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Following the flag of Belarus, the flags of the International Ice Hockey Federation were removed in Riga

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The capital of Latvia continues история with flags. Following the removed flag of Belarus, Riga decided to remove the flags of the International Ice Hockey Federation, despite the fact that the World Ice Hockey Championship is being held there. Thus, the mayor of the city reacted to the IIHF's demands to restore the Belarusian flag or remove the flags of the International Ice Hockey Federation.


Riga Mayor Martins Stakis ordered to remove the flags of the International Ice Hockey Federation after Rene Fasel (IIHF President) demanded to restore the flag of Belarus and called the incident with the Belarusian flag unacceptable. The Mayor of Riga left the red-white-red flag of the Belarusian opposition in place and removed the IIHF flags.

(...) Everyone must choose his side - a people thirsting for freedom or a bloody dictator. At the request of Mr. Fasel, we remove the IIHF flags

- posted by Stakis on Twitter.

By the way, the Russian flag was also removed in Riga, replacing it with the flag of the Russian Olympic Committee, as "more appropriate for the moment" due to the ban of the anti-doping committee, although it was previously stated that on the streets of Riga it will be used as the flag of the country participating in the World Cup. It's just that this fact overshadowed the scandal with the Belarusian flag that happened yesterday. Minsk immediately reacted to this and expelled the entire Latvian embassy, ​​and Riga, in response, expelled all Belarusian diplomats.

Meanwhile, Latvian President Egils Levits called the replacement of the state flag of Belarus with the flag of the opposition in Riga "an adequate political reaction."
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https://twitter.com/MStakis
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  1. Deniska999
    Deniska999 25 May 2021 12: 56
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    Neither the lawyer nor the Russian consul can meet with the detained Russian woman Sofya Sapega in Minsk.
    The Union State, you say? No, I have not heard
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    2. Oleg Aviator
      Oleg Aviator 25 May 2021 12: 59
      +7
      What did she do?
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        1. Vladimir Mashkov
          Vladimir Mashkov 25 May 2021 14: 32
          +23
          "Following the flag of Belarus, the flags of the International Ice Hockey Federation were removed in Riga."

          I'm on the topic of the article. It seems that the Latvian sycophants of America have completely gone crazy, blatantly ignoring the request of the IIHF president and mockingly removing the flag of the International Ice Hockey Federation. I'm not talking about the mockery of the flags of Belarus and Russia. I believe that Latvia will have big problems with the IIHF, and you can forget about hockey tournaments in Latvia for a long time. Great "merit" of Messrs. Mayor of Riga Stakis and President Levits! I remembered something about "Kivin", a competition of young performers, hedgehogs ... laughing
          1. Tatyana
            Tatyana 25 May 2021 14: 55
            +7
            Quote: Oleg Aviator
            What did she do?

            Sofia Sapega was a friend of Roman Protasevich, with whom she, without previously announcing her close acquaintance with him to her friends and acquaintances, was with him on vacation in Greece. She is 23 years old.
            Sofia is a Russian citizen and a student at the European State University in Vilnius under the International and European Union Law program. Now she had to defend her diploma.

            She was born in Russia, but spent most of her life in the Republic of Belarus with her grandmother in Western Belarus. She also received a school education there, and then became a student in Lithuania.

            Friends say about her that she allegedly - in the sense of participation in protest rallies - is allegedly not politicized at all, which is quite unlikely against the background of her friendship with Protasevich. Since with whom you lead, that you will gain.
            She hung out mostly with lawyers. At a party of lawyers in Lithuania, she allegedly met Roman Protasevich. She was not going to return to Belarus. In general, she was making herself a Western career.

            The Russian Embassy in Belarus said it had received a notification from the Belarusian authorities about the detention of the Russian woman. “Currently, we have received a notice of her (Sofia Sapega -“ Kommersant ”) detention. We are cooperating on this issue with the Belarusian side. In the near future, we expect to get consular access to the detainee, ”the diplomatic mission said on Facebook.

            The Russian woman, detained together with the ex-editor-in-chief of Nexta, is in an isolation ward in Minsk. • May 24, 2021
            1. Tatyana
              Tatyana 26 May 2021 03: 24
              +8
              Quote: Oleg Aviator
              What did she do?

              Well, more reliable information has already appeared - and everything fell into place! Namely.
              See details - https://russian.rt.com/ussr/news/865850-mat-sapegi-chyornaya-kniga-belarusi?utm_source=yxnews&utm_medium=desktop

              Sofia Sapega admitted:
              I am the editor of the telegram channel "Black Book of Belarus", which publishes personal information about employees of the internal affairs
              See in detail the video with her confession - https://t.me/zheltyeslivy/16767

              Sofya Sapega's mother Anna Dudich told RT that she was shocked by the video with her daughter, where she talks about it. [/ B]
              See details - https://t.me/navideovidno/22093

              TOTAL. They detained a young lady, whom the propagandist accomplices represented as just Protasevich's girlfriend, just a YSU student, just a citizen of Russia ...
              But in fact, the special services of the Republic of Belarus covered up a real extremist comprador couple, acting against the national interests of the majority of citizens of Belarus.
              That's why sponsors scream and accomplices lie.
          2. Serg koma
            Serg koma 25 May 2021 20: 44
            0
            Quote: Vladimir Mashkov
            and you can forget about hockey tournaments in Latvia for a long time.

