Kamila Orlova

is a translator, expert witness in asylum cases, and human rights advocate specializing on state violence, refugee resettlement, asylum and minority rights with a focus on the post-Soviet realm.


Cover for: The names of the lost

Penal colonies and mysterious deaths of political opponents are still part of Russia’s political machinations today. Remembrance and documentation are criminalized, as the case of Memorial shows. And yet, there is a lot to explore and memorialize – for instance, the thousands of people slaughtered in Sandarmokh forest, Karelia, during Stalin’s Great Terror.