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Fresh update on "belarus" discussed on Mike Gallagher

Mike Gallagher

00:35 sec | 5 hrs ago

Fresh update on "belarus" discussed on Mike Gallagher

"Anti government protesters in Belarus are not backing down, and neither is a longtime president of the former Soviet republic. Tens of thousands of protesters have taken to the streets with an ultimatum. If, by the end of the day, Alexander Lukashenko hadn't agreed to resign and release all political prisoners from Monday there would be a nationwide strike. This was the response from the authorities. Explosions echoed around the city as right police fired stun grenades at the demonstrators. Alexander Lukashenko appears.

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

Managing to be Wealthy with John Sestina

00:25 sec | 20 hrs ago

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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Fresh update on "belarus" discussed on BBC Newshour

BBC Newshour

01:52 min | 5 hrs ago

Fresh update on "belarus" discussed on BBC Newshour

"Happening in Belarus. What's the view from Moscow, the most important ally for Minsk and President Alexander Lukashenko. You can speak now to our correspondent Sarah Rainsford in Moscow. But Sarah before we talk about what President Putin might be saying or thinking about what's happening on the ground. What more can you tell us about how widespread this strike has been? Well, I think it's difficult to say. I mean, certainly this is a concerted push by the opposition forces in galleries to try to increase the pressure on Alexander Lukashenko using the economy is there As their weapon if you like, but state workers under a huge amount of pressure from the state itself, a swell so we've seen in previous attempts to call national strikes. That is quite difficult because people Face losing their jobs. They're threatened with redundancy. And they also of course, face detention. And so I think looking at social media accounts today, which is basically what I'm reduced to doing because they're not accredited me to work in in Minsk. So it looks like the strike is fairly broad. But the numbers are not huge. Certainly, opposition groups are talking about people disrupting production lines. They're not talking about factories grinding to a halt in the crowds. The picket lines outside those Qi State Enterprises. Ah, are significant the very fact that that there is significant but the numbers are not massive at this point. What there is, though, is is a concurrent protest again in Minsk. A student's on DH pensioners have taken to the streets in a big march through the city center, and also the opposition is calling for everyone to come out at around six o'clock this evening. So I think you know the pressure is just beginning. This is kind of like a second wave of pressure from the opposition in their attempts to push Alexander Lukashenko to resign on DH. He has obviously consistently refused to do so, saying that he won those August elections. What's the view, then from Moscow and President Putin's continued support of President Lukashenka? Moscow's staying relatively quiet in this. Certainly it has supported and Alexander Lukashenko, unlike most other countries that recognizes him as the elected president of Belarus on DSO supports him in that said, Thank you, Mr Lukashenko is being here. T. C. Vladimir Putin So there is that direct support, which I think is critical. For Alexander Lukashenko. But I think Russia is aware that it doesn't want to push too hard and doesn't want to be seen to be interfering too far because it does know that that will turn many Della Russians against Moscow. And so far, this has not been a anti Moscow movement in Delaware's, But there is the risk of that happening if Moscow pushes too hard. Sarah Rainsford, a correspondent in Moscow. Joining us live Thanks..

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

BBC Newshour

00:17 sec | 22 hrs ago

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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Fresh update on "belarus" discussed on BBC Newshour

BBC Newshour

00:46 sec | 6 hrs ago

Fresh update on "belarus" discussed on BBC Newshour

"I'm Razia Iqbal. The second wave of covert 19 in many European countries is forcing stricter restrictions. For many. Here's what some failed to do has been particularly about in countries that did not use the time earlier in the year to put in place a really robust testing of tracing an isolating system like the United Kingdom and France from Spain. Jamie Cockney. Barrett will be confirmed as the next justice on the Supreme Court in the U. S tipping the violence to six conservatives and three liberals introducing the prospect of an idea that isn't new. There is talk of court packing in the air structural reforms and in an effort to fend off that radical response, the court itself may want to moderate its course. We'll talk about a national strike in Belarus called by the opposition and the profound tension in France between state secularism on the country. Six million Muslims first the latest world News BBC.

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Police in Belarus disperse another protest, detain scores

The Joe Pags Show

00:22 sec | Last week

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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Fresh update on "belarus" discussed on Phil's Gang

Phil's Gang

00:37 min | 12 hrs ago

Fresh update on "belarus" discussed on Phil's Gang

"It's a smart way to get back on track. All you have to do is give Trinity quick call and will take care of the rest right now. No one really knows what the future will bring. But one thing is for sure. If your debt has you down, we should talk. Here's the number call 1 809 96976. That's 1 809 90 69 76. Sense of thousands of protesters in Belarus swarm the streets of the capital Sunday, pressing for the resignation of the country's authoritarian leader and what Human Rights act this described as the largest anti government rallies since late August. Get the latest from the BBC's Steve Rosenberg. Tens of thousands of protesters have taken to the streets with an ultimatum if by the end of the day, Alexander Lukashenko hadn't agreed to resign and release all political prisoners. From Monday there would be a nationwide strike. This was the response from the authorities..

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Macron wants France to have a seat at the top table

Monocle 24: The Foreign Desk

01:17 min | Last week

Macron wants France to have a seat at the top table

"President Emmanuel Macron is not unique among French leaders in entertaining grandiose notions about his country's singular place in the world charles-de-gaulle believed that France cannot be France without greatness and wrote of its exalted and exceptional destiny for Napoleon. The word impossible is not French. Emmanuel macron is a banker by background rather than a warrior, but he seems to share with his swashbuckling predescessors. The conviction that France is a great power and should behave like one in recent months alone macron has met with the Democratic opposition leaders of Belarus dispatched warships and fighter jets to Greece as it butts heads with Turkey and perhaps most startlingly invited himself to Lebanon within forty eight hours of the warehouse explosion which devastated. Beirut. In August, all of which is to say nothing Francis outreach economic and military to its former colonies in West Africa. Last month macron. told the UN General Assembly that the world as it is today cannot come down to a rivalry between China and the United States macron appears to have a firm idea of at least one of the nation deserving of a seat at the top table.

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Fresh "Belarus" from BBC World Service

BBC World Service

02:05 min | 12 hrs ago

Fresh "Belarus" from BBC World Service

"On the eve of this election, there's another one. The people of Wilmington, North Carolina, will never forget, even though it may not live consciously in your mind. Your body remembers white supremacist turned machine guns on black residents to take back power. It's only successful could it sorrow in this country and American coot? On the next reveal that's coming up after the BBC Monday morning at one o'clock here on security public radio. The time now is 11 30. And welcome to news day from the BBC World Service with Lawrence, Poland and Comedy show Today, Work gets underway in Nigeria to investigate police abuses They say key demand, of course from demonstrators were found out what the people of Tanzania want for their country. As they go to the polls this week on we'll speak to the Lebanese artist who has created a remarkable statue from the glass and rubble. Of the Beirut port explosions. BBC News. It's Fiona McDonald, Azerbaijan and Armenia have accused each other of violating the latest ceasefire in the disputed territory of Nagorno Carlebach within minutes of the truth's coming into force. Azerbaijan said Armenian forces have committed was it called groups violations? The Armenian Defense Ministry accused Azerbaijan of firing artillery The opposition in Belarus is urging people to take part in a strike nationwide to reject President Alexander Lukashenko's reelection. He ignored a deadline set by the opposition for him to quit. Reports suggest many people have heated the strike. Cole Images on social media show dozens of employees standing outside places of work supporters of rewriting chili's constitution of one a resounding victory in Sunday's referendum. With almost all ballots counted, 70% of people voted in favour of a new charter. Over 19 restrictions will be easy in Australia's second city of Melbourne from Wednesday local time under new guidelines issued by the state of Victoria. Kathy's can reopen with 20 people indoors and 50 outdoors. New Corona virus measures take effect in Italy Today. Jim's pool cinemas and.

