A year after his death, Lord Tim Bell and his former company Bell Pottinger’s involvement in global geopolitics, not incidentally in some of the most oppressive regimes in the world, is still being uncovered. #BellPottinger /1
This important piece from @meduza_en lays out how Belarusian president Alexander #Lukashenko’s oppressive regime was bolstered over the years — not always successfully. /2

“The Belarusian government was among Bell Pottinger’s illustrious clients. Roughly a decade ago, when a conflict over tariffs on Russian energy products strained the relationship between Alexander #Lukashenko and Vladimir #Putin to the breaking point... /3
...the Belarusian president started thinking seriously about repairing his standing in the West. Bell Pottinger volunteered its services in this ambitious “reputation management” endeavor, and Timothy Bell personally developed a strategy to rehabilitate #Lukashenko.” #Belarus /4

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