Maxim Edwards is the Eurasia editor for Global Voices. He is a British journalist, editor, and translator specialising in migration, Eastern Europe, and the former Soviet Union, and a former editor at openDemocracy and OCCRP.
Latest posts by Maxim Edwards from July, 2019
While forest fires are no rarity in Siberia, climate scientists stated that this year’s fires spread particularly aggressively due to a combination of strong winds and the unusually hot summer.
State-appointed “handwriting experts” stepped in and discovered palpably absurd reasons to invalidate hundreds of signatures collected in support of independent candidates.
The law allows courts to fine or jail people found guilty of making “insulting statements” towards the authorities online.
Following inconclusive parliamentary elections, the pro-Russian and pro-EU opposition put their differences aside and formed a government, ousting the ruling party lead by the country's most powerful oligarch.
Resistance to a remote landfill has grown into a nationwide environmental protest movement.