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About Oksana Zagrebnyeva

Oksana Zagrebnyeva is a journalist based in Volgograd, Russia

Articles by Oksana Zagrebnyeva

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Adam Bychawski is an editorial assistant at openDemocracy.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

Volgograd: what’s in a name?

Volgograd has had many incarnations, but is best known as Stalingrad for the great WWII battle that raged in and around the city. Local journalist Oksana Zagrebnyova gives a wry update of life in Volgograd in the run-up to the Duma elections and the city’s relative indifference to a possible change of name, when all the residents want is a normal life with a working infrastructure.

Letters from Russia: Lipetsk ! You can get a life – in spite of everything!

Life may be hard and is often unfair, says our correspondent from Lipetsk, but people manage, in spite of the crisis and all the other problems.

Lipetsk-Industrial zone

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