A screenshot from the Russian TV comedy show
Russia was quick to react to U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's visit to Belarus on 1 February and his meeting with Belarusian President Aliaksandr Lukashenka. Last Saturday, Pompeo said that American oil suppliers "stand ready to supply 100% of oil Belarus needs" at competitive prices.
Pompeo was yet to take off from Minsk when Russian analysts had already begun to argue that U.S. oil supplies to Belarus were not doable. Now the time has come for comedians.
Tigran Keosayan, NTV's International Sawmill satyrical news show host who comments on international politics focused on Belarus in his latest episode.
The jokes were mostly about the Americans who have no knowledge of geography and about potatoes - the national symbol of Belarusians in the former Soviet space.
Remarkably, NTV devoted almost two minutes to Pompeo's visit to Belarus, only slightly more than one minute to his visit to Kazakhstan and made no mention of the visit to Ukraine.
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