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Lukashenko: Belarus might turn out one of world’s most liberal countries

MINSK, 9 December (BelTA) – Belarus might soon turn out to be one of the world’s most liberal countries, Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko said at the 41st congress of the BRSM Youth Union in Minsk on 9 December, BelTA has learnt.

“Today we are witnessing not only a financial crisis, but also a crisis of liberal democracy. Europe does not know what to do with rebelling immigrants. The financial capital of the world, London, is quaking from street looters. Yesterday’s defenders of unlimited freedom of the Internet are now revising their position. Against this backdrop Belarus might turn out one of the most liberal countries in the world,” the head of state said.

Addressing the participants of the congress, Alexander Lukashenko said, “I think that each of you uses the Internet. You know that you have no restrictions for you.”

The President said that the Internet is making significant inroads and is becoming an important part of the national economy. “Instant payments, e-commerce, Internet shops, new communication means and a lot of other things are becoming part of our life,” he said.

At the same time, Alexander Lukashenko stated that the technological advances are available to everyone, including instigators of revolts, scammers and terrorists. “Therefore, we should protect our networks, like all other countries do, from hackers, terrorists and looters,” the head of state added.