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Pompeo: The United States is a ‘Force for Good’ in the Middle East

The Joe Walsh Show

00:41 sec | Last week

Pompeo: The United States is a ‘Force for Good’ in the Middle East

"Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is aiming to remind the world that the US is a force for good, he told reporters. That goes for a number of conflicts around the world where America is trying to find a resolution that includes the battle between Armenia and Azerbaijan along with ongoing issues in Belarus. Pompeo also noted the recent Nobel Peace Prize awarded to the United Nations World Food Program. There are no criminal charges or a public report of the so called unmasking probe. The report in The Washington Post comes after the departure of US Attorney John Bash last week. He was appointed by Attorney General Bill Bar and tasked with investigating if Obama administration officials did anything wrong and asking for some people to be unmasked unmasked means that the names of the people would be revealed even though intelligence documents didn't name them. This is I news.

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European Union Prime Ministers Reject Sanctions On Belarus

BBC Newshour

00:21 sec | 2 weeks ago

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 | 2 weeks ago

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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Buy the way? Kyrgyzstans post-election chaos

The Economist: The Intelligence

07:20 min | 2 weeks ago

Buy the way? Kyrgyzstans post-election chaos

"President whose whereabouts are unknown parliamentary offices overrun by protesters. Multiple opposition candidates vying to take the title of Prime Minister. After a national election confusion and chaos have. The former Soviet state of Kirghistan talked between Kazakhstan and China. Central Asia is a region ruled by strong men who typically get close to one hundred percent of the vote. So three years ago when in by Jane Bekov was elected Kurdistan's president uneventfully with fifty five percent was hailed as the region's first peaceful and democratic transfer of power look. Zone the but even then there were murmurs of electoral misconduct. This time the murmurs or a roar. Absence uncontested leadership has turned a country where both China and Russia have interests into a tinderbox. On Sunday K. Gestalt went to the polls to elect a new parliament and it was this event that ended up propelling, Stan about of political chaos because all of the opposition parties and also many of the people of kick stance they didn't accept the result join a Lewis Right about Central Asia for the economist and is based in Kazakhstan they started to come. In on Monday when a preliminary count showed that pro-presidential parties would be dominating parliamment and the opposition would have few seats. Book would be almost entirely shutout people took to the streets. Immediately thousands of people went to the main square in the capital Bishkek Sasi demonstrating against those results and when the police found to disperse, them will pitched battles between riot, police and protest. Of them, the protesters stormed the building housing, the president's office and Parliament and they were shouting that he should go and what is it that happened in the election that lead to such a reaction Without, that what? Protesters were absolutely furious about the I was that they believed that the results were skewed in favor of parties broadly loyal to the president. The second question that was really exercising these enraged protesters was how that was achieved and the allegation is that there was absolutely rampant vote buying I really have to say it was an open secret. In fact, it wasn't a secret that parties were going around paying people money to vote in their favour. We even know the going rate it was two thousand. Psalm, which is about twenty five dollars. Now, this is all alleged central investigation, but the evidence was was fairly credible that was circulating on social media. So when the results came in, that's why they took to the streets. What's the situation on the ground now who control? Well, events have moved in a very fluid manner fast moving because cake is Stan remains very much embroiled in this political turmoil, and really what we've seen forming is a power vacuum. The whereabouts of the president are actually unknown. By bekov says he's in control of the situation through spokespeople, but meanwhile, some political factions are at odds with other political factions. So all of those opposition forces and they're very disparate include nationalist liberal form as all kinds of different forces they are failing to find common cause. I mean we've seen mops from some actions basically aging in fisticuffs with other factions. The threat of violence has been hanging in the air in Kansas Stan and so what next how? How to unravel this? If protests have succeeded in having one of the main demands met the day after they stormed the presidential offices in parliament, the electoral commission announced that it would annul the results of those elections and they promised that there would be a rerun of the election. But of course, what's not clear with how can an election be now held in the current circumstances are power vacuum sporadic violence people out on the street so it's really unclear. If that's enough to satisfy the protesters and it's not only about the protesters. At this point, it's very much about the political factions, the clans, the people who are now jostling for power the prime minister who but bag Baranov resigned, and we have two rivals already claiming to be the prime minister. One of them is a rabble rousing nationalist former MP called Saudi Jackpot of who was actually sprung from jail during the unrest by his supporters and he had. Been in jail for kidnapping a local official during a previous bout of political unrest Mr Japan supporters have been aggressively sometimes violently trying to prevent rival factions from meeting besieging buildings in which they're meeting, throwing stones and scuffling with rivals. Basically, what happens next is a big question. It's a very unpredictable, very chaotic and potentially dangerous situation and given all that chaos and the potential for danger here. Do you do you think this has an international dimension to it? Outside powers are expressing deep concern over the situation in Kingston. On the one hand, we have China with which is Stan shares border and China has expressed concern and is clearly alarmed at reports that protesters are targeting Chinese own business interests in the country. Specifically, all my said operated by Chinese companies, and then on the other side, we have Russia, which is obviously stands former colonial power. Russia has a military base in Stan and it really doesn't like to see popular uprisings in what it considers to be its own. Geopolitical backyard, and this is of particular concern at this point in time because Russia has been looking on with great alarm at protests in Belarus on the other side of the former Soviet Union where protesters have a weeks now been coming out against the results of presidential elections indeed this week the Kremlin has started to make no secret of is concerned about events in is Stan and as basically saying that it's descending into chaos and that Moscow has obligations under a security treaty to prevent the situation from breaking down. From breaking down further I mean how how bad could this if this carries on? The confusion that Stan covertly faces may in the end how President Jiang Becker to hang onto power although it's very, very clear that at this point, he is not going to get the pliant parliament that he was hoping to get out of this election. He has three years left in office. Presidents can only serve a single term that's under a system introduced to prevent power grabs books. It's important to remember that is people have thrown two presidents in the past. So a suggestion Bekker's position is very shaky and what is really clear is the longer the power vacuum that we're currently seeing a stand remains unresolved the more likely it becomes that violence will be used to resolve it. Thanks very much for joining US join us. Thank you very much.

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What's the deal in Kyrgyzstan?

Monocle 24: The Foreign Desk

05:58 min | 2 weeks ago

What's the deal in Kyrgyzstan?

