The Western press continues to monitor the information conflict between Belarus and Russia. Today is a great article on this topic American newspaper published the International Herald Tribune.
The paper provides a chronicle of mutual accusations in the media controlled by the governments of the two countries. According to the newspaper, declining support from Russia can be a bad sign for Lukashenko eve presidential election. Some Russian analysts have even suggested that the current campaign in the media — it is the beginning of attempts to reset Lukashenko, says International Herald Tribune.
It is believed that the Russian "soft power" in the form of media companies and economic pressure played a role in the current premises of Kyrgyz President Kurmanbek Bakiyev. However, it seems that Lukashenko, which is in power for 16 years, has a more reliable support than they had Kyrgyz counterpart. Nevertheless, concludes the paper, the possibility to get support from the Kremlin pleased some representatives of the Belarusian opposition.