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Belarus 'people’s ultimatum' protest met with violent crackdown
"Thousands of people again marched peacefully through Belarus's capital, Minsk, demanding Alexander Lukashenko leave power. The protests appeared to be the biggest in weeks they were to back up on ultimatum from the opposition. The Lukashenko either step down by Sunday night or face a national strike. The authorities answer was unmistakable. Police attacked the end of the protest for the barrage of stun grenades. This's ABC News
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.
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
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
Tens of thousands rally in Minsk, police use water cannon
"Another Day of massive street demonstrations in the Belorussian capital. Minsk tens of thousands of protesters continued demand, President Alexander Lukashenko. Step down charging his reelection in August was rigged and demanding political prisoners be freed police responded by turning water cannons on them.
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.
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
Protesters clash with police in Belarus after Lukashenko sworn in again
"To Belarus, where protests continue a month and a half after a presidential election and election, the U. S and its European allies say was neither free nor fair. Now the country's long time leader, Alexander Lukashenko, has been inaugurated for 1/6 term in a secret ceremony. NPR's Lucien Kim reports from Moscow on Wednesday morning Alexander Lukashenko's motorcade's race down Independence Avenue in the Belarussian capital Minsk. He entered the presidential residence filled with hundreds of his loyalists. The inauguration had not been announced, and no foreign delegations, not even from Russia. Lukashenko's strongest backers, Lukashenko took the oath of office with his right hand on the constitution, swearing to serve the Belarussian people. Whether they still want to be served by him is another question. Lukashenko's claimed have 1 80% of the vote in August presidential election sparked weeks of protests and a brutal police crackdown on demonstrators condemned by human rights organizations. Lukashenko's main opponent, Svetlana Tekin. Oska called the inauguration ceremony a farce and said she was the only leader chosen by the Belarussian people. The Russians again took to the streets rat. You're fired, demonstrators chanted in the town of breast and video shared widely on social media. Lukashenko has angered many Belarussians by calling peaceful protesters. Rats.
Weeks After Disputed Election, Belarus President Is Secretly Inaugurated
"Let's go overseas now to Europe to Belarus where protests continue a month and a half after a presidential election, an election, the US and its European allies say was neither free nor fair. Now, the country's longtime leader Alexander Lukashenko has been inaugurated for a sixth term in a secret ceremony. NPR's Lucian Kim reports from Moscow on Wednesday morning Alexander Lukashenko's motorcade race down independence avenue. In the Belorussian capital Minsk, he entered the presidential residence filled with hundreds of his loyalists. Some. Mortgage. The inauguration at not been announced. No foreign delegations, not even from Russia Lukashenko's strongest backer salsa. President the. Lowest Lukashenko took the oath of office with his right hand on the Constitution swearing to serve the Belorussian people. Whether, they still want to be served by him is another question. LUKASHENKA's claimed at one eighty percent of the vote in August. Presidential election sparked weeks of protests and a brutal police crackdown on demonstrators condemned by human rights organisations. Lukashenko's main opponent No Ska called the inauguration ceremony a farce and said, she was the only leader chosen by the Belorussian people. Belorussians again took to the streets. Rat you're fired chemistry chanted into town of breast in a video shared widely on social media. Lukashenko has angered many Belorussians by calling peaceful protesters rats. After the inauguration crescendo, put on a military uniform and met with soldiers who pledged loyalty to him. But look shanks problem is not only that his own people consider him illegitimate. Most of Europe does to. Lucian, Kim NPR News Moscow.
Belarus: Lukashenko inaugurated in unannounced ceremony
"Numbers of Belarusians have turned out to protest against the sudden swearing in nerve. Alexander Lukashenko to 1/6 term as president following last month's disputed election. Mr Lukashenko swearing in ceremony was unannounced and held before an invited audience of several 100 officials and guests. Any able hard reports. The message from the protesters in Minsk was clear. Alexander Lukashenko might call himself president. But it's not something they recognize some war fake crowns to mock him. One demonstrators placard read. The King has no clothes. But Mr Lukashenko does still command the security forces there out in large numbers right. Police have bean detaining some protesters and using water cannon to disperse Others. The man who's ruled Belarus for 26 uninterrupted years shows no sign of stepping down. At his inauguration. He said he had no right to abandon his country Folk.
Belarus cracks down on women's protest march against authoritarian president, 200 booked
"At least 200 women have been arrested in the capital city of Belarus as protests against the president of that country continue the march of 2000. Women took place in Minsk, Tadeusz Citizens repeat their calls for authoritarians President Alexander Lukashenko to resign. Protests began after the highly disputed election took place August.
