Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by red_elk, Aug 11, 2020.
I dare say Vlad Putin may find a retirement dacha for an old friend.
Agreed, but is anyone going to miss this face?
He looks like Big Brother from Nineteen Eighty-Four.
Spoiler I mean, look :
Old friend may want to stop blaming Russia in attempts to overthrow him first.
And release dozens of Russian citizens he had arrested.
Another bit to the puzzle (6 months old)
This puzzle is a complex one.
I think that election... "rescued" by those three women... made the point clear that people have had enough of the primitive waythey are governed now by that autocrat.
Even when they (the people) acknowledge that they did not have that chaotic period Russia faced in the first 10 years after the SU collapse.
Just got done watching the movie for the first time the other day. I was just wondering "Where do I know Big Brother from.....".
Few reports about TV anchors and police officers quitting their jobs in protest.
Out of curiosity, watched news on Russian state TV channel to see how they describe the situation. Report was mostly pro-Lukashenko, but very brief and buried among other news such as celebrating day of Russian air forces and opening new highway in Crimea.
Interesting that in contrast with American riots, the protesters are mostly non-violent. They don't destroy stuff, and don't rob the shops, only fight against police when they are attacked.
Germany and Lithuania are in favor of new sanctions against Belarus.
With that backing Poland and Latvia are happy to talk with Belarus
These videos are coming from Belarus today - don't know if staged or not.
People are throwing away and burning their spetsnaz and militia uniform.
I'm sure it's happebed. If it's widespread Lukashenko probably gone.
If the security forces don't want to mow down their friends and families you're down.
Don't know. Of course nobody believes in Luka's 80%, but from what I see it's either not 3% as opposition claims.
He still likely has 10%-20% supporters among people. The Potato Lord may withstand.
What's telling us that there's not counter protests supporting him and even if stage the fact that the troops are willing to throw away and burn the uniforms and be filmed doing it.
Exit polls with votes cast outside Belarus was something like 93% opposed to Lukashenko.
US condemns Belarus for police brutality
Pot even wants to declare sanctions against kettle:
Young and active people are mostly against him. The ones who work and vote outside Belarus and go out on the streets inside the country.
There are more his supporters among old people and conservatives. They won't counter protest, they stay home and watch TV.
^Is it realistic, though, to claim that US is more brutal than Belarus?
I mean you won't get to see such massive electoral fraud in the US, followed by the attempt to stay in power using police.
Since no one seems to seriously claim he won the election, I think it's clear he must go.
Belarus us more like USA turned up to 11. Same with Russia.
Of course it isn't, but the playbook hasn't had an update since 1991.
Happy to see the world de-globalizing, ono country at a time! By all means keep doing sanctions.
You have a peculiar idea of freedom.
More or less so than Greece?
putin unhappy enough to get a few uniforms burned , because thinking about it ı like take point five seconds to conclude that it is similar , that Turkey was and New Turkey is an American thing where the outsiders would/will decide "democratic" impulses of the armed-so-ca-enforce-things bunch ?
And forcing his opponents to flee the country.
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