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A strange union and its prospects: Russia and Belarus after the “pandemic” crisis

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President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko did not refuse to hold the Victory Parade. Unlike Moscow, in Minsk the parade will take place on May 9, 2020. And this is not the first decision of the head of the neighboring state, clearly going against the policy of the Russian leadership.


Although the Union of Russia and Belarus has existed for more than twenty years, it is increasingly becoming formal. Relations between the two closest post-Soviet states have long left much to be desired. Moscow and Minsk have mutual claims to each other, but the main thing is that the two countries look at many different political and economic processes differently.

The Belarusian president, who had made himself somewhat forgotten, was again in the center of attention of the world media due to his critical position against the backdrop of a "pandemic" crisis. Belarus is one of the few countries in the world where there is still no quarantine and self-isolation regime, and the head of state compares data on the number of deaths from coronavirus and, for example, from alcohol poisoning and concludes: fewer people die from Covid-19.

By the way, it was precisely the position on the question of coronavirus that became one of the reasons for the next campaign against the “father,” which was launched in the domestic press, and today liberal and the so-called pro-Kremlin mass media have merged in a single accusatory rush. After all, the first hate Alexander Lukashenko for a long time, and the second do not like more and more.

At one time, the late Boris Yeltsin saw in Alexander Lukashenko a dangerous rival who could eventually lead the Union of Russia and Belarus and really unite the two republics into a single state. Then Lukashenko was young, fresh and full of energy. Many of his decisions, for example, the preservation of the death penalty, impressed the left-patriotic part of the Russian population.

More than twenty years have passed since then. The first blow to the concept of the Union State, by the way, was the election in Russia of President Vladimir Putin. Lukashenko realized that he could not win the competition with the new head of the Russian state, unlike the always hungover first president.

After 2014


Further - more: constant "food wars" between the two states began, disputes over energy prices. Finally, in 2014, Belarus did not unequivocally take the side of Russia in the conflict with Ukraine, through the Republic of Belarus, deliveries of European sanctions products to the Russian Federation continued. Minsk de jure did not recognize Crimea as Russian.

Now, some experts predict a further deterioration in relations between the two states and even predict that the union of Russia and Belarus after the pandemic may cease to exist. Allegedly, Lukashenko and Putin are already completely out of the way, and the holding of the May 9 Victory Parade in Minsk will be a demonstrative challenge to the Russian president, who has not ventured to hold the parade.

Anyway, Lukashenko looks pretty good against the background of the Russian elites with the ostrich tactics inherent in many of its representatives to eliminate problems from the backdrop of the spread of the pandemic. A quite peppy Belarusian president appears in public, jokes and emphasizes in every way that the virus is a virus, and it is necessary to work.

However, it’s not so much political contradictions and coronavirus as the economic situation can become the “grave digger” of the union state. It will not be so easy for little Belarus to cope with the consequences of the economic crisis, but Russia will also be focused on solving its own problems, and given the “wrong” behavior of the “father,” from the point of view of Moscow, they might not give him money. Will Minsk have the strength to cope with the consequences of the crisis on its own?



On the other hand, there is no reason for Moscow to “blame” politically and economically Lukashenko for Moscow. Moreover, Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin shortly before his sick leave even hinted to the Belarusian leadership: it was time, they say, to further develop the integration process within the framework of the union state.

Of course, Belarus is seriously dependent on Russia in economic terms, being both a consumer of Russian fuel and energy resources and a supplier to Russia of its agricultural and engineering products. But do not forget that Belarus still remains among those states in the post-Soviet space that have not taken an open course to the West.

Despite all the difficulties in relations with Moscow, Lukashenko perfectly understands that he is a stranger to the United States and Europe, so he is in no hurry to repeat the experience of other post-Soviet states. But if the “father” will leave the presidency, then with a very high probability the West will immediately try to put the situation in Belarus under the Ukrainian scenario with an attempt to take the Republic of Belarus under its total control.
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  1. Lexus
    Lexus 4 May 2020 16: 19 New
    -5
    Anyway, Lukashenko looks pretty good against the background of the Russian elites with the ostrich tactics inherent in many of its representatives to eliminate problems from the backdrop of the spread of the pandemic. A quite peppy Belarusian president appears in public, jokes and emphasizes in every way that the virus is a virus, and it is necessary to work.

