Elena Strelnikova is a journalist based in Orenburg (Southern Russia)
Russian provincial life: down on the farm
In any country farming is a hard life, but in Russia the mass exodus to the cities of people of working age has had...
Russian provincial media: what price freedom?
The degree of press freedom in Russia has fluctuated violently over the 20 years since the fall of communism. The...
"Jacks-in-the-box": Orenburg’s migrant workers
Bordering Kazakhstan, Orenburg is a first destination for migrant workers from post-Soviet Central Asia. In her...
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Keeping the Cossack legend alive - agreed?
The Cossacks have played an important part at various times in Russian history. Now their ranks are diluted by...
Pioneers, Lenin and the gingerbread men: letter from Orenburg
Over the last 20 years the teaching of history has changed dramatically in Russia. Today’s children seem not to know...