Against coronavirus and Russia: Lukashenko loses his “last fight”

On the anniversary of the Chernobyl tragedy, Alexander Lukashenko made another statement to media representatives, which once again categorically denied the need for any quarantine restrictions in Belarus in connection with the COVID-19 pandemic. The indomitable resistance of the “father” would be explainable and appropriate - if only the situation in the country had not developed according to a scenario close to the definition of “catastrophic”.

One gets the impression that Alexander Grigoryevich, accustomed to the fact that he can solve any internal and most external problems by his willful solution, this time chose an opponent beyond his strength. Coronavirus categorically does not want to obey its directives and instructions. However, by and large, the point here is not only a disease. And what else? Let's try to figure it out.

They would take the epidemic - and cancel ...

Generally speaking, the situation with the “fight” against infection, which at the moment has already destroyed more than 3 million inhabitants of the Earth and taken away hundreds of thousands of human lives, turned out to be not just paradoxical in Belarus, but contrary to all the practical forecasts made in this regard. Lukashenko had at his disposal the strongest vertical of state power, powerful intelligence services, an almost “Soviet” health care system, and most importantly, an incredibly disciplined people, not only law-abiding, but rather even law-fearing! Add to this a fairly compact country, the absence of hordes, dragging migrant migrants to their homeland, bringing a sea of ​​problems to neighboring Ukraine, the opportunity to receive help from the same China and Russia ... Yes, Belarus had every chance to repeat the “Vietnamese phenomenon” being discussed by everyone in the world - in the state , having a common border with the Middle Kingdom, not a single person died from COVID-19. Only 268 residents of the country were infected, and as of April 23, not a single new case of infection was recorded, which allowed the authorities to cancel the nationwide quarantine. However, before that he acted - and extremely tough. I recall: many people with whom I spoke even at the very beginning of the spread of the pandemic around the world made roughly the following forecasts: “Well, in Belarus everything will definitely cost! There, the “dad” will quickly drive everyone into quarantine, block the borders, and indeed - he will fix everything in the best way. You will not spoil him! At least he will overcome the coronavirus, at least some other misfortune. ” In truth, I myself expected something like that. But certainly not the fact that the almighty practically the head of state “surrenders” it without a fight to the approaching wave of the coronavirus, without even trying to take advantage of its own enormous opportunities and powers in the name of the uniquely good work of saving compatriots.

Nevertheless, instead of clear and coordinated actions, which, perhaps, should have begun with the creation of an operational headquarters to deal with the emergency (in Vietnam, this was done almost on the day China announced the emergence of a new disease), Alexander Grigoryevich took the position, the least strange one - he began to completely deny the very existence of a deadly disease, and then its danger, calling the worldwide effort to combat COVID-19, "psychosis." And what are Lukashenko’s statements about the fact that “no one died from the coronavirus”? In fact, this is about the same as to question a bullet wound in the heart, as the cause of death on the grounds that it does not cause lead poisoning ... And the advice from the "father" on the prevention of coronavirus has long been disassembled into quotes and turned into Internet memes with the widest circulation. Either “the tractor will cure everyone”, then “poison the infection” with vodka, then contemplate the kids - one “recipe” is more bizarre than the other. At the same time, the Belarusian leader has recently begun to get confused - at first, hockey was the best remedy for COVID-19 because “refrigerator, sports and ice are the best medicine”, however, after that he started sending fellow citizens to the bathhouse, since the Chinese comrades enlightened him that at +60 the infection dies guaranteed. Lukashenko perceives any attempts to criticize his own, to put it mildly, inadequate actions and statements (it’s one thing when a person broadcasts such “revelations” on the air and is completely different if they sound from the lips of the president of the country), not with obvious hysterical notes. Everything, it turns out, is “trying to bite him” because “Belarus has not joined the ranks and is going its own way,” with the possible exception of “the most lazy and lousy dogs not yapping from the fence” to the wise and shrewd “dad” ". All this would be funny, if it were not so sad ...