    Lucky you, brothers-Belarusians, with the president. It is immediately evident that the man, and not "zero".
    1. Sklendarka
      Sklendarka 4 May 2020 16: 25 New
      +2
      I do not know how lucky or what? but he is in many ways right ....
    2. vvvjak
      vvvjak 4 May 2020 16: 31 New
      19
      Quote: lexus
      Lucky you, brothers-Belarusians, with the president. It is immediately evident that the man, and not "zero".

      Take it yourself, even if you are "lucky".
      1. Sergey Tishkov
        Sergey Tishkov 4 May 2020 16: 52 New
        19
        I completely agree, it’s already across the throat.
      2. The comment was deleted.
      3. Alexga
        Alexga 4 May 2020 17: 41 New
        +1
        Whom will we elect this year instead of Lukashenko, do you have candidates?
        1. Azis
          Azis 4 May 2020 21: 19 New
          +3
          We have a candidate - Putin. You are our Old Man, we are your crab
        2. vavilon
          vavilon 5 May 2020 00: 15 New
          +1
          Ukrainians would love to accept the "Old Man"
          Well, Belarusians would be planted their dermocrats so that their life taught to appreciate what they have
      4. Golovan Jack
        Golovan Jack 4 May 2020 18: 17 New
        -4
        Quote: vvvjak
        Quote: lexus
        Lucky you, brothers-Belarusians, with the president. It is immediately evident that the man, and not "zero".

        Take it yourself, even if you are "lucky".

        Damn, do not! stop
    3. Kuroneko
      Kuroneko 4 May 2020 17: 33 New
      +9
      Quote: lexus
      Lucky you, Belarusians, with the president.

      Let's call a spade a spade. WITH the king. But I’ll drag out, and our king will have a better order of two Boriski (I’m not talking about the scumbag Bear-Sword). So we can say, and we were lucky. Everything could be much sadder.
    4. Aleksandr56478
      Aleksandr56478 4 May 2020 17: 39 New
      +8
      we don't need it here for nothing. He brought the country to the handle with his own hands. This is (most likely) shown to you simply by populist videos about the "good" life in Belarus, hence the opinion about this underdirector. In fact, everything is completely sad here.
    5. Thrifty
      Thrifty 4 May 2020 18: 36 New
      +2
      Actually, Lukashenko is far from the whole of Belarus, it’s a micro-tsarek, usurping power! With another, more adequate leader, Belarus may even become a part of Russia forever. ..
      1. Kuroneko
        Kuroneko 4 May 2020 22: 19 New
        -2
        Quote: Thrifty
        With another, more adequate leader, Belarus may even become a part of Russia forever. ..

        From the zmagars?
        Haha
        It’s more realistic that Kolenka Lukashenko comes of age to wait for him to take the throne (and But father will tell you whom and how twirl "fuck").
        https://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/Лукашенко,_Николай_Александрович
        Dynasty - she is.
    6. Uncle Izya
      Uncle Izya 4 May 2020 20: 58 New
      -1
      Yeah, they hate their people. May 9 parade
    7. Topol M
      Topol M 4 May 2020 22: 35 New
      -1
      Take it for yourself!
    8. Oleg2003
      Oleg2003 4 May 2020 23: 30 New
      0
      M ... k, yes. Not zero, specific minus
  2. Hyperborean
    Hyperborean 4 May 2020 16: 21 New
    18
    In less than 3-5 years, Belarus will either fully reunite with Russia, or go under the full EU patronage.
    1. vvvjak
      vvvjak 4 May 2020 16: 36 New
      +9
      Quote: Hyperborean
      In less than 3-5 years, Belarus will either fully reunite with Russia, or go under the full EU patronage.

      I agree, I have long voiced something similar.
      1. 210ox
        210ox 4 May 2020 18: 06 New
        +1
        With the continuation of the current policy in both countries, falling under the EU is 100%. True, without buns.
    2. Aleksandr21
      Aleksandr21 4 May 2020 18: 17 New
      +8
      Quote: Hyperborean
      In less than 3-5 years, Belarus will either fully reunite with Russia, or go under the full EU patronage.


