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.
How the mother of a son with autism opened Karelia’s only studio for children with “special needs”
You can’t always find a place for your child in Russia’s education system. Sometimes, you need to make one yourself. RU
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...
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...
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...
“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...
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