"The being few short remains for foreign observers of a given event to be clown themselves than by drawing convenient comparisons we should probably banish any suggestion that what is happening in Kingston has anything much in common with what has been happening in Belarus. There are granted superficial similarities, lodge crowds of citizens who aren't buying the result of a recent election and amount of violence between protesters and police but recent events in Belarus are actually pretty straightforward overstaying tyrant Riggs won election to many demonstrations and the present standoff ensue. Kingston. Is some several layers more complicated and seems poised for a more decisive and dramatic? K. Gaston voted in parliamentary election on Sunday. This was not necessarily predestined to be a Hollow Mockery K. Gaston previous parliamentary election in two thousand fifteen pretty decent reviews from international observers on Freeness and fairness fronts certainly by the generally would be gone standards of Central Asia. This is was different not least because this really doesn't happen. Often the governing party didn't turn up Kingston Social Democratic. Party was stunned by loyalties divided between Kingston's current President Surin by Jeenbekov and he's predecessor Almaz atom by of the two former have fallen out badly in recent years to the extent that last August automobile was arrested and this past June sentenced to eleven years in the clink on corruption charges. As of Monday morning Adam Beyer was a man thanks to the crowds which stormed the National Security Committee building in Bishkek with the former president was being held former Prime Minister John Toro Sati Baldev also on the hook on corruption charges will sprung in similar circumstances. According to official results only four parties of the sixteen contested Sunday's election past the threshold of seven percent necessary to take seats in Kigali stands parliament the Supreme Council three of these parties protesters could not help but notice enjoyed the favour of president. Jeenbekov, who was widely believed to have had his thumb on the scales protests on Monday morning started small and peaceful grew larger and Rowdier, and by Monday evening had taken the parliament building set bits of it on fire and set about redecorating the surrounding streets with ransacked documents. Giga Stan does have an amount of foam for this sort of thing in two thousand and five mass protests which eventually became known as the Tulip Revolution. Forced President Askar Akayev from office. He is now a mathematics professor at Moscow State University in two thousand and ten his successor. Kurmanbek Bakiyev also skipped the country with an angry mob at his heels he was lost heard of. In Minsk begin with breaking news in Kirghistan, the prime minister has resigned. Vert list of is leaders overthrown by popular acclaim. Now appears to have been joined by Prime Minister Cutback Borakove who resigned after the positive results of Sunday's election were annulled by electoral authorities nominated. Piece, in the country and stability in society is more important than any politicians mandates. Suggests that the central. Election Committee thoroughly investigate any violations during the election process. That's a no the result if necessary. I asked political leaders to calm the voters and ask them to take part in gathering. As, this explainer went to wear President Jeenbekov precise whereabouts on certain was also making these sort of statements of willingness to pass power along to responsible new leaders. That one issues is one shovels, the contents of the state treasury into one's Portman toes and frantically oldest one's pilot to fire up the engines and seek clearance for landing in some capital. Four, it's interesting extradition treaties. Possibly significantly President Jeenbekov found the time earlier today to convey birthday greetings to President Vladimir. Putin of Russia volunteering ernest appreciation of Putin's it says here, great contribution and constant attention to the consistent expansion and development of cages Russian multifaceted ties. Custodians Parliament has installed a new prime minister Saadia drop her off another politician who was in prison time last week, it very much remains to be seen how long he'll lost with the parliament buildings still occupied by protesters. Mr Japan was appointed at an emergency meeting in Bishkek hotel, which he had to leave virus service entrance. Once his presence became public knowledge the crowd still filling the streets and squares of Bishkek seen Kina until I talked to Gassiev, a businessman who trades in your shaped greenhouses and is also a representative of a younger generation of caregivers politicians. He is claiming the mantle of the head of government. As to what happens next, it may become important that to external players in particular will be hoping that what happens next? Little as possible Russia maintains a military airbase account in Gaston north China which borders Kingston to the south is a major trading partner. As, both will understand however, an as another cohort of caregivers politicians are presently learning the hard

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Protest-rocked Belarus cancels all foreign media credentials

AP 24 Hour News

00:17 sec | 3 weeks ago

Protest-rocked Belarus cancels all foreign media credentials

"Rocked by weeks of protests against the authoritarian president and Western condemnation over a crackdown on descent. Rescinded accreditation of all journalists working for foreign news outlets, saying they must apply for new credentials in a process that could take a week. Amore.

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Trump joins growing list of virus-infected world leaders

AP News Radio

00:46 sec | 3 weeks 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 | 3 weeks 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 | 3 weeks 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 | Last month

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 | Last month

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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Germany takes hard-line position against Russia amid Navalny fallout

Altamar - Navigating the High Seas of Global Politics

04:34 min | Last month

Germany takes hard-line position against Russia amid Navalny fallout

"With the you know what has been in the headlines recently, the the whole navalny tension Germany is clearly taking a harder line position on. Russia, and the first question is does this reflect a consensus in the region that Russia's a growing menace to Europe and then the second? Talk a little bit about the poisoning of Nevada and what kind of pressure Germany is under. We've heard some hard words from Angela Merkel and what would be the real pitfalls of moving forward without sending a clear message of protest. So if we can bundle all those into into kind of a general answer that would be great well, ever since the annexation of Crimea it is very hard to pretend that the previous policy on Russia which consisted and really trying to build a partnership through economic ties with corporation that this actually worked because the annexation of Crimea from from European. But also from your perspective, of course, was a violation of international law the forceful. Changing of orders as something that scene as absolutely illegitimate illegal and also undermining the European security order. And so Gemini has taken a pretty important role. Alongside, Franz in the so called Normandy format. which consisted in building a forum for dialogue with Russia Ukraine. Germany and France. Representatives to discuss how the violent conflict also in eastern Ukraine could be reduced on how Russia could hopefully pro-european perspective withdraw at some point. The other role that Germany constructively played I think is to help create a European consensus on sanctions. This was always over the past years a transatlantic consensus. This is very important to know because of course, if you if you want to sanction and this is a transatlantic approach, this is final impressive. Now with. The Nevada case the interesting question is why why this attempted murder of an opposition politician while they have been other cases before? And and my understanding his two things one this became a German and European issue because of the decision to bring Lebanon lead to Germany into have him treated here this created a huge political and public attention to the case and on the other hand additionally that was really. This feeling of this is just the last straw that that was needed to break camel's back. It was just now of. Russian suppression of opposition of burdens or attempted murders then the. The situation. In Ukraine the feel of a Russian support for the regime and Belarus and the possible violent crackdown on the demonstrations that are going on at the same time. So so suddenly, all this cumulated to a point where not only burden but in other capitals of Europe as well there's a very serious debate ongoing which is basically a review of the previous approach towards Russia and what can be done a which leverage can be used to bring about at least a certain change in Russia's policy. or at least to deter the activities like the ones I just mentioned. One thing is important to notice with all the Europeans, the debate that is a strong coercion on the European side, not to make the conflict that is happening within Belarus geopolitical between Europe and Russia. Because the concern of course is if the Russian narrative which is trying to build up this geopolitical narrative of European intervention and an attempt of Europeans to. Topple the regime and galleries if that was actually nudged the fears that Russia would would basically I'm hit back more forcefully. So it's a very I would say cautious discussion but a very realistic one as to the question what kind of actor we've facing here and there are no illusions whatsoever now about let's say the real face of the planet MIA Putin.

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Outrage after Trump refuses to commit to peaceful transfer of power

Pacifica Evening News

03:12 min | Last month

Outrage after Trump refuses to commit to peaceful transfer of power

"President Donald Trump has long stirred controversy over the upcoming election, for example, predicting it will be fraudulent and suggesting it be delayed. The controversy rose to a new height Wednesday after Trump said about a peaceful transfer of power. Get rid of the ballots and you'll have a very peaceful there won't be a transfer. Frankly, there will be a continuation. Democrats responded with outrage. I mean, he says, that people swallow Clorox and we hear about it for the rest of our lives, but he's trying to have the Constitution of the United States. Swallow. Clorox. Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi answer the reporter's question on the subject at her Capitol Hill news conference Thursday, but that a president of the United States would place in doubt. The idea of the peaceful transfer of power is well. It's no surprise again because the president has been contemptible of science and governance. And so you see, 200,000 people have died, but I am I had confidence in the American people. And I have confidence that that He won't get away with saying, for example, I want with the popular vote on the ground. The vote in the mail doesn't count in the rest of that Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden was at a loss for words Wednesday night as he spoke to reporters to a face mask. I'm being facetious that said. What country are we way? Says the most irrational things I don't know what to say. But it's not surprising. Independent Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, himself a former Democratic presidential candidate. Devoted a whole news conference toothy issue in Washington, D C. We must ensure in this unprecedented moment in American history. That this is an election that is free and fair. An election in which voters are not intimidated. An election in which all votes are counted and that election In which the loser accept the results. This is not just an election. Between Donald Trump and Joe Biden. This is an election between Donald Trump and Democracy. And democracy must win. Republicans have also spoken out, though in a much gentler tone, Republican senator met Romney of Utah tweeted fundamental to democracy is the peaceful transition of power. Without that there is Belarus. Republican Senate leader Mitch McConnell has said there will be an orderly transition, just as there has been every four years since 17 92. Those Republicans did not comment on how they see a peaceful transition coming about. Other Republicans have also responded to Trump's statement, no questions. No qualms. No concerns is going to be peaceful. This nation is designed that way This nation will have it that way, And that's exactly what will take place. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy downplayed the issue and his weekly news proofing, saying he wants to put it all to rest.

