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Russia Blames U.S. of Instigating Revolution in Belarus

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Russia on Wednesday blamed Washington for trying to provoke a revolution in Belarus. Russia sent its defense minister for talks on military ties, in a signal that Moscow’s support for embattled Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenko was toughening.Mass protests happening since an August 9 election damaged by vote-rigging allegations have acted as the biggest threat yet to Lukashenko, and the Kremlin’s support has become crucial for his chances of longing his 26-year rule.On Monday, the former Soviet state farm boss traveled to Russia for his first talks with President Vladimir Putin since the crisis started, coming away with a $1.5 billion loan to prop up his Soviet-style command economy.Sergei Naryshkin, the head of Russia’s SVR Foreign.

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