Belarus, Russia discuss military cooperation
"In Belarus, where For the past five Sundays. Tens of thousands, possibly more than 100,000. People have poured onto the streets of the capital Minsk and elsewhere to demand that President Alexander Lukashenko. Step down. They and many others, including the European Union, believe he rigged the election at the beginning of August to extend his 26 year rule even further, but so far he hasn't stepped down. Instead, his security forces have detained thousands of protesters, activists and opposition leaders amid widespread reports of beatings and torture, and he's also shoring up his position. Forging closer ties toe. Belarus is powerful neighbor Russia. Relations between Minsk and Moscow have often being prickly in the past. But on Monday, Mr Lukashenko met President Putin in such e and today the Russian defense ministers in Minsk for talks on military cooperation. In a
Belarus protests: Opposition keeps up pressure on Lukashenko
"Massive turnout of protesters is keeping up pressure on President Alexander Lukashenko to resign as the BBC's Danny Everhart reports. Yet again, Belarusians have flooded the streets of Minsk on demonstrated in other towns and cities determined to force out President Lukashenka. His security forces have responded robustly, seizing large numbers of people and carting them off in bands. Some demonstrators have been heading for an area of Minsk, where many senior officials live. They're not the sort of images Mr Lukashenko would like on the eve of his first face to face talks with President Putin since his disputed election victory. Despite maintaining the loyalty of Belarus is security apparatus. He is no closer to reasserting. He's once iron grip on the country. The BBC's Danny
Belarus protests: Opposition keeps up pressure on Lukashenko
"Large crowds are expected in the Belarusian capital Minsk for the fifth consecutive Sunday to protest against the country's president, Alexander Lukashenko. They want him to resign for those detained in recent weeks to be freed. From Minsk is Jenna Fischer, President Lukashenko, maybe hoping that having detained or forced into exile, almost all of Belarus is opposition leadership that the protests will subside. He's likely to be disappointed. But lorises demonstrations at times of numbered in the hundreds of thousands and are decentralized and organized through messaging APS. There's no sign of them going away. What started as protests about a rigged election now just a cz much about the abuses that have followed. In the last few days. Women protesters have started being targeted with President Look A. Shankar's who did riot police dragging dozens off the street into unmarked
'Terror Against The People': Belarus Detains Another Opposition Leader
"Opposition activist Maria called yes. Nicola has filed a formal complaint with prosecutors about an attempt to deport her illegally this week. She said state security agents told her that if she didn't leave voluntarily, they would remove her anyway alive or in pieces. In a statement from custody in Minsk, she said they then hooded her and drove her to the Ukrainian border is call. Yes, Nick of a tour up her passport so that Ukrainian border guards would refuse entry. Sarah. Go, Nash go in. Moscow has more. Marieke Elastic accuses security services of barriers that they threaten her with death, which is why she's asking to open a criminal case against Belarussian Cee Lo ve Keys, like those security services has detained her and ballistic was one of the three women who were leaders in this opposition in Belarus. On DH. She has remained the only one who decided to stay in Belarus. Which is why, for now she's like a national hero for the all opposition people in Country.
Belarusian protest leader detained while trying to leave country
"Authorities say they have arrested in opposition leader on the country's border with Ukraine. But Maria Kalashnikov, US supporters say the government was trying to forcibly deport her and silence. Another critic of President Alexander Lukashenko. Kolesnikova was reportedly first picked up on the streets of Minsk on Monday by plainclothes police. She's been helping lead massive protests in Belarus since last month when President Lukashenko won a disputed reelection. He's been president of the country for more than a quarter century. For more on this arrest and what it means for Lukashenko's control. We're joined now by Hana Ahora. She's director of United Mass. Media and Association representing newspapers and new sites in Belarus. Welcome Hello. It's a pleasure to meet you today. Well, it's a pleasure to have you so there are two stories about what happened at the border. Do we know whether Kolesnikova was fleeing? As the government says she is or Was the government just trying to remove her from the country as faras. We know Maria didn't want to leave the country at all. So she was forced to go to the border, but then on the border, she just tore her passport in the small pieces, and she didn't refused to go to Ukraine. So as far as you know, Maria is still in Belarus, but nobody knows for sure. Where exactly Okay, Well, these protests have been going on for a month now. Lukashenko's government has rounded up thousands of demonstrators and recently it's tried targeting opposition leaders. How is that tactic working so far? Every step off the brutal detention or any kind of violence toward citizens is making our protests bigger and wider, say, still continuing to ask for the very simple things to have new friend for elections and to stop the brutality and violence on the means can belittle since treats and, of course to release the prisoners. So people are not going to stop it right now, despite on old effects for authorities actions Well, as we've said, Luca Shango has managed to hold on to power for quite some time for 26 years. He controls the media, the army, the economy, the secret police. Do people in Belarus genuinely believe that they can displace him with peaceful marches. It's a very heart and the good question. People still want to keep practiced peaceful. They don't see any other solution. Right now. They want to demonstrate that their wide majority so Unfortunately, we don't have any other tools to change situation from it from inside. Do you feel like you are living in a democracy? Unquestioned, cannot hear living not in democracy at all. It's like Like were occupied by military forces, and all the craziness is going on Every single Dave and people from different profession. Occupations are just detained. Arrested being at home. You don't feel any Anything safe here, So it's a lot of fear in society. But we understand that it's very difficult to stop. If you will stop you lose everything and all the victims will be for nothing.