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Trump and Biden's Diverging Visions for American Foreign Policy

WSJ What's News

04:06 min | Last month

Trump and Biden's Diverging Visions for American Foreign Policy

"In our ongoing election coverage were taking a deep look at how president trump and democratic. Presidential nominee Joe Biden differ on major policy issues. Today, we're going examine foreign affairs mark. Stewart spoke with the journals national, security reporter Warren Strobel. A lot of attention in recent days to the Middle East obviously president trump is touting success with peace accords with Israel. Let's talk about the trump approach versus the biden approach. Yeah I mean in the waning weeks of the campaign here Mr Trump has secured really historic agreements from the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain to make peace with Israel and recognize it diplomatically big achievement. No. Matter how you count it. I think most people would agree but there are fundamental differences between the Republican Democratic candidates particularly when it comes to Saudi Arabia Mr Biden has said that he would review relations with Saudi Arabia, which is probably the most important US ally in the Middle East that he would consider stopping arms sales he's been very critical of their killing of the journalist dissident. Jamal Kashogi Mr Trump on the other hand has declined to put pressure on Saudi Arabia. Really. In any significant way he sort of dismissed defining by the CIA that Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman probably ordered the killing of Mr. Kashogi and he has vetoed congressional moves to limit arms sales to Riyadh. Saudi Arabia obviously issues in the Middle East but also Iran. Let's talk about the different approaches there. Yeah. Here again, that's quite a stark difference Mr Trump. Two thousand seventeen withdrew from the Iran nuclear accord known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action on. He has launched a campaign of maximum pressure designed to limit Iran's ability to cause trouble in the region and try to force it back into talks. He's also by the way in recent days Mr Trump has said get reelected around will come to the table and we can make a deal real quickly. Mr Biden has said he would go back into the nuclear agreement. He would get the United States back into that agreement if Iran also returns to compliance. So again, Joe Biden is tough on Iran but he is much more. I think looking at diplomatic track to try and halt their nuclear program. Another region of interest is certainly Europe. Obviously there are economic issues, their political as well as military issues. When we look at Europe, how big of a role does the relationship with NATO play in this discussion? You know I think it plays a significant role. NATO's the probably the most important and one of the longest standing alliances that the United States has. Important economically in terms of the trade between the United States and Europe, and important strategically given its role in sort of countering Russia Russia intervention in places like Ukraine Belarus. Again there's differences here though Mr Trump has been pretty critical of NATO. He demanded that all the countries live up to. A promise they made to spend two percent of their GDP. Self. Defense, and there have been rumors that he might withdraw from NATO entirely or want to. This is Chris from Mr Biden who again stressing the importance of good alliances with Europe and other parts of the world. You. Briefly mentioned Russia, where are the distinctions in viewpoint and policy between the two candidates? That's a good question. I think the trump administration has been in terms of my reporting and analysis sort of a weird bee's when it comes to Russia Mr Trump himself. No has been quite friendly with and trying to strike a good relationship with Vladimir Putin, but the people in the middle and. Upper levels of US government agencies are taking much more dim view, Mr Putin, and actually you know the US has done a lot of sanctions and other actions against Putin during Mr Trump's terms. So there's sort of a kind of a bipolar aspect to his administration's dealings with Russia Mr. Biden. I think has been more critical. Putin personally and has said he would stand up to Mr Putin on things such as election interference the Russian incursion into Ukraine and other things like that.

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"belarus" Discussed on The President's Inbox

The President's Inbox

04:01 min | Last month

"belarus" Discussed on The President's Inbox

"What is it that the administration should be doing right now is doing everything it should be doing other steps hasn't taken that it should. I asked that in the context of I, take your point that there are issues in which United States. Russian cooperation, but it seems to me that if you want to get something from the Russians, you can have the wanting kids something to the Russians simply saying I get a lot worse probably isn't the enticing proposal to put on the table but I'm not sure here at home. There's a lot of political support for offering anything to the Russians. So how? Do, you put on your diplomatic hat bring all those together into some sort of coherent policy I. Think the administration has had one issue right here whatever the reasoning that led them to this position in that is to try to downplay this as an issue of russian-american. Confrontation. George. Kent who made himself a household name during the impeachment earings said yesterday that. we don't want this to be anything that the Russians as a geopolitical competition, they are entirely in favour of backing the position that the Belarus opposition his taken, which is, this is all about Belarus's sovereignty were not looking to reorient ourselves taken off sky said, this is not a geopolitical revolution. It's a democratic revolution in appealing to the Russians to see. That there could be a democratic revolution that doesn't have geopolitical consequences I. think that's right. It's the obvious sound starting point. A real issue for the Russians is going to be how damaging they think the isolation they create for themselves is if they go forward and try to absorb yellow roofs and here thank it may be I don't know what kinds of. The West has, but they really ought to be I, think emphasizing at least in our own analyses right now and and even I suppose and talk to the Russians about this. This is in some ways in even bigger deal than supporting a little insurgency in the east of Ukraine, which is you know it's a kind of failed enterprise but attempts to kind of absorb an entire country that's right there on the..

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"belarus" Discussed on The President's Inbox

The President's Inbox

04:27 min | Last month

"belarus" Discussed on The President's Inbox

"So there there seems to be lack of clarity on that. There is some lack of clarity you know some Russian commentators have said, the Kremlin is pretty satisfied that they've got the security forces the military, the police more or less unified and under their defacto control some people are even saying. So that part of the elite may not have broken, but it's still a little hard to say, for example, would you if you're the commander of the police in Minsk would you be confident that your officers on the be would even the mon the security thugs would really stand with you. If you ask them to shed blood I, think there is some uncertainty about that. We haven't seen it tested since the first few days in those days there were you know Belarus and policemen and military people defecting to the other side tearing up their uniforms made for great videos. We don't know whether things have tightened up. A little bit in the Inter just one last question on the opposition. It's pretty clear there against Lukashenka do we have any sense that they have a positive agenda beyond that or is this religious group that's focused on pushing him out of office, and then we're likely some fracturing down the road if they succeed. Well, let me take it in two pieces. The opposition has tried to say that their goal is to get Lukashenka out and have a new election and have prisoners released from jail because they think that's what unites them. They do not hide the fact that they come from different political camps they have. Different programs for what might follow in the country after they had a new government Alexyevich, the Belarus Nobel Prize winner has openly supported one of the other candidates she thinks the banker who was kept from running was the right guy for Belarus but that doesn't keep her from serving onto skies coordinating council to oversee the transition. Let's to shift gears and talk about a country that you've already dropped in. That's Russia and I need you to explain things maybe partly answered the question when you noted that to some extent, Lukashenka has tried to burnishes anti-russian credentials because as the campaign was ongoing just before the election. My understanding was Bellarusse arrested I think was thirty three Russian mercenaries. It is supposedly come to upend the election process in the wake of the election they were all released I think all the went allman except for one was also a Belorussian citizen. Can you sort of explained to us what Russia's role isn't all of this Luga? Shangqiu, as I said, has been trying to do two things get the benefits of Russian economic suppor- energy subsidies in particular while still making himself seem like the man who stands up for Belarus sovereignty a nationalist opposition to the bullies a Moscow and the Russians have found this extremely irritating. They regard Lukashenka kind of clown, but they also think okay we'll play along. We don't see any real opportunity to get anything better. We'd have interfered too much. They had been critical but this they've kept it within bounds. Now you've had almost a complete reversal and Lukashenka is relying on the Russians as his ultimate source of support when the staff of yellow routes TV walked off the sat and went on strike it was the Russians who flew in television? Technicians in media specialists to take over, they have said they're creating a reserve force of policing. The situation gets out of control is Putin. Says if people start burning cars and homes, they've talked about their willingness to invoke the terms of the collective. Security Treaty. Organization. And Lukashenka is no longer emphasizing that Belarus and Russia are two different countries. He's saying we have a common fatherland and this is music to the Russians ears because they have for more than twenty. Years had on paper at least the idea that there was a union state between Russia and Belarus which has been mostly meaningless. But now the Russians..

