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Dissecting the “Trump-Russia Affair” and Emerging “New Cold War”

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From Hipsters to Feminists to Reformers to Artists and Radicals: Welcome to Kyiv’s Youthful Maidan Generation

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Ukraine’s “Davos of the East”: An Eyewitness Account

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Is the West Providing a Hopeful Model for Ukraine’s LGBT?

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Does the “Western Model” Offer Any Promise for Ukrainian Women?

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Russia: Reflections on Revolutionary Aesthetics, Street Art and Marina Abramović

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Russia and Ukraine: A Three Month Photo Essay

From July to October I was in Russia and Ukraine.  Here is my photo essay organized by topic.

 

Centennial of the Russian Revolution:

 

For "Russian Revolution at 100: Welcome to Ukrainian Expo Center and Other Soviet Remnants," click here.

 

For "Russian Revolution at 100: Welcome to Kronstadt Revolt," click here.

 

For "Russian Revolution at 100: Welcome to Moscow Metro," click here.

 

For "Russian Revolution at 100: Soviet Belorussians of the Moscow Metro," click here.

 

For "Russian Revolution at 100: Vestiges of Soviet Union in Moscow," click here.

 

For "Glimpses of Russia's Revolutionary Past," click here.

 

For "Russian Revolution at 100: Welcome to Krymskaya Statue Garden," click here.

 

For "Russian Revolution at 100: Stark Soviet Statues," click here.

 

For "Russian Revolution at 100: Welcome to Historic Pavilions," click here.

 

For "Russian Revolution at 100: Gorky House," click here.

 

For "Russian Revolution at 100: What Constitutes 'Revolutionary Art'?" click here.

 

For "Russian Revolution at 100: Glimpsing the Soviet Era," click here.

 

For "Russian Revolution at 100: Strange and Odd Curios From the Soviet Era," click here.

 

For "Russian Revolution at 100: St. Petersburg Statues," click here.

 

For "Russian Revolution at 100: Soviet Relics at the Flea Market," click here.

 

For "Russian Revolution at 100: The Place of Ethnic Minorities," click here.

 

Ukraine in the Post-Maidan Era:

 

For "Viktor Yanukovych's Estate," click here.

 

For "The Evolution of Maidan Square," click here.

 

For "Ukrainian Identity: Welcome to Zoloti Vorota," click here.

 

For "Kyiv's Murals: Sorting Through Historical and Political Identity," click here.

 

Foods of the Former Soviet Union and Ethnic Groups:

 

For "Ukraine: Exploring Different Ethnic Cultures Through Food," click here.

 

For "St. Petersburg and Moscow: Foods of the Former Soviet Union," click here.

 

For "Russian Perceptions of Ethnic Peoples," click here.

 

Russia and Ukraine:

 

For "Traditional Russian and Ukrainian Life," click here.

 

For "Moscow Metro: Ironies of Russian-Ukrainian Friendship," click here.

 

For "Old Marketplaces: St. Petersburg and Kyiv," click here.

 

Russian Naval Power:

 

For "Russian Nationalism and Naval Power," click here.

 

For "Historic Seafaring St. Petersburg," click here.

 

Art and Architecture:

 

For "Ukraine, Art Nouveau and the Debate Over 'Westernization,'" click here.

 

For "Russia, Westernization and Art Nouveau," click here.

 

For "St. Petersburg: An Imperial City," click here.

 

Youth Culture:

 

For "A Tour of Russian Hipsters," click here.

 

Religion:

 

For "Devout Religion in the New Russia," click here.

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Reflections on War, Performance Artist Marina Abramović and Ukraine’s “Fragile State”

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Russian Revolution at 100: Moscow and Kyiv’s Historical Amnesia Reaching Incongruous New Heights

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Russian Revolution at 100: Expert Highlights Overlooked Underground History

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