All trends

Society and political parties

Democrats strengthen their position internationally; tensions in civil society continue to rise

April 25 – May 1

An ultimatum strategy prevails for civil society and democratic forces

April 18 – April 24

Democratic organisations strengthen relations with post-Soviet EU countries; civil society focuses on the anti-war agenda

April 11 – April 17

Civil society seeks simplification of residency procedures for Belarusians in Europe. Democratic forces form an anti-war agenda

April 4 – April 10

Democrats continue to delegitimise the Lukashenka regime on the international stage as the anti-war movement steers the agenda

March 28 – April 3

Consolidation of exiles, the anti-war movement in Belarus and diasporas on Freedom Day

March 21 – March 27

Democrats attempt to dissociate Belarus from the ruling regime; radical strategies prevail

March 14 – March 20

Civil society rallies around the anti-war agenda as the influence of independent media expands

March 7 – March 13

The rhetoric of Democratic Forces is getting harsher as the audience for independent media increases

February 28 – March 6

Anti-war mobilisation leads to rapprochement of the positions of democratic organisations

February 21 – February 27

Civil society and democratic forces concentrate on the international agenda; political parties develop online communication channels

February 14 – February 20

Civil society develops online services, democratic forces promote the sanctions agenda

February 7 – February 13

With conflicting approaches to the referendum, the politicisation of supporters of change subsides

January 31 – February 6

Democratic forces agree to participate in the constitutional referendum

January 17 – January 23

Pressure on Yara delivers results; diasporas support a unified position on the referendum

January 10 – January 16

The Diaspora achieves success in sanctions pressure, democratic forces promote a unified approach to the referendum

December 20 – December 26

Diaspora successes in international politics, polarization in society is increasing

December 13 – December 19

The protest movement is subsiding as the anti-sanction discussion is intensifying

December 6 – December 12

Democratic forces aim to establish contact with members of election commissions as Tsikhanouskaya attempts a dialogue with the authorities

November 29 – December 5

A unified action plan for a referendum by democratic forces in exile unlikely to be supported by parties and initiatives inside Belarus

November 22 – November 28

Democratic forces formulate a common position on the referendum as Civil Society develops online services

November 15 – November 21

Civil organisations launch online services to replace liquidated NGOs, as democratic forces support the topic of new elections on the agenda

November 8 – November 14

Organizations ramp up activities with their supporters

November 1 – November 7

The unified agenda of democratic organizations is blurring, tension is growing in political emigration

October 25 – October 31

Civil Society presents a unified COVID-19 agenda. Political organizations cooperate to encourage political engagement

October 18 – October 24

Political exiles promote sanctions, political organizations try to motivate activists

October 11 – October 17

The audience of independent media diminishes. Critics of sanctions gain ground in Civil Society

October 4 – October 10

The unified agenda of Civil Society is unravelling as the prospects for dialogue decrease

September 27 – October 3

Civil Society’s influence on the national agenda declines as Tsikhanouskaya’s office attempts to rally the diaspora

September 20 – September 26

Tsikhanouskaya focuses the attention of Paris and Berlin on Belarus

September 13 – September 19

Criticism intensifies among political exiles as NGOs trial new activities

September 6 – September 12

Political engagement of the electorate weakens as harsh critics of the regime strengthen their positions

August 30 – September 5

Diaspora fail to block IMF funding as political organisations move underground

August 23 – August 29

Political emigration tries to block access to IMF funds, public activity slows down due to repression

August 16 – August 22

The Belarusian diaspora refresh their agenda on the anniversary of the elections as political organisations trial options for activity in the repressive environment

August 9 – August 15

Tsikhanouskaya’s diplomatic successes against the backdrop of Lukashenka’s scandals and the attempts of the Skhod to establish a dialogue with the state apparatus

August 2 – August 8

Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya makes a breakthrough in relations with the United States as civil society develops online services in response to repression

July 26 – August 1