Belarus protests: Maria Kolesnikova 'detained by masked men'
"Streets of Minsk has been found. Government officials now say that Maria Kalashnikov a has Been detained at the border with Ukraine, one of the leaders of the ongoing protests in Belarus. Kalashnikov A was reportedly taken off the streets of Minsk by two masked man on Monday. The circumstances of her detention at the border are still unclear. Meanwhile, protests in Belarus continue over the election of Alexander Lukashenko. Now this correspondent Bill Zim. For now, reports say Kalashnikov, a and two colleagues were driven to the Ukrainian border. Those reports say. She apparently refused to cross into Ukraine ripped up her passport car continued through the Ukraine with the two other colleagues while Kalashnikovs stayed behind and was detained as safety measures. Space One is what we're
Belarus protests: Maria Kolesnikova 'detained by masked men'
"Officer. Belarus's top opposition leader was reportedly snatched from the street in Minsk as protests continued to push for an end to the nation's authoritarian leader, Maria Callas. Neykova went missing on Monday morning, a woman told local media she saw a Kalishnikov being snatched by men in plain clothes into a van. Kalishnikovs team says it hasn't been able to locate her or to other
"minsk" Discussed on The Long Lost Explorer
"And in our country, it's nowhere near that like not been indoctrinated to a full extent like. If, you just live by yourself, but don't support the government then you're free to leave by itself. So long as the government trains. But. If you're actually organizing protests and such than you're going to get detained jailed beaten spread false rumors than you're likely to get things done. Like our thaw, our independence of thought is not been suppressed but our. Our actions are being severely punished or and you can see that in the riots like the movements for the women's for the opposition have existed for a very long time but they have taken very small action up until now they were when they were taking action. They were Tanaka they were jailed they were repressed and so on and so forth. But those movements have always existed. Away Interesting. So Well, the loss thing that I want to address regarding the personality and we're GONNA finish this block of information and start getting closer to what the problem was elections have always been. Is Actually where oldest problems come from. We can't really know for sure when things went dog or person I mean he's caused is in the public eye and a lot of it just being covered obviously. but he had no real following growing up. So you know no father figure in the family and nobody even really knew his author it's just said that he bailed twin. was born. One of those problems comes from the family. It's like even the Mazda has herself. She didn't really know the father while she didn't know who was. Is a warning sign. Say The least. so He's father was never legitimately known and I don't believe that this is a healthy environment for anybody to grow up in. A all of those psychiatric issues come from a person's childhood and And it's Developmental Molin anything in my opinion. also the diagnosis was like isn't taken out of nowhere you was actually. Diagnosed. As moderates moderate. Psycho. Pissy once. And it's also one of the reasons that he was that he he was. Excluded from the army like he worked in military for a while but he won when used got out that he had a psychiatric diagnosis..
"minsk" Discussed on The Long Lost Explorer
"It's it's almost impossible to suppress now, which I believe is a good thing. Is. One of the things that also appeal to he's aggregated personality in my opinion is oh, the media coverage of it it goes there. Ever since he became the president, there's also been heavy censorship old. Of the news, essentially, every news channel that is enjoyed it in our country undergoes government regulation there it's a school they make sure that nothing that contradicts puts the president in the past light. is going on live so all the newspapers saw. In them is government controlled all the T. V.'s government controlled and Even when certain protests occurred there wasn't as much information about them to go around all the bath things were happening none of those. None of those things really sold a massive lights day of them went. And I think that one of the reasons that such A. Strategic such violent regimes or such I mean inhumane regimes as North Korea and China one of the reasons I think they still kind of Frostburg they I mean China is kind of on the brink of making some changes in Hong Kong but. the but. Even, there meet even their riots where as successful even though they were by far the most advanced in my opinion in the world. So the reason the reason for that is because those countries sense literally everything like in our country the Internet was allowed to prosper just like that and everybody started using it. But in other countries in North Korea others and in China, there's very heavy censorship of the Internet. People people are more disconnected from the outside world and also mulcahy's connected from what is actually happening inside of the country. Yeah. I actually had a conversation on my last episode about and. The unfortunate thing is I was able to talk hurt my guests wasn't able to speak too much on it because of fears of getting fired and. and. Deported back to the USA. So. It's Yeah.
