Podcast: A Seesaw In Belarus, And The Kremlin Tries To Figure Out What To Do - August 24, 2020
Opponents to Belarusian strongman Alyaksandr Lukashenka turned out in droves over the weekend, packing the streets of Minsk and showing that after days of tough talk from Lukashenka, they aren’t ready to give up. But what about the Kremlin? It’s an open secret that they don’t think very much of Lukashenka, but what’s the alternative? Irina Lagunina, director of special projects at RFE/RL’s Russian Service, joins Senior Correspondent Mike Eckel to discuss what Moscow wants out of Belarus.