Stories about Ukraine from February, 2014
As conflict in Ukraine's province of Crimea escalates, Internet hoaxes muddy the waters.
Russians, admittedly, are already familiar with examples of their own politicians' wealth and bad taste, as photos of their residences regularly leak onto the Internet.
Iranians who once staged mass protests against their own regime were reminded of a revolution that eluded them in 2009.
Russian nationalists worry Russian-speaking Ukrainians will be "derussified."
Following this week's deadly crackdown, an original deal calling for end-2014 elections left protesters unsatisfied. Parliament then ousted Yanuckovich.
Olesya Zhukovskaya, was shot in the neck by a sniper and managed to tweet "I am dying". Great relief was felt worldwide when she survived.
Given the political climate in Russia now, Durov's willingness to stake such an unabashedly pro-opposition position on the Ukraine crisis is rather astounding.
For Russia's politicians, the battle lines over Ukraine have already been drawn, and now there can be no compromise.
After almost three months of constant protests in Ukraine's major cities, President Yanukovych's government declared de facto martial law in the country. Violent clashes have spread beyond the capital.
A student in Kyiv, Ukraine tweeted from morning till past midnight on the day of a violent standoff between protesters and police led to as many as 25 deaths and hundreds wounded.
"Seriously, 13 wounded armed cops equals urban warfare"
Central and Eastern European media is less free now than at any point in the past 20 years and the internet is no safe haven either.
Protests took a deadly turn on February 18, and Ukraine is now the scene of a tense stand-off between hundreds of thousands of citizens and government forces.
Today, after a relative lull, violence returned to Kiev’s streets, causing a dramatic shift in RuNet activity. Indeed, the images coming out of Ukraine depict something like a civil war.
Protesters include liberals and conservatives, socialists and libertarians, nationalists and cosmopolitans, Christians, non-Christians and atheists, according to a group of scholars pushing back against the media's misrepresentation of Euromaidan.
Euromaidan participant and Global Voices author Alya Shandra describes in detail some of the profiles of fellow Euromaidan protesters and citizens of Ukraine.