"minsk" Discussed on The Long Lost Explorer
"This has not changed I, mean you've already asked me about your own impression of the country. You said, the people live in the and a lot of it is true I. Mean we have some of the lowest wages in in any of the modern countries of the world. There was a lot of inflation back. Then there was there was no food for people were making lines to get some bread wake huge lies people had no idea when their next would come I mean. This situation is commonly described in the US Assadourian Stalin's regime when people were were we're hungry or where shelterless, when they were trying to fight for their survival and kind of the situation that is being described the as well. Belarus in nineteen ninety four. There was a lot of corruption amongst government officials and their and the crime rate was also through the roof because you know people were trying to fight this survival. So a crime is always gonNA skyrocket on when people are in trouble. when it comes to look he again he was he was trying to fight the regime he. Went into legislative power to. Try and make well. Yeah legislative went into legislative power to try and remove certain people from from working within the government. He was directly opposing them. He was having debates was the key saying that these people are corrupted that they need to be removed Allah country would would only get better without them and also proposed some really simple ideas for the people once the day really needed to hear bags them. He just kept cheese program to a very, some very, very simple statements like we would be fighting corruption. We would be fighting crime will you would be feeding you and then to feed you, we would be We would be making some I mean. We would be asking. Russia. For help. So we have no gas we have no money. You have the oil, all of those things where they are going to contact Russia we're going to..
"minsk" Discussed on The Long Lost Explorer
"Today, we have Anton who is over in means Bellarusse for those who don't know there is a lot of things going on due to the presidential elections that happened. it looks like there might have been some corruption on some obvious corruption which why most of the citizens are protesting it And we've been getting a fairly weird amount of information and not necessarily clear information over in the US. So I want to bring light to the situation, and so I reach out to Anton Online and he agreed to do the podcast and I will not be saying his last name because of some reasons with the governments and some of the censorship that's going on over there, which will be talking about. So please welcome Anton Anton. Hello. Yeah. Hi, it's Nice. It's nice to be here. I could just tell even talking before you were you were super excited to do this and. It seems like you have a lot of things that you want to say. Yeah, I've been I'm like a little bit nervous, but I'm also really really excited to do to be doing. Instead of getting morning to, you should just got a shot of vodka whatever you drink. It would relax you a little bit. No. what is be I wouldn't be able to talk at all. It's like Walker right now. So I, know the Russian kind of stereotype is vodka. Over there. Do you guys have a stereotype for a drink alcoholic drink over there or is it just vodka because they lump you in? Well. It's probably still vodka because we are essentially like all the polls. Soviet. Countries are essentially the same culture or at least similar in terms of their culture since what car has been the traditional product made in Russia well, you know. Of stuck with literally. Every country I gotcha. We're actually not that not that far from Russia in terms of our own culture and. Actually one of the most to drinking nations worldwide like official statistics no, no joke one really..
"minsk" Discussed on Daily Detroit
"Throughout its long history. Belarus was alternately part of Ukraine Poland. And what is today known as Lithuania half of Modern Day Belarus became part of a forerunner to the USSR in one thousand nine hundred nineteen while the rest was absorbed following World War Two today. Signs of the country's past are hard to miss. There's a huge sculpture of former Soviet leader Vladimir Lenin in front of the parliament building the old hammer and sickle flag. Still flies over the cities excellent museum on the history of World War Two which it calls the Great Patriotic War. That's a time. When Minsk was almost completely destroyed by the Nazis and communist ICONS APPEAR ON PLAQUES. All over the city's many parks and monuments tellingly. I had an interesting experience trying to find souvenirs to bring home for my son's at one souvenir shop a man eagerly showed me lapel pins featuring the busts of Lenin and Joseph Stalin which he assured me were very popular would prove difficult to find a simple t shirt with the name Minsk on it as if in this simple task I had run up against the limits of Belarus's open economy. Recently relations with Russia have become more complicated Belarus refused to recognize Russia's annexation of Crimea in Ukraine in twenty fourteen and Russia in January began suspending. Oil shipments to Belarus fears that Amir Putin may want to annex Belarus have led to public protests in Minsk according to a survey by the Minsk Academy of Sciences. Nearly half of Belarusians want to remain independent of Moscow while thirty six percent favor a union with shared political institutions only around seven percent. Favor full unification. Well I I think the only way port for the country to sort of remain where as in terms of being a sovereign state is to continue a third way. That's your Haney Prayer Mon- founder and director of the Minsk Dialogue Council on International Relations. I mean well understand what's going to happen in the country swelled by Russia but essentially if it were to sort of turn away from Russians. Make this western choice. The ultimate result would be the same because the Russians have already demonstrated several times including in Georgia and Ukraine that they are ready to react really aggressively and militarily to any further eastward movement of NATO infrastructure and I think the basically associate NATO as the EU so they don't make much difference between that.
