Maria Kolesnikova: The Belarus opposition leader eyeing fair elections
22 August 2020 | 11:36 am
Fighting for fair elections in Belarus has made Maria Kolesnikova a leading opposition figure in the country. But until recently, the arts manager and musician had nothing to do with politics.
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