Varvara Platova

exclusively for Novaya Gazeta. Europe

6 articles

Unorthodox transition 18+ How a Moscow religious university is unlawfully making the life of a transgender man much harder than it already is


‘He drove mum to it’ Russian journalist Oxana Goncharova faced years of abuse from her partner at home. After another attack, the man ended up in a morgue, while Oxana was taken into custody. Here’s her story


‘Russia’s role here is passive voice’ Why did Azerbaijan attack Armenia and how might Russia react to this? Here’s the answers to the hottest questions on the current conflict


‘Death creeps in’ The life and fate of the town of Popasna, which Russia almost completely destroyed and now has no intention to restore


Press the tsar button An overview of Tsargrad, a Russian conservative media outlet that unites war propaganda and tabloid journalism


All the devil’s Turkmen The story of Aysoltan Niyazova, a citizen of Turkmenistan and a member of Pussy Riot, persecuted for the past 20 years over a crime she did not commit

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