only search openDemocracy.net

About Natalya Yakovleva

Natalya Yakovleva is a journalist based in Novosibirsk, where she writes for the Literary Gazette and the Teachers' Newspaper.

Articles by Natalya Yakovleva

This week’s front page editor

“Francesc”

Francesc Badia i Dalmases is Editor and Director of democraciaAbierta.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

Finding a place for Zhenya

IMG_1665 copy.jpg

Natalya’s youngest son Zhenya will soon be six. He is a child with a difference, and Natalya needs to make a choice about where to send him to school. на русском языке

 

Victory Day: the story of a long life

 (1) copy.jpg

Amidst all the pomp of Victory Day, a personal story of a life lived before, during and after the event which has come to define Russian history. 

 

Where has all the wildlife gone in Siberia?

Widderkopf_B CC Hajotthu Crop.jpg

Poaching is drastically reducing numbers of many wildlife species in Siberia, and government at national and regional level doesn’t seem to care. на русском языке

My vast Siberian motherland is dying

Southern Siberia is dying: farms are failing, the forests have been felled, and the people are leaving – a vast area has been failed by its government.

 

Teaching orthodoxy in Russian schools

Icon CC Denis Dmitrievich Leontyev crop_0.jpgOrthodox ideology is being rushed into the Russian school curriculum – in the interests of nationalism.

 

In Russia, paedophilia hysteria is a national cause

Not a day goes by without another paedophile scare in the Russian press and TV, but everyone is looking in the wrong direction.

 

Asher Krichevsky – exemplary Rabbi or an Israeli spy?

Could it really be that Chief Rabbi of the Omsk Region, Israeli-born Asher Krichevsky, is an Israeli spy? На русском языке

 

Syndicate content