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Evgeniya Melnikova
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Evgeniya ( Eva ) Melnikova was born and raised in a small town of Yessentuki, in North Caucasian region of Russia. Studied international relations for 3 years and at the age of 20 packed her bags and moved to United States. After spending one year studying photography at New York Film Academy, Eva is now a full-time student, majoring in journalism.Hopefully in the near future Eva will move to Middle East, to work as a war correspondent and humanitarian.

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Millions March NYC -- Fight Against Police Brutality and Oppression

(0) Comments | Posted December 15, 2014 | 8:22 AM

Saturday, December 13: This day we wrote a new page in history. This day we were marching together side by side in the name of unity, solidarity and justice. This day we were raising our voices against police brutality, inequality and oppression.

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USSR 2.0 From Grozny to Moscow

(1) Comments | Posted December 5, 2014 | 12:18 AM

When the darkness came on the night of December 4th, Islamist militants attacked the capital of Chechnya-Grozny. They seized a publishing house and later moved to an empty school. At least 10 policemen were killed, about 28 were injured during a long shootout.

Violence started Thursday morning, when gunmen...

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Standing Together, We Too Can Prevail - Part One

(0) Comments | Posted September 16, 2014 | 1:06 AM

It's been a hot summer, but I am not talking about the weather. It's been a summer, full of events that brought people together. People of different ethnicities, different backgrounds, people with different beliefs and life goals. What we've learned so far is that the one goal is the same...

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New Level of Sanctions, or From Russia With Love

(1) Comments | Posted August 6, 2014 | 4:46 AM

These days, authorities in Russia are seriously considering the prospect of imposing an airspace ban against all European airlines that fly above the country, using Trans Siberian air route.

On Tuesday, Vedomosti Daily reported Russia was considering limiting, or even completely blocking European flights to Asia that...
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Religion and Spiritual Searching in Times of Solitude

(0) Comments | Posted August 4, 2014 | 6:15 PM

When you don't have to think of anything, when your mind isn't being taking to think by the environment, where does your mind go? What gives you the most comfort to fantasize about? That's your God. Your religion is what you do with your solitude. -- Archbishop William Temple.

Despite...

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What Do We Want? Justice! When Do We Want It? Now!

(1) Comments | Posted July 16, 2014 | 2:08 PM

Yesterday, on July 15th, I became a witness of something greater than any weapon in the world. I saw hundreds of people of different race and religion unite in the name of justice and true freedom. Around me, shoulder to shoulder were standing Jews, Christians and Muslims, all of them...

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Why Fasting During Ramadan Is Good for Every One of Us

(0) Comments | Posted July 7, 2014 | 4:13 AM

It has been a week full of blessings, the first week of Ramadan, the holy month in Islam. I do strongly believe that not only Muslims should pay attention to these days of fasting from sunrise and until sunset, and here is why.

First of all let's talk about...

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Where Did the Freedom Go? Fight for the Accessible Information Continues

(1) Comments | Posted July 1, 2014 | 1:32 PM

You might think the times of oppression had passed, you might think we've got plenty of free choices on our hands. I might think just the opposite.

Generation Y grew up along with technological progress, they witnessed the establishment of Facebook and made it a habit to go on-line for...

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Thriving the Hard Way

(1) Comments | Posted June 24, 2014 | 2:40 PM

In our modern society, we tend to measure time in seconds. At least that's how I feel every single day. We try to get everything done faster, constantly pushing ourselves and those around us to try harder, to be better.

In her recently published book Thrive, Arianna Huffington, the...

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