            Theirs "bookkeepers" thought it was not profitable to hold the World Cup, so they kicked up, like "democracy above all else" wassat
      2. tihonmarine
        tihonmarine 25 May 2021 14: 11
        +21
        Quote: Oleg Aviator
        What did she do?
        From the age of 8 she lived in Belarus, studied at the Vilnius University, worked on the Polish TV channel BelSat, oriented towards Belarus. This is reported by "Rise". Protasevich is her boyfriend.
        1. Piramidon
          Piramidon 25 May 2021 14: 30
          +11
          Quote: tihonmarine
          worked on the Belarusian-oriented Polish TV channel BelSat

          BelSat "ear of matzah" lies
          1. tihonmarine
            tihonmarine 25 May 2021 14: 53
            +8
            Quote: Piramidon
            BelSat "ear of matzah" lies

            Well, Polish, something that is different from the same incubator.
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      3. Murmur 55
        Murmur 55 25 May 2021 16: 29
        0
        Oleg, she is kind of like a "fighting friend" of Protasevich, and if you believe Belarus, then she handed him over at the Minsk airport.
    3. gurzuf
      gurzuf 25 May 2021 13: 01
      +4
      Please read the source.
    4. Alexga
      Alexga 25 May 2021 13: 01
      +3
      Where does the information come from?
    5. Looking Petrovich
      Looking Petrovich 25 May 2021 13: 07
      +15
      Quote: Deniska999
      Neither the lawyer nor the Russian consul can meet with the detained Russian woman Sofya Sapega in Minsk.
      The Union State, you say? No, I have not heard

      The funniest thing to free citizen of Russia Sofia Sapega is required by the EU:
      "The European Council demands the immediate release of Roman Protasevich and Sofia Sapieha, as well as guarantee their freedom of movement," the EU said in a statement.
      The Russian Foreign Ministry has taken water in its mouth.
      Link: https://www.interfax.ru/world/768602
      1. den3080
        den3080 25 May 2021 13: 24
        +9
        Quote: Looking Petrovich
        Quote: Deniska999
        Neither the lawyer nor the Russian consul can meet with the detained Russian woman Sofya Sapega in Minsk.
        The Union State, you say? No, I have not heard

        The funniest thing to free citizen of Russia Sofia Sapega is required by the EU:
        "The European Council demands the immediate release of Roman Protasevich and Sofia Sapieha, as well as guarantee their freedom of movement," the EU said in a statement.
        The Russian Foreign Ministry has taken water in its mouth.
        Link: https://www.interfax.ru/world/768602

        What a surname - Sapega!
        Wasn't her distant ancestor trying to transfer power to False Dmitry, and so he died ingloriously in the "wild" Muscovy? winked
        There is no one there to defend Russian diplomats, in my opinion. Let the Poles with the Lithuanians try for Sapieha.
      2. Piramidon
        Piramidon 25 May 2021 14: 25
        +8
        Quote: Looking Petrovich
        The funny thing is that the EU demands the release of Russian citizen Sofia Sapega:

        Well, who would refuse such a "sent Cossack". You need to help out your "fifth column" cadres.
        Sophia is 23 years old, she is studying for a master's degree at the European State University (YSU) in Vilnius under the program "International and European Union Law".
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      4. orionvitt
        orionvitt 25 May 2021 14: 54
        +10
        Quote: Looking Petrovich
        The funny thing is that the EU demands the release of Russian citizen Sofia Sapega

        If the EU demands, then you can safely close it. The guilt is proven.
    6. poquello
      poquello 25 May 2021 13: 09
      +14
      Quote: Deniska999
      Neither the lawyer nor the Russian consul can meet with the detained Russian woman Sofya Sapega in Minsk.

      did the bibisi tell?
      "Sofya Sapega, who was detained in Minsk together with Roman Protasevich, worked on the Polish TV channel BelSat, oriented towards Belarus," Rambler reports.
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        1. Alexga
          Alexga 25 May 2021 14: 28
          +6
          Class! This is roughly how it happens. laughing
        2. tihonmarine
          tihonmarine 25 May 2021 15: 00
          +5
          Quote: LiSiCyn
          The President of the Republic of Belarus Svyatlana Tsikhanouskai did not find a place in the conversation.

          Thanks for the humor, I woke up and the mood rose.
          1. poquello
            poquello 25 May 2021 16: 40
            +3
            Quote: tihonmarine
            Thanks for the humor

            I join, neighing heartily
        3. Podvodnik
          Podvodnik 25 May 2021 16: 46
          0
          ... Where are Boshirov and Petrov now?


          As usual, on vacation, in Crimea, scuba diving. (Why, did they get on the plane with scuba gear? Here ... and)))) belay
        4. Dart
          Dart 25 May 2021 23: 07
          +2
          I took the liberty of translating and posting on the BBC channel and some other European rascals ... let them laugh, otherwise they are all in the comments in snot over the innocent baby protasevich
          1. Nicknt
            Nicknt 27 May 2021 21: 29
            0
            Throw a link. And then for some reason they deleted
      2. Piramidon
        Piramidon 25 May 2021 14: 27
        +5
        Quote: poquello
        did the bibisi tell?
        "Sofya Sapega, who was detained in Minsk together with Roman Protasevich, worked on the Polish TV channel BelSat, oriented towards Belarus," Rambler reports.

