You can only ask me three questions.
Why only three?
OK, two more...
No - what is the difference between NYC and Belarus?
Let me count the ways.
And they argue - Vitebsk is the Washington DC of Belarus.
No, it’s Minsk, on and on and on
Niet, Niet, you don’t know
Yes, because Washington CD is north.
I butt in - NYC is north of Washington DC.
And one hits the other on the shoulder and says, “See!” as if to prove his pioint. They are
competing to be right. They are driving me crazy.
Guys, you cannot compare. How many people in all of Belarus? 4M? 5? OK, in New York City - 12 million. One City - Three Belarus.
OK, you ask us a question.
No, I only have one question and you won’t like it.
We will like it.
No, every time it makes people here angry and defensive.
We will no be angry.
Why is there no active politics in Belarus? Why only Sasha?
Because there is no alternative
Because we know him.
Do you like him?
No! But for us, we know him.
Sounds like Bush in 2004.
You don’t understand, in Belarus there is only Lukashenko!
But you vote.
Yes, but it’s only Lukashenko!
Who does he run against in the election?
Opposition are disappeared. The cops can’t find them.
Maybe they aren’t looking.
Of course they aren’t looking!
Right! You know this, and it’s OK.
What are we....what should we do?
I don’t know...vote for someone else?
No...you don’t understand, there is no one else.
What if YOU run for president?
If there is no Lukashenko, it is anarchy here. Total Chaos.
You’re crazy - you can’t really think that.
It’s true, we cannot have chaos like in Ukraine. There it’s chaos.
No, Ukraine is much more Western, and I don’t think that’s better but they are not afraid...
Ukraine is the Mexico of the United States
And on and on and on...