Monthly Archives: August 2020

Breaking: Mayhem in Minsk after elections

    Riots erupted in Belarus on election night as a crowd of thousands protested the apparent victory of “Europe’s last dictator,” Alexander Lukashenko, and authorities fired tear gas, rubber bullets, water cannons and grenades at the crowd. Natalia Vasilyva, The Telegraph’s correspondent on the ground in Minsk, told The Daily Beast, “Things look really bad here; my ex-colleague, an AP

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Bulgaria’s anti-government protests: Tent camps remain, bid to block border checkpoint

    In spite of police in Bulgaria’s capital city Sofia having said that they would clear away tent camps set up by anti-government protesters, these remained in place on August 9. Protesters spent a stormy and rainy night in the tent camps, at Eagle Bridge (Orlov Most), and outside Sofia University and near the Presidency and Cabinet buildings, while the

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Belarus presidential election: Lukashenko gets 80% in preliminary results

     Belarus’ central election commission said incumbent President Alexander Lukashenko was ahead in five regions with around 82 per cent of the vote in a tense election marked by a crackdown on the opposition and widespread protests. A preliminary exit poll gave the longtime authoritarian leader nearly 80 per cent of the vote. Main opposition candidate Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, meanwhile, received

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Sites of the largest mass media stopped working in Belarus

In Belarus, on the evening of August 9, the sites of all the country’s largest media outlets stopped working. As of 22:00 Moscow time, the website of the state agency “Belta”, the largest independent portal TUT.by, as well as such media as “Nasha Niva”, “Online”, “Belorussky Partizan” are not opening. Mediazona notes that Uber and Yandex.Taxi also stopped working in

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Emine Dzheppar: Russia trying to turn Sea of Azov into ‘its own lake’

08.08.2020 14:23 – Ukrinform Russia has militarized Crimea, increased its military presence, keeping six submarines in the Black Sea, and wants to turn the Sea of Azov into “its own lake.” “Today, Russia wants to turn the Sea of Azov into its own lake. As far as we know, Russia now has six submarines in the Black Sea. Crimea has

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Detentions of protesters began in the center of Minsk. Stun grenades reported

The Belarusian police detain people who went to a protest rally in the center of Minsk. The Belsat TV channel reports on the clashes between the security forces and demonstrators on Pobediteley Avenue. According to the channel, about two thousand people gathered there. “MBH Media” reports with reference to its correspondent that about five thousand protesters have gathered on Pobediteley Avenue near the “Minsk

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Observer from the IPA CIS: no violations were noticed during voting in the presidential elections

August 9, Minsk / Corr. BELTA /. There were no violations during the voting at the presidential elections in Belarus, Alexander Bashkin, observer from the IPA CIS, deputy chairman of the Committee on Constitutional Legislation and State Building of the Federation Council of the Russian Federation, told journalists in Nesvizh today, BelTA has learned. “A very important factor is compliance

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Families of Heavenly Hundred oppose appointment of Tatarov as Deputy Head of President’s Office

       The appointment of Oleh Tatarov as Deputy Head of the President’s Office of Ukraine is a continuation of the pro-Russian revenge in Ukraine, the non-governmental organization Families of Heavenly Hundred Heroes said. “The appointment to the post of Deputy Head of the President’s Office of Ukraine, Zakharchenko’s associate Oleh Tatarov, a man who during the Revolution of Dignity daily

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Why shouldn’t Moscow ‘denigrate’ doddery Biden and the xenophobic ‘anti-Russia’ establishment? In fact America should do so too!

Robert Bridge Warning! This article is written by another Russian loving American. The US Intelligence Community (IC) issued a report that says Russia is not a fan of Democratic presidential hopeful Joe Biden and the anti-Russia ‘establishment.’ If true, what is so unbelievable about the Kremlin’s stance? The statement released on Friday says, in part, that Russia is employing “a range

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