled the capital Minsk. Saying they were having a people's inauguration for opposition leader said Lana Oska, who was forced into exile by the Belarussian regime. Protests have rattled Belarus ever since Alexander Lukashenko claimed a landslide in a disputed election last month. On Wednesday he held a secret inauguration ceremony to take his six term in office, the European Union and the US do not consider Lukashenko to be Belarus is legitimate leader. French president Emmanuel Macron said in a newspaper interview that Belarus was in a crisis of authoritarian power hanging on by force and that Lukashenko must step down.

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Dozens Arrested as Protests Against Lukashenko Continue in Belarus

BBC Newshour

00:23 sec | 2 months ago

Dozens Arrested as Protests Against Lukashenko Continue in Belarus

"Today for the seventh Sunday in a row, Tens of thousands of people marched through the center of the capital Minsk, calling for President Alexander Lukashenko to step down. As expected. The security forces were also there with their masks and unmarked vans unable to stop the main event, but drank ng away people as they assembled in smaller

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Protesters clash with police in Belarus after Lukashenko sworn in again

Morning Edition

01:45 min | 2 months ago

Protesters clash with police in Belarus after Lukashenko sworn in again

"To Belarus, where protests continue a month and a half after a presidential election and election, the U. S and its European allies say was neither free nor fair. Now the country's long time leader, Alexander Lukashenko, has been inaugurated for 1/6 term in a secret ceremony. NPR's Lucien Kim reports from Moscow on Wednesday morning Alexander Lukashenko's motorcade's race down Independence Avenue in the Belarussian capital Minsk. He entered the presidential residence filled with hundreds of his loyalists. The inauguration had not been announced, and no foreign delegations, not even from Russia. Lukashenko's strongest backers, Lukashenko took the oath of office with his right hand on the constitution, swearing to serve the Belarussian people. Whether they still want to be served by him is another question. Lukashenko's claimed have 1 80% of the vote in August presidential election sparked weeks of protests and a brutal police crackdown on demonstrators condemned by human rights organizations. Lukashenko's main opponent, Svetlana Tekin. Oska called the inauguration ceremony a farce and said she was the only leader chosen by the Belarussian people. The Russians again took to the streets rat. You're fired, demonstrators chanted in the town of breast and video shared widely on social media. Lukashenko has angered many Belarussians by calling peaceful protesters. Rats.

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Trump won't commit to post-election peaceful transfer of power if he loses

WTOP 24 Hour News

00:36 sec | 2 months ago

Trump won't commit to post-election peaceful transfer of power if he loses

"Is fierce after President Trump refused to commit to a peaceful transfer of power after the November election, CBS's Stephen Portnoy reports, The president's statement has sparked outrage among Democrats and implicit criticism from establishment Republicans. Wyoming Congresswoman Liz Cheney tweets that the peaceful transfer of power is fundamental to the survival of our republic, Utah Senator Mitt Romney says without it quote there is Belarus, where Russian backed President Alexander Lukashenko was just secretly sworn into 1/6 term. After an election the global community is called Illegitimate Cove in

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Weeks After Disputed Election, Belarus President Is Secretly Inaugurated

NPR's World Story of the Day

02:06 min | 2 months ago

Weeks After Disputed Election, Belarus President Is Secretly Inaugurated

"Let's go overseas now to Europe to Belarus where protests continue a month and a half after a presidential election, an election, the US and its European allies say was neither free nor fair. Now, the country's longtime leader Alexander Lukashenko has been inaugurated for a sixth term in a secret ceremony. NPR's Lucian Kim reports from Moscow on Wednesday morning Alexander Lukashenko's motorcade race down independence avenue. In the Belorussian capital Minsk, he entered the presidential residence filled with hundreds of his loyalists. Some. Mortgage. The inauguration at not been announced. No foreign delegations, not even from Russia Lukashenko's strongest backer salsa. President the. Lowest Lukashenko took the oath of office with his right hand on the Constitution swearing to serve the Belorussian people. Whether, they still want to be served by him is another question. LUKASHENKA's claimed at one eighty percent of the vote in August. Presidential election sparked weeks of protests and a brutal police crackdown on demonstrators condemned by human rights organisations. Lukashenko's main opponent No Ska called the inauguration ceremony a farce and said, she was the only leader chosen by the Belorussian people. Belorussians again took to the streets. Rat you're fired chemistry chanted into town of breast in a video shared widely on social media. Lukashenko has angered many Belorussians by calling peaceful protesters rats. After the inauguration crescendo, put on a military uniform and met with soldiers who pledged loyalty to him. But look shanks problem is not only that his own people consider him illegitimate. Most of Europe does to. Lucian, Kim NPR News Moscow.

