Lukashenko Built Belarus in His Own Image. Now It’s on the Brink of Collapse

MOSCOW—When Svetlana Tikhanovskaya walked into Belarus’s election commission to complain she experienced been cheated out of a get in final weekend’s presidential election, her campaign crew envisioned her to promptly emerge to carry on the fight.

Alternatively, she disappeared, resurfacing the next working day in Lithuania. In a video clip posted on social media, she termed for her supporters to conclusion their protests and take the incumbent, Alexander Lukashenko, as their president.