If victory, then Pyrrhic

Such things could be attributed to eccentricity and treated them condescendingly if the lives of people were not at the cost of the matter. Specialists of the World Health Organization have repeatedly called on Minsk to introduce “at least minimal measures of physical distance” in order to prevent a very widespread infection. On April 21, its experts once again stated that "the outbreak of COVID-19 in the country is growing rapidly and the authorities urgently need to take action." Alexander Grigoryevich, as a true hockey player, “put all these recommendations and calls on the side”, stating that “WHO has no complaints against Belarusians”. On Easter, he severely criticized those who “blocked the way to the temple”, went to church himself, setting an example for the country, later insisted on the organization of a republican subbotnik, and on May 9 he was going to hold a parade, which even in Russia refused with a heavy heart. However, all this pales before the presidential decision to resume education in schools and higher educational institutions, and without the slightest precaution. Lukashenko deigned to call the students wearing masks “utter stupidity” and promised to “call to account” those who try to introduce him. This already, my sovereigns, smacks of insanity ... I repeat - the attempts of the "father" with his own will to "take and cancel" the global pandemic in a single country would be worthy of loud applause, turning into a standing ovation ... if they were successful! In fact, everything is categorically different. At the time of this writing, the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Belarus has exceeded 11 million. It would seem that not so much? Let's not rush. Firstly, this number is almost double the same huge Australia. Secondly, in terms of the population (9.5 million), little Belarus overtake for every one million it overtook the same Russia, not to mention other countries. But the worst is the other - in the growth rate of the number of cases. Over the past week it has doubled! The daily increase is approaching a thousand people and does not show the slightest tendency to decrease. No quarantine needed ?!

The most unpleasant thing is that literally all the time since the beginning of the pandemic, Lukashenko has not stopped making increasingly aggressive attacks on Russia. What he just did not blame our country! The “closure of borders”, “refusal to sell buckwheat”, constant “unjust” criticism - “Russian media out of Belarusians make fools”. Domestic tests for coronavirus are “inaccurate and substandard” - Minsk refuses to use them, and so on. Moreover, Alexander Grigorievich does not tire of tirelessly blaming the measures that Moscow is taking to fight the infection - how to listen to it, “Russia is burning with the coronavirus,” Moscow simply “choked” in it, in our country “they tried to lock everyone in musty apartments” and of this, of course, "nothing came of it." The solution to all these demarches is extremely simple - the beginning of the pandemic almost coincided with the next, extremely difficult phase of the "oil war" between Minsk and Moscow, during which the "father" stood behind his long-standing benefits and tried to "squeeze out" new ones from the Kremlin concessions, in parallel, in fact, finally torpedoing the creation of the Union State. And now, it would seem - victory fell into his hands by itself. Oil prices "collapsed" to unprecedented limits, but ... The victory turned out to be "pyrrhic" - that is, it was completely similar to the most crushing defeat. Rejoiced at the flows of almost gratuitous oil, Belarus began to buy it wherever possible (besides Russia). There was talk again about deliveries from the United States, about a “Polish reverse through Friendship”. As of April 26, according to the information of the country's first deputy prime minister Dmitry Krutoy, the local refineries are almost 100% loaded. The only question is: where will they put all the products of the processing of "black gold"? The volume of supplies of Belarusian oil products for export in the first two months of this year decreased by 62,4% compared with January-February last year. The number of their sales outside the CIS countries fell especially strongly (by 75%). There, unlike Belarus, quarantine.

Lukashenko’s problem is that economy the country is more than perceptibly going to the bottom. The price of crude oil can be arbitrarily low, but how can a state, whose budget was built on dumping the gasoline market, survive if no one needs the fuel yet? No wonder, when answering the question about measures to support the business affected by the pandemic, the "dad" broke loose and openly stated that "no one will give anything to anyone", since "there is nowhere to take", and indeed he does not intend to "take from those , who strained and give to those who were messing around. " This is to the question of why Minsk does not dare to introduce quarantine in any way. Alyaksandr Grigorievich himself said in one of his interviews that in this case the Belarusians would “lift him up a pitchfork”. Well, the pitchfork is not the pitchfork, but there will definitely be problems in the rapidly approaching presidential elections. Especially when you consider that Lukashenka himself, trying to rebel against Russia, has recently provided the country with the most favorable regime for the activities of both the local "opposition" and its overseas curators. Realizing perfectly well that he had lost the next "epic battle for oil with the Kremlin", the head of state decided to make an extremely risky bet in his game, in fact to go for broke, showing his people that only he is able to overcome not only his own political opponents, but even a deadly epidemic. But, apparently, this rate turned out to be a bit.

