Researches about Ukraine

Lukashenka’s Annual Address on the State of the Country

The Jamestown Foundation

On April 29, President Alyaksandr Lukashenka delivered his annual address “to the people and the parliament.” By far the most frequently discussed excerpt from his remarks—however awkward and tangential it may have been to the actually significant topics of the 2-hour-and-40-minute speech—was Lukashenka’s digression devoted to the Jews. Addressing the head of Minsk Oblast administration, Semyon Shapiro, Lukashenka said that “one of your men [i.e., a fellow Jew], [news portal owner Yury] Zisser, is behaving indecently. After all, a year ago, I asked you to take all Belarusian Jews under control. Even Pavel Yakubovich [editor of the major Belarusian …read more

Source: The Jamestown Foundation

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