Maria Kolesnikova sits with former Minister of Culture Pavel Latushko (left) and Coordinating Council member Maksim Znak (right) on their way to a protest in Minsk, Belarus, on Aug. 23.

Yet Another Opposition Leader Targeted in Belarus

Maria Kolesnikova is a former musician who rose to prominence in recent protests.

A woman holds a forbidden Belarusian flag during a protest rally in Minsk on Aug. 14.

The Trump Administration Has Gone AWOL on Belarus

The Belarusian people may yet achieve the end of the Lukashenko era, but it will be in spite of the United States’ silence.

A protest in Belarus

Time Is Running Out in Belarus

Putin is signaling he wants a clear resolution—but he may not mind which side wins.

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Lukashenko Mistakes Protesters’ Principles for Weakness

A surreal helicopter flight highlights the besieged Belarusian president’s belief in force.

People holding placards with images of Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko

Lukashenko Doesn’t Want to Be Putin’s Deputy Tsar

Russia will do just enough to prop up Belarus’s tottering regime.

People walk past a monument to Vladimir Lenin in Minsk, Belarus, on the 150th anniversary of Lenin's birth on April 22.

In Belarus, Lukashenko Bets on No Lockdown

The iron-fisted president has downplayed the coronavirus to shield the economy and project control.

Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, and his Belarusian counterpart Alexander Lukashenko walk in as they attend a session of the Supreme State Council of the Union State at the Kremlin in Moscow on March 3, 2015.  (Sergei Karpukhin/AFP/Getty)

The Belarusian President Won’t Go Down Without a Fight

Tensions between Moscow and Minsk have sparked worries over another Russian annexation.


What Exactly Is Going on Between Russia and Belarus?

Lukashenko is speaking as though there’s a new development to watch. In reality, it’s a repeat performance.

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Ukraine’s Turmoil Is a Gift for the Last Dictator of Europe

The wily president of Belarus is secure at home and newly prominent abroad. Here's how he exploited Ukraine's revolution.

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