The presidential campaign in Belarus is nearly over. Some are looking forward for the results of the vote on October 11, others are convinced that there will be no change in the country. But in any case, the voters, the opposition, the authorities, journalists are getting ready, because the presidential election, whatever it may be, is one of the most important events that occur once every five years.
After persecution by Lukashenka regime, she left Belarus in 2000. The International Cities of Refuge Network offered her sanctuary and during the following decade she lived in Paris, Berlin and Gothenburg. In 2011 Alexievich moved back to Minsk.
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan told Russia there were other places Turkey could get natural gas and other countries that could build its first nuclear plant, in the wake of Russian incursions into Turkish air space during its air campaign in Syria.
Vladimir Putin is to celebrate his birthday at a hockey arena in Sochi. While the Russian president is preparing for the match, congratulations on his 63rd birthday are flying to him from all corners of the world.