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"belarus" Discussed on The Daily

The Daily

05:28 min | Last month

"belarus" Discussed on The Daily

"At. One point even block, street. And what the police does is they bring reinforcements, they bring army officers with shields machines. Equipped with water cannons. The begins using stun grenades. This scene of complete. Kale. On this. Was the first night when hundreds of protesters were ruthlessly beaten. They were beaten inside police fans. They were beaten in the pretrial detention center. Day what back like sardines you know thirty six people in the self equipped for four people. They were not given water food. It was basically a huge torture camp well on the scene of the crackdown. Reminded me of. Essentially. So the goal was to break the spirit of these protesters and I'm sure. Even more so than that was to spread the word of these tactics and break the back of these protests altogether. To scare people off so people wouldn't there to come out I'm curious how the rest of the world has responded to this pretty brutal crackdown on these protesters. While intentional community was just shocked by all the images. There were Kohl's to sanction polka Shangkun Belarus. They were gold smell to weeknights the results of that election. On fact, the results were not weeknights but the European. Union. And other individuals states. So at one point it felt like Shankar has been corner. And what he did is that he turned back to Vladimir Putin. Basically, an publicly asking him for support in this situation. And how does Putin respond? For Putin. It is much more beneficial to have Lukashenko so weak that he would only have Putin's rely on and thus Putin can easily control him and make him do whatever he wants. So he didn't throw a lifeline. He didn't say anything that would directly support But he also didn't condemn. And there's no way back because up the what the world has seen. Will take a long time to forget. So Lukashenko's trapped he's trapped in Putin's hands. Even I'm reminded of what looks Shaneco said to the crowd at that rally that you went to a couple of days ago and that if you get rid of me. It will be the end of Belarus but. Is what you're saying that Lukashenko himself is now so tied up with so dependent on Russia that if he stays. It would mean the end of Belarus. At least as an independent country. Well, what he says is that if you get rid of Lukashenko, they will be Belarus. But what he means is that they will be no look a Shankar Belarus. and He seems to be a willing to sacrifice at least chunks of the Belorussian independence. And mortar to keep his own. Belarus afloat. Right, and so a Belarus in which he stays in power. Is going to be a Belarus as unmistakably aligned with. Reliant? Upon Russia. Seems like yes. And Look. Has. Shown. No signs on no willingness. To give power entirely. No matter how many people come out to protest against him..

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"belarus" Discussed on The Daily

The Daily

03:18 min | Last month

"belarus" Discussed on The Daily

"And is he fundamentally right that she doesn't pose a threat to him Well. Of course, not because as we saw before the election day, it was the largest rally seen in Belarus since independence from the Soviet Union. She was able to gather thousands of people at her rallies across the country. Name. And people genuinely came to see her even though Belarus is a police state If for instance, if you work for a state run company and as you know like most of the common economies state owned. Then, you risk losing your job if you appear at a position rally. and. The fact that people still showed up despite the oldest risks means that January supported her and all this other candidates that jailed and throughout the country. They. Also supported her they said that she is going to be all united opposition candidate. So they threw their support behind her back And apart from that. Particular think about Belarus is that bulls are band here. You cannot have Paul so are no polls that would say what is actually look a schenker's real approval rating. But in the each of the Internet you can do polls online multiple polls have been conducted and some of them have shown. The support for Mr Lukashenko to be as low as three percents. Wow So very much seems like she might be able to pull this off. She won't be able to beat. Lukashenko. Yeah. But what happened in reality was that when the results get announced Lukashenko gets eighty percent of the votes. And of course, people realize that the whole election was just rigged..

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"belarus" Discussed on The Daily

The Daily

05:41 min | Last month

"belarus" Discussed on The Daily

"So. Are. Presidential election is cold. The first one in the country's history, and this is the time where young Alexander Lukashenko comes to the stage, go to movies to the speed, and even who is Lukashenko in this moment as people in Belarus struggling to figure out what a post Soviet Belarus even looks like are realizing that they crave stability. He's someone comes from a very modest background. From. A small town in eastern Belarus. Raises quickly through the ranks to become a collective farm manager. and Dan Gauges into politics. Over. on He seems to be very driven and very charismatic. And people listen to him. People like him especially people in the villages who have suffered the most. Unheeded attempts to talk to them directly by telling them. that. I can improve your. Right now. I can take your lives back. To where they were when you enjoyed them so much when the Soviet Union was kind of the height of its power. and. So how did the people respond to this campaign message this cut backward-looking Soviet. Message they like it. Radical Anti Corruption Crusader Donda look into is poised for clear win with his country's economy and rapid decline Lukashenka vowed to purge the top echelons of power and undo market reforms Wednesday election. On he quickly begins to deliver on his promises. He increases people salaries. Introduces state control over prices, I e councils, menu of the market economy reforms that introduced before him. He stops privatization of government enterprises keeps them in the hands of the states. People very happy because they feel the change immediately being on their standards of living improved. But what people fail to notice is that the main reason why? She's able to deliver them. was because Russia has been. Subsidizing essentially the Belorussian economy through a scheme that this. Kisses Skim Oil for kisses that's very evocative. What does it mean? Basically means that Russia being an energy superpower was essentially giving Bellarusse, large amounts of oil that Belarus could refine. And sell it. To European markets. And keep the difference. So by doing that. Russia was essentially trying to tie Belarus to Moscow. So Russia is using essentially free oil as tether to this former republic and in return Russia gets the goodwill, the Brotherhood kind of loyalty of Belarus. Well. Also because. The Belorussian eater. Realizes perfect. You're well that the well-being of his country and the goodwill of his citizens depends on that whole scheme So he realizes that his own political existence depends on Russia. In my sense Yvonne, during this period though the West, the United States in particular is watching all of these former Soviet republics very warily and. Trying to make sure that they don't slide back into old Soviet ways and they don't get too close to Russia because they wanna make sure that they stay on a path toward democracy. So how does that play out when it comes to Lukashenko and delivers? So what happens is that he realized is pretty quickly. This kind of wariness that you've described. Is An asset for him that he can trade in between Russia and the West that he can dance between the two. Praising and criticizing both kind of alternating. Because Russia doesn't want him to go to the West and the West doesn't want him to go to Russia and he can benefit on that. And he does that throughout his career muster for the for instance, in ninety six referendums over in the former Soviet republic of Belarus the controversy at whipped up still blows strong. He conducts a very controversial referendum they give him fog greater POWs IVA parliament plus a fresh five-year term of office that increases his powers. Dramatically, the president said dictatorship allegations were groundless on basically becomes his first step toward the quiring the royal powers. And Western powers ostracized him essentially. And the following year. He signs this union state agreements with Russia in a grand ceremony held inside Kremlin's Grand Palace Boris. Yeltsin stressed the integration treaty between Russia and neighboring Belarus allows both countries retain this Auburn team during the ceremony the two presidents of Russia and Belarus Lukashenko on President Yeltsin. The time they kiss each other. which becomes this kind of very symbolic moment for the two countries..