"minsk" Discussed on Daily Detroit
"Still other parts of the city. Were quiet at night to quiet. It seemed for city of its size on a Friday night. I met some locals at the pack. Tnt Rock Club in the old town section of Minsk local Arctic monkeys. Tribute band was playing along with a cover band playing everything from Chuck Berry to the Red Hot Chili peppers. If you WANNA see big headlining acts you have to go to Moscow or other European cities outside of some signs advertising a big show by the Scorpions. Touring bands. Mostly Skip Minsk because the country's poor it's not considered a good draw. Bellarusse is heavily dependent on subsidies from Russia just as it was throughout its Soviet history. Turns out there's a growing tech sector in Minsk. Fm Global Software developer that is traded on the New York Stock Exchange. Got Its start in the city. Minsk is also home to war gaming makers of popular tank multiplayer video game in two thousand sixteen facebook bought a Minsk based startup called masquerade. It makes snapchat like virtual photo effects and filters financially. Bobby I'm a member of local hacker. Space is basically what keeps me alive and interested in in doing things I met Anatoly at the Press Club. He told me that Minsk was once home to many. Soviet era semiconductor plants for radios and. Tv's his parents worked in them. He said and say that another plant was under construction when the USSR broke apart. It's was like microchips that was designed like into once but Intel until the same architecture but produced completely by Soviet Union when seventeen was falling apart. This plant was being built and it was going to produce these computers using like and your architecture for four seasons but because of the breakage we could not complete its when Soviet Union fell parts basically like people stole all equipment because there was no like order. Nothing usually happens and it never recovered. Beena says the technology that survives is mostly writing software for other companies rather than the kind of robust engineering from the Soviet era. The semiconductor plant was apparently never completed. And even if it was Intel by then was already building semi conductor plants in Asia to take advantage of cheap labor. A bustling manufacturing industry sent off to other countries. That's a story line. We know well here in Detroit. So all this technology's sort of loss I would say The engineering culture S- probably loss. But not but there is still one generation but after this generation to be completely lost there are still people who know how to build things how to design things how to I would say copy thinks because it still was an arms race and also in computer science it was the race was probably lost but there are still like a lot of people were inspired by computer. Science is always anybody encouraging that generation to share their knowledge. Nobody like nobody have the time. And they and the money and the power to go and record interviews with these older generation. How did the troy to make all of this and try to make it's Interesting for the new generation because for the younger people. These stories of engineering is still too boring. Because there's speaking about Soviet Union not sexy. It's not sexy. I met surrogate soccer on city dog editor and Co founder at a bustling coffee shop. That share space with a fancy jewelry shop. City dog is digital lifestyle. Magazine aimed at the creative class and young. It Workers City Dog launched in twenty twelve initially to reflect the desire of many hip young Belarusians to be more like western Europe but it has increasingly shifted its focus to issues like ethnic minorities healthcare and people popular stories include a look at any wine houses. Jewish ancestry in Minsk profiles of young Belarusians who relocated to Poland and a story about a Japanese man. Who's been living in Minsk for two decades issues Chile there was gloss on Chuck Opinion? My at the pretty hard to find a good employee Julia squatter whale the sector. Because usually they are either working in the sector in Princeton. Pr Service or their programmers. Yes so it's difficult to find people to get them for you to write like texts about the sector because we have a higher salaries working for the IT sector as to what kind of effect the growing numbers of tech employees are. Having on life in Belarus Jason Smith Slip East African countries of companion. Yes so as far as it. Sector is concerned the Adrian Their. They may save that like you experience. That's nice but as far as work is concerned they may just like for instance is forty years old and for him. It's already a problem to get into the IT sector to work for this sector because of age with some sort of what you Mr reasonably one way out is to create a working places yourself. It's also led to huge income disparities between generations addition guy from it sector. Refused three times higher salaries. Anna's senior citizen here so. The gap is very big.
"minsk" Discussed on Daily Detroit
"Lukashenko's hardline rule has earned Belarus the label as quote the last dictatorship in Europe. It's a term that rankles many young Belarusian who are eager to move beyond associations with the Soviet past at the border inspection. The agent reviewing my passport asked me why. I was there. I told him I was a guest of the Press Club Belarus and I swear he winced then. He shuffled a few documents stamp in my passport and slid it back to me. I was free to enter the country. I was interviewed for the Press Club. Belarus podcasts and I was asked to name some similarities between Detroit and Minsk so I'll share a few beyond the similarly dismal cold winter weather. I was quickly struck. By how many wide American style roads there were in Minsk although the city has terrific public transit and more on that in a moment there was clearly a car culture here and like Detroit Minsk is poor post industrial city with many signs of revitalization or Gentrification. If you want to call it that my hotel was right off cast richness sky street a former industrial strip dotted with trendy new bars and restaurants. Along with many incredible murals. It reminded me of eastern market here in Detroit but other parts are a lot like any other old European capital city with wide bustling sidewalks classical mid rise buildings lots of coffee shops and consistently good food the spheres lush river winds its way through the city and a network of lovely parks. Then there's the public transportation man's is served by several different kinds of buses a trolley. An excellent subway system built by the Soviets starting in the nineteen seventies. It's small just two lines with a third under construction but the stations are clean and filled with interesting ceramic tile work mosaics and other public art and the subway is scary efficient. I don't think I ever waited more than two or three minutes for a train to arrive..
