Society Featured on NTV film "The Godfather" is interesting to analyze not what it showed, much of what kept silent. And also for those who have chosen to broadcast.
Last mind — Lukashenko needed scare before the signing of the "customs union" (the most profitable Moscow).
The film speaks of enforced disappearances Zakharenko, Gonchar, Krasovsky and Zavadskiy the mysterious death Karpenko. But
when it happened (1999-2000 gg.) and when this was said in a loud voice independent Belarusian journalists — Moscow TV channels were silent.
Browser online newspaper "Solidarity" noted that "everything shown by them was made possible by the current participation of Moscow, which for many years has supported Lukashenko."
But much of both, and it concerns not only the movie NTV. This mode of action of unsightly never goes on behind the fall of 1996, when Lukashenko disbanded the Supreme Soviet XIII Legislature (add — thanks to Yeltsin sent by "landing" in the Chernomyrdin, drill and Seleznev). It was in protest against the 1996 referendum resigned Prime CHigir and Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Sannikov, and even earlier — Deputy Prime Minister and former head of the presidential administration, the "architect" of victory in the first presidential election and the first "referendum" Sinicyn.
But the events of 1996 would not take place if it were not for the rapid and consistent strengthening of authoritarianism and "legitimation" in the international arena in 1994-1995. — What a hand not so much Moscow politicians, as some of those who will later claim to leadership in the Belarusian opposition.
And, perhaps most importantly — to the fall of 1996 he wasand held a giant-scale work on the Russification of all spheres of life
("Referendum" on the status of the liquidation of the state symbols of the white-red-white flag and coat of arms "race", the elimination of the status of whiteRussian language as a single state, the closure of Belarusian classes and schools, changing the concept of the teaching of history, a sharp decrease in the circulation of the Belarusian-printing, etc.). All this was for Moscow. And when I hear that "the language — whether it is all about the economy" — I advise to read the speeches of Kremlin officials and Kremlin spin doctors is: one of the main (if not the most important) criterion relations between Moscow to the republics of the former USSR (in including and in the area of economic preferences) have the status of a these countries Russian language.
All this was usually silent.
As for the reaction shown on NTV film in the Belarusian society, it seems that it refutes the hope that "if the Kremlin propaganda war will begin in earnest and give a" go-ahead "TV channel, career Lukashenko as president will end."
Such an effect would really be in the early years of leadership Lukashenko — when there were "white spots" instead of a report on corruption in the Bush administration in 1994, when beaten in the Oval Hall of the Belarusian Popular Front members in 1995, when in the same 1995, riot police laid strike on the tarmac of the Minsk subway, when in 1996, special forces battered women and the elderly at a rally. Then the Moscow TV channels broadcast without restrictions, no subscription, no "antenna" — but more on that Moscow was silent.
Today, all of Moscow's TV channels, how many of them there are, at least 24 hours a day, can talk about Lukashenko — their "take" in Belarus, mostly those who do not need to campaign. In the extreme case there teletsenzura.
So in this hope to Moscow (for those who had) was in vain.