        Well, here's the footage for Venediktov.
    7. tralflot1832
      tralflot1832 25 May 2021 13: 12
      +21
      Sapieha's parents have been given an advocate by the Russian side, if they did not violate the laws of Belarus they will be released, and if they brought “patrons” to their protestor, you do OUCH!
      1. Avior
        Avior 25 May 2021 13: 22
        .
        The parents have already stated that her lawyer was not allowed to see her today.
        1. tralflot1832
          tralflot1832 25 May 2021 13: 30
          +14
          Wait, her protestor has done too much, the sugar won't melt. She's not in Guantanomo.
      2. tihonmarine
        tihonmarine 25 May 2021 14: 14
        +4
        Quote: tralflot1832
        Sapieha's parents were provided with an advocate by the Russian side, if they did not violate the laws of Belarus, they will be released

        Roma Protasevich drags everyone along with him.
        1. tralflot1832
          tralflot1832 25 May 2021 14: 28
          +5
          Life is hard for a friend of a protestor. And whoever said that it would be easy. The beaches of Greece, and now the Minsk detention center. At the same time, they will test their feelings. And then, like Tikhanovskaya, she probably told her husband for 15 years. I hope Sapega has a mind when will be released.
          1. tihonmarine
            tihonmarine 25 May 2021 14: 40
            +11
            Quote: tralflot1832
            I hope Sapieha has a mind when she is released.

            She lives in Lida with her mother and has a residence permit and also has a residence permit in Lithuania. Mom didn't teach me how to date decent guys. Let her be released by the end of the week.
          2. Crimean partisan 1974
            Crimean partisan 1974 26 May 2021 10: 37
            0
            And then how Tikhanovskaya,
            ... here, I also noticed ... what would be good for free for the EU loot, you have to sit for a couple of weeks in the Belarusian SIZO ... mln ... he moves his thoughts to babtsa
    8. loki565
      loki565 25 May 2021 13: 13
      +2
      And this madam who flew with him? Well, they will check and release if nothing is listed for her)))
    9. SovAr238A
      SovAr238A 25 May 2021 13: 16
      +34
      Quote: Deniska999
      Neither the lawyer nor the Russian consul can meet with the detained Russian woman Sofya Sapega in Minsk.
      The Union State, you say? No, I have not heard


      Why would she need a consul?
      The girl is a student of the Vilnius European State University. The very same school of growing future agents of influence and implants of "European values" ...
      This University was expelled from Belarus in 2004 for anti-state activities.
      He did not stop anti-state activities
      Works for the money of Western intelligence services.
      95% of students are Belarusian children.

      This is how they are brainwashed.

      Why is a Russian girl studying at this university?
      Why does mom lie that her girl is "out of politics" and just meets with Protasevich?
      1. Kronos
        Kronos 25 May 2021 13: 26
        .
        A person has the right to study wherever he wants.
        1. loki565
          loki565 25 May 2021 13: 31
          +23
          A person has the right to study wherever he wants.

          Of course it does, only there will be different things to do with it, which goes without saying)))
        2. SovAr238A
          SovAr238A 25 May 2021 13: 34
          +9
          Quote: Kronos
          A person has the right to study wherever he wants.


          well yes,
          The proverb that "if someone walks like a duck, swims like a duck, quacks like a duck - then this is a duck!" - you refuse to perceive ...


          And in general - what a Russian girl she is. if she was just born in Vladik - and spent her whole life in Belarus?
          She is a Belarusian citizen ..
          1. Amatar
            Amatar 25 May 2021 13: 46
            .
            Do you want to extradite US citizen Snowden to your homeland?
            1. SovAr238A
              SovAr238A 25 May 2021 13: 50
              +22
              Quote: Amatar
              Do you want to extradite US citizen Snowden to your homeland?

              What does it have to do with it?
              Just to blurt out something?

              Girl Sapega - has both Russian and Belarusian Citizenship ...
              Accordingly, she lived all her life in Belarus.
              Should be responsible due to the presence of Belarusian citizenship - according to Belarusian laws!
              Where does Snowden have to do with it?
            2. Pereira
              Pereira 25 May 2021 13: 51
              -9
              Suggest to change.
              1. SovAr238A
                SovAr238A 25 May 2021 14: 04
                +14
                Quote: Pereira
                Suggest to change.


                Why do we need this girl?
                What is she? A Russian woman who is a resident of Russia? - Not!
                Is she an employee of the Russian special services in a failure? Not!
                On the contrary, she is already an employee of the Western special services!

                This exchange reminds me of an offer to trade my faithful guardian shepherd and friend for someone else's cobra ...
                1. Pereira
                  Pereira 25 May 2021 16: 44
                  -2
                  Who said I want this girl? Snowden to us, a girl to them.
              2. Vladimir1155
                Vladimir1155 25 May 2021 14: 09
                +18
                Quote: Pereira
                Suggest to change

                Are you kidding me? tongue Snowden is a martyr for the truth, a political refugee who has received protection from injustice, he is threatened with persecution in a totalitarian country that arranges political terrorism around the world, acts of aggression against peaceful countries Vietnam Grenada Serbia Iraq Libya and the whole world suffer under the heel of American conquerors ... and Sapega is detained in democratic Belarus, where the norms of law and justice are observed .... God bless Lukashenka!
                1. Pereira
                  Pereira 25 May 2021 16: 52
                  0
                  No, it’s not a joke. Snowden will come in handy.
        3. Romario Argo
          Romario Argo 25 May 2021 15: 04
          +4
          For God's sake. What I studied for, and ran into it
        4. Cotton Colorado
          Cotton Colorado 25 May 2021 16: 34
          +3
          Quote: Kronos
          A person has the right to study wherever he wants.

          Indisputably. But do not forget about the responsibility to be responsible for your actions!
      2. tralflot1832
        tralflot1832 25 May 2021 14: 30
        +2
        Both on, an interesting fact you have unearthed !!! good
      3. Egoza
        Egoza 25 May 2021 14: 51
        +8
        Quote: SovAr238A
        Why is a Russian girl studying at this university?
        Why does mom lie that her girl is "out of politics" and just meets with Protasevich?

