Belposhta Decides to Cross out Tovarishch from 2006 Subscription Catalog
The editorial office of the non-state newspaper Tovarish, founded by the Party of Communists of Belarus was informed about this decision by Belposhta director. Unlike other independent editions, the newspaper was included into the subscription catalogue for 2006, but will be crossed out of it. The official reason is that it wasn’t issued in January-March 2005. The editorial office, in its turn, reminds it happened because Belarusian printing house broke the agreement with the newspaper and other printing houses refused to print the newspaper. As a result, the edition wasn’t printed till April 2005, when it concluded an agreement with Smolensk printing house (Russia). By the way, earlier Belposhta didn’t raise such question and included the newspaper into the subscription catalogue for the second half of 2005.
The founder of the newspaper, Central Committee of the Party of Communists of Belarus states this decision is politically motivated and is a manifestation of the increased pressurization of mass media on the eve of the presidential election of 2006, -- is said in the press-release, distributed by the editorial office.