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Belarus: Mass protests after Lukashenko secretly sworn in

America First with Sebastian Gorka

00:41 sec | 2 months ago

Belarus: Mass protests after Lukashenko secretly sworn in

"Lukashenko, whose reelection in a disputed poll last month led two weeks of mass protest has been inaugurated for 1/6 term in an unannounced ceremony. This ceremony was not announced in advance or broadcast on state TV or radio. Instead, the streets were sealed off a select audience of officials bust in on confirmation, issued virus statement and photo that Alexander Lukashenko had been sworn in to serve 1/6 term as Belarus is president. Every weekend. Since the vote. Hundreds of thousands of protesters have defied riot police to call on the man who's run Belarus for the last 26 years to step down. That's BBC

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Belarus: Lukashenko inaugurated in unannounced ceremony

Not Too Shabby

00:58 sec | 2 months ago

Belarus: Lukashenko inaugurated in unannounced ceremony

"Numbers of Belarusians have turned out to protest against the sudden swearing in nerve. Alexander Lukashenko to 1/6 term as president following last month's disputed election. Mr Lukashenko swearing in ceremony was unannounced and held before an invited audience of several 100 officials and guests. Any able hard reports. The message from the protesters in Minsk was clear. Alexander Lukashenko might call himself president. But it's not something they recognize some war fake crowns to mock him. One demonstrators placard read. The King has no clothes. But Mr Lukashenko does still command the security forces there out in large numbers right. Police have bean detaining some protesters and using water cannon to disperse Others. The man who's ruled Belarus for 26 uninterrupted years shows no sign of stepping down. At his inauguration. He said he had no right to abandon his country Folk.

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"alexander lukashenko" Discussed on KQED Radio

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01:52 min | 2 months ago

"alexander lukashenko" Discussed on KQED Radio

"The Russians have been demonstrating against longtime President Alexander Lukashenko ever since he claimed a landslide win during controversial presidential elections last August. On Sunday, tens of thousands took to the streets of the capital, Minsk and other cities for the fourth weekend in a row. Multiple witness video showed mass security forces roughly detaining dozens of protesters just some of the more than 7000 arrested in a police crackdown in the wake of the vote Lukashenka NCIS Western powers or fomenting the revolt in a bid to remove him from power. And, he argues, pushed the NATO military alliance to Russia's borders for NPR news. I'm Charles Mains in Moscow, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo warns the escalating conflict between NATO allies Greece and Turkey over offshore energy reserves is helping the alliance. His enemies Joanna Ka kisses reports. Pompeo was in Cyprus this weekend. Greece and Cyprus. Both European Union member states say Turkey is violating international law by sending ships to their territorial waters. In search of natural gas reserves. Athens and Ankara are threatening each other. Their warships patrol see borders Pompeo urge them to talk. His visit comes days after Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov offered to mediate. Greek prime minister Kitty across Mitsotakis is significantly increasing defense spending but applauded on Chris decision to send home a drilling ship. Somebody fellow necessity was we want to talk with Turkey meat attack, he said, but not in a climate of provocation. For NPR News. I'm Joanna Caucasus in Athens. This's NPR. Live from the news. I'm Queen Kim. Fire crews battling the north complex fire. Imbue County worry A windstorm expected tomorrow could make that will a wildfire more difficult to contain. At least 12 people died in the fire and 13 people.

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"alexander lukashenko" Discussed on KQED Radio

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04:02 min | 3 months ago

"alexander lukashenko" Discussed on KQED Radio

"It's morning edition from NPR News. I'm Noelle King and I'm Steve Inskeep. Authorities in Belarus are now giving their version of what they say happened to an opposition leader Maria Kalashnikov vanished on Monday, and Nowthe government asserts that she was detained trying to leave the country. She is among the supporters of a presidential candidate now in exile who alleges a stolen election. President Alexander Lukashenko claimed 80% of the vote for himself. Journalist Charles Maines is following this from Moscow, either Charles Hi. Morning. What are the facts of the disappearance or detention as best you can verify them. Well, Maria Kalashnikov A indeed seems to be in custody just under different circumstances than we initially thought. Early this morning. Authorities say she was detained while trying to cross the border into Ukraine by car with two other opposition members. In fact, we heard from one of those opposition opposition members of UN crowd serve in a video he posted online for killing Teo to Stanley. He's chosen. So here we hear crowds of saying that along with Kalashnikov, but he decided to leave Belarus without elaborating. You know, I think you don't need to know Russian to hear Just how despondent he sounds. Which of his supporters take is a sign that the message was recorded under duress. Government officials insist that three trying to cross into Ukraine by car when this Kalashnikov, a quote, found herself outside the vehicle, officials here In Belarus suggest she was pushed by her own colleagues. Kalashnikov A is under 40. If I'm not mistaken, she's been on video in front of big opposition rallies. Who is she? Exactly? That's right. Yeah, she's the cat. She was the campaign manager of one of the candidates band from participating in last month's election guy by the name of Victor Bob Rico. He's currently in jail. But Kalashnikov really became a household name in Belarus is part of this dynamic trio of women. We joined forces against President Alexander Lukashenko in the run up to the election, you know, behind the lead candidate, Svetlana, Come off sky. He mentioned your lead. They attracted these huge crowds. This wasn't however, have reflected in the official results. As you know, Lukashenka got 80 per cent, which a lot of people find improbable. In fact, they think they can all Sky one and they've taken to the streets of Belarus to demand Lukashenko's resignation ever since. Now to get Oska, the presidential candidate. The opposition candidate is still free. She got out of the country. She is in exile in Lithuania. We reached your last week and heard her on this program. Let's listen to a little bit of that. Okay, First of all, if you don't mind student you please call us a position because we are not a position in your more the majority. Is it a non negotiable demand that Lukashenko must leave office? I have to repeat. People don't trust him anymore. They don't want him anymore, and they will not have any minute. But unity for him to stay in power. So that is uncompromising stance, but she is out of the country. Now she got a chance to speak to the U. N on Friday. Does she have much international support? Well, she does two degree countries continue to say that they support the red the opposition or what? She doesn't like That word, perhaps, but that's how it's often portrayed the other side. I was with the exception of with the exception of Poland in Baltic countries, Western country nations are reluctant to antagonize Russia, leading the opposition largely on their own. And this is another reason why Kalashnikovs arrest is important. She was one of the few opposition leaders. Actually still on the ground in Belarus. Most of the others are in prison or outside the country, and Russia is still supporting President Lukashenko. That's right. In fact, we heard an ominous sign that Russian forces will train with Bella Russian troops starting later this week. Charles. Thanks for the update. Always appreciate it. Thank you. Reporter Charles Maines is in Moscow and you hear him on morning edition from NPR News. I'm Steve Inskeep. And I'm no whale King. Get ready for your California reports Saul Gonzalez from Los Angeles coming up in the Bay Area, Joe McConnell with traffic.