        Well, not to say that she earns money like that. Can a mother say that her daughter is a) a protestant, b) an escort, c) forgive me ... God! I chose "neutral" - just dating a girl with a boy.
      4. tihonmarine
        tihonmarine 25 May 2021 15: 02
        +3
        Quote: SovAr238A
        Why is a Russian girl studying at this university?

        So she and her mother have been living in Lida since the age of 8. Parents are divorced, father lives in Russia.
      5. ZAV69
        ZAV69 25 May 2021 16: 23
        +3
        Quote: SovAr238A
        Why would she need a consul?

        And she does not need a consul, but a convoy to the main office of the insurance company "Russia", tk. the lady looks like she's been smeared with the Polish special services up to her ears.
    10. yehat2
      yehat2 25 May 2021 13: 19
      +13
      Quote: Deniska999
      The Union State, you say?

      And what is allied about the fact that Sophia lives and works in Poland and voices the radical opposition, which also has the audacity to lie about the history of the country and events? Except for a passport, nothing!
      I agree with the formal refusal of a lawyer and a consul - an oddity, but maybe, according to the laws of Belarus, this is ok?
      1. Amatar
        Amatar 25 May 2021 13: 53
        .
        How do you know if she was lying or not? And in general, any interpretation of history is a lie from the winners or the authorities to please their own interests.
        Well, have you replaced your historic red hammer and sickle banner with a tricolor, and the Belarusians are denied the right to choose a flag that they like (and not one imposed by the crafty regime with the support of Mr Putin)?
        All the protests in Belarus against a specific "character", but the regime, with the support of the RFI authorities, managed to transfer everything to the plane of the struggle for flags, for influence, for the right to be friends with the West or East, etc., and took attention away from its own person.
        1. yehat2
          yehat2 25 May 2021 14: 00
          +19
          Quote: Amatar
          How do you know if she was lying or not?

          anyone who declares the white and red flank as the national flag of Belarus is already lying, apart from the other. History is sometimes useful to study.
          This whole opposition party is a complete lie, using the hype from real problems in order to change something for the sake of a shadow sponsor.
        2. SovAr238A
          SovAr238A 25 May 2021 14: 14
          +15
          Quote: Amatar
          How do you know if she was lying or not? And in general, any interpretation of history is a lie from the winners or the authorities to please their own interests.
          Well, have you replaced your historic red hammer and sickle banner with a tricolor, and the Belarusians are denied the right to choose a flag that they like (and not one imposed by the crafty regime with the support of Mr Putin)?
          All the protests in Belarus against a specific "character", but the regime, with the support of the RFI authorities, managed to transfer everything to the plane of the struggle for flags, for influence, for the right to be friends with the West or East, etc., and took attention away from its own person.


          When parents lie, it can be seen.
          When a girl has been studying at YSU for 5 years, meets with the leader and organizer of mass protests, it is stupid to think that her mother does not know anything.
          I have seen hundreds of times how mothers of murderers and rapists declare that their children are innocent. Although they caught criminals at the crime scene ...
          Protecting children - 99% of them will lie from their parents.


          All protests in Belarus are at the expense of the West.
          Why do 95% of Belarusians study at EHU (as in Vilnius)?
          How much does this YSU have - is it considered a forge of agents of influence?
          Why is the same Nekhta working from Poland?

          I don’t argue that your daddy’s tired of you worse than a bitter radish ..
          But your whole protest movement is not native.
          It is not yours.
          It is rooted to you.

          I, too, sometimes feel sick from Putin ...
          Especially when you see how much the country is degrading in every sense.
          When the price goes up at times.
          And I would gladly vote for a more worthy one.
          But ...
          For whom ?
          And from Navalny, I just ruin. For me it is abusive.
          For I know him for the Kirov affairs. Ever since then, when few people knew about him.

          And I don’t know how the Russian Federation supported the regime in Belarus?
          Only by making it clear to the Poles that we will not allow the introduction of Polish troops?

          And what is the flag of the Lukashists?
          It became interesting to me and I looked at the flag proposed by Lukashenka ...
          But you don't have it ...
          So he
          1. tihonmarine
            tihonmarine 25 May 2021 15: 08
            +3
            Quote: SovAr238A
            And from Navalny, I just ruin. For me it is abusive.
            For I know him for the Kirov affairs. Ever since then, when few people knew about him.

            And I don’t know how the Russian Federation supported the regime in Belarus?
            Only by making it clear to the Poles that we will not allow the introduction of Polish troops?

            I agree with you and fully support you.
        3. tihonmarine
          tihonmarine 25 May 2021 15: 04
          +3
          Quote: Amatar
          but the regime, with the support of the RFI authorities, managed to transfer everything to the plane of the struggle for flags, for influence, for the right to be friends with the West or the East

          Making friends with the West is the same as making friends with a wolf for a ram (it will eat it anyway).
        4. poquello
          poquello 25 May 2021 16: 55
          +3
          Quote: Amatar
          Well you are your historical

          what do you say for the Belarusians? in the Belarusian analogue of chamber No. 6, Belarusians are also, but there is no reason to say that they reflect the opinion of the majority
    11. Thrifty
      Thrifty 25 May 2021 13: 27
      +2
      Why did the Kremlin "fail to notice" the fact that the Russian flag had been removed? Where is at least a protest, where are Russian lawyers?
      1. Dimy4
        Dimy4 25 May 2021 13: 31
        -1
        This is not a "red line", you can just wipe it off.
        1. Dimy4
          Dimy4 25 May 2021 13: 57
          +7
          This is not a "red line", you can just wipe it off.

