Tikhanovskaya’s traveling Belarusian circus the latest example of failed Western ‘regime-change’-based policy in ex-Soviet Union

The West’s favorite Belarusian opposition figurehead, Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, has been in Washington, asking lawmakers to impose sanctions on her country, in a bid to overthrow its embattled veteran leader, Alexander Lukashenko. … Read More >Tikhanovskaya’s traveling Belarusian circus the latest example of failed Western ‘regime-change’-based policy in ex-Soviet Union

US insists Belarus must accept demand for ‘dialogue’ with exiled protest leader Tikhanovskaya & calls on allies to back opposition

Embattled Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenko should begin talks with the organizers of mass street protests that have rocked the nation since last summer’s disputed presidential election, American diplomats have urged. … Read More >US insists Belarus must accept demand for ‘dialogue’ with exiled protest leader Tikhanovskaya & calls on allies to back opposition

Lukashenko won’t hold talks with Tikhanovskaya as she has fewer than 100,000 followers on social media, says Belarus’ UN envoy

Svetlana Tikhanovskaya become one of Belarus’ most influential politicians almost overnight, with thousands attending rallies and protests. But a lack of online popularity may now see her shut out of talks with the government. … Read More >Lukashenko won’t hold talks with Tikhanovskaya as she has fewer than 100,000 followers on social media, says Belarus’ UN envoy

Belarus issues extradition request to Lithuania for exiled opposition figurehead Tikhanovskaya over alleged ‘crimes against state’

Lithuania has rejected a formal request from neighboring Belarus, which demanded it enforce an arrest warrant against Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, a prominent opposition figure and protest leader now living in the Baltic state. … Read More >Belarus issues extradition request to Lithuania for exiled opposition figurehead Tikhanovskaya over alleged ‘crimes against state’

‘We have lost the streets,’ Belarusian opposition figure Tikhanovskaya says, predicting more protests in spring

Belarusian street protests have lost steam for the moment, the exiled opposition figurehead Svetlana Tikhanovskaya has admitted. She called on supporters to keep “pressuring” the government and plan new rallies in the spring. … Read More >‘We have lost the streets,’ Belarusian opposition figure Tikhanovskaya says, predicting more protests in spring

‘What do you talk about with traitors?’ Belarus’ Lukashenko says he’ll speak with opposition politicians, but not Tikhanovskaya

Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko has revealed that he would be open to speaking with the opposition, but “not with traitors and terrorists.” The leader was referring to Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, who now lives in Lithuania. … Read More >‘What do you talk about with traitors?’ Belarus’ Lukashenko says he’ll speak with opposition politicians, but not Tikhanovskaya

Rebranding Belarus: Exiled opposition figurehead Tikhanovskaya asks Lithuania to rename her country to eliminate Russian link

For years, Belarus has been one of the countries least widely known outside of Eastern Europe. While the reasons for that are complicated, confusion over its Russian-sounding name can’t have helped it establish its identity. … Read More >Rebranding Belarus: Exiled opposition figurehead Tikhanovskaya asks Lithuania to rename her country to eliminate Russian link

Exiled opposition figurehead Tikhanovskaya accused of forming & financing extremist group to ‘seize state power’ in Belarus

Belarus has opened a criminal case against former presidential candidate Svetlana Tikhanovskaya and her ‘Coordination Council’ opposition movement. Its members are accused of forming an extremist group to overthrow the government. … Read More >Exiled opposition figurehead Tikhanovskaya accused of forming & financing extremist group to ‘seize state power’ in Belarus

Embarrassment for Belarusian opposition figurehead Tikhanovskaya as she claims Biden meeting invite before her team backtracks

Belarusian opposition figure Svetlana Tikhanovskaya claimed on Thursday that Joe Biden had invited her for a meeting, but her team was forced to reveal one day later that the invitation was, in fact, fictional. … Read More >Embarrassment for Belarusian opposition figurehead Tikhanovskaya as she claims Biden meeting invite before her team backtracks

Authorities clash with protesters in Belarus as exiled Tikhanovskaya warns riot police could be listed as ‘terrorists’ by EU

Thousands have taken to the streets for another weekend of protests in Belarus. Stun grenades were fired at the crowds, while opposition figures abroad have been pressuring Western leaders to increase sanction pressure on Minsk. … Read More >Authorities clash with protesters in Belarus as exiled Tikhanovskaya warns riot police could be listed as ‘terrorists’ by EU