Two Prizes for SCOOP-Supported Stories

Two SCOOP Russia-supported stories won prizes, when Northwest Russian journalists gathered to celebrate good journalism.
Anna Yarovaya from Petrozavodsk received “The Special Prize from The Karelian Union of Jorunalists” for her story about how luxury apartments were disguised as offices.
Marina Bedorfas received the prize “Best report in internet media”for her investigation about the how the blind ... Read More »

Luxury Apartments Disguised as Offices


Residential houses instead of office buildings: such metamorphoses occur in Petrozavodsk on an annoyingly regular basis. According to the public figures opinion, over the past five years, a big number of residence buildings with more than 40 thousand square meters of luxury apartments in the most respectable parts of the town has been erected.
Loopholes in ... Read More »

Building Upon a Grim Past


Bones and skulls of prisoners of war from the Second World War turned up, when the builders started their work to construct a new building of expensive apartments in Petrozavodsk. Somehow the area of a former cemetery and prison camp had been allocated for the construction.
At least 259 persons from six or seven countries were ... Read More »


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