"minsk" Discussed on Daily Detroit
"It's one of Detroit's seven sister cities and it's a place that's been in the news lately as the only country in Europe that is continuing to play professional soccer and admit fans two stadiums. That's thanks to its authoritarian resident. Who's downplayed the pandemic and instead recommended citizens drink vodka visit Russian? Sound us and work on a farm to stay healthy. It's also where I was recently invited to discuss the work. We do. Daily Detroit at the Press Club Belarus. It's an organization that promotes an independent. Free Press in the former Soviet republic what follows is a travelogue of sorts to a place. Most Americans know little about so fasten your seatbelts. Keep your passports handy and enjoy your flight. I'm spend Gustafsen. Susan moving forward. This was like a starbucks can open can opened or anything else but still people or apple pay but saying is that people still understand now that they have these things starbucks into them apple pay but the life itself hasn't changed that's Alexei Shirov translating the Russian of Sergei Saccharin the editor in chief of city dog a digital news website in Minsk. We'll come back to them later. But first let's set the table for Belarus. It was a gray Sunday in November when I arrived in Minsk the capital of Belarus and its largest city was also election day for the national parliament.
"minsk" Discussed on KCBS All News
"A natural ally against the west but Minsk hasn't been as swimming a partner as Moscow would like and that could threaten stability in another post Soviet state the crisis next door host Jason Brooks talks about the brewing impasse with Jeff man coughed deputy director and senior fellow with the Russia and Eurasia program for the center for strategic and International Studies I recall when Belarussian president Alexander Lukashenko and Russia's Vladimir Putin seem to get along famously to authoritarian leaders in alliance against the west what's happened to their relationship well it was always more complicated than that as much as the political systems and and Russian dollars both for more on the authoritarian side so what's changed I think is that since the crisis in Ukraine began Russia's been under sanctions and has imposed its own counter sanctions against the west dollars instead of a very reluctant participant in that entire process because it doesn't want to find itself trapped in in Russia's economic orbit even more than it already is and so the Belarussian this has been undertaking various maneuvers to try and skirt the particularly the Russian counter sanctions and you know because of that Russia I think grew increasingly frustrated with Lukashenko with Belarus which it'd been subsidizing the subsidized oil sales and direct subsidies for many many years Belarus does more trade with Russia than any other country and you mentioned the subsidized oil and gas from Russia Moscow has threatened to turn off the spigot what would that do to Belarus it does Belarus have an answer if that happens well that's a good question and all of this because Belarus has for so long I found all the bags in the Russian basket that you know it would struggle yes Russia decided that it wanted to change the terms of that agreement now you know there's some wiggle room here and in the last several weeks dollars has signed deals to import oil from other places from Norway from there isn't an agreement that was signed with Ukraine recently on using pipeline that runs from Ukraine so you builders does have other options most of them would be more expensive and sent to the comparatively poor country and and one that does depend on a lot of Russian subsidies you know it's unclear to what extent it could afford some of those other options and so you know that the danger I think is that Belarus Lukashenko or or some other leader finds itself in a position where you know it's forced to make political concessions to Russia and you can hear a more him the rest of this interview hi about the crisis next door by going to radio dot com app or wherever you get your podcasts KCBS news time nine twenty four here's our money once report things have changed a lot since the days when you're dressed up in a fancy suit or dress to travel by air eastern's new Boeing seven twenty seven emerge president Tim Clark says for one thing we're not in a good place at the moment Clark doesn't see it getting better anytime soon I don't see any green shoots I do see it progressively getting worse Jeremy Baines president of the renewable fuel producer and oil refiner nasty says making flying more attractive to the climate conscious is one direction sustainable aviation fuel is clearly an important fuel that's coming along the aviation industry has a very strong commitment to decarbonise uber's developing a vertical take off and landing craft for urban trips when the well and an error but in twenty eighteen we had the first flight of the vertical take off and landing demonstrator and our bus has a giant flying wing concept that looks like it's right out of.
"minsk" Discussed on Pros and Joes with Frank Kaminsky
"Everyone for listening to this episode of frozen Joe's presented by Franken Minsk myself. Just try to do joint impression what the hell was Hi, Ken, Ken. holy shit. Frank is sitting there with a big rubber duck in front of a stupid fucking face looking like a little bitch. I wanna smack shit out of him. He's terrible and intros out Joe's. Fuck him door pretty damn good. Good speaking to the microphone. Why don't you. This is by the way, this is all of us trying to do. Pressure. Dorsett I can't even to the snort sound right now. An animal take us away truth is you just need to start screaming and then like supple, Caribbean. Good, good phrase because he's an idiot. You have to say someone is going to. Your whole long today book and booger boo. Really bad at this. There's a big like you have something you you plan about seven words in your head that you just stutter up. I don't have a voice. I can't been gone for like three weeks. Amuse Lewis not take us away. Thank you for listening. Everybody. We appreciate you. We love you, we'd love it. If you could go follow us on Twitter at barstool, pro Joe's in on Instagram at barstool pro does and download subscribe, unsubscribe resubscribe on, however, you listen to your podcasts knowing. Thank you. Nobody does too stupid thing to say if Bob's grandma could do that. In. Spend. Sniffs. Few. Francis. Is in. Put the bitches board out here in the failed. Good luck this knife. But you. You said you left. You said be. L.. You. He'll. Tonight? I gotta. Tell me what you do. Push phony on only. Bush. I just it in. No. Oh. Something. Healed.
