MOSCOW — While officials from Montreal to Moscow have placed populations under some form of lockdown designed to slow the spread of the coronavirus, one man continues to hold firm to the notion that the rest of the world has lost its mind: Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko.“It is better to die on your feet, than live on your knees!” Lukashenko told a Belarusian television reporter Saturday when asked whether or not the coronavirus could stop him from hitting the rink for a propaganda-filled hockey game.Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko plays in a hockey game in Minsk on Saturday.Andrey Pokumeiko / BelTA / via Reuters“Me? Why? I don’t understand. There is no virus here,” Lukashenko said, gesturing around the arena. “This is a refrigerator, it is the best thing for your health. Sport, especially on ice, is better than any antiviral medication, it is the real thing.”Let our news meet your inbox. The news and stories that matters, delivered weekday mornings.Lukashenko, one of the longest-serving leaders in the former Soviet Union, has been in power for over 25 years. His tenure has seen brutal crackdowns on dissent.Both Lukashenko and his nation, Belarus, have played second fiddle to their much larger, and much

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