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Maxim Edwards · July, 2019

Maxim Edwards is the Eurasia editor for Global Voices. He is a British journalist, editor, and translator specialising in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union, and a former editor at openDemocracy and OCCRP.

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Latest posts by Maxim Edwards from July, 2019

31 July 2019

As Siberia burns, Russia chokes

RuNet Echo

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.

18 July 2019

Outrage in Moscow after opposition candidates barred from local election

RuNet Echo

State-appointed “handwriting experts” stepped in and discovered palpably absurd reasons to invalidate hundreds of signatures collected in support of independent candidates.

16 July 2019

Kremlin's new law against ‘online disrespect’ proves hard to implement

RuNet EchoAdvox

The law allows courts to fine or jail people found guilty of making “insulting statements” towards the authorities online.

12 July 2019

Moldova's journalists cautiously optimistic after ‘silent revolution’

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.

10 July 2019

Russia's north still up in arms over Moscow's trash exports

RuNet Echo

Resistance to a remote landfill has grown into a nationwide environmental protest movement.

5 July 2019

Russians quick to point fingers after deadly floods in Siberia

RuNet Echo

Thousands have lost their homes in the deluge, and some commentators aren’t taking ‘natural disaster’ as an answer.

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