Belarusian opposition leader Svetlana Tikhanovskaya  during a protest organised at the Dam Square, Amsterdam on May 28th, 2021. Photograph:  Romy Arroyo Fernandez/ NurPhoto via Getty

Rare is the foreign politician whose visit to Ireland combines talks with top Government officials and a trip to Knockshegowna Hill in Co Tipperary. (...)

Opposition politician and banker Viktor Babarik, charged with corruption and money laundering, is seen from inside a defendants’ cage during the opening day of his trial in Minsk in February. Photograph: Getty Images

Belarus has jailed an opposition leader for 14 years, and threatened to stop western goods entering the country while allowing migrants to move in the(...)

 Svetlana Tikhanovskaya : “I’m still not a politician and it is particularly difficult to try to be one at such a tough period for my country.” Photograph:  Arturas Morozovas/Getty

The summer Alexander Lukashenko became president of Belarus, an 11-year-old girl called Svetlana Pilipchuk travelled from its small southern town of M(...)

Supporters of presidential candidate Svetlana Tikhanovskaya during her campaign rally in Minsk on Thursday night. Photograph:  Sergei Gapon/AFP via Getty Images

The Kremlin has called on Belarus to release 33 Russian mercenaries arrested on suspicion of collaborating with opposition figures to commit terrorist(...)