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People hold a traditional Belarusian flag with a portrait of presidential candidate Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya during a rally in Minsk, Belarus, in August 2020. She’s among 20 people being tried in absentia. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky)

Sham trial is Belarusian strongman’s latest attempt to silence critics — even those living abroad

Having silenced critics at home, Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko is now seeking to do so beyond the country’s borders.
The Soviet Union’s leading newspaper only mentioned D-Day in small print at the very top of its front page on June 7, 1944. Pravda

Soviet media downplayed the significance of the D-Day invasion

Russian President Vladimir Putin has said D-Day ‘was not a game changer’ in World War II – and Soviet media delivered that message starting the day after the invasion.

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