The ‘accidental Joan of Arc’ taking on the strongman of Belarus

//The ‘accidental Joan of Arc’ taking on the strongman of Belarus

The ‘accidental Joan of Arc’ taking on the strongman of Belarus

Stay-at-home-mother Svetlana Tikhanovskaya never had presidential ambitions.But in a tale worthy of a Hollywood script, in a matter of weeks the 37-year-old has gone from an unknown to the strongest rival to Belarus strongman Alexander Lukashenko, who is seeking a sixth term in the August 9 poll.Tikhanovskaya says she is contesting the election to get her jailed blogger husband out of prison and win much-needed freedom for the ex-Soviet country of 9.5 million people.“I love my husband very much…

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