          And for what minus then? That there is no need to react to such spitting as the removal of our flag? In general, a criminal case should be opened for disrespect for the state symbols of the Russian Federation. This is the situation when you can draw a "red line"
          1. volodimer
            volodimer 26 May 2021 06: 17
            +1
            The balance of pros and cons is interesting.
            But I completely agree with you that Russia should have responded the way Belarus did. Send the whole Latvian embassy to hell. And hang the flag of the Latvian SSR over the boarded-up building.
      2. Pereira
        Pereira 25 May 2021 13: 52
        +6
        Schengen is open for lawyers. The villas are purchased. Dumb.
      3. ZAV69
        ZAV69 25 May 2021 16: 30
        +1
        Why did the Kremlin "fail to notice" the fact that the Russian flag had been removed?
        So Russia is forbidden by WADA to fly its flags for several more years. The type of sanction for the type of doping. Haven't you heard?
        1. Podvodnik
          Podvodnik 25 May 2021 16: 56
          +1
          it is forbidden for WADA to fly its flags for several more years.


          What, is it impossible everywhere, even at the UN? What does WADA and the city square have to do with it? Are there competitions? Are hockey players scraping the asphalt with their skates?
    12. KCA
      KCA 25 May 2021 13: 34
      +5
      Did the consul personally tell you this? Or a lawyer? And then about Romochka, they also wrote that he was beaten and lying near death and his heart ached, but in the video he was cheerful and cheerful. And what does this have to do with the Ice Hockey Federation flag?
      1. VORON538
        VORON538 25 May 2021 13: 49
        +5
        "A coward (Latvian) does not play hockey" (c) wink
      2. Amatar
        Amatar 25 May 2021 13: 58
        .
        "... the video is cheerful and cheerful ..."
        I wonder how many takes were made before this video appeared in the public domain, and how the person was "persuaded" to pronounce the text? Don't you have such questions? Do you doubt the sincerity of the statement, even if the fact that this statement was not made through a lawyer?
        1. orionvitt
          orionvitt 25 May 2021 15: 04
          +8
          Quote: Amatar
          I wonder how many takes were done before this video was made available.

          What's the difference. At least a hundred. As cheerfully this person was broadcasting from Poland, so let him now cheerfully tell the camera all the ins and outs of his activities. You have to answer for the bazaar. Gruzdev called himself get in the body.
    13. Pereira
      Pereira 25 May 2021 13: 50
      +6
      If she escapes from the dungeons of Lukashenka, and I see her crossing the border, I will kick her back to Belarus.
    14. Pravodel
      Pravodel 25 May 2021 14: 27
      +1
      Neither the lawyer nor the Russian consul can meet with the detained Russian woman Sofya Sapega in Minsk

      And don't give a damn. Let the traitor's mistress sit and wait for her turn ...
      Traitors' brains are immediately cleared when the hand of justice reaches out to them = the hand of the people they are betraying.
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    16. NF68
      NF68 25 May 2021 15: 55
      +2
      Quote: Deniska999
      Neither the lawyer nor the Russian consul can meet with the detained Russian woman Sofya Sapega in Minsk.
      The Union State, you say? No, I have not heard


      Buy a hearing aid.
    17. Podvodnik
      Podvodnik 25 May 2021 16: 35
      +1
      No, I haven't heard


      Maybe ear plugs? Go to the ENT.
    18. Graz
      Graz 25 May 2021 16: 38
      +1
      State Department litter must suffer
    19. Thompson
      Thompson 25 May 2021 19: 32
      +1
      Whistle Denisk or run ahead of the locomotive.
      Everything goes on as usual
    20. isv000
      isv000 25 May 2021 22: 43
      0
      And, it seems, has already been announced about consular support? recourse
  2. knn54
    knn54 25 May 2021 12: 57
    +10
    How can there be an "ADEQUATE political reaction" from an inadequate official?
    1. NDR-791
      NDR-791 25 May 2021 13: 05
      +8
      Quote: knn54
      How can there be an "ADEQUATE political reaction" from an inadequate official?

      Thus, the mayor of the city reacted to the IIHF's demands to restore the Belarusian flag or remove the flags of the International Ice Hockey Federation.
      And what have they to lose? There is nothing left, they don’t take sprats, their oil is in Europe, the population is running away.
      1. yehat2
        yehat2 25 May 2021 13: 21
        +5
        Hopefully, the mayor's trick will be the most costly for the whole country in terms of relationships.
        Such things are unacceptable.
        it is worth reacting in the same way as China does.
        1. Sayan
          Sayan 25 May 2021 14: 25
          +5
          Quote: yehat2
          Hopefully, the mayor's trick will be the most costly for the whole country in terms of relationships.
          Such things are unacceptable.
          it is worth reacting in the same way as China does.

          The most logical in Fasel's place is to stop the tournament and exclude Latvia from the IIHF, but we will see how it goes next
    2. Mitroha
      Mitroha 25 May 2021 13: 07
      +3
      (...) Everyone must choose his side - a people thirsting for freedom or a bloody dictator. At the request of Mr. Fasel, we remove the IIHF flags - wrote Stakis on Twitter.

      A stoned, stupid person, as for me.
      About the "bloody" evidence will be?
  3. tralflot1832
    tralflot1832 25 May 2021 12: 59
    +12
    Isn't it time for us to leave this orgy, or to go to the extreme team of the national team for a match with the Belarusian Flag and the Russian Flag. Once such a booze has gone, cut the last cucumber! am
    1. Mitroha
      Mitroha 25 May 2021 13: 37
      +9
      Quote: tralflot1832
      Isn't it time for us to leave this orgy, or to go to the extreme team of the national team for a match with the Belarusian Flag and the Russian Flag. Once such a booze has gone, cut the last cucumber!