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"alexander lukashenko" Discussed on WHAS 840 AM

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04:39 min | 3 months ago

"alexander lukashenko" Discussed on WHAS 840 AM

"Belarus on the brink. There's all kinds of people some 150,000 protesting of their over the, uh the President Alexander Lukashenko still being in power. Tom Rivers join us, Tom, It looks like the only has Russia had some impact and trying to break up our country. The visa, the social media when it comes to politics, But they've had a lot of power there in Belarus. Good morning, you Good morning. Good morning. So yeah, over the years has been a I wouldn't say a joint at the hip relationship but a fairly close relationship between men and and Moscow. And it all goes back to Ah, yet another election disputed fact that look, a single may have gotten 80% of the vote. Lot of people very skeptical about that. And when protesters you will now know for about two weeks and Sunday was the biggest one. And Ah, again, it's it's hard to see how we can possibly get a Smooth peaceful of you will transition over this space. The government says Okay. If you want to rerun of the election will happen when we have to change the Constitution, and then we need a referendum. And that passes and we can have the election flipside of the coin. Opposition figures. They know we just We just want to have Ah, election very, very quickly. A group of body of individuals. We want to have a proper opposition to run against, so it is kind of one up in the in the air right now. Fingers crossed. This thing can be resolved peacefully, but the thing is not obviously going away. Well, the United States, according Tio foreignpolicy dot com, was pointed, poised to send a U. S ambassador to Belarus for the first time. I think in quite some time, and now that's kind of been throttled and on hold some, though Republicans and Democrats still think that we need to have a presence there to kind of keep tabs. On the Moscow connection and the other part of this, and this may seem a kind of a long shot. But it goes into showing how Russia tries to get involved in everybody's foreign policy, particularly their next door neighbors. Yeah, well, they certainly wouldn't want to be involved in this kind of a protest right now. Basically, What they've got is a open phone line to the government in Belarus there saying yes, we would. Help you out, if if you need security down the road, But we're not going to initiate that. And they say that would be at the behest of the government in men's Can They say that would be if in fact the West Exerts enough influence in the country where they feel they need protection of of all the government buildings, installations, you name it, So it is a bit of a Tinderbox. You've got Moscow. You've got Washington and you're gonna You know Belarus right in the middle and Ah, it's again. You got opposition figures hanging out in billions. In Lithuania. Working elephants go at this stage. There has been no groundbreaker. Nothing. Ah, game changer at this stage, you say which way you think possibly may end up. Yeah, we'll have to see where it goes when it's all said and done, but real quickly. Ah, Lukashenko claimed he had 80% of the vote. Is that simply because they have so many others running against him? There's not a coordinated A really effort in order to overturn him in any elections, or is there believe that there is something I guess? More nefarious there with the election? Yeah, Brian, more nefarious. People are saying that we need that we really do need if, in fact there's going to be another election. You want international observers and every polling station Ah cross in Belarus. They're sending up. This is this is fair. And this is upstanding. And no, you're not throwing balance away or no, you're not using other means. To jack up if you will the government a number so Yeah. If there is another the election, it would have to be Free and fair have referees everywhere around the country. Appreciate your time. Thomas always. Thank you. Tom Rivers, ABC news correspondent there in London here in Kentucky. It's morning news 20 minutes after seven When we return, we gotta check of sports coming your way Next after traffic weather on the tens on NewsRadio 8 40 Caverns.

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"alexander lukashenko" Discussed on WTVN

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01:54 min | 3 months ago

"alexander lukashenko" Discussed on WTVN

"The crowd in the country's independence square at over 100,000 demanding the ouster of longtime autocratic President Alexander Lukashenko Since the disputed election earlier this month has this serious procession of protestors that just keeps pouring in this square. In the center of many tens of thousands of people is again a massive demonstration against President Alexander Lukashenko. You can hear them chanting Lee leave! Around the sweat. There are many, many security officers holding patterns in mass. ABC is Patrick Grieve, Elin Mints, Lukashenko was seen brandishing a rifle and wearing body armour as he load all is you strode off a helicopter that landing at his residence. In Britain there wrestling with the same issue. As the U. S is back to school time arrived. Experts their way in Children are more likely to be hardened by staying away from school than from being exposed to Cove in 19, according to Britain's top medical officers, they say studies show not going to school hurts Children's ability to succeed in life and could worsen physical and mental health issues also say Children are less likely than I don't Contract the virus and have exceptionally low risk of dying from the illness. The statement comes as parents and teachers are concerned about re opening schools next month. It's unclear whether British Reese to account the threat of community spread You neon ABC NEWS. This is ABC News. And Donald Trump really beat Joe Biden. NOW blitz. A new bestseller, by David Horowitz reveals President Trump's Riel game plan. Rush Limbaugh says Blitz predicts Trump Will Win in a landslide mark 11 calls Blitz the indispensable book of the 2020 election. It's already a New York Times bestseller, Get Blitz Or check out the free offer and save $28 Just go online to blitz 411 dot com Or call 800 Newsmax. That's 800 Newsmax Get blitz today. Richard can to ABC News..