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"belarus" Discussed on Crypto Voices

Crypto Voices

03:36 min | 2 months ago

"belarus" Discussed on Crypto Voices

"Recall their representatives. Find a way to negotiate. With. Authorities they trying to solve this problem in the most useful. But they are the intermediary between people in the street. And The authorities. There'd been criticized for them. They are being criticized for not being so swift enough you know white violence. Active one they're doing since. Slow and made it. And I don't know how that goes but. The team has lot. Worse on. There's On team. They seem to be no not seem to know what they're doing and they're playing the game that is longer than the last people with like. But I think that is the way to. And just today I researched you know these protests and help effectively are in overthrowing the ships and turns out that they are into thousands Data available. They are four times as effective as. The effectiveness rated about seventy percents nonviolence. Fourteen, fifteen percent. So from what I can see. It's not as dramatic as a lot of people who like and it might take more time, but he's GonNa In it's What look shrink is doing right now looks like. He's being completely erratic. Still believes that the majority of Belarus and support you. He's delusional. Yesterday. I'm sure you saw video human helicopter rising in full. Wearing, it. Way List Him. So, he was like Ryan the helicopter cooling off observing the situation with us and Just blows my mind you've seen year old son. Also wear like, AK. Forty seven with which by the way, the legal in Belarus you can only hold firearms if you're like eighteen or. Eighteen or older you have a special license, and by the way you can not even have those gunfire ups. There's a new service that break. So they broke the law and all the way possible trying to demonstrate strength. But. Nobody tastes, consumers the anymore he is not legitimate. People don't respect and people are not afraid. He's like the a APP is the guy runs around Empty Square So. The REGIME LOOPS LINES Let it's last days. I like this question in the comments what is red and white flag main compared to the red and green your tickets directly is a historical flag of Belarus, the red and green flag. This flag. was adopted. Still perceive as a Soviet. which has a lot of baggage. Fresh invasion. And the regime that is right now he's sort of sorting through team. So right now, these official flag. He's perceived as the flag of. Reaching one of the. Funniest things that. Is It's tragic, but it's funny also. Things that are so recently was in response to wipe slight flex which are being carried. Everybody. Sound. So cottage unmarked cars obviously vivement biting especially whatever. WITH RANDOM RIAN? Flags..

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"belarus" Discussed on What Next | Daily News and Analysis

What Next | Daily News and Analysis

05:54 min | 2 months ago

"belarus" Discussed on What Next | Daily News and Analysis

"Sudden decision, which is what he did in. Ukraine actually. I also think that what he's learned from Ukraine is that. Ukraine was his closest was Russia's closest ally, and there is a big ethnic and cultural component involved. You know they in Russia everybody talks about you know the brotherly nation of of Ukraine and Belarus and what they mean by that is Slavic slavic-speaking predominantly ethnically Slavic Ukraine is gone to Russia for at least a generation. Do that with Belarus says his other, you know buffer state in the West. He has shown enough to the West that there is a line in the sand for him and that's toppling dictators and interfering another country's affairs in a way that. Kind of might spell doom for him. Right might also mean that he gets taken out and a popular revolution. If he feels that he what he has done already is enough deterrence and the West is hobbled enough by its own problems. Maybe he feels like he can let the situation play out see who comes to power. If Lukashenko falls make them an offer, they can't refuse and kind of take it from there and then use kind of more covert methods to make sure that the democratic the democratic experimenting Belarus should have happened doesn't get very far and that it becomes this kind of circus that he can show on. Russian. State TV to his people and say, like, is this what you want because this is what democracy in one of our brotherly nations psych nats, what it would look like in Russia if that's what you want. I I wonder you know we we tend to build Putin up in the West especially in the United States master craftsman you know super spy never set foot wrong but he's got his own problems in the east You know somebody who's on his side is probably responsible for the poisoning of Navali a noted dissident. Do we ever. Get. A chance to step back from Putin and say, well, maybe maybe sometimes doesn't handle these situations. So craftily either Oh, I totally agree you're this you're preaching to the choir I've been saying this. For I don't know however long Russia's suffering economically in part because of things Putin has done a lot of people in Russia. Don't see him as perfect I. think part of what I think is funny about the discourse in the US about Russia is that when you talk to Russians, they're like, are they talking about us? So we can't do that. We're really bad at stuff like look at like I remember talking to you one of my sources in Moscow who used to work in the Kremlin used to work with the United Russia party and he said, are you kidding me like nothing in Russia works you know our education system is Falling apart or medical system is falling apart. Our transportation system is falling apart. Our pension system is falling apart. Everything is falling apart, but you're telling me that. Were able to carry out all these impressive foreign operations perfectly without a hitch. One final question Julia If you're an American who. Keeps up with the News and God knows there's a lot going on in the country right now with the pandemic and the looming election but you pride yourself on sort of being aware of what's going on. Does Belarus matter to you should Americans keep an eye on what's going on there and why I personally think it matters a lot. We used to care about people like this. The Cold War was not a great time, but at least it made us. Aware. Clearly of what we stood for and. What we support in the world, and so we used to love Soviet dissidents and Chinese dissidents and now. We're too busy with our own problems, but the fact of the matter is our own democracy is at stake. And I, think it's kind of inspiring it. In fact extremely inspiring inspiring to see people. In Belarus who had all three years to try democracy before Lukashenko was elected and after the fall of the Soviet Union. and. The people out in the streets today a lot of them don't know anything other than Lukashenko. They've never in their lives participated in a free and fair election, but they're willing to risk life and limb and livelihood. For Even, the chance to try to build a democracy. We already have a democracy and I guess my question Americans is you know are we willing to fight us hard to preserve what we have? As the Bell Russians are to even try. Maybe to have a chance at building something like what we have. Julia thanks a lot. Thank you so much for having me. Julia Iafiasov is a correspondent for G. Q. Magazine and a contributor to the Washington Post..

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"belarus" Discussed on Behind the Bastards

Behind the Bastards

04:12 min | 2 months ago

"belarus" Discussed on Behind the Bastards

"Get their to get their teeth around Belarus will do that in. It'll make life worse for people not impossible although at this point, considering how bad things have gotten hard to see how that would be worse than where things are. There's also the agate like Russia will take over and like it'll become more authoritarian and things will get worse for people and like none of the options before them are good and I don't like getting trapped into that kind of thinking because it leads you to like. It leads you to not be excited about what? What is a core good thing here, which is that a Shitload of people who never thought who never have not had political agency and their lives are now like. Drop kicking riot cops street and trying to change their circumstances and that's a good thing. Yeah. I mean. Yeah. These people have for the first time in a while or having a sense of like agency and their life. Yeah and I I don't want to like I don't think it should be a foregone conclusion that they will get fucked over like one way or the other by Russian imperialism or or sort of like the the the the like the fucking shock doctrine capitalism I don't think either of those has to be inevitable like it's a an unwritten year things could be different. Like. Who knows? Anyway there's a there's enough things going on in the world that there's not a foregone conclusion yet. Yes. So that's what what I've got for this episode so far and I I hope that If you're in Belarus, somehow listening to this because they shut down the Internet to a pretty heavy extent people have found ways around it. Thankfully, one of the cool stories is that like there's this APP that was developed to allow people in China to access the Internet, but people started downloading in Belarus before the Internet got or before like all the APP stores got blocked So people have been passing it around and flash drives the..

