In Belarus, Women Led the Protests and Shattered Stereotypes

The women who organized the political campaign and the subsequent protests against President Aleksandr G. Lukashenko may ultimately be defeated. But society may never be the same.

Russian Journalist Sets Herself on Fire and Dies, Blaming Government

The self-immolation by the journalist, Irina Slavina, 47, a longtime Kremlin critic, came a day after the authorities in her hometown of Nizhny Novgorod had searched her apartment.

Protests Persist Against Belarus’s Leader Aleksandr Lukashenko

Although no arrests or clashes were reported on Sunday, President Aleksandr G. Lukashenko told a rally of supporters this weekend that protesters had until Monday to calm down.