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Milana Ochirova

exclusively for Novaya Gazeta Europe

14 articles
StoriesPolitics

Hostage to fortune In Chechnya, blood feuds have become little more than a source of enrichment for the security forces

InterviewSociety

Broken machines A Stanford professor on why the crimes committed by dictators may in fact be down to evolution

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Culture wars A viral video of a Muslim woman being harassed on the Moscow metro suggests a wider trend of intolerance may be afoot in the Russian capital

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Fall guy at the ready The story of Vyacheslav Gladkov, the man in charge of Russia’s border region of Belgorod which suffers almost daily attacks

StoriesSociety

‘We’ll kill everyone, we’ll rob everyone who needs to be robbed’ Pro-Putin blogger and ‘war correspondent’ Vladlen Tatarsky killed in St. Petersburg. Z-propagandists are starting to worry about their safety

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‘No civilised pathways for getting a journalist out — only hostage exchange’ Wall Street Journal correspondent Evan Gershkovich was arrested in Russia on espionage charges. Here’s what we know so far

StoriesPolitics

No way back For all of 2022, Moscow’s mayor avoided showing public support for the war. But questions to Sobyanin have now turned into demands for an answer

StoriesSociety

‘It was going so great before our homeland betrayed them’ 27 mobilised Russians who retreated near Svatove are being threatened with prison time for desertion

StoriesSociety

‘Light a candle for your husband and get the hell out of my office’ A Moscow draft board chief is mobilising marksmen under the accelerated programme — it takes him several minutes to turn a man into a marksman

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‘Your husbands belong to the Defence Ministry’ This is how women of Saint Petersburg are trying to bring their mobilised husbands back home

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‘The 300s became 200s’ Baikal battalion crushed in Ukraine while Buryatia authorities stay silent, relatives say

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