Julia Ioffe

Senior Editor

Maidan, night, cease fire.This is a field kitchen on the Maidan.And this is an infirmary at the Mikhailovsky Cathedral. #Kiev

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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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