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In the Streets of Minsk

Posted December 22nd, 2010 at 10:10 pm (UTC+0)
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MINSK — Over and over again, Belarus state television broadcasts video of demonstrators smashing glass as they tried to break into the Central Election Commission Sunday night here. I was there. Those narrowly cropped shots miss the big picture. Alexander Lukashenko has run Belarus since 1994. Depending on your point of view, he is Europe’s […]

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