Like father like son: Kolya Lukashenka trending on China’s Twitter alternative


On Sunday evening, the youngest son of Alyaksandr Lukashenka was in the top 10 Weibo trends (Weibo is a Chinese analogue of Twitter).

The recent introduction of visa-free regime between Belarus and China may have factored in the growth the popularity of the ‘Belarusian Crown Prince’, Facebook users stress with a sad irony.

On June 9-10, the head of Belarus took part the summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation in Quingdao.

Interestingly, Kolya, who was accompanying his father, gained a seat in the ‘presidential’ row for the heads of states:

In February, Kiryl Rudy, Ambassador of Belarus to China, posted a video of the Belarusian leader’s youngest son extending congratulations on the occasion of the Spring Festival.


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