Seven years ago, Russia annexed Crimea. Despite a population of more than two million and territory roughly the size of Wales, Crimea has almost completely dropped off the international agenda and is absent from the news.
The peninsula remains closed to international monitoring missions and access for international media is problematic. Sporadic information about human rights violations and repressions of the Crimean Tatar population is mixed with reports of rapid militarization and unlawful restrictions on navigation in the Azov Sea.
This event offers perspectives from prominent reporters who have visited Crimea and observed life after the annexation. The speakers share their insights about reality on the ground, discuss the challenges facing various communities, and examine the role of Crimean narratives in Ukrainian and Russian domestic discourses.
Nataliya Gumenyuk, Journalist, Suspilne; Author, Lost Island
Anton Aleksejev, Moscow Correspondent, ETV
Joshua Yaffa, Moscow Correspondent, The New Yorker; Author, Between Two Fires: Truth, Ambition, and Compromise in Putin’s Russia