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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

14 March 2014

Khodorkovsky's Curious Trip to Ukraine

RuNet Echo

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.

20 February 2014

Russians Eye Ukrainian Turmoil with Hope, Fear

RuNet Echo

"Seriously, 13 wounded armed cops equals urban warfare"

4 December 2013

“The Outside World Frightens Putin”: Russians Talk Ukraine

RuNet Echo

"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?"

6 November 2013

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

RuNet Echo

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

23 October 2013

The Suspended Martyrdom of Russia's Alexey Navalny

RuNet Echo

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.

10 October 2013

Russians Remember “The Day Democracy Died”

RuNet Echo

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.

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