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"alexander lukashenko" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

03:48 min | 3 months ago

"alexander lukashenko" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko, is ordering his military to be on high alert. He's accusing NATO of building up forces near the Belarusian border is Teri Schultz reports from Brussels. NATO is rejecting the allegation. President Lukashenko made his latest claims that NATO troops in Lithuania and Poland ER, stirring up the situation inside Belarus. As he inspected troops near the Polish border. NATO spokesperson Wanna land guess who calls the allegations baseless, She says NATO poses no threat to Belarus or any other country and has no military buildup in the region. Lithuania and Poland have also rejected the claims. When guess WHO says NATO calls on Minsk to demonstrate full respect for fundamental rights Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has criticized Belarussian authorities brutal crackdown on pro democracy protesters. Lukashenko Saturday ordered his defence minister to implement the most stringent measures to protect the country's borders and scheduled military drills for later this week. Russia has a defense pact with Belarus and has offered assistance. For NPR News. I'm Teri Schultz in Brussels. Hundreds of Republican delegates are meeting in Charlotte, North Carolina. Preparing for tomorrow's kickoff of the GOP's mostly virtual national convention. President Trump is expected to participate in all four nights on the eve of the political convocation. Several news organizations are releasing tapes of President Trump's sister, retired Judge Maryanne Trump, Barry. Calling him a liar and a phoney as NPR's Mara Liasson reports Maryanne Trump. Barry has never spoken publicly about her brother. The tapes were secretly recorded without Berries. Knowledge by Trump's niece married Trump. Who has written a scathingly critical book about her uncle. Much of the content and the tapes was reported in the book and the criticisms that Trump is cruel, a brat and a bully out only for himself, and that he had someone take his college entrance exams for him is consistent with what many others who knew and worked with Trump before he became president have said about him. Mara Liasson. NPR news This is NPR Live from the news. I'm Queen Achim. The Seas. EU lightning complex fire that's raging in southern San Matteo and Northern Santa Cruz counties has grown to 67,000 acres and is currently 5% contained. That's according to Cal fire. As of last night, 115 structures have been destroyed and evacuation orders for nearly 80,000 people remain in place. Fire officials are warning people to be prepared to evacuate is dry. Thunderstorms are expected for later today and could continue to early next week. Quids Julie Chang reports the Bay Area facing three major sets of wild fires caused by lightning from last week's dry thunderstorms. The National Weather Service says the entire region is expected to get hit again. As another storm moves north from the central coast to the Bay Area and then into the North Bay. Cindy Palmer, a meteorologist with the Weather Agency, says this will be a smaller storm compared to last week. But we can expect dusty, erratic winds, which would make current fires or worse. You may have remember the ones that we saw last week and they were in the 50 to 60 mile an hour range. That is a possibility again, Palmer says. They're also worried about dry lightning, which could start new fires. Cal fire is already stretched to its full capacity and under resourced with all stations responding. Cal fire to Sean Cavanaugh said at a press briefing Saturday that residents, especially those in rural areas, should be getting ready to evacuate at a moments notice areas that are starting to come out to party office. Please occurred of orders. He's ready to go..

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"alexander lukashenko" Discussed on Behind the Bastards

Behind the Bastards

04:42 min | 3 months ago

"alexander lukashenko" Discussed on Behind the Bastards

"Therapist. One of the most frustrating things for US advice columnist is it afterward? No one gets to hear how the advice worked out. But on our show, you will be guide people through a consultation and then have them come back and tell us what worked or didn't, and what we can all learn from it. I was raised in a generation where men didn't show emotions. I am not good at words. But. going through it has helped me grow in that sense having a thing that for two years his daughter, six year old She hates me one minute and love me ten minutes later. I don't want to lose sight of the negative feelings that I caused I just hope that at some point you can forgive me if you'd like to walk into our podcast, email us with your dilemma at Lori and guy at iheartmedia dot com listen to therapist on apple podcasts the iheartradio APP over ever you get your podcast. We're back. Okay. So yeah, it it it. It was a really interesting situation. So Basically. Spent Lana, and these other women like the wives of these candidates run this incredible grassroots campaign that by all accounts outside of the Belarusian regime fucking winds and there's you'll hear so like. Tank. He's people who listen to a lot are a group of people I don't like much and they're basically this group of leftists who finds a reason to defend every dictator a reason to criticise every movement against a dictator who isn't in line with the United States because if you're not a fan of the US than it doesn't matter how that dictator your anyway I don't like tank, he's one of the things that they will attack One of the things that they will attack spit lawn his campaign from is that one of the proxies that she picked for her campaign like a local activist who was sort of campaigning for her praised Adolf Hitler in speeches. which is a bad thing to do but also look Shaneco. Repeated. Like he didn't raise Hitler. Going to say I agree with you, it's a problem that this person's vetting was so bad that they picked like an election proxy who had support like who says nice things about Hitler but the president repeatedly says nice things about Hitler. So that may not make the point you want it to make it in this case..