      While the Old Man will be in power, there will be no association, and after his departure, as if Belarus did not reach the EU, given that Lukashenko is growing a national patriots oriented towards independent Belarus, and they look more at Europe. Although I’m more interested in what will happen to the Russian-speaking part of Ukraine, which every year everything is moving away and moving away from Russia, history is being rewritten, the mentality is changing, and more and more people are no longer supporting unification in any format with our country (let alone the western part Ukraine, she’s definitely lost), but the fact that Russia left to the mercy of the fate of the Russian people and is not trying to change the situation is sad. New Russia as a project was closed, Crimea was recaptured, Donbass is officially trying to return to Ukraine, and after 10-15 years, Donetsk and Lugansk will follow the route of Kharkov and Odessa with their return. So the picture is not happy ..... but in 2012 there were plans to create an alternative to the EU, the reconstruction of the USSR 2.0, but alas, it did not work out. The United States defeated us in all respects.
      1. Kronos
        Kronos 4 May 2020 18: 55 New
        +2
        There were no such plans except in pra-pogandic speeches.
      2. Hyperborean
        Hyperborean 4 May 2020 20: 42 New
        0
        With the Russian-speaking part of the population in Ukraine it will be the same as in the Baltic countries ...
    3. Cottodraton
      Cottodraton 5 May 2020 17: 29 New
      0
      The EU's ration, as in the case of 404, came out very much dietary ...
      Even the "Moskalevsky" one was obviously richer) ...
  3. Pvi1206
    Pvi1206 4 May 2020 16: 23 New
    +3
    two countries look at very many political and economic processes differently

    better a bad world than a good war ... we need each other ...
  4. Pavel57
    Pavel57 4 May 2020 16: 24 New
    13
    Yugoslavia also wanted not to adjoin anyone.
  5. rocket757
    rocket757 4 May 2020 16: 26 New
    -8
    There are miracles even in Lukoshkino, even in Putenki ....
    let's see how it goes.
  6. Keyser soze
    Keyser soze 4 May 2020 16: 32 New
    -3
    For reaction to coronavirus - Belarusians and Swedes thumbs up! The only adequate reaction in Europe.
    1. bar
      bar 4 May 2020 18: 18 New
      +7
      It’s not yet evening to lift your fingers. By the fall we'll see.
    2. Ros 56
      Ros 56 5 May 2020 06: 34 New
      0
      Wise guy, count the percentage of dying, in the same Belgium rolls over 15%, Sweden is also aiming for it, but in Belarus there are no normal statistics.
      1. Keyser soze
        Keyser soze 5 May 2020 07: 55 New
        +1
        Nerd, count the percentage of dying,


        Nerd, learn to read English. Jonh Hopkins and CDC Atlanta have already calculated - 0,5% and do not reach the seasonal flu. And in Germany, it’s 0,37%.
        1. Ros 56
          Ros 56 5 May 2020 07: 57 New
          0
          No need to go into the information bins.
          1. Keyser soze
            Keyser soze 5 May 2020 08: 00 New
            0
            No need to go into the information bins.


            Yes? John Hopkins is the most famous and prestigious medical university in the world. And Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta is the largest institution in the world to control various diseases.
            1. Ros 56
              Ros 56 5 May 2020 08: 01 New
              +1
              Current statistics on coronavirus on 5.05.2020/XNUMX/XNUMX
              (Belgium)
              Total infections 50267
              Deaths 7924 15,8%
              Recovered 12378 24,6%
              29965 59,6% are sick now
              serious ones
              and critical cases 655
              information at 03:54 GMT
  7. Tagan
    Tagan 4 May 2020 16: 36 New
    16
    Quote: lexus
    Anyway, Lukashenko looks pretty good against the background of the Russian elites with the ostrich tactics inherent in many of its representatives to eliminate problems from the backdrop of the spread of the pandemic. A quite peppy Belarusian president appears in public, jokes and emphasizes in every way that the virus is a virus, and it is necessary to work.

    Lucky you, brothers-Belarusians, with the president. It is immediately evident that the man, and not "zero".

