As Both Sides Dig In, What’s the Endgame for Belarus?

MOSCOW — Viewers of a news show on Belarusian state TV got an unpleasant surprise recently when a disparaging report about protests sweeping their East European nation got the country’s name wrong. It referred to Belarus as Belorussia, a Soviet-era designation that was dropped nearly three decades ago but is still widely used in Russia.

The blunder followed a flood of Russian journalists into Belarusian state media to fill posts left vacant by locals who have quit in droves in solidarity…

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