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Shaping a New Belarus from Abroad: Lukashenko’s Opponents Regroup in Lithuania

By Katrin Kuntz

19 Oct 2020 · 13 min read

It's around 2 a.m. on Oct. 8, and Nataliya Kolegova is speeding through the dark in her Toyota. She's heading from the Lithuanian capital of Vilnius toward the Belarus border and constantly checking her mobile phone.

Kolegova, 54, is a real-estate agent, but ever since the government in Belarus started going after its own citizens, she has been helping people to safety in Lithuania.

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