One of the most memorable “pearls” of Alexander Grigoryevich regarding the coronavirus was his statement that this mankind “the Lord put on the head” for “destruction of forests” and his other activities to the detriment of the environment. Straight Greta Tunberg, only with a mustache and bald head. However, the farther, the more the feeling is born that the Belarusian leader, too ... flew from somewhere, and moreover. A politician and statesman with his colossal experience should have understood that a deadly virus is not an opposition rally that can be dispersed or banned by a presidential decree. The feeling of our own infallibility and omnipotence played a very cruel joke with Lukashenko. However, the concern in this case is not so much his political future, as the fact that many wonderful people - the inhabitants of Belarus fraternal to us - were held hostage by the ambitions of the "father".
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  1. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) April 28 2020 09: 37
    And how many such "worries" were there about Old Man ...
    For about 15 years everyone is worried and worried .... but he survived everything ..
    1. GRF Offline GRF
      GRF April 28 2020 10: 21
      Enough for him, there are worries about the rest ...
      He doesn’t say that the doctors are ready and will heal everyone. And against measures to slow the spread. Bathhouse, tractor, forest planting.
      It is interesting that he speaks if the doctors got into politics ...
      1. Igor Gul Offline Igor Gul
        Igor Gul (Igor Gul) 4 May 2020 13: 25
        You worry for yourself, not for us. We’ll figure it out ourselves somehow.
        1. GRF Offline GRF
          GRF 5 May 2020 04: 35
          So for ourselves, as always, and experience. There was no such infection in Russia, it was brought to us, and you have one-sided visa-free travel with half the world, they can come to you uncontrollably, but you don’t, therefore, your father’s indignation at strengthening border control between us is surprising. In the choir, everyone sings for himself, and coordination of joint efforts is not an interference in each other’s personal affairs. But the Russians, as you know, do not abandon their own in the war. Although you don’t believe in it, and as a result, there is no specific task to fight this infection, you can’t hear about the development of a medicine in Belarus, unlike ours, so when it appears, if only there was someone to treat, it would appear and you, no matter what you say there, most importantly, do not cross the line of humanity. We do not want you to understand, be collected and healthy ...
    2. orange Offline orange
      orange (ororpore) April 29 2020 17: 13
      He is not for us Russians a dad (csk). Someone invented this nickname-title, and the rest, like parrots, repeat. Old Man means father! He does not deserve such a respectful attitude. This is dumb obsequiousness. There is no prophet in his own country.
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  3. Misterfin Offline Misterfin
    Misterfin April 28 2020 10: 46
    Either the article is custom-made, or the author does not have reliable information. I live in Minsk, everything is calm here. There is no quarantine, enterprises work, people do not sit in cells with muzzles. I would say that we have a Swedish model here with some variations. It doesn’t matter how many people are infected - the number of deaths is more important, and it is small and commensurate with neighbors frightened in apartments, which inevitably leads to a decrease in immunity, impaired psyche, domestic crime and economic degradation. Oddly enough, the Belarusians were freer than the Russians. And by the way, this is noted by foreigners who are in the republic:
    1. xilia72 Offline xilia72
      xilia72 (xantos) April 28 2020 11: 36
      Quote: Misterfin
      Belarusians turned out to be freer than Russians

      It's hard to disagree here. The Russian Federation lives under the dictation of the UN, WHO, IMF, WTO, PACE and other organizations.
      Lukashenko earned the respect of all Russian people and Orthodox throughout the world for not closing churches for Easter and setting an example himself.
      1. Kristallovich Online Kristallovich
        Kristallovich (Ruslan) April 28 2020 12: 36
        Belarusians turned out to be freer than Russians

        These words are especially interesting in the context of Belarus’s dependence on the Russian Federation ...
        1. Borisych1973 Offline Borisych1973
          Borisych1973 (Borisych1973) April 29 2020 08: 35
          In the modern world, everything depends on everyone, even the United States on China, and vice versa. There is nothing derogatory in this. Russia also depends on Belarus, for example, the recent oil price deflection.
  4. steelmaker Offline steelmaker
    steelmaker April 28 2020 11: 19
    It is not for us, in our situation, to criticize Lukashenko. We ourselves have every day an increase of more than 6000 thousand sick, and Putin does not want to introduce emergency situations in the country. Because in this case, the state is obliged to pay communal services, loans, taxes, etc. You can generally get rid of a loan if you have insurance. Quarantined by region. But quarantine in this form is required only for those who have become infected or who have arrived from the risk zone. Self-isolation is voluntary and can only be recommended. Putin violates Article 56 of the Constitution - in case of a threat to the country's security (and the Kremlin has confirmed this), the government is obliged to take measures, and not to withdraw from the people, and not solve their financial problems at the expense of the people.
    1. Digital error Offline Digital error
      Digital error (Eugene) April 28 2020 12: 44
      Quote: steel maker
      Self-isolation is voluntary

