Oksana Chelysheva

Role: Writer

Articles: 7

Oksana's latest posts


Lara, the tattoo artist from Baghdad

When an Iraqi woman's deportation back home was stopped by protestors at Helsinki Vantaa Airport last month, it highlighted the Finnish government policy toward refugees. Oksana Chelysheva tells Lara's story, about... Read more

Alexander Hug

Alexander Hug’s written response to DELFI

Last week we published Oksana Chelysheva's interview with the principal deputy head of the OSCE monitoring mission in Ukraine, Alexander Hug. Today we publish Hug's written response to DELFI – a major baltic online... Read more

Oksana Chelysheva interview with Alexander Hug

On his recent visit to Helsinki, Oksana Chelysheva interviews the principal deputy head of the OSCE, Alexander Hug. They discuss his work with the Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine. Read more

Children of war

Children of War

Oksana Chelysheva discusses the photographic exhibition Children of War by activist Maxim Gromov, photographer Vladimir Telegin and journalist Yan Shenkman. She argues for the importance of photography in cultivating... Read more


Ukraina ja sotavankien vaihdon ongelmat

Oksana Chelysheva haastatteli ihmisoikeusaktivisti Aleksandr Kudinovia ja raportoi Ukrainan sotavankien vaikeasta tilanteesta. Read more

Ukraine Bans Films

Censorship in the Ukraine is targeting a lot of Russian cinema which is being labelled as propaganda from the ‘aggressor state’. Oksana Chelysheva looks into these bans and navigates us through the films that... Read more


In her first article for OQM Oksana Chelysheva pays her respects to the creatives and activists who died in a plane crash on December 25th, 2016. She discusses the humanitarian work and identity of Elizaveta Glinka... Read more

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