Alexander Lukashenko

More Belarusian Olympians Flee Marxist Lukashenko Tyranny

Belarusian athletes Yana Maksimava and Andrey Krauchanka, a married couple currently living in Germany, announced on Tuesday they will not return to their home country. “You can lose not just your freedom but your life,” Maksimava said of the Russia-backed tyranny in Belarus on her Instagram account.

Belarus' Yana Maksimava makes an attempt in the high jump of the pentathlon during the European Athletics Indoor Championships in Belgrade, Serbia, Friday, March 3, 2017. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)