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"alexander lukashenko" Discussed on Behind the Bastards

Behind the Bastards

04:39 min | 3 months ago

"alexander lukashenko" Discussed on Behind the Bastards

"Do know that Belarusians were so desperate at the complete lack of support provided by the government that they started taking to go fund me and massive numbers one campaign purchase more than one hundred and thirty thousand dollars, worth of respirators for doctors and nurses with. Sixteen dollars a piece on the streets. Okay. Because like there just weren't masks available some people people have been crowdfunding basic medical supplies for their doctors. In Belarus a supposedly social estate because the government just refused to admit that the coronavirus was a thing and it is weird that like you've got Belarus the closest thing we have to the US are left on the planet except I? Don't know maybe Cuba or something and you've got the United States, which is you know this bastion of capitalism and they both kind of wound up in the same position. Yeah. We're civilians were crying crowdfunding yes about. This is this is a sign of a perfect working system when you have people having to use the crowd funding site for their medical care this yeah. This is a sign that everything is everything is fine. Nothing is wrong. Yeah it's it's great. For his part Lukashenko Yeah refused to cancel any He he just yeah. Anyway over the years Lukashenko clearly grew comfortable with the idea that his words could manipulate dictate reality. You know he could change his own birthday like his dad or whatever like at a whim for whatever was politically convenient and again kind of like we saw with trump he ran into the corona virus, which is this thing that like. You can't manipulate fake your way light it. Yeah. It's just a virus in it will get you sick if you don't take certain precautions But you know it he let it spread like wildfire through Belarus in that sucked and it happened to be also that this year was a presidential election and so the kind of campaigning season started just as the corona virus was really biting and the economy was hitting a nosedive and there was no way for him to hide the Rot Right? You can't as the president claim I kept everything stable while people are sick and out of it, it's hard to just propaganda this one away. Exactly. You know there's a certain point at which the lying does. Not Work a government poll taken in April of two thousand twenty found that only a third Belarus trusted the president opposition candidate, and this is again a poll, his own government really always my favorite type of pole. Yeah. Great results. Opposition candidates begin to come out of the woodwork to oppose his rule There were three of them initially One of them was a.

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"alexander lukashenko" Discussed on Behind the Bastards

Behind the Bastards

05:25 min | 3 months ago

"alexander lukashenko" Discussed on Behind the Bastards

"He then added if you have any doubts about my health, let's take skates and skis and tomorrow we will try. Let's run ten kilometers. If you come first then tomorrow you will be president. I Love I. Love the good system dictatorship of the marathon. Oh, my favorite political system. It would be cool. If I could just challenge the president to fucking ten k. the president. This is what I hope. I would I would. So beat the president at attending. The thing is now is because the election here is such a big mess. We could just have Joe Biden challenge trump to a push up contest, and then the winner just be precedent I I mean has he kind of always already? Talked about that. But now that could be the way we win the presidency I don't have. Woman. And see what happens. No I don't think either of them. Could I don't know if I think either of them could do one good push-up I'm going to be on I don't think so either. But if we want their trash, they're so old and trash but Kamala Kamala could could do more pushups and pence I'm fairly sure. Yeah probably. But they can't be on the stage together 'cause. It's against his religion to sweat near a woman he's not married to So I don't think he's going to agree to that in the first place. So Yeah That's a weird one Now I think the Best Lukashenko Propaganda I've come across is again from that Belarus country study guide that was produced with help from the Belarusian government and I wanted to read a few fun fund Lukashenko facts that they put out in their like. Broken Belarusian to English translated taxed because it's fun. Lukashenko his always willingly indulged in sport. The head of the State is sure that enormous. Strain, he undergoes every day. Nervous threats can be removed by activity going in for sport. That's great. Yeah. Although every minute of presidents time schedule is entered in the records he tries to find time amidst the state affairs to come up to a bookshelf to come up to a bookshelf. Reading books for him is a most pleasant occupation. He obtained satisfaction whenever he gets acquainted with technological novelties with latest achievements of the scientific mind seems like a real eccentric fellow you obtain satisfaction from a technological novelty earlier today and then broken broke immediately. Never. headphone yeah. I, love the way they describe come. When he needs a relaxation, he comes up to a bookshelf. That's what I do and I feel relaxed. I'd go up to my shelf and reading. Is the most pleasant occupation. So over the last twenty, some years Shaka's political agenda has evolved from a vague platform of anti corruption to more or less supporting return to the old Soviet economic system with minor market elements. The private sector has been kept pretty consistently at twenty to thirty percent of the GDP and Belarus industry has kept chugging along doing large part. To Russian support not only did Russia's sell cheap oil the Belarus but they bought the Soviet style products still maiden its factory. So all of the like the Kirkland brand products in in Russia are all from Belarus so like you can get like stove that's made somewhere else in the world or if you WANNA cheap stove that just works you get the. The. Brand Yeah. Any other up like in that? That's part of what has kept their economy chugging along short So, Yeah Lukashenko, pretty much based his entire political capital on stability but most of that stability has been an allusion. For example, for most of his time in power Belarus shot to provide workers with an average monthly wage.

