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    ‘Zelyonka:’ the Anti-Putin Antiseptic
    Mar23

    ‘Zelyonka:’ the Anti-Putin Antiseptic

    Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny. Source: Navalny.com “Zelyonka,” a green topical antiseptic used in Russia and other countries in Eastern Europe, is back in the headlines: On March 19, Russian opposition leader and presidential candidate Alexei Navalny was attacked with the antiseptic outside his campaign headquarters in the Siberian...

    Ukraine Will Blacklist Websites That ‘Undermine Ukrainian Sovereignty’
    Mar02

    Ukraine Will Blacklist Websites That ‘Undermine Ukrainian Sovereignty’

    Rally in support of Novorossiya in Moscow, June 11, 2014. Source: Artem Tkachenko, CC BY-SA 3.0. Ukraine’s Ministry of Information Policy is preparing a list of websites that “undermine Ukrainian sovereignty” as part of an effort to uphold the country’s new information security doctrine, signed on February 25 by President Petro...

    911 for Donbass: Meet the App That Will Keep Ukrainians Updated About Military Attacks
    Feb27

    911 for Donbass: Meet the App That Will Keep Ukrainians Updated About Military Attacks

    Source: Vyacheslav Abroskin, Facebook. An app that informs users about military attacks and lets them contact law enforcement in seconds will soon go live in Ukraine—and, its creators hope, reduce casualties among civilians in the war-torn eastern regions of the country. For nearly three years, the Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts that compose the...

    Controversial ‘Crashing Airplane’ Advertisement Stirs Serbian Presidential Elections Debate
    Feb18

    Controversial ‘Crashing Airplane’ Advertisement Stirs Serbian Presidential Elections Debate

    Images from the video promoting candidacy by Aleksandar Vučić for president of Serbia. Serbia will hold presidential elections this April, and current Prime Minister Aleksandar Vučić this month announced his candidacy for president. Just a few day later his campaign published a video commercial comparing the country to an airplane in danger of...

    Ukrainian Anti-Corruption Watchdog Catches MPs Casting Multiple Votes, Again
    Feb10

    Ukrainian Anti-Corruption Watchdog Catches MPs Casting Multiple Votes, Again

    Source: Chesno, YouTube On Thursday, the Ukrainian anti-corruption watchdog Chesno recorded five instances of MPs casting multiple votes through parliament’s electronic voting system, marking 161 documented cases of such fraud since the organization began keeping count in December 2014. Videos uploaded to YouTube by Centre UA, an...

    Donetsk Court Sentences Two for Supporting Separatism on Social Media
    Feb07

    Donetsk Court Sentences Two for Supporting Separatism on Social Media

    Source: Kremlin.ru On Monday, a court in the Donetsk region of eastern Ukraine sentenced two men to five years in prison for supporting separatism on the social media website VKontakte. The Donetsk regional prosecutor’s office said in a press release that the two men were convicted by a Sloviansk city court under Part 2 of Article 110 of...

    Meet ‘VKgoeswild,’ Ukraine’s Classical Pianist-Turned Rocker
    Jan31

    Meet ‘VKgoeswild,’ Ukraine’s Classical Pianist-Turned Rocker

    Source: YouTube. By the time she was in kindergarten, Viktoriya Yermolyeva’s parents knew she had a rare talent. Recognizing her perfect pitch and prodigious skill on the piano, they quickly enrolled her in a a special school to be trained as a classical pianist and signed her up for countless competitions and concerts. But over time, the...

    Mapping the Smells of Kyiv
    Jan18

    Mapping the Smells of Kyiv

    Image: Kate McLean On Christmas Day in Britain, people sat down with their families and friends to eat dinner, open gifts, and muster a little holiday spirit. Over the break, artist and designer Kate McLean traveled to Kyiv, planning some innocent sightseeing in Ukraine’s scenic capital. She didn’t know it at the time, but Kyiv would...

    Website That Published ‘Yanukovych Blog’ Says It Was Fake
    Jan16

    Website That Published ‘Yanukovych Blog’ Says It Was Fake

    Source: Thierry Ehrmann, Flickr. Little more than two weeks after first appearing on the news website Korrespondent, a blog purportedly written by former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych has been deleted by the publication’s editors. Maxim Minin, the editor-in-chief of Korrespondent.net, told RuNet Echo in an e-mail that the...

    Ukraine Bans Russia’s One Independent TV Station
    Jan12

    Ukraine Bans Russia’s One Independent TV Station

    Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev in Dozhd’s studios. Source: Kremlin.ru On Thursday, Ukraine’s National Council on Television and Radio Broadcasting voted unanimously to remove Russian independent TV station Dozhd from its list of approved foreign broadcasters, giving television providers one month to remove the station from...

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