Yevgenia Kotlyar is a Kyiv-based correspondent for Current Time, the Russian-language network led by RFE/RL in cooperation with VOA. Born in Russia, she is a graduate of St. Petersburg State University and the Danish School of Media and Journalism. Before joining Current Time as a Moscow correspondent in 2019, she worked for the independent Russian television channel TV Rain.
Also by Yevgenia Kotlyar
November 03, 2022
Russian IT Specialist Hides From Mobilization In A Forest
A Russian IT developer has been hiding in a forest for a month to avoid mobilization. Not willing to leave Russia, but also not wanting to go to war, he has spent the last month equipping a tent, and says he has maintained a normal work schedule with his employer.
September 02, 2022
'It's Not Scary To Die For The Motherland': As War On Ukraine Rages, Russian Children Targeted For 'Patriotic' Education
As Russia presses ahead with its war on Ukraine, the Kremlin is drumming up support among schoolchildren. Starting next week, students will be required to attend weekly lectures aimed at “inculcating love for the fatherland,” according to the Education Ministry.
June 13, 2020
After 25 Years, Budyonnovsk Hostage Crisis Seen As Horrific Harbinger Of Terror
Chechen militants led by Shamil Basayev on June 14, 1995, took about 1,500 hostages in the southern Russian town of Budyonnovsk and seized a hospital. More than 100 died in the course of the five-day drama, many after failed attempts by Russian forces to free the hostages. It came just months after Russian forces launched the First Chechen War in December 1994.
May 09, 2019
His Blog About Putin's Russia Is Biting, Witty, And Acerbic. The Authorities Don't Seem To Get It.
For several years, Aleksandr Gorbunov has been anonymously entertaining millions with his biting commentary on life in Vladimir Putin's Russia. Now, the StalinGulag blogger believes the authorities are losing their sense of humor with him.