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Eilish Hart

Eilish Hart is a freelance journalist and editor reporting on current affairs in Eastern Europe, Russia and Eurasia. She is a M.A. European and Russian Affairs graduate from the University of Toronto who writes on a range of topics, including international affairs, human rights, migration, memory politics, humanitarian aid and Soviet history.

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Latest posts by Eilish Hart

12 September 2019

As Ukraine and Russia exchanged prisoners, the RuNet reacted

RuNet Echo

The return of Ukrainian political prisoners might be a win for president Zelensky. But the decision to hand a key witness to the MH17 tragedy to Russia attracted fierce criticism.

2 August 2019

Russia's LGBTQ+ community reels after murder of activist Yelena Grigoryeva

RuNet Echo

Police say Yelena Grigoryeva died in the course of a “domestic dispute” with her killer, but activists dispute that account; her name had recently appeared on a homophobic hit-list.