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"belarus" Discussed on Behind the Bastards

Behind the Bastards

04:26 min | 2 months ago

"belarus" Discussed on Behind the Bastards

"Okay. Yeah. Do Do we know? Do we know where he is right now I think he's still in the country. He's supposed to be giving an address pretty soon. Okay. Probably will have by the time this episode drops and there's a bunch of anyway. So Lana. Comes on like basically goes to ground for a while and Seems like she gets caught because the next time we see her. Protester going on and she makes a video from the office of a government minister where she's like everyone should accept the results and go home and not fight the police and she looks like fucked up and. It's it's yeah. Yeah. We we know what's going on I know what's going on and she's fled the country sense. So she is out in safe and hiding for the sake of her family's safety. And things in Belarus are very bad right now seven thousand people have been arrested. Most of those are a sizeable chunk of this people have been released at this point again, we are not talking yet at least about a regime that is like the Syrian regime where they're going, they would need to kill killed. Yeah. They have killed at least two people probably significantly more and they're torturing people, lots of them the audio that came out a few days ago we're going to include a clip from that in a second, but it's audio of protesters from outside of one of Belarus's not. So secret prisons just like people you can hear people being tortured and.

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"belarus" Discussed on Behind the Bastards

Behind the Bastards

05:25 min | 2 months ago

"belarus" 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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"belarus" Discussed on Behind the Bastards

Behind the Bastards

02:41 min | 2 months ago

"belarus" Discussed on Behind the Bastards

"Yeah, looking in his own. As a again, he was still like the guy that he was. So as he releases this prominent political prisoner to make the West Happier. He also detained twenty independent journalists after a series of cartoons making fun of him showed up on the Internet. Yeah. So I don't you know he's he's he's continued to be the guy that he is now the clearest shortcut to guaranteeing response in terms of like being an activist like you it's always been kind of weird like what the state would respond to. As a rule Belarus would allow protests but would always punish the people who organize them but he for years actually got a lot of political mileage out of attacking the United States and the UK for teargassing crowds. We don't have Ken Belarus because just torture and murder people guys the protests how Oh, how things have changed yeah, and they all see also to your. Absolute. Sure. There's no media that doesn't have to get out. So yeah, there were a number of other kind of weird rules that the media had to abide by and Belarus television stations in Belarus have been ordered on pain of arrest in presumably torture to never film him from behind. That's good. Yeah and started because he went bald in the mid arts and he didn't want his bald spot to be visible I don't I think he's bald enough now is a comb over. So I don't know that that rule is still in place. Because it's very obvious but yeah, he would imprison you for showing that he was bald for a while and it's probably fair to say that like if you're GonNa if you're gonNA. Feel like rank dictatorships. Bellarusse is pretty low in terms of like if you're GONNA if you're, GonNa make a list of like which dictatorships have been the worst to live under I guess it's one of the better ones like the level of repression you wouldn't really compare it to like Korea so to speak or to Syria Like in Syria, they have their secret prisons where they torture people and they. Killed Tens of thousands of people in those prisons in Belarus they kill a handful and they they do eventually let most people go So you know. Not Great but I guess it could be I. Don't know I don't want to say that either a horrible dictatorship. You know it's it's just it's just that's where they that's where they land on the worldwide things like you get information out of Belarus people are able to report on things but you also never know if reporting on something happening in Belarus is going to get you beaten and tortured by state authorities but might not it could not. Yes it's not I. Love the uncertainty of if I'm going to get abused by for doing journalism..

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"belarus" Discussed on Behind the Bastards

Behind the Bastards

05:28 min | 2 months ago

"belarus" 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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"belarus" Discussed on Gaslit Nation with Andrea Chalupa and Sarah Kendzior

Gaslit Nation with Andrea Chalupa and Sarah Kendzior

08:10 min | 2 months ago

"belarus" Discussed on Gaslit Nation with Andrea Chalupa and Sarah Kendzior

"Complete humiliating drills, the agents chopped off the women's hair with knives threatened rape and videotape them presumably for Lukashenko one agent allegedly said for the camera look at those bitches that were traveling all over the world protesting look at them now. Lukashenko did not have women killed likely to avoid the media backlash Putin experienced over pussy riot who were imprisoned Shevchenko and two compatriots. Exxon. Assad show and Alexsandr. Nova were abandoned in the forest naked and soaking wet without money or identification. They ran for hours and eventually came across a small village of loggers. All men one had a cell phone that Shevchenko used to call 'em and founder. Anna. Who'd soul in Ukraine for help schinkel credits, famines fame for keeping them alive. So. That's what Bellarusse is like its repression like the it's disgusting and people are still protesting and just to show the inspiring unity that's happening there today and a lot of comparisons are people are making to Ukraine's own revolution of dignity euro. My Don on. Monday Marchuk Ukrainian singer and musician from Ukraine who led her own band of Mary Artists and Ukraine's Revolution of your my don she wrote this which I think gives really interesting insight into what's happening there on the streets and and and the larger struggle. Wrote Zero Info from our friends actresses of Belarus Free Theatre. There are taken by police yesterday and nobody heard from them. Yet police stations are out of space and place protesters in garages and closed factories protests to be continued people standing in a chain to block roads. One of the official call for protesters is if you are scared a song, it will raise your morale and demoralized the enemy. And then she ends it with Javan Belarus long. Live? Belarus. And then we have this interesting insight from Nikolai Collision, a CO founding artistic director of the Belarus Free Theatre. The evening of August ninth was a turning point in the modern history of Belarus. The reason for this is not the use of overwhelming force against demonstrators who were trying a peacefully defend their right to free elections nor is it the fact that some members of the security forces and Election Commission refused to carry out criminal orders? It was historic because it protesters have a New Vision for the nation. This was not a protest in support of any specific politicians or political parties. This was A. Movement, demanding fundamental reform in every sphere of the country's life. In this sense, the protest movement is closer to the Hong Kong model than the traditional Eastern European protests model were political leaders have typically lead the masses the protest currently taking place in Belarus or driven by small localized groups with a strong emphasis on creativity and nonviolent resistance. The authorities have great difficulty dealing with this approach as their past experience has focused on detaining political leaders. This has led to the current situation with mass arrests. But no sign of an end to the protests. It is also worth dwelling on who is protesting many are young Russians and a significant percentage or it professionals or entrepreneurs leading to smart and innovative approaches to protesting and dynamic responses to rapidly changing situation. The lack of clear leadership makes it very difficult to predict the outcome of the current confrontation but is. Already obvious that the situation in Belarus will never return to the status quo of two or three months ago we can say with some degree of competence that the transition of power has already begun in the country, but it remains unclear how long this generational shift will actually take. So that's a lesson for all of us here at home. This is why we Have this gasoline action guide that's leadership taken from activists on the ground, not only in our country countries around the world who risking her life and freedom. This is how it's done and that's why we say also in gasoline. Haitian. Action Guide art matters make our be creative be creative. Ukraine's Revolution was an art festival. You have people out there artists especially who? Are Out there on the front lines in. PORTLAND, the wall of MOMS was very creative and that is a growing movement. So all of this, Hong Kong, Belarus the protest growing against Putin, and Russia all of us are united against a shared enemy and our enemies early it and their shared corruption, and so we have to keep fighting a know that come November. We have to do what it takes to get them out. Yeah absolutely. I mean I keep thinking about this because every day you know we're seeing these unprecedented mass uprisings You know as you mentioned Hong Kong Belarus? But also Russia. Israel Lebanon. Before the terrible explosion Beirue you know this is happening worldwide and you know there are commonalities to all of this. You know of course, you see increasingly. Brutally repressive right wing governments. Some of these governments were long play on like Belarus, which is really no other system. Officially, others have lurched in this direction like, Israel in the US over the last decade decade and a half, and then the protesters tend to be people who have grown up in the shadow of the global tragedies of the last forty years of extreme income inequality in every nation of nine eleven and the war on terror and all of. The American wars in Afghanistan and Iraq that have destabilized. So many regions of the two thousand, eight global financial collapse which destroyed the prospect of financial stability and opportunities for most young people in took the savings away from older people from opportunity hoarding by elites of all of these countries in which jobs are reserved for the you know nepotistic offspring of the wealthiest citizens education is bought credentials are purchased. It is very hard I think to succeed on merit. And then there are also. Incursions on sovereignty you know you see this with Hong Kong trying to take back its own culture from China you see this of course with the Whitacre's in China who are now suffering in internment camps as all of their cultural history is destroyed and you know it's amazing to me to look at Belarus and to look at the United States because Belarus has long been kind of the most loyal continual satellite state of the former Soviet republics like most of the former Soviet republics very enthusiastically departed the rash sere influence. You see this most in the Baltics with the Sonia with. Or in Central Asia you know they created their own forms of nationalism they got rid of Russian language a nationalize the alphabet kind of in the tradition of the Nineteen Twenties and thirties the coroner's Nazi period. These are still dictatorships but they were now nationalists dictatorships instead of Soviet dictator ships I'm thinking here of places like who's Pakistan Tadzhikistan. Belarus which seemed pretty content to be in Russia's orbit or at least Lukachenko, and you know those surrounding him seemed content to be They were a proxy state, and then you look at the United States the great opponent of Russia throughout the Cold War period. The great superpower you know against whom no one was supposed to be able to succeed turning into a Russian proxy state turning into a Mafia stay controlled by a transnational crime syndicate, consisting of oligarchs, plutocrats, and mafiosos from around the world but primarily from Russia and from the United States, do you think of the US in Belarus as? Being.

