The Soviet Union collapsed due to the lack of washing powder, Lukashenka said and shared memories about queues
President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko said that the Soviet Union collapsed because of the lack of the country’s commodities, in particular a washing powder of its own production.
“The reason for the collapse of the Soviet Union? Yes do not write anything – washing powder is not enough”, – quotes “Interfax” the statements of the Belarusian leader at a press conference for Russian regional media in Minsk on 17 November, on the eve of his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
“I was sorry to see a woman in the queue, and he not once stood in line to buy 10-20 packs of imported powder – said Lukashenko. – Its not enough, and without powder.”
According to him, in one year you could put a thousand modules in Belarus and “to fill up” the country washing powder.
“Or, we could not produce enough quantity of food? Could easily,” added “dad”.
“We have to deal with everyday issues and finally fix the mistake of the Soviet Union and to provide the population with everything necessary. We need now to look at some very important issues that are necessary for normal human life. Then he will be a patriot and will always have your back,” – said Lukashenko.
“But if we fail to do this, we have no color revolutions, the people will throw in the mad democracy which today in the world,” BelTA quotes the Belarusian state Agency BelTA.
In late September, the Belarusian President during his visit to China called the collapse of the Soviet Union a “catastrophe, which had and has negative effects throughout the world.” “Nothing good from the collapse we have not received”, – he told, answering questions of students of Peking University.
According to Lukashenko, the Soviet Union was a powerful state, which was a deterrent and stability in the world and in Soviet times would have been impossible many conflicts, such as those that take place in the middle East or Africa at the present time.
“It balanced our planet. Disappeared Soviet Union, and, you see, the world is ranged on the same support. I’m not judging here Americans, but the fact remains. Reliance one – and the world is reeling,” he was quoted by BelTA.
Lukashenko added that he sees in China and, possibly, in the unity of the post-Soviet space and the European Union, forming a more independent policy, real support, which need to be strengthened, that the world was multipolar.