Natalya Yakovleva is a journalist based in Novosibirsk, where she writes for the Literary Gazette and the Teachers' Newspaper.
Finding a place for Zhenya
Natalya’s youngest son Zhenya will soon be six. He is a child with a difference, and Natalya needs to make a choice...
Victory Day: the story of a long life
Amidst all the pomp of Victory Day, a personal story of a life lived before, during and after the event which has...
Where has all the wildlife gone in Siberia?
Poaching is drastically reducing numbers of many wildlife species in Siberia, and government at national and...
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...
Teaching orthodoxy in Russian schools
Orthodox 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...