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Why Don't Lukashenka's Propagandists Ever Talk About Elections In Germany?

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Why Don't Lukashenka's Propagandists Ever Talk About Elections In Germany?
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There are two possible explanations.

The elections in Germany have ended with a minimal victory for the Social Democrats, writes historian Aliaksandr Frydman in his Telegram channel. The process of forming a government coalition is about to begin and it promises to be very interesting. The world press is actively commenting on the outcome of these major European elections in 2021. In France, Austria, Israel, the US, even in China, Russia, Jordan and Argentina, journalists are asking logical questions: How will the election result impact our country's relations with Germany and the EU? What can we expect from the new German government? The same question I have already been asked many times by the Belarusian independent media, which are well aware of the importance of the elections in Germany and cover them in detail.

And what about the state propaganda? Its reports and publications only make people smile ironically, and the new image of the "green enemy" is designed in the best traditions of the Soviet propaganda of the first half of the 1980s, which failed to understand the Western European phenomenon of the "green movement". But this is not even about the German Greens. It is surprising that the propaganda does not even touch upon the issue of what these elections may mean for Belarus. And this is despite the fact that Belarus is in Europe, and Germany is its important economic partner, and it is Berlin's position that will determine the future of the EU sanctions policy.

Why is the simplest and obviously key "Belarusian issue" of these elections not on the agenda? There are two possible explanations: 1) Either the propagandists and their masters are so used to existing in their parallel reality of information vacuum that they really do not realize the importance of the elections in Germany for Belarus; 2) or the propagandists themselves deny Belarus' foreign policy subjectivity in the European-American direction, believing that the issues of Belarusian-German (European) relations are no longer in the competence of the Lukashenka regime and will now be exclusively decided by the "big brother" from the Kremlin.