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About Ksenia Leonova

Ksenia Leonova is special correspondent for Sekreta firmy. She has written for Forbes, Esquire and other magazines. She has won the independent Russian journalist prize Redkollegia twice.

Articles by Ksenia Leonova

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Rosemary Bechler is openDemocracy’s Editor.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

Just passing by the Kremlin

How a Russian tourist went to look at the Kremlin — and ended up behind bars. RU

Life in the Chechen closet

Umar is 25 and from Gudermes in Chechnya. He is gay. What can the future hold for him in the macho, dzhigit, society he inhabits? He talked to Kseniya Leonova, the first time he has told anyone his story.

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