“We now joke that Belarus is even farther north than North Korea. We’re living under the conditions of a real fascist regime.”
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.
Belarus’ Opposition Leaders Reemerge After Post-Election Crackdown
“The U.S. should not recognize Lukashenko as legitimate leader. It should recognize Svetlana Tikhanovskaya as the winner of the presidential elections.”
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.”
Face Without a Man
Vladimir Putin’s meeting with journalist Masha Gessen reveals the advanced stage of his megalomania. He is like the magician who bungles a trick and then asks his audience defiantly: “What? You really thought I was cutting the lady in half?”
Faraway, So Close
Vladimir Putin arrived in Berlin an hour late after first visiting Belarusian strongman Alexander Lukashenko. The symbolism was clear: Angela Merkel, Germany and the West can wait – and not just an hour but two whole weeks.