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"alexander lukashenko" Discussed on Behind the Bastards

Behind the Bastards

04:45 min | 3 months ago

"alexander lukashenko" Discussed on Behind the Bastards

"Bad but I do not. AGAI- great clause to start us out. He has a lot of good. Said at the Word Butts. Recurring theme lesbians are bad but I do not condemn them as with gaze. Understanding I think it's absolutely unacceptable and negative. Okay it's good. So The distinction he. Less he's not finding. A. Great I'M NOT GONNA condemn them or A strong anti. Lesbian. WHO's really? There those gays? Yeah. Real problems look I feel fine condemning those. Yeah Again Lukashenko is like a lot of people you grew up with in your small, the southern. Community Anyway Luca Shaka's cultural conservatism manifest itself in his attitudes towards the Russian Orthodox Church summed up by the statement he made tweet church patriarch quote. Thank God. Our church does not suffer from the infections that have crossed the Western church referring to the Catholic Church. There we have heard it all pedophilia gayness environmentalism what the hell is going on. The TRIFECTA. Gayness that environmentalist the three evils of society yeah. We're getting sick here too. So I think the Orthodox Church and state or not working well enough here we cannot afford to lose a whole generation of people. You can't afford to lose that to environmentalists on the no real shea environmentalism and it's cousin gayness could really just ruin the youth with those. Yeah. in two thousand fourteen after Russia's annexation of Crimea. Lukashenko share control over a united Russia slash Belarus with Vladimir Putin telling an interviewer on Ukrainian TV I told Putin that after the Crimea annexation people might no longer call me Europe's last dictator. yeah, I. Don't know it's interesting because he also held like peace a peace summit in. Minsk that helped bring him closer to NATO over the whole issue. He kept doing that whole weird like jumping in to both sides with both feet sorta thing..

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"alexander lukashenko" Discussed on Behind the Bastards

Behind the Bastards

05:28 min | 3 months ago

"alexander lukashenko" Discussed on Behind the Bastards

"Okay. and under their charismatic spokesman, a fellow named Pozniak BP PF started at agitating for Belarusian national ambitions for the first time in a generation in that year's elections to the Supreme Soviet, the one ten percent of the seats, and this probably would have satisfied most of the desire for change in Belarus at this point but happenings elsewhere in the USSR forced people's hands in the direction of national sovereignty in August of nineteen ninety-one there was a coup attempt in Moscow, it didn't work but it led to. A I mean wait are you procure Anti Coosa? I was pro Ku. Ku, you're in favor of this coup in Moscow. Strong stance in favor of. Soviet hardliners by. Core Communist. Over. The word coup. Always support it to an exciting word. We we. We recently went through a coup with a riot rib restaurant. There's a rib restaurant and had an armed coup reason. I actually didn't enjoy that one. I was fun. It was a big NASA yeah. The Rib restaurant that briefly existed in downtown Portland. The Soviet Union did not survive its armed coup or this attempted an arm to So it the coup failed in led to declarations of independence by all of the Soviets, the bordered Belarus Estonia, Latvia and Ukraine by this point, the writing was on the wall. Nine hundred, ninety, one or ninety two, ninety, one, ninety, one. Yeah. So a every, it's kind of. Most people in Belarus don't seem to really want the Soviet Union to go away. But also just because of how fucked up everything gets in how badly it's handled in Moscow all of these other states and the Soviet Union start declaring their own independence and the writing's kind of on the wall. It it's GONNA come down so We might as well get a head start on being Bellarusse. So Belarus declared its own independence on August. Twenty Fifth Nineteen Ninety one. the sudden end of the Soviet. Union. Meant opportunity for a lot of people liberals including members of the BE PF saw as their chance to turn the country into a democracy along Western lines. There was a great deal of resistance to this though and for a while the country's old style Soviet organization remained mostly unchanged by Nineteen ninety-four conservatives had been pushed into creating a new position at the head of Belarusian political life the presidency. So everybody expected that the prime minister a guy named cabbage would slide seamlessly from one head of state position to another and that he would just kind of go from being the prime minister to the president now that they had a president But then from out of nowhere came Lukashenko, he ran a lightning campaign based around fighting corruption in the ossified and again pig farmer, this point but.

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"alexander lukashenko" Discussed on Behind the Bastards

