Russian Representative to the UN Polyansky Compared Tikhanovskaya to Elusive Joe anecdote. He expressed this opinion on his Telegram channel.
The diplomat representing Russia commented on the inclusion of Tikhanovskaya in the list of 25 most influential women of 2021 according to the Financial Times. “Tikhanovskaya … influential? I immediately recall the anecdote about the Elusive Joe, whom no one can catch, because no one needs him. ”
The achievement of Tikhanovskaya was reported on December 2. According to the authors of the rating, she became “a symbol of hope and strength for the citizens of Belarus, showing herself as an ardent defender of democracy and a real leader” in the fight against the current Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko.
Last year, the politician also entered a similar rating, taking the fourth line in it. Then, along with Tikhanovskaya, US Vice President Kamala Harris was named one of the most influential women in the world.
The presidential elections in Belarus were held on August 9, 2020. The CEC announced that Lukashenka got 80 percent of the vote, Tikhanovskaya – 10 percent. This sparked massive protests that lasted several months. A number of politicians and activists were arrested or fled the country. Tihanovskaya is located in Lithuania.