"minsk" Discussed on KBNP AM 1410
"Together to put together a common road map in order to ensure a good future for syria to ensure peaceful sovereignty and which would be inclusive one in terms of the purchase is taking place in this country and further on we should together build our future in europe in jeopardy sense as well because our resume that this is something that i would say that depends upon a capability to to resolve the crisis and so it just as concerned we've got the minsk accords we have the nobody format within which we are going to continue to act apart from that we need to continue strategic dialogue on only matters of security cyberspace and economics and that is exactly what we've been busy with together and we've envisaged the very specific action because i'm sure that was signed about fifty agreements in the economic strategic error is very important ones as well as in the area of the psalmist based we also going to work together in order to develop and put together a single charter within which will be able to resolve different disputes and a very important point as well here we've been able to exchange some humorous words a michael understanding between russia and the european union engineer pasta decayed which can say more precisely we're talking about the european union and russia and france which has always been pursuing an independent policy which has a strong army which has a very clear foreign policy i suppose that franz can act optimal way in order to build anything more about this architecture because jay politically in the military way in terms of the security and in the economic go in terms of the cyberspace to build certain lines of force in.
"minsk" Discussed on New Jersey 101.5
"Dot com to twenty four with the minsk ian doyle okay that was billy idol right now billy idol is somebody that i saw years after his peak but he still had it man he was awesome as voice was great the band tight there was just one of the best shows probably best show that ever saw so that being said i was reading something by this music critic bob olivier for from new jersey advance media and he wrote this thing about how this was a concert review that bon jovi himself did not want people to read and i was like oh this is going to be interesting and he's and he writes how he's covered hundreds of performances over the years and i read them all the time he says providing my share my fair share of criticism and only twice have i personally been denied access to a show due to what was deemed unsavory previous coverage and in this case it was all because he says i noted that jon bon jovi's voice is shot he says which it is and then he writes for crying out loud the man literally sings my voice is shot i'm going gray in a new song called god bless this mess from the band's most recent album this house is not for sale well if you're going to write a song like that how are you going to get upset that bobby olivier calls you out that your voice isn't that anymore and and he goes on with the back stories of like one time it was a private show in red bank and then somewhere else bigger show where he didn't give the most favorable review but it was really only about the voice and he goes on to write oh and it was about prudential center he was denied press credentials to get into prudential center for saturday's bon jovi performance and it was an important show the band's first.
"minsk" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030
"Wbz news radio 1030 but guest jeff robbins you've heard jeff before on the program he is a a political observer no doubt a former chairman of the anti defamation league here in new england law partner at minsk levin and a columnist at the boston herald and led we talk if i can jeff about immigration which the president will have to talk about tonight in a moment we're going to take a phone call from moving in pennsylvania wants to talk about immigration seems to me that trump is reached out a little bit here offering a path to citizenship not to 700000 put one point eight million dreamers does that surprise you or should was it expected you know to me frankly dan the difficulty theories so it is like jello um you know the off forgets may the intimation gets made the olive branch gets extended and then withdrawn or unamid so uh there's you know you can never really tell uh what any of these indications means um it's it's immigration to x number of people uh immigration rise to these x number of people if there's a wall depends on what there's a wall so on whether this wall and how much of a wall there is and how high it is how much money is appropriate for it so i i wonder if he can say anything on immigration tonight that is going to have a meaningful impact on uh democrats for whom that's a significant issue well this is obviously the devil would be in the details in a piece of legislation that would be where the hard bargaining woulda would occur but obviously he wants in exchange for one point eight million and pat the pats to citizenship he wants some returns he wants to get rid of the visa lottery the socalled diversity lottery i think that's represents about fifty thousand people per year from not mistaken is that something the democrats i would say to me that would be the easiest thing for the democrats to give up of of all the things that he's asking for or or my wrong on that no i think you're right about that i obviously i.
