Belarus Protest Leader Vanishes Amid Reports of Masked Abductors
With large-scale demonstrations showing little sign of winding down, President Aleksandr G. Lukashenko’s security forces appear to have shifted from mass repression to more targeted disappearances.
For Belarus Leader, a Fading Aura of Invincibility
Undermined by the pandemic and a deepening economic crisis, and surrounded by sycophants, Aleksandr Lukashenko badly miscalculated in the recent election.
‘I Made a Very Difficult Decision,’ Belarus Challenger Says
In a video, Svetlana Tikhanovskaya — the main opponent of Aleksandr Lukashenko, the embattled president of Belarus — explains why she left the country early Tuesday amid antigovernment protests.
After Vote That Many Called Rigged, Challenger to Belarus Leader Leaves
Svetlana Tikhanovskaya disappeared for several hours, then released a cryptic video message. Lithuania’s foreign minister said she was in his country and was “safe.”
Late in the Game, Russia Steps Up to Covid-19
For once, Vladimir Putin followed in the path of his American counterpart, President Trump, and with similar results — a greater risk of catastrophe that might have been avoided.
Russia Frees Norwegian Convicted of Spying in Unusual 3-Way Swap
A retired Norwegian border inspector, two Lithuanians and two convicted Russian spies were exchanged.
Hearing the Shofar’s Cry in the Jerusalem of Lithuania
In the city where my grandfather was saved, I stood with a young Jewish couple under their wedding canopy.
How Much Do You Know About Lithuania?
Can you find Lithuania on a map? What else do you know about this Baltic nation with 2.8 million people?
A Mexican Hockey Player Looks for a Place to Lace Up His Skates
After being deported from the United States as a collegian, Hector Majul has bounced around, most recently landing in Lithuania.
Putin’s Keystone Spies
The once-terrifying Russian military intelligence agency has been so sloppy and prone to fumbling that you have to ask: Why does a strongman brought up in the K.G.B. put up with it?
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