Belarusian president Alyaksandr Lukashenka has blasted pro-government youth organizations for holding dog-and-pony shows.
“We are falling under the impression that our ideological aides – youth and public organizations – have lately got carried away with flashmobs, PR shows and other window-dressing events. Perhaps, they are always essentialthese days. But the organizations seem to have forgotten that their main task is to work with young people,” he said at the plenary session of the Nationwide Conference on Teaching on Thursday.
The Belarusian did not specify which organizations he has concerns about. But it is commonly known that his right hand in ideological education of the Belarusian youngsters is the Belarusian Republican Youth Union (BRSM).