News on 23.10.2008
17:48 Belarusian system of space communications to be constructed by Iran
Belarus and Iran are set to discuss the prospects of participation of the Iranian side in the project on creation of the Belarusian national system of space communications and telecommunications.
17:33 Independent newspaper summoned to court at vertical of power’s suit
The editorial office of the independent newspaper “Borisovskiye novosti” has received a summons to the court from the editor-in-chief of a local newspaper “Edinstvo”, which founder is Barysau regional executive committee.
16:26 Paval Kazlouski: “If I would appear before army with my son, people would think I had gone mad”
Paval Kazlouski, a former Defence Minister, has commented participation of Alyaksandr Lukashenka’s son in the military exercises Autumn-2008.
15:48 Commander of Russian-Belarusian air defence forces to be appointed by Medvedev and Lukashenka 3
On October 23, Commander-In-Chief of the Air Forces of the Russian Federation Colonel General Aleksandr Zelin told that the air defence system would be headed by a commander of air forces and air defence forces of one of the sides, who will be appointed by the heads of the two countries.
14:16 Lukashenka’s speech in “parliament” is totals propaganda 10
Alyaksandr Lukashenka’s speech at the final joint session of the two houses of the illegitimate Belarusian “parliament” consisted of propaganda clichés and familiar threats against mythic enemies.
12:24 Only Lukashenka will enter Europe for free, not Belarusian citizens 17
The European Union still does not plan to start talks with the Belarusian side concerning reduction of cost of Schengen visas for Belarusian citizens.
11:28 Belarusian have answered to Lord Bell 29
Recently British PR man Timothy Bell who had concluded a contract with Belarusian government on improving image of Belarusian dictatorship in the international arena stated the following: “Most of Belarusians are satisfied and happy”. “Narodnaya Volya” asked citizens of the country what would they like to tell Lord Bell about the life of Belarusians?
11:25 Belarusian KGB warns: Dictatorship can’t avoid crisis
Head of the center of information and public relations Valer Nadtachaeu said at a press conference in Minsk on October 22 that the Committee of State Security of Belarus (KGB) was concerned about the world financial crisis.
10:51 Repressions against opposition MP candidates go on 1
Former oppositional MP candidates are still persecuted after the “parliamentary elections”. Observer Dzyanis Rabyanok, activist of the United Civil Party, was fined on Wednesday; Mikalai Charnavus is to have a trial in Baranavichy today. Vitsebsk militiaman Andrei Levinau is waiting for a trial, too.
8:45 Belarusian banks stopped accommodating with housing credits 9
A number of Belarusian banks have stopped accommodating with housing credits, loans for buying a car and consumer credits.