Ilya Yashin’s evolution from protest leader to persecuted dissident mirrors the metamorphosis of Putin’s “managed democracy” into a totalitarian state.
From Exile, Tikhanovskaya Calls For ‘2nd Wave Of Protests’ Against Belarus Regime
“The US, as one of the oldest democracies, should support the values of human rights, free elections and freedom of assembly,” says Svetlana Tikhanovskaya.
Women Lead The Way Against Belarus’ Patriarch, Says Svetlana Tikhanovskaya
“Our women understood they don’t have to stay in their kitchens and can fight for their rights beside — and even in front of their men,” Tikhanovskaya says.
‘Tightening The Screws’: Belarus’ Lukashenko Shows No Sign Of Bending To Protests
“It’s become scary because they can go after you simply for things like the color of your clothes.It’s like George Orwell’s 1984.”
Facing The Biggest Challenge Ever To His Power, Lukashenko Looks To Russia For Help
Alexander Lukashenko is spinning a narrative of a beleaguered underdog facing hostile forces that only Vladimir Putin has the power to stop.
A 37-Year-Old Opposition Candidate Challenges The Longtime Leader Of Belarus
“I’ve had to hide my children,” said Svetlana Tikhanovskaya. “I’m tired of putting up with it. I’m tired of being silent. I’m tired of being afraid.”
The Russian Student Who Has Become Moscow’s New Face Of Dissent
“I want to live in Russia. I think Russia deserves to be free, and its citizens need to get out from under the yoke of Putin and his gang.”
‘The Government Is Very Afraid’: Meet Moscow’s New Opposition Leader, Lyubov Sobol
“People admire her for her strength of character and the fact she’s a woman in a very male-centered culture,” said Sergey Radchenko.
A Comedian Plays Ukraine’s President On TV. Will He Become One In Real Life?
“Every Ukrainian has his own idea of who Zelenskiy is. He’s giving an opportunity to imagine the best presidential candidate ever. That’s why he’s so popular here.”
Russians, With No Real Alternatives, Give Putin 6 More Years In Power
“Russians don’t want things to get any worse; Americans always expect things to get better,” said Anton Volkhin. “Too many people have too much to lose.”