Sluggish interest to the upcoming presidential elections
Sluggish interest to the upcoming presidential elections and the apathetic attitude towards almost anything related to politics is explored in the opinion-piece by Artiom Shreibman, TUT.BY political observer. The long-read is reach in links and provides the overview on current pre-election climate in Belarus. For those hunting for more comments it might be worth listening to online broadcast of the TUT.BY TV project this afternoon. The main issue is should we perceive the release of the political prisoners as the bargain point with the EU, or is it something more than that (broadcast in Russian).
The Russian side is grateful to Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko for his decision to go to Russia as the visit after the presidential election, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Russia to Belarus Alexander Surikov said in an interview with the STV channel, BelTA has learned.
“We are grateful for this decision,” the Ambassador said.