Public Relations and Realities of the Belarusian Crisis

Grigory Ioffe
Content Type
Working Paper
The Jamestown Foundation
Popular narrative tropes are not always accurate predictors of how a story will ultimately develop. Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, the former presidential hopeful and a person believed by many to have won the presidential elections of August 9, is widely seen as a positive character in the unfolding Belarusian drama. Courageous and likable, she does her best to rally international support for the protest movement in her home country.
Authoritarianism, Elections, Protests, Public Relations
Political Geography
Eastern Europe, Belarus