Vladimir Kovalkin at the “New Belarus” forum on August 8, 2022. Photo: “Mirror”
It will not be possible to make money by creating a special database of “parasites”, which includes Belarusians who left the country. Most likely, this is not the purpose of its founding – officials founded it for the sake of revenge on those who “do not agree with the political course of the Lukashenko regime.” This is the opinion of economist Vladimir Kovalkin.
“I think this is a continuation of the policy of petty revenge against people who do not agree with the political course of the Lukashenko regime. All this fits into one big outline. We see how this happened in the example of passports: if you want to change your passport, come to Belarus,” economist Vladimir Kovalkin, head of the Kosht Urada project, commented to the publication.
In his opinion, for the same reason the Ministry of Internal Affairs could come up with an initiative to have Belarusian citizens apply for a residence permit in another country. This could be necessary, among other things, in order to replenish the bases of “parasites.”
The economist believes that there is no economic reason for this decision by the authorities.
“The regime will not be able to make money from this, because people who have left the country will gradually, if possible, sell their property if they have left forever. Nevertheless, this is an attempt by the Lukashenko regime to spit in the back of such people,” the economist comments. “However, this will affect everyone, including those who consider themselves outside of politics. It turns out that if you consider yourself outside of politics, it does not mean that you really are outside of it. I think this is a good lesson for such people. A policy dictated by the desire for revenge is so brainless that it is implemented in this way.
Vladimir Kovalkin compares this initiative with how “Shushkevich’s pension was indexed.” Let us remind you that Stanislav Shushkevich was denied a pension for special merits. Judge Olga Gusakova of the Moskovsky District Court of Minsk explained this decision by saying that he had no right to it, since, according to the decree, he was not included in the list of persons entitled to such a pension.
— Lukashenko, out of petty revenge and his own character, refused to index Shushkevich’s pension right up to his death. This is the same pettiness of an evil and vindictive person. The continuation of Lukashenko’s character is only within the framework of the policies of his regime, the economist believes.
Let us recall that in September it became known that Belarusian officials were running not one, but two bases of “parasites”. Data for the second is provided by the State Border Committee, and includes Belarusians who left the country for more than 30 days. This database is updated every month.
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