Irina Kalinina

Russian Television Is Telling a False Story About Ukraine
April 01, 2014

Getting to the truth about Ukraine is not easy, but one thing is clear: Do not watch Russian television if you want some semblance of it. 

On Being a Russian-Speaking Ukrainian and Being 'Protected' by Putin
March 23, 2014

A joke from Odessa: “I stopped speaking Russian,” says a Russian-speaker. “Why?," responds another. "Afraid that Ukrainians will beat you?” “No," the man explains. "I'm afraid Russians will come to protect me.”

"Busloads of People Are Coming From Across the Border of Russia, Armed With Bats"
March 10, 2014

A frightening letter from Donetsk, which is in what you've been told is the pro-Russia part of the country