    What exactly are they lucky for? It can be noted that Lukashenko took a very interesting pose - it is becoming more and more difficult to visit one booty at two bazaars. The man began to hysteria, judging by rash attacks. He becomes dangerous for himself. Not the man who grinds his tongue like a broomstick. You have mixed up something.
  8. nikvic46
    nikvic46 4 May 2020 16: 42 New
    0
    Our negative attitude towards the President of Belarus was formed mainly thanks to our mass media. After all, only recently "the daddy has gone to hell." And so the relationship was not bad. But the media kept pulling out another squiggle: if our corporations sell hydrocarbons at a lower price, I don’t think they will become much poorer. But in turn we need to increase the influence on the quality of their products. This will raise our internal quality.
    1. cmax
      cmax 4 May 2020 16: 53 New
      20
      What would you know to sneeze at the President of Belarus on the Union State. You are naive people. The main thing in power is to stay and have money, both in the East and in the West. This is a family owned, banana based enterprise. Lies in the republic rolls over. Live here, find out.
      1. Sklendarka
        Sklendarka 4 May 2020 17: 30 New
        -6
        In your comment, Belarus replace with Russia will be the absolute truth ....
      2. Sklendarka
        Sklendarka 4 May 2020 17: 31 New
        -8
        Well, I live here for the seventh dozen and what ???
        1. Non liberoid Russian
          Non liberoid Russian 4 May 2020 19: 12 New
          +2
          yeah, 7 ten, and slang 20 + ... to learn to lie with a basket, can teach you something useful
          1. Sklendarka
            Sklendarka 4 May 2020 21: 46 New
            -4
            Quote: Not a liberoid Russian
            yeah, 7 ten, and slang 20 + ... to learn to lie with a basket, can teach you something useful

            Alas, my friend, but this is so ...
    2. Tagan
      Tagan 4 May 2020 16: 57 New
      14
      Exactly, went to the dressing And all why? It's just one thing when he was driven by "nishtyaks" on the one hand and he had additional margin from this. In addition, the person legalized the sanction, from which he also had income. When they began to cover the shop, daddy began to stomp his feet. It turned out to be hard to live within our means.
      1. Sklendarka
        Sklendarka 4 May 2020 17: 29 New
        -7
        Yesterday, three Russian cars slammed in the Vitebsk region with apples without documents. Luke drove, or his offspring ???
        1. Tagan
          Tagan 4 May 2020 17: 36 New
          +7
          Quote: Skalendarka
          Yesterday, three Russian cars slammed in the Vitebsk region with apples without documents. Luke drove, or his offspring ???

          Did they not carry Belarusian shrimps? That was yesterday. Can't you tell the difference between "yesterday" and "always"?
          1. Sklendarka
            Sklendarka 4 May 2020 17: 47 New
            -8
            Always there is no need to shake the air ... but you need to know who carries, who orders, pay and ... the border is on the lock? And you for Big Bay ...
        2. Topol M
          Topol M 4 May 2020 22: 39 New
          0
          Or maybe your businessmen, someone paid these apples?
    3. Sergey Tishkov
      Sergey Tishkov 4 May 2020 17: 17 New
      +9
      Media, media. They were told they were writing. Like all media around the world. So that now there was no such situation, you had to think before whom you were feeding. Didn't you understand what kind of ally he was after the non-recognition of Abkhazia and Ossetia? Or Russian Crimea? Our handsome man played as an ally until V.V. gave him cheap gas and oil without duty, in exchange for the tales about "our grandfathers are rotting in the trenches." What are we to Belarusians from the fact that you sell him cheap gas? He sells to us at what price, you know? And as soon as Russia began to demand something in return, the conversation immediately started that we are an independent country and we have a multi-vector policy. And our young people don't care about Russia. They are looking to Europe. Lithuania and Poland. And do not have any illusions, if now the Belarusians are asked whether they want to unite with Russia, 65-70% will be against it. And then it will only get worse, because our priority is not the history of Belarus as part of the Republic of Ingushetia or the USSR, but the ON.
      1. Cyril G ...
        Cyril G ... 4 May 2020 18: 22 New
        +1
        Unfortunately everything is right. These are exactly my impressions of the last trip to Minsk
  9. knn54
    knn54 4 May 2020 16: 54 New
    +1
    - Arrive in Minsk for the Parade.
    -No. Better you are to us ...
  10. codetalker
    codetalker 4 May 2020 17: 06 New
    +2
    It is very interesting to listen to the opinion of Belarusians. From Moscow it looks like this. Russia and Belarus exist within the framework of a single economic complex. What, whether you like it or not, determines the need for a common political position. And Lukashenko is getting out. Moreover, not for the interests of his country, but for his own sake, he is trying to ensure a stable / privileged position for himself and his family. And for this I’m ready for any nasty things. This is an impression. Maybe it's wrong.
    1. Sklendarka
      Sklendarka 4 May 2020 17: 26 New
      -5
      An agreement on gas supply to the Republic of Belarus for 2020 at a price of $ 127 per 1000 cubic meters. Is this normal? at the current price ...
      1. The comment was deleted.
        1. Sklendarka
          Sklendarka 4 May 2020 21: 44 New
          -2
          Force however ....
          For reference, in Belarusian, the word ZMAGAR is a good word.
          1. ship
            ship 4 May 2020 22: 13 New
            +3
            "Zmagars live in their own alternative reality and anyone whose opinion differs from their creed is immediately classified as barbarians and enemies of the Lithuanian people. The zmagars, like all sectarians, belong to the right kind." see https://lurkmore.to/zmagar
            1. Sklendarka
              Sklendarka 4 May 2020 22: 19 New
              -3
              Quote: brod
              "Zmagars live in their own alternative reality and anyone whose opinion differs from their creed is immediately classified as barbarians and enemies of the Lithuanian people. The zmagars, like all sectarians, belong to the right kind." see https://lurkmore.to/zmagar

