Sonia Mustaeva

exclusively for Novaya Gazeta Europe

6 articles

Phoning it in Despite ambitious guidelines from Moscow, Russian schools have been going through the motions to mark Victory Day


To the extreme Russia has seen a rise in cases prosecuting people for displaying ‘extremist’ queer symbols


Guilt by association How the Russian authorities have punished Navalny supporters


Matters of state Amid Russia’s demographic crisis, are recent moves to restrict access to abortion a sign of things to come?


Insular peninsula Political discussions are off the table in Russian-annexed Crimea as residents and tourists alike try to ignore the growing signs of war


‘They threaten to shoot us all the time’ Life in occupied Melitopol is a lot like horror game: the locals are afraid of both Russian military and a potential Ukrainian counter-offensive

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