182EXTRA Navalny Poisoning and Lukashenko Leaks feat Bryan MacDonald

182EXTRA Navalny Poisoning and Lukashenko Leaks feat Bryan MacDonald


Guest: Bryan MacDonald. We talk about some of the history and the current state of affairs in Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko and his opposition, the recent elections and subsequent protests and whether or not this is a color revolution. Bryan has been to Belarus many times understands the politics in Russia and Eastern Europe. This is a bonus question for patrons about the alleged poisoning of Alexei Navalny and the information leaked by Lukashenko about that affair. I also add some recent updates on Navalny who posted on Instagram today after several weeks in a medically induced coma. He said that he plans to return to Russia. 

Bryan MacDonald is an Irish journalist based in Russia. He has written for RT since 2014. Before moving to Russia, Bryan worked for The Irish Independent, the Evening Herald, Ireland on Sunday, and The Irish Daily Mail. Follow him on Twitter @27khv

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Recorded on September 6,, 2020. Music by Fluorescent Grey.

Reference Links:

  1. Tens of thousands join Belarus march against Lukashenko, AFP
  2. Lukashenko Says ‘Intercepted Call’ Shows Germany ‘Falsified’ Navalny Poisoning Claims, Moscow Times
  3. Johnson’s Russia List 
  4. RT Bradley Blankenship Aug 12: The Belarusian protests are not a ‘color revolution’ – they’re the result of Lukashenko repeating Soviet mistakes
  5. Alexei Navalny Releases Photo From Hospital Bed After Nerve Agent Poisoning, NPR

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