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About Anna Yarovaya

Anna Yarovaya is a journalist and Karelia editor at 7x7. A contributor for Current Time TV, she has served as a coordinator for SCOOP Russia, a support and training programme for investigative journalists in northwest Russia, since 2014. She won the New Word category of the Civil Initiative Prize in 2016, and was awarded the Redkollegia Prize in 2018.

Articles by Anna Yarovaya

This week’s front page editor

Constitutional conventions: best practice

There may be no one to vote for in Russia’s elections, but they will be well monitored!

A tussle over election monitors in northwestern Russia reminds us of a simple truth: electoral authoritarianism takes a lot of effort. 

The first steps towards exonerating Russian Gulag historian Yuri Dmitriyev

This Russian historian spent 13 months in pre-trial detention on fabricated child pornography charges. The latest court proceedings confirm that he’s just as “normal” as the rest of us.

Protest in Russia's paper town

This corner of Karelia is known for two things: its paper mill and its prison. But its residents are fed up with poor quality housing, inefficient public transport and an unresponsive state — and are trying to do something about it. RU

“Anyone can find themselves in prison, it doesn’t take much courage”

After 13 months in pre-trial detention, Russian historian Yury Dmitriev talks about his prison experience, forgotten cemeteries and forced exiles. RU

Extremists by any another name: how Karelian pensioners fought against a mining company – and won

Local conflicts in Russia are often written off as paternalistic. But sometimes, people win. RU

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