“If I record the whole line for you, I’ll run out of space on my phone! There’s three kilometers of people here!” an elderly man shouts enthusiastically to someone via video. All these people have come to vote at the Belarusian Embassy in Moscow.
The line starts at the entrance to the embassy on Maroseika street, and then an endless stream of people stretches through the Armyanski Lane to the neighboring Maly Zlatoustinsky. At 1 pm Moscow time, the tail of the line returned to Maroseika. The Belarusian embassy found itself in a living ring.
Cars pass the huge line, with drivers honking. Someone put a big white-red-white flag out the car window. Another driver plays Viktor Tsoi song “Change”. A third car has the official flag of Belarus waving from it. People are clapping. A woman comes out of the car with a white-red-white flag with the water she brought to those in line. It is hot in Moscow today.
“And after such a line they would say he’s got 70%? ” says the young man next to me. “Are you out of your mind?”
Мaria Makarova/OS Belsat.eu