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State TV Slams Lukashenko

Channel One state television compared Belarussian President Alexander Lukashenko to Josef Stalin and Adolf Hitler in a prime-time weekend report.

The report, which aired Sunday, said a Belarussian psychiatrist has diagnosed Lukashenko with antisocial personality disorder, which is also attributed to Hitler and Stalin.

Another psychiatrist said Lukashenko’s psychological profile includes signs of sadism, aggressiveness and unscrupulousness.

The report follows a four-part documentary criticizing Lukashenko on NTV television that has contributed to a souring of relations between Minsk and Moscow. Lukashenko is running for re-election in December elections. 


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