"minsk" Discussed on The EVRYMAN Podcast
"Emotional things i mean yeah so i said okay i'm gonna put myself in these situations which is in part you know why started the minsk group of experiencing what might be uncomfortable things in still staying in my body which means connected to my experience in feeling it yeah i and and with that we get back to what we were saying if i'm connected to my experience i can be connected to you glad you said that yeah that's that's another one of i think the core seek not as not secret right but i think it's it's hidden that in order to connect to other people like the work starts with yourself and you know the the amazing i think in one of the meeting opportunities we have right now culturally is that we have now recognized the that the danger of isolation and the danger of poor relationships it's it's like measured unequivocally now that the things that make us happier whether you're a man or a woman what make you okay our quality relationships are deep connected relations i don't give a fuck you know how much of an asskicker you are how much money you making it's just it's it's it's we eighty is how humans are wired it is like the fundamental it is the primary mover in human behavior is our connections to our others due to our tried to our family to our people right that is like and so as this becomes more and more com i mean fuck it's not new you know human social and i mean it's been around forever immediate.
"minsk" Discussed on New Jersey 101.5
"The minsk ian would you let your company microchip you i don't i don't really see the benefits of the company either give me good worming for so you can use it in lieu of a swiping your car to on the copier hungary how does that help the the company what what what what their vantage in this who wins ear the company that's trying to do this while we are doing it in in wisconsin they're really selling it to their workers as almost a convenience to them it seems like why when you go into the break room and if you wanna buy something you don't have to fiddle with a debit card and swipe this or do this thing in your phone you to simply wave your hand over whatever and it records your purchase bake your life so much easier there's not a chance i would let anybody do this and i do no no i don't know what people are going to say i don't know how old fashioned on sounding identify sound like a technophobes but to your wearable technology is one thing when you're wearing it inside your body and what about this what if this caught on pray and what if eventually companies didn't want to know where in your body that it was ooh but then again get that that would be slice he opened is your chip and that's and that's exactly my point the more that gets stored on this what if they started having like you know files on seeker programs that you're working on for the company or i love those and the area and and what if they actually wanted to chip employees and that even tell you so even the employees himself or herself would not know so that they could never get out of themselves who would want that nobody would want that right just go through gated doors right it's ridiculous i just the the this can lead nowhere good is what i say what are you guys say one eight hundred three one one point five three over muny ewing you're on the jersey 100point oh front all right houria area what's up you know i i are out of pro i you know when i.
"minsk" Discussed on KDWN 720AM
"The cheeses the dairy that just aren't good for you there are just so many healthy options out there and you're saying here it is as for you to see the here about for you to try and make the connections because as a community is a big part of that you know the find your support network to meet the likeminded people are the ones that you can exchange the ideas with the problems the pause get the experts get connected and get on the programmes get the books and the videos and the movies but icing the local commune a t and back row network is my other favorite part because there's so much joy seeing people creating these longterm relationships and friendships and i love it when they say well you know it it's not that i'm a match i'm not sure if people fund the husband's necessarily spy business connections and partnerships i made an a give these think you message has allowed minsk grave there's something about a healthy vibration in that space you find the emir lots of really nice interesting vibrant people all those that i really open to being that again yet out live to the highest potential in every aspect of their lives so you're invited it is the health healing unhappiness expo coming up next weekend june 9 th through the eleventh at the tuscany now inamul hand you told us that part of it is free to see the vendors if somebody was to just come in and see what's going on they just come into the tuscany absolutely you just come up to the florentine ballroom that's the conference area you will see our reception desk for the event there and that if you have a conference ticket absolutely you get your respond if you'd like bong you can still get it there or if you're just wanna come see the vendors and sponsor and try some good.
"minsk" Discussed on New Jersey 101.5
"Forfeit he won with the minsk he dorial the watch your house in westfield is back in the news because a couple of bought and then didn't move into it and then wanted to some divided the two houses their suing the he is the counsel four reject in their quest we're very yep has become just the stuff of like creepy irvin legend in western of the what other towns have one now here's one more from unit it is said to be the only haunted strip club in all of north america and i'm belongs to south plainfield at least he used to be open in no longer is according to what i'm really there were there was a play scored liquid assets in south plainfield it was a strict right and it was claimed that that it was haunted by the go stuff somebody nickname the mad dog who is a former mavs it man and glass quentin to be haunted by one of the dancers you would like to go slap dancers yeah you know instead it's a bit man throwing a glass in your they is i so who knows of one one eight hundred three three one one point times ryan from berkeley had zero new jersey one oh one point five he has a duplicate i'm so energy jog not the water tower and watch young to call it in and it's good from what i've heard ervin legend in that area and it's is that committed and then climb the water towering committed suicide and then if you go to the governor limits in high school and here standing on the football field there is a that is probably yet and if you look through the treat you can see the water our irving liking and this do you see the boy doing anything when you look at the one in town now it's mostly just of another legend well i hope we don't have this wrong and believe a even want saw the old news articles on this back when i was a kid but no i mean i believe all that first part is true and that that that that struck about when you talk about killing the paris i believe all of that was actually the case time things run chris in newton you're a new jersey one oh one point.