              Stupid ...
    2. Alexga
      Alexga 4 May 2020 17: 47 New
      +1
      From Moscow it looks like this. Russia and Belarus exist within the framework of a single economic complex

      This is where the main mistake exists, what could be a single economic complex at different prices for raw materials and electric carriers. The Union Treaty and the Code prescribed it, but did not comply. Here is the result!
    3. Oleg2003
      Oleg2003 4 May 2020 23: 36 New
      +1
      No, not wrong. He said that ok Kolka is the next president of Belarus.
    4. Alexga
      Alexga 5 May 2020 11: 50 New
      -1
      Quote: codetalker
      It is very interesting to listen to the opinion of Belarusians.

      I will try to express the opinion of a Russian from Belarus. My personal opinion.
      determines the need for a common political position
      The difference is that in the Republic of Belarus the state determines the activities of business, and the Russian Federation this happens in a slightly different way. There are many examples.
      I am already many years old, and such things as the purchase of Sberbank from the Bank of Russia, I regard only as a robbery of my people. We bought it ourselves, but nobody knows to whom the money went. In Belarus, this is not possible in principle, strong control over everything. Is it good or bad? It suits me. I'm talking about the fact that in Belarus the business is controlled. Here below the comrade writes that Lukashenka's propaganda sets up anti-Russian sentiments. Delusion. Read the comments of local writers on the topic of Lukashenka and Belarus! You are a rogue and we feed you! What else can you say about love? I say, Do not feed, your right. People do not understand that loans did not just give money, but they were sold at a profit. God bless them, money. The material side does not really bother me, Pension in the Republic of Belarus and pensions in the Russian Federation are practically equal for me. More worried about moral issues. Since the collapse of the Soviet Union, no one has ever asked us Russians who remained abroad: "Russian people, come back home, the Motherland is waiting for you!" So these Russian people remained useless in the Baltics, Central Asia, Ukraine and Belarus. Well, here we have ensured that the Russian language has become the state language and other benefits for ourselves and our security have appeared. Not all right, there are many problems. And Lukashenka needs to watch his own language. But, in the end, when asked whether I want to be reunited with today's Russia, the answer is No. I don’t believe your leadership, and I don’t like the current way of life. You can talk a lot, but it would be better for me to answer your questions. Sincerely.
  11. 7,62h54
    7,62h54 4 May 2020 17: 27 New
    -6
    That's strange. But father says "it was not our war," but he conducts the parade, does not score. And the Kremlinites are knocking on their chests, as if they were dying next to the Panfilovites, but there is no parade ... and the monument to Zhukov was demolished, and the mausoleum is being nailed down with plywood.
    1. Soviet Union
      Soviet Union 4 May 2020 17: 45 New
      -2
      Have you ever fully listened to his speeches about not .. our war?
      Not our ... another meaning, we didn’t start, 1812, we did not exist as a state, and the Great Patriotic War clearly realized that the USSR was Russia, Belarus did not solve anything, especially until the age of 39 half in Poland.
      Maybe he made a reservation, not so wanted to say.
      Our everything. One people, politicians are different.
      1. 7,62h54
        7,62h54 4 May 2020 19: 06 New
        +4
        Have you delved into what I wrote?
    2. Alexga
      Alexga 4 May 2020 17: 48 New
      +3
      That's the trouble, declarations are one, but the actions are different.
    3. rotkiv04
      rotkiv04 4 May 2020 17: 52 New
      0
      And what is strange, for a long time it was already possible to understand the essence of these Kremlin people, they are for the people only in words, but in reality they are for the Russian elite and they protect not the people, but a place in the sun for their oligarchs. And people are just a cover
  12. Soviet Union
    Soviet Union 4 May 2020 17: 39 New
    +1
    Thanks to the author.
    Without hysteria and poison, unlike many underdeveloped writers.
    That’s how Russia, quietly and calmly with a business consciousness, should come to Belarus, return to its land. The sooner the better, while those who grew up in the USSR are alive, everything flows and changes soon, and they will abandon their patronymic from the Fatherland.
    1. Azimuth
      Azimuth 4 May 2020 18: 00 New
      +4
      But father is becoming an "acid" resource for the population. In the west, no one talks to him. Investments from there, for political reasons, do not go to Belarus. Before Russia show off more than she needs Him. The change of power as a process is needed like air. The parade show to light up all over the world is cool !! Useful for an election campaign. If the Russian Federation does not support Old Man, then it feels that it will not be like with Yanukovych, Belarus will quickly become a parliamentary republic. Well, not the best choice, but at least he will not be an outcast.
  13. Tagan
    Tagan 4 May 2020 17: 44 New
    10
    Quote: 7,62x54
    That's strange. But father says "it was not our war," but he conducts the parade, does not score. And the Kremlinites are knocking on their chests, as if they were dying next to the Panfilovites, but there is no parade ... and the monument to Zhukov was demolished, and the mausoleum is being nailed down with plywood.

