October 20, 2014 /
Misha Friedman
The Crimean Peninsula’s annexation by Russia means a return to the shadows for LGBT people who now face public prosecution.
October 15, 2014 / Time
Misha Friedman
Yegor Guskov and Bogdan Zinchenko, who owned a gay bar in Sevastopol, feared for their business — and their family.
October 3, 2014 /
Dimiter Kenarov
The Black Sea region has become the focus of heated geopolitical contention, but local environmental issues remain underreported and poorly understood.
December 6, 2013 / Newsweek
Anna Nemtsova, Brendan Hoffman
Fear is the real legacy of Putin's Russia, particularly in Russia's 342 "monotowns," single industry centers where economies are collapsing and dissent is not tolerated.
December 2, 2013 / MSN News
Anna Nemtsova, Brendan Hoffman
The Kremlin offered to re-locate Russians living in monotowns. But many are unhappy to leave places that several generations of their families have called home.
December 1, 2013 / The Daily Beast
Anna Nemtsova
Corruption, fear and asbestos dust mar the day-to-day of monotown Asbest. Like hundreds more industrial towns dependent on a single industry, residents search urgently for an exit strategy.
November 18, 2013 / Foreign Policy
Anna Nemtsova
People in a mono-town Asbest are more afraid of anti-asbestos campaign than of asbestos. But now authorities give citizens of Russian mono-towns a chance to escape dependence on a single industry.
November 10, 2013 / The Daily Beast
Anna Nemtsova
She fell in love with Lake Baikal and for decades struggled to shut down the pulp mill that was polluting it in monotown of Baikalsk. The mill was shut; Baikal was saved — but now she is in trouble.
November 7, 2013 / Foreign Policy
Brendan Hoffman
How does a small town in the middle of Siberia move forward when the biggest local employer shuts down? Baikalsk is one of hundreds of monotowns across Russia struggling to find an answer.
November 6, 2013
Anna Nemtsova, Brendan Hoffman
Monotowns, Russian cities dependent on dying industries, face an even more uncertain future now that Russia has joined the World Trade Organization.
November 4, 2013 / Foreign Policy
Anna Nemtsova
Majority of Russians say that Lake Baikal should be the symbol of Russia. But in monotown Baikalsk hundreds of workers who lost their jobs this month say they feel cheated by Moscow.
October 17, 2013 / Scientific American
Eve Conant
Russian Reactors for Sale: The federation is aggressively selling reactors all over the world.
September 13, 2013 / Brookings Institution | Up Front
Marvin Kalb
Pulitzer Center's Marvin Kalb looks behind the current of Vladimir Putin's Op-Ed in The New York Times.

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