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1. Why Didn't We Think Of That?

“If you don't like the current president, only elections can solve the issue.”

– President Alexander Lukashenko, of the former Soviet state Belarus, known for having rigged elections last year to continue his run since 1995, among other things.

Tags: belarus, government, elections
2. Party Like It's Belarus

The president of Russia's neighbor Belarus ended 2020 the same way he started it: in denial over the coronavirus pandemic.

Tags: government, politics, New Year, coronavirus, lukashenko, belarus
3. "Не живёте, потому что нельзя это жизнью назвать."

Тридцать лет назад, незадолго до своей смерти, Игорь Тальков (1956-1991) написал песню-крик души о своей многострадальной родине — СССР. Эта песня, к сожалению,  до сих пор очень актуальна в России и не только...

Tags: belarus
4. Flamethrowers, Video Games, and New Nobility

This week, the Russian army gets new toys; a university administrator doesn't quit while he's ahead; and Lukashenko keeps doing his thing, much to our chagrin.

Tags: corruption, fraud, lukashenko, belarus, games, Kazakhstan, military, Internet, Siberia
5. Nuclear Power, Permafrost, and Olympiads

This week, we've got math olympiads, economic data, and exploding permafrost.

Tags: education, nuclear, belarus, lithuania, science, crime, math, work, Siberia
6. Pop Star Politics

“Just know that you don’t give away your loved one… Belarusians, we are a force.”

– a group of Belarusian and Russian pop singers, singing in a patriotic music video to support President Lukashenko

Tags: lukashenko, belarus
7. Chocolate, Chichikov, and Chivalry

This week, Lukashenko turns action hero; chocolate is serious business; and a classic Russian author is proven to be right all along.

Tags: women, Gogol, pensions, business, military, politics, belarus, lukashenko
8. United Across 9000 Kilometers

What unites Khabarovsk and Minsk?

Tags: protest, dissent, belarus, khabarovsk
9. Camouflage Candles, Cats in Quarantine, and Belarus

This week Russians get diet advice, the president of Belarus gets kicked out of a neighboring country, and even cats aren't excused from social distancing.

Tags: military, religion, russian food, money, coronavirus, animals, politics, belarus, lukashenko, international relations
10. Leaders Say the Darndest Things

“Thank you, I have said everything. You can shout 'Leave'.”

– Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko in response to workers at the Minsk Wheel Tractor Plant

Tags: coronavirus, belarus

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