Belarussians listen to ‘daddy’ and #getnakedandwork

28 June 2016 - 16:50 By Bruce Gorton

In an impassioned speech President Alyaksandr Lukashenko called on the people of Belarus to take their clothes off and work – so many of them did.Belarus’ economy has been suffering some of its worst economic conditions in decades‚ with rising levels of bad debt in its banking system‚ and its ruble losing value according to the Belarus Digest.Reuters reports the state has entered into an agreement to sell potash to India at the lowest price in a decade – managing to negotiate a price that is less than a third of last year’s level.In another Reuters report Russian state food safety watchdog Rosselkhoznadzor has also told the state to keep an eye on the quality of its dairy products – in a move that was apparently related to a dispute over Russian gas sold to Belarus.While Russia’s Agriculture Minister Alexander Tkachev later said there were no plans to ban Belarussian dairy products‚ the pressure is definitely on the small state.So President Lukashenko‚ commonly referred to as ‘Batska’ (Daddy) by his allies‚ needed something to stimulate the economy‚ and thus he called on his people to work harder‚ work nakeder.“You know what to do‚ how to do it‚ and what goals to achieve. Everything is simple. Innovations‚ IT technology‚ privatisations‚ etc. – it’s all clear‚ we’ve done it.“But all our life is in simple things: we should get [undressed] and work‚” the Malaysian Digest reported him as saying.And thus patriotic Belerussians have responded to his calls‚ using the hashtag #раздеватьсяиработать (which translates into #getnakedandwork.)Some have even done so with a song in their hearts.«Лепшы Квас» і «Арт Сядзіба» - #распранайсяіпрацавацьГурт «Лепшы Квас» і «Арт Сядзіба» далучыліся да флэшмоба, звязанага з прамовай Аляксандра Лукашэнкі на 5-м Усебеларускім народным сходзе. У сваім выступе прэзідэнт сказаў фразу «Трэба распранацца і працаваць».

#распранаццаіпрацаваць #раздеватьсяиработать
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