Lukashenko: I’m No Dictator, Just President for Life

It is hard to know whether the humor in this propaganda piece from Moscow mouthpiece Russia Today comes from the sycophantic nature of the video itself or from Lukashenko’s efforts to come across as anything other than the strongman he is.

There is however nothing funny about the kleptocratic — and incompetent — regime in Minsk, which is helping Russia re-assemble its empire again while bumbling its own economy and wasting the lives of its own people. It is also important to remember that in almost every state of the former Soviet Union, there are large portions of the population who would gladly return to the USSR — this video is aimed at them.