Updated at 11:50,16-10-2017

Front page of state-owned "Respublika" newspaper contrasts a Cambodian child at a dump and happy kids from a kindergarten in Minsk

Artsiom Martynovich, Euroradio

The front page of the newspaper Republic. The photo shows a Cambodian child at a dump and happy kids from a Minsk kindergarten. The huge title says: Time to choose!

We asked Republic what is was necessary to choose and what Cambodia had to do with it.

Republic: You have been let down by figurativeness. You do not have to choose Cambodia. You choose the images.

Euroradio: What is in the picture?

Republic: You should be able to see something. If you dont, it will be difficult to explain. Lets not waste time.

Euroradio: I still do not get it. Our beggars also go to dumps, so what?

Republic: They do. But nobody searches for food at our dumps!

Euroradio: Did you publish it because of the election?

Republic: It is time to choose. We have had the column for two weeks.

We looked for the picture of the hungry Cambodian boy. The author is Athit Perawongmetha from Reuters. "The boys name is Sev, he is 13 years old. He collects empty beer cans to make 25 cents a day, the author said.

Republic, Cambodian boy Sev is not searching for food at the dump!

Front page of state-owned "Respublika" newspaper contrasts a Cambodian child at a dump and happy kids from a kindergarten in Minsk


Lets look at the previous front page of the newspaper. The picture shows a woman with a child near a destroyed building. The inscription says that it is Mariinka, Ukraine. The second photo shows three girls in Freedom Square in Minsk. The first photo shows a sad scene, the other one shows happiness.

Front page of state-owned "Respublika" newspaper contrasts a Cambodian child at a dump and happy kids from a kindergarten in Minsk


However, the picture was taken in Donetsk.

Euroradio will keep monitoring Republics front page in case the newspaper offers some other interesting comparisons dated for the presidential election.