Julia Ioffe

Senior Editor

In an emotional speech on the Maidan last night, Yulia Tymoshenko pledged that she would protect the country's interest, but the country doesn't seem to believe that a tiger can change its stripes.

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A Twitter Death in Kiev

The tale of a post-modern martyr

As protestors fought riot police in Kiev yesterday, as the city center turned into a charred crater, volunteer medics skittered through the melee, attending to the hundreds wounded in the fight, pulling them into hotel lobbies and churches for treatement. One of them was 21-year-old Olesya Zhukovskaya.

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The battle unfolding in the streets of Kiev today is proving to be yet another geopolitical blank slate.

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Pussy Riot releases their new music video. It's a good thing the police helped them get all that repression footage.

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After Russia lost to Finland 3–1 in hockey today in Sochi, Damien Cox, a columnist for the Toronto Star, tweeted "Russians haven't won a best-on-best in 30 years. They're no longer a hockey superpower." 

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While the protest group was filming a video, "Cossacks whipped them. Literally. Whipped them. With whips."

 

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If it can happen in Ukraine, it can happen in Russia. 

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5 women, including 2 former members of the band, emerged singing from the police station. 

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Pussy Riot Arrested in Sochi

Annals of Idiocy

Pussy Riot was arrested in Sochi today. Yes, you read that right.

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