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Gina Lentine

Traveler, human rights defender, yogini, polyglot, wanderer, feminist, runner, thinker. Lover of Eastern Europe, Russia, Central Asia, and the Caucasus, but not only. Говорю по- русски, mówię po polsku a трохи украïнською.

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Latest posts by Gina Lentine

Khodorkovsky's Curious Trip to Ukraine

Russian-Internet users have been intensely curious about Khodorkovsky's reasons for appearing in Kiev. Indeed, many online speculate that his visit could indicate plans to launch a career in politics.

Pavel Durov's Seven Reasons to Stay in Russia

Russians Eye Ukrainian Turmoil with Hope, Fear

"Seriously, 13 wounded armed cops equals urban warfare"

Accenting the Positive on the Russian Internet

“The Outside World Frightens Putin”: Russians Talk Ukraine

"Is there a Twitter plugin that can be used to cut out all the political commentators who, sitting in cozy Moscow cafes, discuss the fate of Ukraine?"

LGBT-Friendly Coloring Books for Russians

Pussy Riot's Tolokonnikova Transferred to Krasnoyarsk

Russians Remember the Nord-Ost Hostage Siege, 11 Years Later

Russians are no strangers to terrorism, but there's always something strange about every passing anniversary of the country's worst terrorist attacks.

The Suspended Martyrdom of Russia's Alexey Navalny

After his tumultuous guilty verdict and five-year prison sentence last July, a court recently suspended Alexey Navalny's sentence, leaving the Russian opposition's most prominent leader on probation but free.

Russians Remember “The Day Democracy Died”

20 years after Russia's constitutional crisis, many bloggers criticizes Yeltsin's decision to fire on the Supreme Soviet, characterizing the moment in post-Soviet history as a turn for the worse.

The Trouble with Being Elected Mayor in Russia

After a hard-fought campaign in Yekaterinburg, Evgeny Roizman has encountered a new challenge: pesky procedural complications in his confirmation by the local State Duma.

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