    No need to lie. The monument to Marshal of the Soviet Union Georgy Zhukov was returned to Manezhnaya Square after restoration.
    1. 7,62h54
      7,62h54 4 May 2020 19: 15 New
      -1
      They returned it, because during the time they caught it by the hand, and began to resent. So it would be brand new with a hand at the visor. And now they call it restoration. Go bow to the marshal, I’m far away, not to get.
  14. Tagan
    Tagan 4 May 2020 17: 54 New
    +6
    Quote: Skalendarka
    Always there is no need to shake the air ... but you need to know who carries, who orders, pay and ... the border is on the lock? And you for Big Bay ...

    And the old man sits and looks blankly at the scurrying Russian wagons, right?))) It's more like you are baying. Personally, I have not said a word
  15. Virus-free crown
    Virus-free crown 4 May 2020 18: 13 New
    -3
    Quote: lexus
    Anyway, Lukashenko looks pretty good against the background of the Russian elites with the ostrich tactics inherent in many of its representatives to eliminate problems from the backdrop of the spread of the pandemic. A quite peppy Belarusian president appears in public, jokes and emphasizes in every way that the virus is a virus, and it is necessary to work.

    Lucky you, brothers-Belarusians, with the president. It is immediately evident that the man, and not "zero".


    One day ... eleven years ago I came to Belarus to visit my relatives ... We sat and celebrated my arrival ... In the morning I decided to go to the local bazaar for ... opehmelin wassat I dressed as always, as I dress on vacation (at work, then a strict uncle in a business suit hi ) and I'm already going to leave the apartment - here my relatives stop me and ask me to dress "decently" belay And then they say that the cops on the street will immediately be mistaken for an "informal" and will be taken to jail laughing

    Since then I have decided for myself, "that freedom (even in clothes) or death" is not an empty phrase)))
  16. cniza
    cniza 4 May 2020 19: 01 New
    +3
    The West will immediately try to put the situation in Belarus under the Ukrainian scenario with an attempt to take Belarus under its total control.