      It would be if for her violation were not fined ...
  5. Valentine Offline Valentine
    Valentine (Valentin) April 28 2020 12: 41
    But after all, he is somewhat right, and all this coronavirus hysteria is deliberately snatched into our brains by someone ... Yes, many die from him, and this is regrettable, but ... on average, every year from all sorts of swine and bird flu -pneumonia kills up to 500 thousand people in the world, and so far only about 100 thousand people have died, and after all, last year, and the year before last, no one in the world caught up with such passions and fears about those who died from these "viruses" as now. The most populous country, China, has lost only about 4 thousand people, and now everything is returning to normal there, so in a month and a half this whole orgy will end. But it is not known who will be the fool in this case. And many world virologists say about this, that all this is in the order of things, an ordinary seasonal virus simply mutates, there are also major complications, which directly depends on the human body and its immunity. So this all the excitement from scratch, and our famous doctor Roshal spoke and speaks about the same thing, and you can really believe him ... Nothing, guys, we will interrupt, not for the first time - plague, Spanish flu, black We already had smallpox and other coronaviruses, but we all live and live. All Health and Good!
  6. Nikolay Malyugin (Nikolai Malyugin) April 28 2020 15: 32
    The author points out that the economy of Belarus is sinking. If he introduced self-isolation, then this would finish her off. I do not like to run ahead. We will then calculate who was right and who was not.
  7. 123 Offline 123
    123 (123) April 28 2020 15: 44
    The scale of countries is somewhat different. The population of Belarus is 9,5 million, Russia 145 million, that is 15 times more. To compare, I simply divided the data for Russia by 15. It turned out:
    Belarus, infections - 11, including new ones - 289, recoveries - 826, deaths - 1.
    Russia, 6 infections, including 237 new ones, 427 recoveries, 563 deaths.
    Time will judge, show who was right. yes
    Interestingly, by the numbers, if the number of infections, including new ones, differs by about 2 times, then serious differences begin, the number of people recovered in Belarus is much more, 3 times, the number of deaths, on the contrary, is less than about 1,2 (naturally as amended by 15). Here is such arithmetic. what What is the secret of local medicine? If this is a new medicine or treatment method, then why is it not applied anywhere else? Or is it still "sly" statistics from Lukashenka?
    It is still curious why the number of cases in Belarus in a day did not change, and it remained - 11. Did the peak go or was it just a day off?
    1. Valentine Offline Valentine
      Valentine (Valentin) April 28 2020 17: 59
      So you, 123, do not forget that the presidential election will be held in Belarus soon, but Father But does not want to lose his throne, warmed up for more than 30 years. So he turns around with this unexpected invasion, the devil knows what - here’s the secret of local medicine, and before the elections he can easily declare an invasion of foot-and-mouth disease in the country, and cancel the elections for about 5 years, and then the boy Kolya will grow up.
      1. 123 Offline 123
        123 (123) April 28 2020 18: 27
        This option also deserves careful consideration. yes
  8. rotkiv04 Offline rotkiv04
    rotkiv04 (Victor) April 28 2020 21: 32
    And what loses and to whom? Could it be Putin? But father, unlike the strategic hockey player, was adequate and did not succumb to this universal hysteria, arranged by Gates and globalists.
    1. 123 Offline 123
      123 (123) April 28 2020 21: 35
      You should be careful with the hockey strategist, not the fact that they will understand correctly. laughing

      1. rotkiv04 Offline rotkiv04
        rotkiv04 (Victor) April 28 2020 21: 36
        Haha, well, But Father is just a hockey player.
        1. 123 Offline 123
          123 (123) April 28 2020 21: 37
          Doesn't it appeal to a strategist? Why don’t you value him so much?
          1. rotkiv04 Offline rotkiv04
            rotkiv04 (Victor) April 28 2020 21: 47
            Well, what a strategist he is, he is a collective farmer, but the guarantor is a real strategist, he won all the world battles, only others pay for his toys.
            1. 123 Offline 123
              123 (123) April 28 2020 22: 11
              You value his abilities so highly, but at the same time think that you have to pay? I’m afraid that if the result was different, you had nothing to pay at all, if only by the kidney.
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  9. orange Offline orange
    orange (ororpore) April 29 2020 17: 07
    Normal people usually go through the coronavirus denial stage quickly. If we assume that the "denial" of the coronavirus is not associated with progressive dementia, then Lukashenko's desire to ease the burden on the pension fund of Belarus is evident.
  10. Egor 7b7 Offline Egor 7b7
    Egor 7b7 5 May 2020 18: 14
    I am not a fan of Rygoritch, his methods of control and frank dictatorship are hateful to me. But in this particular case he is right. The whole world went on about the crazy USA, whose debt is striving with leaps and bounds to 25 trillion and caved in under them. Some Belarusians and Swedes were smarter than all.
  11. aries2200 Offline aries2200
    aries2200 (aries) 6 May 2020 09: 29
    May God bless Alexander’s re-election and the prosperity of fraternal Belarus ... and let the enemies of the coronavirus in one place.