      Once a cucumber, then with the Soviet Red Banner. We have a Union ... and let the whole world wait good
      1. Egoza
        Egoza 25 May 2021 14: 56
        +2
        Quote: Mitroha
        Once a cucumber, then with the Soviet Red Banner. We have a Union ... and let the whole world wait

        Oh no! Then let the WHOLE WORLD EXPLODE! And more than once! It will hiccup for a long time and become a stutterer.
    2. Revolver
      Revolver 25 May 2021 19: 51
      +2
      Quote: tralflot1832
      Isn't it time for us to leave this orgy

      Why so? A lot of people were waiting for this championship, they bought popcorn and beer, or even something stronger. Someone even bought a new TV.
      Why not rename the location of the Latvian embassy to the Red Latvian Riflemen Street? And put a monument to them in front of the embassy, ​​certainly with a red flag. I understand that now they are not held in high esteem in Russia, I myself do not consider them heroes, but it is a sacred thing to show the middle finger to the sprats who think of themselves. You can think of and where there the flag of the Latvian SSR to attach.
      1. tralflot1832
        tralflot1832 25 May 2021 20: 08
        +1
        I only have one thing for the flagpole with the flag of the Soviet Socialist Republic of Latvia for the mayor and Midovets, and then, like in a joke: these two birds will bring happiness to Latvia. ". hi
  4. Roman070280
    Roman070280 25 May 2021 13: 00
    .
    removed the Russian flag, replacing it with the flag of the Russian Olympic Committee, as "more appropriate to the moment" due to the ban of the anti-doping committee


    Well, here it seems, there can be no complaints about them ..
    1. Brturin
      Brturin 25 May 2021 13: 08
      +8
      Quote: Roman070280
      Well, here it seems, there can be no complaints about them ..

      The ban applies to certain places - "As you know, we are under sanctions. At the stadium, in the hotel where the organizing committee is located and the teams are, our flag is not, there is only a flag with the ROC emblem. What was in the city is the city's decision"- Tretiak. Https://tass.ru/sport/11460983
      1. Roman070280
        Roman070280 25 May 2021 13: 15
        -6
        What was in the city is the decision of the city "

        That is, they had a formal right not to hang our flag ??
        Here I am about the same ..
        1. Dude
          Dude 25 May 2021 13: 32
          +5
          Quote: Roman070280
          What was in the city is the decision of the city "

          That is, they had a formal right not to hang our flag ??
          Here I am about the same ..

          Do not juggle! Have you decided to advocate for the young Baltic democracy?
          The formal (and not only) right not to hang our flag, they undoubtedly had. But they not only did not use it, but, on the contrary, hung out the flag of the Russian Federation, and even argued their position in the media.
          And it was when the Ranair incident happened that they filmed it right there.
          What is this if not a provocation and insult to our state? Everyone, and, I think, even you, are well aware that this is exactly the case.
          I think that some of our official reaction to this petty demarche should have fostered. However, our Foreign Ministry, alas, as usual, kept silent ...
          1. Roman070280
            Roman070280 25 May 2021 13: 50
            -7
            Formal (and not only) the right not to hang our flag, they undoubtedly had.
            That's what I wrote ..
            Well, here it seems, there can be no complaints about them ..
            Rather strange that they even hung him, albeit temporarily ..

            What is this if not a provocation and insult to our state?
            So when our dope ate it was not petty ..
            And when ours, for a second - NOT FRIENDS - remove our flag, which they are NOT obliged to hang up, it offends us ..
            (and yes .. the incident with Ranair - isn't it a reason ?? It is not yet known who provoked more .. Although I personally hope that this dad was stupid in one, and Peskov did not lie at least once that ours were not there. .)

            I think that some of our official reaction to this petty demarche should have fostered.
            Zakharova will definitely react, do not worry so ..))
            1. frei67
              frei67 25 May 2021 15: 26
              +4
              show me an athlete who does not eat doping in one way or another. Each country has its own school of sports pharmaceuticals. The prohibition of a particular drug or its use according to indications is pure policy, which is what has been done with our athletes.
            2. Dude
              Dude 25 May 2021 15: 45
              +3
              So when our dope ate it was not petty ..
              And when ours, for a second - NOT FRIENDS - remove our flag, which they are NOT obliged to hang up, it offends us ..

              We're not talking about a doping scandal here, is it? So don't blur the topic.
              Yes, anyone of normal a citizen of their country are insulted by such actions. Such behavior, within the framework of an international sports forum, which is the World Ice Hockey Championship, is unacceptable. In the language of diplomatic protocol, this is called "unfriendly actions."
              and yeah .. the Ranair incident - isn't that a reason ?? It is not yet known who provoked more.
              Ah-ba-ldet! ​​.. The Old Man landed the plane, and, of course, Russia is to blame. Hailey Likely ™. Everything is clear with you - you, my dear, ordinary Trianon.
              Zakharova will definitely react, don't worry ..
              I am not interested in Maria Zakharova aka "Stalinhuzhegitler", she is a berry of your field, - a master of expressing deep and not very concerns, - what good to expect from her? ..
          2. VORON538
            VORON538 25 May 2021 13: 52
            +1
            He and people like him and the devil will be lawyers, if only against Russia hiCome from the echo of the matzo does not crawl out, there he is in the swamp among his own.
            1. Dude
              Dude 25 May 2021 15: 48
              0
              Quote: VORON538
              He and people like him and the devil will be lawyers, if only against Russia hiCome from the echo of the matzo does not crawl out, there he is in the swamp among his own.

