Russian president Vladimir Putin is due to arrive in Mahiliou on October, 11. He is expected to take part in the Belarusian-Russian Forum of Regions.
However, in the run-up to the visit, caricatures of the Russian leader have been spotted in the Belarusian city. The leaflets say: ‘Volodya, go home! Mahiliou is against Russian imperialism.’
The photo of one of these leaflets is published in social networks, mogilev.online reports.
As reported earlier, the local authorities are willing to make much of impression on Putin: the city officials have ordered to have four clean-up days in a row ahead of his arrival. In turn, Mahiliou-based human rights activists Alyaksei Kolchyn and Alyaksandr Burakou filed an application for holding a picket in support of Ukrainian political prisoner Oleg Sentsov.