About Ekaterina Loushnikova
Ekaterina Loushnikova is radio and print journalist based in the city of Kirov
Articles by Ekaterina Loushnikova
Mandela: the global icon
Last month, a small village in the Kirov region of Russia became the unlikely location of serious interethnic violence. More than 100 people took part in a mass brawl, shots were fired and the governor of the region was compelled to fly in by helicopter. Our author uncovers the roots of the conflict
The Kirov Oblast is located about 1,000 km to the northeast of Moscow. It is the largest province in the Volga Federal District - 120,000 sq.km. Belgium, Holland, Luxembourg and a few Monaco principalities would easily fit in this area, but instead of principalities the entire north of the Oblast is occupied by camps. These camps were built under Stalin. However, they started sending people here much earlier - under the Tsar.
This is a poor country...