Behind the Bastards

03:41 min | 3 months ago

"alexander lukashenko" Discussed on Behind the Bastards

"Reality is actually meaningless to even him what matters is like that the state can get people to believe it or at least act as if they believe it which is cool. Yeah. That's always neat. I'm going to quote again from that article, we might expect official narratives to strive for melodic uniformity, but the results of my research demonstrate that official discourse on Lukashenko's birth life as a whole is an incoherent mess of official representation, altered narratives, literary productions in quotations ascribed to the president that the president's own words are often contested provides a good example of how fragile his biography is and how easily it can be challenged by for. Alternatives which is something we'll talk about a little bit later the idea that a bunch of people have made up their own opponents of Lukashenko get to also make up their own backgrounds for the guy because everyone knows that everything you say about him. Is just sort of. I ally or propaganda. choose your own backstory book. Yeah. For the president if you want this back story turn to page XXX. Yeah. This story turned to page X Y it's cool. So the alternative backstories for Lukashenko that his his opponents comp with are often based on like racism which is. Yeah Yeah. Many in the Belarusian opposition are convinced that Lukashenko's father was a German soldier, which is the non-racist option where they're like he's so shitty his dad must have been a Nazi Others contend that his father was secretly a Jewish man. She's not a rumor I like as much and he's also regularly accused of hiding his Roma ancestry although they are not polite enough to use the correct name and and go with calling him a gypsy. That's like a common slur against Lukashenko interesting Yeah. So I did want to get a clear idea of what the modern state propaganda about Lukashenko's background. Sounded like I wanted to know like what is what is the actual government right about this guy and I found a book called with the very title Bellarusse Country Study Guide that certainly seems to be government propaganda. It's published by US based Publishing House. But the the inside jacket notes that the information inside was provided by the Belarusian government good and yeah, you can kind of tell by reading it that it was just. Published by the dictatorship. Propaganda arm and not edited at all the government propaganda version of his life or at least this one that I found because again, they throw a bunch of different versions just states that he quote grew up and reared without a father. Not Not Perfect Grammar in this translation here they put this put a considerable amount of responsibility for his family's care on his shoulders quote. This is why it is logical. That is early childhood such qualities as perseverance respect to work sensibility to truth and vary as the main basis of the human soul were being revealed. He was interestingly taking part in the social life of the collectives in which he studied or worked the whole thing. Kind of reads like that. Okay. It's mostly incomprehensible but it does have I don't know a of of of attempts at facts in their note that he served in the served in the Soviet Army from nineteen, seventy, five to nineteen, eighty, two it notes that he became an officer in the Communist. Party eventually found himself managing collective farms notes that he rose in prominence diy bio firm self no, it's like Yeah kind because he least oversaw it. Yeah. I think that there's like a a different points in his rule. He's kind of let the people putting out state propaganda no that he wants them to write different biographies for him to emphasize different things. So it's like when you have a friend who act different around different friend groups..

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"alexander lukashenko" Discussed on Behind the Bastards

Behind the Bastards

05:16 min | 3 months ago

"alexander lukashenko" Discussed on Behind the Bastards

"Was a bad place to be for basically all of the twentieth century Ya and the horrific wars of that era were one and world war to reduce the population of Belarus again by more than a third by the. They just They just keep huge numbers of keep getting anytime like you're able to say like, and then this whole region was depopulated by this massive fraction. It's not a great history So yeah, they've had a rough time of it by the end of world. War Two. Belarus it's been half a century being torn apart by mechanized warfare or recovering from being torn apart by mechanized warfare So the region settled into its new life after World two is one of the less memorable chunks of the Soviet Union and for a while things were like relatively. Okay. Comparatively compared to everyone dying. Whence you've hit a low that bad. Yeah. Anything besides that is comparatively good. Yeah, and they did you know they they suffer there was quite a bit of state repression in Belarus which will talk about some of the effects from a little bit later and everywhere in the US are had it's different experiences both good and bad it was a big complicated. Thing that happened you can make a case that was one of the parts of the Soviet Union that was kind of broadly happiest with the whole arrangement. Did come across interviews with a number of Belarusian anarchists who talked about severe repression of their cultural identity under union in favor of Russian identity. Yeah. This is something happened all over the USSR seems like it was a problem in Belarus to but it is true that in nineteen ninety-one when the various Soviets of the union had a referendum on whether or not to key being the Soviet Union Belarus was one of the few places where most people wanted to keep going eighty three percent of. Belarus voted to continue being a part of the Soviet Union. Okay. Ninety one resting seems like people were like broadly like onboard with what was with what was going down but that doesn't tell the whole story. Those numbers do get cited a lot as evidence that people were very happy with the system but things are quite that simple faith in the Soviet government had begun to collapse in Belarus starting in nineteen, eighty, six with a chair. Noble disaster in its subsequent cover-up doesn't make people don't like. Nuclear Power plants exploding, and then being covered up and thousands of people being poisoned not not a fan of giant explosions then getting. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. It's not. It's not anyone's best day ever and King of incompetence causing giant explosions also timely timely reference. Oh, I thought you were going to do an ad pivot their. Pearson where'd you? Not Explode because higher. This podcast is supported by the concept of nuclear power plants being improperly maintained. It was a real big advocate for us. Raytheon sponsors blowing up this entire city I mean. Nice. Don't stop it stop it..

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"alexander lukashenko" Discussed on Behind the Bastards

