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Valentina Lukin

Contributor profile · 6 posts · joined 28 August 2013

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I was born in Yekaterinburg, Russia. I graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic. In the spring and fall of 2011, I worked with Dr. Leon Aron, the Director of Russian Studies at AEI. I am fluent in English, Russian and Czech, and beginner in Arabic (Modern Standard Arabic).

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12 April 2014

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Russia Reconsiders Bitcoin?

RuNet Echo

A partial exodus from Russia by MasterCard and Visa has inspired some digital currency enthusiasts to propose Bitcoin, the world's leading crypto-currency, as a solution to the country's monetary problems.

4 April 2014

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Donations Prolong Life of Opposition TV Station

RuNet Echo

The week-long telethon that started at the end of March has collected enough funds to maintain broadcasting for just over 53 days.

23 March 2014

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What Is the Future of Russia's News Media?

RuNet Echo

Now that Moscow has formally annexed Crimea, following a controversial popular referendum, it's possible, if not extremely likely, that Russian journalists will face even greater difficulties.

11 March 2014

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Russia's Crackdown Ahead of Crimea's Referendum

RuNet Echo

Amidst the crackdown, eyes now turn to March 15, when Muscovites will demonstrate against Russian intervention in Ukraine, a day before Crimean voters decide between secession and expanded autonomy.

17 January 2014

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Looking Back at Russia's Divided New Year Celebration

RuNet Echo

President Putin delivered two New Year's addresses in 2013 -- one for Russia's Far East, and another for the rest of the country.

2 September 2013

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Russian Flooding Snaps Volunteers into Action

RuNet Echo

Protracted flooding of the Amur River has buried swaths of the Russian-Chinese border under water, affecting more than 100 thousand people in roughly 185 towns.

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