Updated at 11:30,08-12-2016

Austrian expert: Lukashenko is considered a rogue and bandit, bathed his hands in blood

"Lukashenko is considered a rogue and bandit, bathed his hands in blood", said in the interview with Russian Journal Austrian political scientist Gerhard Mangott.

Journalists asked him to compare Vladimir Putin and Alexander Lukashenko. Comparison was obviously not in favor of the Belarusian ruler.

"Besides, few consider him an intelligent person. The majority believes that Lukashenka has no prospective vision of the future of his small country. Putin, on the contrary, is credited with a clear vision of what he wants, as well as intelligence. The most important of all is the fact that Putin rules the great state to be reckoned with. Putin and Lukashenko are not considered as figures of the same order", he concluded.

Information. Gerhard Mangott - Austrian political scientist and an expert on Eastern Europe and Russia. Since 2003 - Professor of Political Science at the University of Innsbruck. Member of the Austrian Political Science Association, member of the Advisory Council of the Paul Lazarsfeld-Gesellschaft, member of the Editorial Board of the Austrian Journal of Political Science.