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    Russian Crooner Joins Effort to Attract Tourists to War-Torn Eastern Ukraine
    May22

    Russian Crooner Joins Effort to Attract Tourists to War-Torn Eastern Ukraine

    Source: Kremlin.ru Nearly three years into the war in eastern Ukraine, the Donetsk and Luhansk people’s republics (DNR and LNR, respectively) are making a renewed attempt to attract foreign tourists to their internationally unrecognized statelets—with support from one of Russia’s most famous crooners. Joseph Kobzon, a celebrated...

    The Russian State Media: Champion of Internet Freedom. (From Now On.)
    May17

    The Russian State Media: Champion of Internet Freedom. (From Now On.)

    Photo: PixabayIn the past five years, the Russian government has blocked an estimated 5.6 million webpages — most of them by accident, after blacklisting entire IP addresses to target individual lawbreakers. Roskomnadzor, Russia’s federal censor, has gone after both small online resources, like thousands of websites affiliated with illegal...

    Ukraine Sanctions VKontakte, Other Russian Social Media Websites
    May16

    Ukraine Sanctions VKontakte, Other Russian Social Media Websites

    Images mixed by Tetyana Lokot. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has signed an order instructing the country’s Internet providers to block several major Russian social media websites, according to a decree published on the Presidential Administration’s website. The far-ranging National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) decree,...

    New Documentary Throws Shade on Police Investigation Into Dissident Journalist’s Murder in Kyiv
    May13

    New Documentary Throws Shade on Police Investigation Into Dissident Journalist’s Murder in Kyiv

    A promotional banner for the documentary film “Killing Pavel” by OCCRP and Slidstvo.info, featuring a quote by Pavel Sheremet. A new documentary film by the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP)* and Slidstvo.info examines the assassination of journalist Pavel Sheremet, who was killed in Kyiv in July 2016. Ten months after a...

    Diversity, Interrupted: Anti-Gay Crusades Mar Ukraine’s Tolerant Façade
    May12

    Diversity, Interrupted: Anti-Gay Crusades Mar Ukraine’s Tolerant Façade

    Source: Aleksandr Nosenko, Instagram. As this year’s Eurovision Song Contest enters its final weekend, a half-painted rainbow arch meant to symbolize the event’s slogan, “Celebrate Diversity,” hovers ominously over the city center. After far-right leaders complained that the colorful paint job amounted to homosexual propaganda, the...

    Navalny’s Army Unmasks the State-Supported Radicals Out to Get Him
    May02

    Navalny’s Army Unmasks the State-Supported Radicals Out to Get Him

    Igor Beketov, aka Gosha Tarasevich, the leader of SERB. Photo: LiveJournal This Monday, opposition leader Alexey Navalny proved how useful it is to have millions of supporters among Russia’s young, energetic Internet users. Days after Navalny was attacked outside his office in Moscow, his supporters rallied online to identify the likely...

    How Alexey Navalny Abandoned Russian Nationalism
    Apr25

    How Alexey Navalny Abandoned Russian Nationalism

    Photo: Alexey Navalny / Instagram In February 2011, about nine months before Alexey Navalny became internationally famous as one of the leaders of the anti-Putin Russian opposition, The Guardian published a story about him titled “Russia’s Chief Whistleblower Wants to Jail the Corrupt.” The article featured a picture of Navalny in a...

    31 Years Later, the Lights Come Back on in Chernobyl
    Apr19

    31 Years Later, the Lights Come Back on in Chernobyl

    Polish adventurers entered the town of Pripyat in the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone and turned on lights for the first time since the 1986 nuclear disaster at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant. On April 26, 1986, a nuclear meltdown at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in northern Ukraine caused radioactive material to be spewed into the atmosphere,...

    Meet the Activist Trying to Bring Ukraine’s Villages Online
    Apr14

    Meet the Activist Trying to Bring Ukraine’s Villages Online

    Orest and Oksana Olinik in their shop in Khrystanivka. Source: Ethan Daish and Elisabeth Lima “I don’t really like Europe. In Europe, 99 percent of things are finished; here, there is work to be done,” says Oksana Olinik, standing in the small Soviet-era shop she and her husband Orest have just opened in the village of Khrystanivka in...

    Meet Russia’s Warrior-Writer and Bloodthirsty Priest
    Apr04

    Meet Russia’s Warrior-Writer and Bloodthirsty Priest

    Photo: Pixabay. In addition to being a prominent contemporary writer in Russia, Zakhar Prilepin is a vocal political ideologue. A member of the National Bolshevik Party, he hosts a talk show on the nationalist, ultra-conservative Tsargrad TV network. Prilepin is also the chief editor of Svobodnaya Pressa, another pro-Kremlin media outlet that...

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