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Stories about Ukraine

Ukrainian Wikipedia Awards National Winners of ‘Wiki Loves Earth’ Photo Contest

The Ukrainian part of the global competition featured 356 participants, some 15,000 photos and over 1,860 natural heritage subjects.

In Ukraine, Fears of ‘Technological Terrorism’ Cause Free Expression to Decline

State of Internet freedom in Ukraine is a reflection of challenges brought to free speech and independent reporting under the conflict settings, explains legal expert Olga Kyryliuk.

Global Voices Seeks New Editor for RuNet Echo

Global Voices seeks a part-time Project Editor to oversee our ongoing coverage of Russia, analyzing the Russian-language Internet, online speech, and social networks.

Russian Crooner Joins Effort to Attract Tourists to War-Torn Eastern Ukraine

Nearly three years into the war in eastern Ukraine, the Donetsk and Luhansk people's republics are making a renewed attempt to attract foreign tourists to their Russian-backed statelets.

The Russian State Media: Champion of Internet Freedom. (From Now On.)

With millions of Ukrainians now at risk of losing their beloved online services, Russia's state media did what it often does in unexpected geopolitical situations: it suddenly changed sides.

Ukraine Sanctions VKontakte, Other Russian Social Media Websites

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has signed an order instructing the country's Internet providers to block several major Russian social media websites.

New Documentary Throws Shade on Police Investigation Into Dissident Journalist's Murder in Kyiv

A new investigative report challenges the role of Ukraine's authorities in a stalled murder case surrounding a dissident journalist assassinated in Kyiv last summer.

Diversity, Interrupted: Anti-Gay Crusades Mar Ukraine’s Tolerant Facade

As this year’s Eurovision Song Contest enters its final weekend, a half-painted rainbow arch meant to symbolize the event’s slogan, “Celebrate Diversity,” hovers ominously over the center of Kyiv.

Navalny's Army Unmasks the State-Supported Radicals Out to Get Him

Following last week's startling attack, opposition leader Alexey Navalny is proving how useful it is to have millions of supporters among Russia’s young, energetic Internet users.

How Alexey Navalny Abandoned Russian Nationalism

Alexey Navalny had to reinvent himself to take charge of the Russian opposition, but he may have given up his populist edge over Vladimir Putin, along the way.

31 Years Later, the Lights Come Back on in Chernobyl

Last week, group of Polish adventurers lit up the abandoned town of Pripyat, three miles from the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant.

Meet the Activist Trying to Bring Ukraine's Villages Online

“I don’t really like Europe. In Europe, 99 percent of things are finished; here, there is work to be done."

Meet Russia’s Warrior-Writer and Bloodthirsty Priest

In the month of March, Zakhar Prilepin and Vsevolod Chaplin treated Russian Internet users to some extraordinary displays of what they'd no doubt call patriotism.

‘Zelyonka': the Anti-Putin Antiseptic

"Brilliant green" is becoming the unofficial color of Russia’s opposition movement.

Ukraine Will Blacklist Websites That ‘Undermine Ukrainian Sovereignty’

The list, like Ukraine's new Information Security Doctrine, is directed at countering the dissemination of pro-separatist and pro-Russian information.

911 for Donbass: Meet the App That Will Keep Ukrainians Updated About Military Attacks

"Active Citizen" will inform users about military attacks in seconds and, the app's creators hope, help reduce casualties among civilians in the war-torn regions of eastern Ukraine.

Controversial ‘Crashing Airplane’ Advertisement Stirs Serbian Presidential Elections Debate

"No one in political history has released a [campaign ad] showing he's ready to take citizens to their deaths if they don't do his bidding."

Ukrainian Anti-Corruption Watchdog Catches MPs Casting Multiple Votes, Again

Knopkodavstvo, or button pushing, as the tactic is known, has plagued voting in Ukraine's parliament for years.

Ukrainian Social Media Users Get Five Years in Prison For ‘Supporting Separatism’

The two men were sentenced to five years in prison by a Sloviansk city court for threatening the territorial integrity of Ukraine.

Meet ‘VKgoeswild,’ Ukraine's Classical Pianist-Turned Rocker

Despite winning numerous awards at international classical piano competitions and training with some of the biggest names in classical music, Viktoriya Yermolyeva decided to tackle another kind of music: rock.

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