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Aliide Naylor

Aliide Naylor is a contributing editor for Balkan Insight and former Arts Editor at The Moscow Times. She holds a BA in History and an MA in Russian Studies. Her work has appeared in New Statesman, New Eastern Europe and openDemocracy.

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Latest posts by Aliide Naylor

As NATO turns 70, changing priorities jeopardize security of smaller member nations

Smaller NATO members like the Baltics know all too well the consequences of underestimating the threat on their eastern borders.

St. Petersburg Investigators Agree to Review Ballot Stuffing Allegations

It doesn't happen often in Russia, but police have agreed to investigate a case of potential voter fraud from last September's elections in St. Petersburg.

The Unofficial Mascot for Russia's Government Censor Is an Erotic Anime Character

The dominatrix anime figure “Roskomnadzor-chan,” named after a federal agency and known for her role in an erotic online comic, has somehow become the unofficial mascot for Russia's state censor.

Russian Developers Launch ‘Airbnb for Homophobes’

A new Russian website supposedly calculates the number of LGBT persons in cities around the country, in an effort to help people evade anti-discrimination policies by homestay networks like Airbnb.

Mapping the Smells of Kyiv

A small motley crew “with notepads taken from conferences and scraps of paper” recorded the scents of Kyiv this winter. The results, it turns out, are glorious.

New Russian App Works Like Uber, But for Funerals

It has all the convenience and technical pizzazz of the transportation network Uber, but this Russian app helps your arrange funerals, not rides.

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