    They just ruin it and destroy the whole industry, and then hang it on Russia ...
    1. cmax
      cmax 4 May 2020 20: 22 New
      +4
      Yes, actually, already have as you wrote. Collapsed and without the West. More buy-sell is left.
      1. cniza
        cniza 4 May 2020 21: 01 New
        +2
        It’s hard for me to judge, and if you live there better you know ..., many of us consider Lukashenko the best in the post-Soviet space ...
  17. Gennady Korsunov
    Gennady Korsunov 4 May 2020 19: 30 New
    -2
    Guys face it, we have already taken away the day of victory !!
    1. cniza
      cniza 4 May 2020 21: 02 New
      +4
      Who was taken from him?
  18. Astra wild
    Astra wild 4 May 2020 20: 10 New
    0
    The author probably forgot that a multi-vector policy towards the West is being pursued in Minsk.
    Last year, Lukashenko held the Victory Parade on May 8, and this is going to May 9
    1. Alexga
      Alexga 4 May 2020 20: 36 New
      +2
      Last year, Lukashenko held the Victory Parade on May 8,

      You are mistaken, last year the parade was July 3rd.
      1. Sklendarka
        Sklendarka 4 May 2020 21: 48 New
        +1
        Quote: AlexGa
        Last year, Lukashenko held the Victory Parade on May 8,

        You are mistaken, last year the parade was July 3rd.

        I add on the day of the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Minsk from the German / fascist invaders.
        1. Alexga
          Alexga 4 May 2020 22: 17 New
          +2
          Well, this is too complicated for the local public. repeat
  19. Junior Private
    Junior Private 4 May 2020 21: 28 New
    +1
    Quote: Sergey Tishkov
    And do not have illusions, if now Belarusians are asked if they want to unite with Russia, 65-70% will be against it.

    It’s interesting, how many percent, in your opinion, Belarusians for intercourse with the EU? The so-called "independence" is simply an illusory concept today, especially considering the Belarusian geography. The EU, under the dictation of the IMF (USA), may well fill up conditionally free loans, for which it will then rip off to the last thread - a well-worn scheme. But the products of Belaya Rus are unlikely to fit into the stomach of Europe - it is problematic to sell their own, even with subsidies. Russia, at the very least, helps Belarus, but how the Old Man regulates financial flows is another question. In any case, it can be assumed that in the coming years Belarusians will be faced with a choice: either-or.
    Against the backdrop of viruses, globalization is ready to take another step in front. We must remember - we are native peoples - this brings us together in the face of future difficulties.
    1. Oleg2003
      Oleg2003 5 May 2020 00: 14 New
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      Already wrote: I worked in a hospital, 24 doctors in the department. There were 2 inadequate: Pshekedon and Ukrainian. Russia and Russia owed them life, they hated Russians. The rest were sane. Over time, there were 20 such inadequacies. I left for Moscow 6 years ago. These are not bums, these are people with VO. And there are more and more of them. Every 1,5-2 months I go to Belarus. There is more and more anger at Russia, and there is no need to say that dad’s propaganda does not work. And how! And it’s certain that we are NOT brothers with such an attitude of Belarusians towards Russians. Maybe someone else is warm to the Russians, but this is a minuscule
  20. Junior Private
    Junior Private 4 May 2020 21: 44 New
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    Quote: Skalendarka
    Yesterday, three Russian cars slammed in the Vitebsk region with apples without documents. Luke drove, or his offspring ???

    That's it Old Man muddied another smuggling. The apples are Polish. They lay in warehouses for two years and, according to rumors, they began to sprout and decided to quickly plant in Ukraine. For local jams and preserves went b. It is outrageous that Russian transport companies began to attract scams. Don’t worry about Old Man, he’ll turn out the next.
  21. Ros 56
    Ros 56 5 May 2020 06: 48 New
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    Until everything ends with the crown, until everyone in the EU quarrels and calm down, until the stripes close the problem, they already have over 1200 infected and nearly 000 who have given their souls to God, all these arguments about the prospects of the Russian Federation and Belarus, but Amid the global economic crisis, this is talk of nothing, as they say in favor of the poor. Maybe by the end of the year, or even by the next spring, maybe the situation will somehow be determined, but for now this is fortune-telling on coffee grounds.
  22. iouris
    iouris 5 May 2020 14: 12 New
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    This is not a union, but rather a symbiosis. Well, they are so strange ... It happens. The prospects for symbiosis depend on the prospects for its components. It is important that they are viable.
  23. vavilon
    vavilon 11 May 2020 12: 44 New
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    Unfortunately, Russia itself repels the post-Soviet countries that are friendly or relate to it.
    And the reason is that the Russian oligarchy has a very big influence on the government
    and they are not interested in any alliances, because before their eyes there is only one profit
    If something is screaming, we are all brothers, how can it be, and if the union is mutually beneficial, then we don’t see whether we are right.
    With this approach, Belarus will be lost as well as Ukraine