Some stay, many leave. Feelings are mixed, in certain quarters euphoria reigns, elsewhere a sense of regret remains. Life has changed since Russia last year annexed Crimea, but how exactly? Simferopol-born Inna Denisova on a personal return to her native city in search of answers.
'Back home' proclaim the posters and graffiti; a journalist takes up the gauntlet and returns home to fairground attractions and a sea of white, blue and red flags ('Crimea is Ours!'), obediently jubilant tourists and wary locals, the trial against filmmaker Oleg Sentsov and a militarised anti-Maidan performance. First-hand testimony of a deeply divided society. BW
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Inna Denisova - born 1977 in Simferopol, Soviet Union (Ukraine). In her early childhood she moved to Moscow with her parents. She studied Russian Literature at the Moscow State University and later worked as journalist, reporter, film critic and editor. In 2007, she entered the High Courses for Scriptwriters and Directors (VKSR) in Moscow where she studied scriptwriting.