              Take the above, most likely a loyal subscriber of the "Censor"! laughing
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      1. SovAr238A
        SovAr238A 25 May 2021 14: 38
        +5
        Quote: Amatar
        rag, this is your tricolor.
        and BCHB is the future flag of Belarus.


        Gee ... You don't even know the history of your flags ... :)
        Your BCHB is the former flag of Belarus!
        Former.
        At the moment.
        since 1995 it is a former flag.
        This is the state of affairs.
    2. orionvitt
      orionvitt 25 May 2021 15: 08
      +2
      Quote: KOT BYUN
      Well, you need to love money SO ...

      This is not money, here, as you said, you have lost your fear. And the mind.
  6. Oleg Aviator
    Oleg Aviator 25 May 2021 13: 01
    +5
    Freedom? The Labuses? Who do not have a normal job or a communal apartment? Very interesting. And what kind of freedom it is if you are told with whom to be friends, what flag to cling to, what to watch. This is not freedom, but the most natural one-sided dictatorship.
  7. Garist Pavel
    Garist Pavel 25 May 2021 13: 01
    +9
    It is necessary in Minsk to hang up the flag of the Latvian SSR in response to their embassy. Ms and do not stand on ceremony with these goats.
    1. tralflot1832
      tralflot1832 25 May 2021 13: 05
      +2
      And not only in Minsk, we also have them. We must drive them out of Russia and leave from there ourselves. It's time to call our ambassador for consultations.
  8. The leader of the Redskins
    The leader of the Redskins 25 May 2021 13: 01
    -4
    Insanity grows stronger. Double-sided ...
  9. frruc
    frruc 25 May 2021 13: 02
    +8
    Latvia should be excluded from the Continental Hockey League for such antics.
    In one way or another, they will feel the consequences.
    1. Dude
      Dude 25 May 2021 13: 40
      +8
      Quote: frruc
      Latvia should be excluded from the Continental Hockey League for such antics.
      In one way or another, they will feel the consequences.

      Good idea!
      Dynamo (Riga), of course, is an original team, but I agree - in war - as in war.
      But, with the current leadership of the KHL, I think we will not see this.
      These people have different values, different ideals.
  10. kulinar
    kulinar 25 May 2021 13: 03
    +8
    Moved from the management of Riga "Consent" and away we go ...
    Flags are the brightest burst of idiocy, nothing more. And what are they turning the capital into ...
    But they raised their salaries immediately after the election.
  11. poquello
    poquello 25 May 2021 13: 03
    +8
    wiped out IIHF, there is nothing to hold a championship in an inadequate country
  12. Prisoner
    Prisoner 25 May 2021 13: 08
    +4
    "Real men play hockey", and the Riga mayor is a world champion and a jackal.
    1. frruc
      frruc 25 May 2021 13: 11
      +3
      I think he will catch his puck at a point.
      1. Prisoner
        Prisoner 25 May 2021 15: 28
        +1
        what And something tells me he'll like it.
  13. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 25 May 2021 13: 09
    +10
    Mayor of Riga Martins Stakis
    It became interesting where such "heroes" come from, read the biography and much became clear. The fact that it is saturated with Latvian nationalism and Russophobia is beyond doubt. Another thing is interesting - some crumpled mayor can freely manipulate the state flags of other countries, an international organization in order to provoke and satisfy his pride, and at the same time feel like a "hero" of the day. And why does the EU keep mum, which is so concerned about the rights of fighters against the authorities in other countries, but at the same time allows it to offend the state symbols of these countries? And, perhaps, this is the democratic expression of the will of a specific person and he has the right to do so? They are rude, crap and cynically mock them in the open.
  14. Andrei Nikolaevich
    Andrei Nikolaevich 25 May 2021 13: 11
    +3
    It seems that this official has sniffed coca and is running around picking off flags, not responding to the remarks of the head of state. In this case, this territory can hardly be called a state.
  15. Lech from Android.
    Lech from Android. 25 May 2021 13: 11
    +3
    The West has turned sports into politics.
    The world is no longer relevant about sports.
    The Baltic countries must be excluded from the venues of sporting events ... in order to avoid political provocations.
    1. Dude
      Dude 25 May 2021 13: 43
      +1
      The West has turned sports into politics.
      Yes nоbless you! ..
      Big sport has always been a part of politics.
  16. Olgovich
    Olgovich 25 May 2021 13: 20
    +6
    For such wild antics, the IIHF should exclude Latvia from participating in the World Championship and from the IIHF.

    What a mess?
  17. Svetoch
    Svetoch 25 May 2021 13: 24
    +7
    I believe that in such cases, you must first recall all your diplomats and only then expel their diplomats so that their cerebellum would break. wassat
  18. tralflot1832
    tralflot1832 25 May 2021 13: 34
    +2
    Fazel promised to keep the flag of Belarus in the stadiums, we'll see further! But I think the orgy will not end there.
  19. Gennady Fomkin
    Gennady Fomkin 25 May 2021 13: 43
    +2
    Notable incident. Only sport ("high achievements") has already died and stinks. Because of the money that permeates its entire structure, endless doping stories and "medical permits", constant threats of boycotts and excommunication, and so on and so forth ...

