19 October 2020: Costanza Curro spoke at the Tbilisi Architecture Biennial. Her talk, entitled “From Collective to Cellular? Common Spaces Between the Steet and Prison”, was part of the Biennial’s BIRZHASTATION highlight project, an archaeological exploration of the neo-liberal ideology of architectural transparency in the post-Socialist world. YouTube Link.
22 October 2020: Larisa Kangaspuro gave the presentation “The Grand Duchy of Finland and “other” prison in the Russian Empire”. The event was organised by the Presidential Library in cooperation with the Federal Archival Agency, the Union of Russian Museums and the Russian Library Association), which is available for viewing on YouTube, YouTube Link.
14 October 2020: Judith Pallot published an article in Riddle, an online journal on Russian Affairs, comparing the COVID-19 pandemic in prisons to other epidemics in Russia’s history. Links: available in Russian and in English.
18 September 2020: Olga Zeveleva published an article in Riddle, an online journal on Russian affairs. The article is titled “COVID has been devastating for Russia’s prisoners”. Links: available in Russian and in English.
14 August 2020: Costanza Curro spoke on a podcast episode of the Royal Institute for Anthropology in Great Britain and Ireland, in a series called Being Human. In the podcast, Noel Salazar (University of Leuven) and Julius-Cezar MacQuarie (UBB and CEU), and Costanza Curro discuss the implications and dynamics of being ‘socially distanced’ from the perspective of confinement, mobility, migration and night labour. Link.
20 July 2020: Niina Into’s translation of Costanza Curro’s blog post about prison guards and the Georgian prison system has been published in Finnish in Politiikasta, a popular journal of the Finnish Political Science Association targeting a broad audience. Link.
7 July 2020: Larisa Kangaspuro took part in the discussion “The Nordics and Identity”, the podcast of which is published on the website Nordics.info. Despite a growing focus on national identity in and outside the Nordics, Nordic regional identity persists. The participants of this podcast explore what it takes to make a region consisting of numerous nation-states a success, comparing it to other areas, such as the Baltics and Eastern Europe. Link.
11 June 2020: The Helsinki Think Corner (Tiedekulma) and the Aleksanteri Institute hosted a public talk on “COVID-19 in Russian and Eurasian Societies”, which is available for viewing on YouTube. Olga Zeveleva of the Gulag Echoes project joined Margarita Zavadskaya and Sherzod Eraliev for a discussion moderated by Mikhail Nakonechnyi of Gulag Echoes. Link.
10 June 2020: The Kennan Institute published a post titled “Locked Up During Lockdown: Prisoners in Russia and the World During the Pandemic” by Olimpiada Usanova, Galina Starovoitova, Fellow on Human Rights and Conflict Resolution, on its blog “The Russia File”. The post draws on Gulag Echoes research on the COVID-19 pandemic in a global context. Link.
9 June 2020: Radio Free, a hub for independent journalism, has translated Marharyta Tulup’s investigation on COVID-19 in Ukrainian prisons into English, citing Olga Zeveleva’s Gulag Echoes research. Link.
8 June 2020: OpenDemocracy published an English-language investigation by Marharyta Tulup on coronavirus in Ukrainian prisons, citing and interview she conducted with Olga Zeveleva on her Gulag Echoes research. Link.
2 June 2020: OpenDemocracy published an investigation on COVID-19 in Ukrainian prisons and cited Olga Zeveleva’s Gulag Echoes research (Russian language). Link.
13 May 2020: The EURO-JUSTIS project, funded by the European Commission and coordinated by the Institute for Crime and Justice Policy Research (ICPR) in the UK, has translated Costanza Curro’s Gulag Echoes blog post into French and has published it on its website. The project is designed to provide EU institutions and Member States with new indicators for assessing public confidence in justice. Link.
7 May 2020: Penal Reform International published a blog post by Costanza Curro, titled “Living in prison: Responses to COVID-19 in Georgia’s penal system and implications for how we think about the ‘inside’ and the ‘outside'”. Link.
6 May 2020: Italian newspaper Il Riformista interviewed Olga Zeveleva about prisons in Russia for an article. Link.
6 May 2020: Italian prison nonprofit organization quoted Olga Zeveleva’s interview with newspaper Il Riformista on its website. Link.
5 May 2020: Olga Zeveleva interviewed on Swedish Radio about the Gulag Echoes COVID-19 prison database. Link.
4 May 2020: Mexican online newspaper Eje Central drew on Olga Zeveleva’s Gulag Echoes research on prison riots. Link.
30 April 2020: The European Data Journalism Network published a thematic newsletter on “Coronavirus and Fundamental Rights” and drew on Olga Zeveleva’s overview and Sofia Gavrilova’s map of coronavirus prison policies Link.
27 April 2020: Olga Zeveleva quoted in The Moscow Times with expertise about Russian prisons, in the Russian language. Link.
27 April 2020: Olga Zeveleva quoted in The Moscow Times with expertise about Russian prisons, in the English language. Link.
27 April 2020: Olga Zeveleva’s op-ed on prison riots was published in the print version of Russian newspaper Novaya Gazeta. Link.
22 April 2020: Ukrainian public broadcaster Hromadske published an English-language analysis of coronavirus in Russian prisons with quotes and data from Gulag Echoes study. Link.
18 April 2020: Olga Zeveleva published an op-ed in the Russian newspaper Novaya Gazeta about prison riots. Link.
15 April 2020: The Official Blog of the Law and Society Association CRN 27 Punishment and Society lists the Gulag Echoes website in its roundup of resources on jails, prisons, and COVID-19. Link.
15 April 2020: Olga Zeveleva interviewed on the English-language podcast “The Naked Pravda” (created by the news outlet Meduza) about prisons and coronavirus, on an episode about law and order in Russia during the pandemic. Link.
10 April 2020: Olga Zeveleva’s op-ed featured on a two-page spread of Novaya Gazeta’s print version, including an infographic made by Novaya Gazeta staff drawing on the database presented on the Gulag Echoes website. Link.
9 April 2020: The Aleksanteri Institute published a press release announcing the launch of the Gulag Echoes prison database. Link.
08 April 2020: The English-language Novaya Gazeta newsletter “Russia Explained” included a summary of Olga Zeveleva’s Gulag Echoes research on prisons. Link.
07 April 2020: The Russian prison NGO “V zashchitu prav zakluchennykh” (trans. “In defense of prisoners’ rights”) posted the full text of Olga Zeveleva’s Novaya Gazeta op-ed on their website. Link.
06 April 2020: The Russian prison NGO “Rus’ sidyashchaya” included Olga Zeveleva’s Novaya Gazeta op-ed on their website in a section on COVID-19 in prisons. Link.
06 April 2020: Olga Zeveleva’s op-ed on prison riots published in Russian-language newspaper Novaya Gazeta, with map created by Sofia Gavrilova. Link.
04 April 2020: Lukas Lehner (of Oxford University’s Department of Social Policy and Intervention) created a list of COVID-19 research sources and included the Gulag Echoes blog post “Coronavirus in Prisons, a Global Perspective” in the list: Link.
Lehner’s list was included in LSE’s collection of COVID-19 social sciences research: Link.
03 April 2020: A translation of Olga Zeveleva’s and Judith Pallot’s Gulag Echoes research was included on the blog of Russian human rights defender Andrei Babushkin. Link.