Lukashenka: Russians blame me for Belarusization! Want Germanization?

A ‘mild Belarusization’ displeases many people, Alyaksandr Lukashenka complained at the plenary session of the Second Congress of Scientists in Minsk. About 2,600 people are taking part in the event.

“We need to search and find new forms of promoting the Belarusian culture and science and learn how to make it interesting and exciting,” he said.

According to Lukashenka, certain public figures – even those in ‘brotherly Russia’ – do not understand what is happening in Belarus.

“What am I blamed for? For a ‘mild Belarusization’ in Belarus. Look, do you expect me to launch Germanization here?” the Belarusian leader wondered.

In his opinion, such critical remarks are nothing but ‘ordered fudge’. He advised Belarusian scientists and journalists to work hard so that Russians could become aware of what is happening in Belarus, which is ‘the closest country for them’.

Over the last five years the production of innovative products had doubled, Lukashenka stated. He also promised to raise salaries of scientists.

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