    Does anyone remember the Tokyo Olympics? Yes, everyone is deeply fucked - will - will not. laughing
  20. ultra
    ultra 25 May 2021 13: 43
    +2
    The Limitrophs perked up. laughing
  21. Ural resident
    Ural resident 25 May 2021 13: 45
    +1
    Isn't it time for our leadership to take some countermeasures to remove the flag? I don’t remember at what period a Russian person had to experience so much shame. Well, perhaps during the reign of Yeltsin - there was just a bottom.
  22. fuel oil
    fuel oil 25 May 2021 13: 52
    +2
    Hockey, politics, money, conscience, honor and dignity all merged into one vigorous cocktail. I understand that it is important for athletes to participate in competitions, it is important to gain experience, win titles and titles. But without the Flag and Anthem, what country do they represent? For honor and dignity What state are they fighting? It is necessary to refuse such competitions, let other hockey superpowers fight in battles. They will do without us, Belarusians, Kazakhs.
  23. Tagan
    Tagan 25 May 2021 13: 54
    +1
    Quote: Kronos
    A person has the right to study wherever he wants.

    And what does he want? Does it really matter? Like "I'm learning to shit for you, but you have to save me." In addition to rights, citizens have responsibilities.
  24. stalkerwalker
    stalkerwalker 25 May 2021 13: 54
    +1
    In order to avoid any misunderstandings in the future, IIHF, and Fasel, the next Championship should be held in country 404, at the stadium. Stepan Bandera.
    To attract the local oligarchy as official sponsors.
    The EU will definitely not mind ...
  25. nehoroshih48
    nehoroshih48 25 May 2021 13: 55
    +1
    the mayor of Riga is just a piss and a scoundrel
  26. rocket757
    rocket757 25 May 2021 14: 12
    +2
    Meanwhile, Latvian President Egils Levits called the replacement of the state flag of Belarus with the flag of the opposition in Riga "an adequate political reaction
    ... If you do not answer this ..... WAR OR SHAME!
    So what will our authorities choose now?
    The old man answered as he slashed, he did the right thing, by the way.
  27. Russobel
    Russobel 25 May 2021 14: 17
    +2
    Quote: tihonmarine
    Quote: Oleg Aviator
    What did she do?
    From the age of 8 she lived in Belarus, studied at the Vilnius University, worked on the Polish TV channel BelSat, oriented towards Belarus. This is reported by "Rise". Protasevich is her boyfriend.

    That’s the whole answer!
    Thank you
  28. Pravodel
    Pravodel 25 May 2021 14: 30
    0
    Flags of the International Ice Hockey Federation removed in Riga

    The only question is: why did they not hang up the LGBT flags? .. These are the coolest, most correct, most worthy flags of all the most, most, most civilized, enlightened, correct, etc. countries ...
  29. Just a Traveler
    Just a Traveler 25 May 2021 14: 42
    .
    Well done Lithuanians.
    1. kulinar
      kulinar 25 May 2021 15: 59
      +1
      Quote: Just a Traveler
      Well done Lithuanians.

      And what about the Lithuanians? bully
  30. CYM
    CYM 25 May 2021 14: 52
    +1
    Quote: Looking Petrovich
    The funny thing is that the EU demands the release of Russian citizen Sofia Sapega

    Whoever dines with the girl dances her. lol Was she even detained or is she another "Decembrist's wife"?
    1. isv000
      isv000 26 May 2021 12: 32
      +1
      They planted it for two months, she howls at the moon at night, towards Russia ... No.
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  32. PROXOR
    PROXOR 25 May 2021 15: 47
    +1
    Pack your things and leave. Let them have fun with themselves. And for the future, do not travel to the Baltic countries, Poland and the outskirts.
  33. cniza
    cniza 25 May 2021 16: 05
    +2
    Meanwhile, Latvian President Egils Levits called the replacement of the state flag of Belarus with the flag of the opposition in Riga "an adequate political reaction."


    They no longer know where else to lick, but on the slogan - sport outside of politics in general has already been imposed ...
  34. konstantin68
    konstantin68 25 May 2021 16: 27
    +1
    And these clowns dare to tell us something about the so-called democracy. And sport, of course, is outside of politics. Yeah.
  35. Safron
    Safron 25 May 2021 19: 11
    0
    Flag .. Pursuit .. this is the flag of those who served the Nazis during the Second World War, and many of their suppper education do not even know this.
    The flag in the country where the championship is being held can be replaced, but in the wrong country the championship has not been rescheduled. This is not discussed.
  36. Retvizan 8
    Retvizan 8 25 May 2021 19: 26
    +1
    Well, how normal was the championship moved to Latvia ?! The Belarusians would not allow themselves to do this.
    The Baltic jackalie is already losing its head from its worthlessness and malice!
    Western functionaries were jumping around, they had already brought international sports to their knees for the sake of their dirty political interests! negative
  37. Petrol cutter
    Petrol cutter 25 May 2021 19: 56
    0
    Oh, is there still a world ice hockey championship?! ..
    Eats your copper! I don’t follow. It is necessary to look from the principle.
    What are ours?!.
  38. isv000
    isv000 26 May 2021 12: 29
    0
    Shouldn't this long-suffering championship be immediately transferred to a third country, away from these mayors and ministers? ...
  39. Nathan
    Nathan 26 May 2021 13: 20
    0
    Some kind of game! And this despite the fact that the Latvians have always boasted of their "civilization" ..... Mustafa Kemal Ataturk during the war for the independence of Turkey, driving along the street of the city that had just been recaptured from the Greeks, gave the command to stop the column when a Greek ( enemy) flag. He shamed his askers and explained that the flag is a symbol of the state and the people, established by the Constitution. And they say we still have to live and trade next to them ...
    Here's an example of being civilized. Would learn
  40. Metallurg_2
    Metallurg_2 26 May 2021 21: 25
    0
    Is our Foreign Ministry going to eat or will it also send out all the sprat diplomats?