For the second year in a row, LJ user sivilia-1 (Russian journalist Vera Vasilieva) is competing for Deutsche Welles Best of the Blogs Awards
(the BOBs). Last year, she was nominated in the Reporters Without Borders category; this year, she is shortlisted for the Best Weblog Russian.
Her blog (RUS) http://sivilia-1.livejournal.com/
is devoted to coverage of the case of Aleksey Pichugin, former security chief of former oil giant Yukos, sentenced to life in prison for involvement in at least three murders. Pichugins arrest in 2003 marked the beginning of the Kremlins attack against Mikhail Khodorkovsky.