Behind the Bastards

05:25 min | 3 months ago

"alexander lukashenko" Discussed on Behind the Bastards

"High, some people may know me as at Hungry Bowtie on twitter or garrison Davis tear gas proof I've been covering the protests in Portland and have. been working alongside Robert Evans and some other fine fine folks while getting shot at by federal agents for months. Now yet we we met in a cloud of tear gas and most of our relationship has occurred in that cloud of tear gas and now we are becoming podcast buddies in addition to tear gas buddies, which is which is an exciting moment and I could have just stayed home and recorded from there and not had to deal with this terrible bluetooth headphones situation been awful. So this is We WanNa have sophie on as we were Ford but a variety of things make that problematic including the way that headphones work nobody sells headphones splitters anymore. So we eventually had to go buy these things Zuma's love these these little headphones don't separate separate Bluetooth. Hopefully me for don't don't wrote me into I am absolutely blaming you for the state of headphones back in my day back in my day garrison, all we needed was an audio Jack and then a little splitter and you get as many headphones as you want it on a laptop elite circle where. We circle back to the part where you say you wanted to have sophie on. Excuse me yeah. We're allowed to be here because I allow you to be here continue. Okay. So garrison you are you are one of the youth? Yes I'm the that is the future. Yes I. Am I am the future you're you're famously seventeen years old. Having. What is the TIKTOK? I've never had a it sounded clock mix I. I feel like that's not what the president's banning and I feel like you're hiding your secret, your secret, you millennial zoom whatever yeah. I'm seven for another month but I've never had a TIKTOK. Okay. So maybe the other thing you can explain what is what is an Ariana Grande? No No. You know how to pronounce her name. It's a coffee from starbucks, right? Yeah. That sounds right. Now that we've settled all these issues that the youth contagious about the future. Sorry about climate change by the way that's going to be a real problem. I'll be dead of many cancers by them things that in a year and a half we're talking today about Alexander Lukashenko in maybe folkestone super know about this guy. But you've probably heard about, Lisa messed up stuff happening in Belarus he's the dictator of Belarus. So this is a very.

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"alexander lukashenko" Discussed on Behind the Bastards

Behind the Bastards

02:17 min | 3 months ago

"alexander lukashenko" Discussed on Behind the Bastards

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"alexander lukashenko" Discussed on 10 10 WINS

10 10 WINS

03:10 min | 3 months ago

"alexander lukashenko" Discussed on 10 10 WINS

"Only one of the three was expected to be admitted. A gunman described as in his mid twenties, took the three relatives hostage for hours, then released his sister and brother before ultimately surrendering and coming out with his mom. Elise in Seattle's A protest last night turned into a riot. 18 people were arrested. It was in the Soto neighborhood just south of downtown. Police say the march started peacefully with about 100 protesters. They were accompanied by vehicles following behind as they headed toward the police officers Union building. Shortly after 10. They say someone set off a large explosive and attempted to break out the window of a police vehicle. Plea se that evolved into rock and bottle throwing and mohr explosives. Officers responded with peppers, place prepper spray and blast balls to disperse the crowd, But they say at least three of their officers were hurt. One required hospitalization. He had heard about Russia paying Valdez to the Taliban to kill American troops in Afghanistan. Now, CNN has learned that U. S intelligence agencies believe Iran was doing the same thing. Sources say they have identified payments linked to at least six attacks last year, including a suicide bombing at Bagram airbase in December. The Pentagon says to civilians were killed, 70 people hurt. Including four U. S personnel. Less than a month after the Bagram attack the United States kill the key Iranian general in Iraq. President of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko may have worn out his welcome corresponded Frederik Pleitgen reports from Mintz strikes like this going on in the entire country, and Lukashenko actually tried to speak at one of them. However, he was shut down there by the people who simply shouted, Go away! Go away, so he seems to be losing power by the hour. There was an election earlier this month, but independent observers say it was neither fair nor free. Lukashenko has been in power for 26 years. He's firmly rejected the idea of a new election. The losing candidate, Svetlana take on of Sky IA fled Belarus after the vote. She's now offering to serve as an interim leader and hold a new vote. She's appealed to the country's security forces to turn against Lukashenko. The NFL's Washington football team makes news again moving a player into a front office power position. Former NFL running back Jason Wright has been named the team's new president, becoming the first black team president in league history. At 38 years old. He also becomes the youngest team president in the league and just the fourth former player to hold that position. In a statement, owner Daniel Snyder said rights experience as a former player, coupled with his business acumen gives him a perspective that is unrivaled in the league right is from the D C area, and he said he believes in Snyder's vision for the franchise. Washington recently dropped its longstanding team named the Redskins and has had to deal with the fallout of a sexual harassment scandal. Resulting in the loss of a number of key executives. John Stillness..

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"alexander lukashenko" Discussed on Today in Focus

Today in Focus

05:34 min | 3 months ago

"alexander lukashenko" Discussed on Today in Focus

"alexander lukashenko" Discussed on Today in Focus

Today in Focus

01:33 min | 3 months ago

"alexander lukashenko" Discussed on Today in Focus

"You can hear belongs to Sweat Lonard economics care the main opposition leader in Belarus he until recently was a stay at home mom. But after the arrest of her husband, she decided to enter the political arena. Over the past few months she has brought hope to thousands of people would desperate for change in a country that for twenty six years has been under the authoritarian rule of President Alexander Lukashenko. On Sunday, they took to the streets to despite the election result, which recorded a landslide victory for the president. The protesters were met with a vitamin response from the police. Over the past few days, thousands have been arrested and to have died. To Oscar has now left the country after an apparent threat children. I'm looking he was nearly. On Tuesday, she released this video. In it she looks anxious and her eyes Dart around the room. She says, she knows many will condemn her for leaving and that she wouldn't wish this choice on anyone. PUT She pleads look after yourselves. Roster. Not One life is worth what is happening now? She's PUT, the war. To police who? From The Guardian, I'm Rachel Humphries today in Focus. Could a protest movement in Belarus bring down President Alexander Lukashenko..

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