Alexander Lukashenko - Ben Zand: Dictatorland TV -
In my view this is not a democracy but a zoo. Alexander Lukashenko
I don’t really understand what a dictator is, but on the other hand I sometimes, in a nice way, envy myself. I am the last and only dictator in Europe and indeed there are none anywhere else in the world. Alexander Lukashenko
They are dictators: and that means they love power, they hate journalists like me, and they are quite frankly ridiculous. Ben Zand, Dictatorland II: Belarus, BBC 2017
The country is next door to Poland, slap bang between the EU and Russia. It’s been ruled since 1994 by President Alexander Lukashenko. ibid.
‘It’s better to be a dictator than to be gay!’ ibid. Lukashenko
He rigs his elections and doesn’t really seem to care if the world knows about it. And since taking power Lukashenko has rewritten the constitution. ibid.