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"belarus" Discussed on The Amateur Traveler Podcast

The Amateur Traveler Podcast

01:30 min | 3 years ago

"belarus" Discussed on The Amateur Traveler Podcast

"Excellent as we go to wrap this up anything else we should know before we go to belarus one warning it would give yeah one morning allegations i would definitely try to go with the people in mind not the politics i think that um they've had a very rough history even before what has happened postsoviet times the city itself was down to like fifty thousand people during the 40s and then they went the soviet times and they went through the postsoviet times politics is thrown in their face each and every day i would go there with an interest in the people and interest in supporting the local businesses amid interest and getting to know people but try not to speak politics therapy i've been bribed their man i've sat in government offices this was years ago it's not anytime recently and just for having an american passport there are a lot of issues there but not to discourage people from travelling there is just go for the people and don't go to talk about politics because there's so much more to the country then the current political administration can you standing in the prettiest spot in all of belarus where he is standing away looking at i think i probably haven't been there yet but i'm thinking the forest the bill visca forests sukran were the by some live i hear it's just stunning and i've always wanted to go out that way so i imagine it's there but if i had to pick somewhere else maybe a park in minsk any of the parks are really beautiful in the spring one thing that makes you love him say only in belarus.

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"belarus" Discussed on The Amateur Traveler Podcast

The Amateur Traveler Podcast

02:02 min | 3 years ago

"belarus" Discussed on The Amateur Traveler Podcast

"European side of belarus and near the border poland deacon definitely head out to breast or to gordon know i've never met anybody who's hated either city they've always enjoyed their time there they come back highly recommending though but anyway so breast is known actually for its fortress the breasts for trysts and very very large structures and a lot of people go out there and they enjoyed that side of things if that's something that you're into there is also in that area and in gardner there is the bill visca for it in it's actually shared with poland and it's home to the european bison which is a vulnerable species right now so it's definitely a big part of the culture out there and if you're gonna hear belorussian spoken in belarus you're going to hear it in that area that they're still speaking belorussian out there a lots more often than anywhere else in the country so i definitely suggest both those if you're look king for something to do if you're looking for like maybe like daytrips from minsk alone there is quite a few options the unesco world heritage sites in belarus actually are all in that region kinda so you have the bill visca for it which is on the unesco list and you also have the mere castle which is also on the unesco list out that way in the mirror castles actually known for its really old history in it's also known for being converted into a ghetto for the local jewish population in 1941 by the german forces you also have the necessary castle it's a polish residential castle out there and that's also on the unesco world heritage list so those are some definite day trips that you can take while urine belerus because everything is pretty close to minsk if you can grab a trainer marsh root out that way interesting thing is this episode is to episodes after we had an episode on key of where we were told definitely don't.

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"belarus" Discussed on The Amateur Traveler Podcast

The Amateur Traveler Podcast

02:02 min | 3 years ago

"belarus" Discussed on The Amateur Traveler Podcast

"Bars their restaurants and then in quite a few the bars there and everybody that you meet their is just very friendly and their curious and they wanna talk to you so i've actually met some pretty good friends in that area free route bars or restaurants immaterial the one i really like in you know i'm not gonna say it correctly a good if you go inside it's supposed to represent and airports and flying so the bar top is a massive runway and it's very alice in wonderland gets very tricky the whole bar but it's got a very airport theme so all the drinks in the menus are the old m airport signs that tell you where you're going i can't remember what those are called but it's kind of like that so it's a very very cool seemed bar in its open sink all night no i was there until the wee hours of the morning and i ended up meeting a girl there who was a television presenter in movie star in belarus and her nice to have friends today but we met it may before five am the morning so i think it stays open almost all night if not the higher night but i cannot remember the name of that i have it on my website software but it's russian so i wouldn't pronounce it correctly anyway so there's some boats on the water that have bars and restaurants and i use just swing by any of them and just have a drink and just sit there and in chat with people and so is really good time in what are we drinking admits i'm definitely a beer found but you will be fed vodka most likely by the people that you meet their i learnt that the hard way in the city of the taps so nobody is shy when they start pouring extra shots of our dca but i definitely prefer the beer actually think that they have quite an underrated beer seen in the country and it's only getting better they're known for now entrepreneurial endeavour is into the craft beer seen and they even is weird as it sounds there's this app called untapped innigns for craft beer lovers and.

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"belarus" Discussed on FT World Tech Founders

FT World Tech Founders

02:02 min | 3 years ago

"belarus" Discussed on FT World Tech Founders

"Encourage crossfertilization of ideas cultivate innovation and so on and tax incentives and special tax breaks our or is useful and and companies like those however countries really shouldn't rely on parks like this and in the end there really just as owning and real estate issue and no more than that so the whole environment of a country really needs to be amenable to investment and in particular to tech friendliness than his house like just tax incentives alone are not enough no in especially in the tech sector of tax incentives are helpful for all industries but in technology of course it's all about the ideas the people and eventually the capacity to do fundraising and and take the take the technology to market and that can't be solved by attacked park belarus is that a few big tech success stories recently including the computer game world of tanks and viper the mobile messaging service those successes have given local entrepreneurs a real boost and shown them that it's really possible to have success on a global level although alexandra nikolai our little dismissive of some of the new breed of entrepreneurs that have sprung up in a trying to make money very quickly we are and breed ofer enterpreneurs about play law so we're prepared to spend years in order to validate in idea but i sore in another type often the prisoner as you know younger people what they do they of them they have ideas they spend a couple of mouth to to try it and if nothing happened on a most of the time it doesn't they carry on they they look for another idea and the that that struck the drills who works because they they have more lottery tickets one of the problems that elevates still has with its tech ecosystem is that once a company really makes a big tents to leave the country quite quickly so if you look at the world of tanks for example big international success it still has a development team in minsk bet they had office is now in cyprus.

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