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    BBC reporter joins locals in icy river dip
    Jan20

    BBC reporter joins locals in icy river dip

    The BBC’s Tom Burridge takes a dip in Kiev’s Dnipro frozen river to celebrate Epiphany. …read more Source:...

    Sir Michael Fallon: Britain will stand alongside Ukraine
    Jan20

    Sir Michael Fallon: Britain will stand alongside Ukraine

    …read more Source: The...

    Close Relations review – a family and a nation divided
    Jan20

    Close Relations review – a family and a nation divided

    Exploring how Russia’s involvement in Ukraine has affected his own family, Vitaly Mansky’s documentary shows the pain of loyalties testedVitaly Mansky’s gloomy, sombre and garrulous film is a portrait of his extended family and of the divided nation of Ukraine: it makes an intriguing companion piece to Sergei Loznitsa’s...

    “By now, there was no way back for me”: the strange story of Bogdan Stashinsky
    Jan19

    “By now, there was no way back for me”: the strange story of Bogdan Stashinsky

    Serhii Plokhy’s The Man with the Poison Gun is a gripping, remarkable Cold War spy story. On the morning of 12 August 1961, a few hours before the supreme leader of East Germany, Walter Ulbricht, announced the sealing of the border between East and West Berlin, a funeral took place for a four-month-old boy at the Rohrbeck Evangelical...

    Leader: Trump and an age of disorder
    Jan19

    Leader: Trump and an age of disorder

    Mr Trump’s disregard for domestic and international norms represents an unprecedented challenge to established institutions. The US presidency has not always been held by men of distinction and honour, but Donald Trump is by some distance its least qualified occupant. The leader of the world’s sole superpower has no record of...

    Ukraine sacrifices elite financial interests to stave off popular revolt
    Jan19

    Ukraine sacrifices elite financial interests to stave off popular revolt

    Most of us still associate ‘nationalization’ of industry with the aims of the political left. Decades ago, the Soviet Union’s.. The post Ukraine sacrifices elite financial interests to stave off popular revolt appeared first on Reaction. …read more Source:...

    Domestic Refugees in Ukraine: Waiting Out the War
    Jan19

    Domestic Refugees in Ukraine: Waiting Out the War

    The war in eastern Ukraine has uprooted hundreds of thousands of people, forcing them to flee from the constant shelling. Many of them have since found shelter, but they are yearning to return to their old lives. …read more Source: Der...

    Russia Warns of ‘Maidan’ over Bulgarian President’s Inauguration, MPs Pick Up
    Jan19

    Russia Warns of ‘Maidan’ over Bulgarian President’s Inauguration, MPs Pick Up

    A state-funded think tank in Russia has alleged that Maidan-style protests will be staged “in the center of Sofia” before Bulgarian President-elect Rumen Radev takes up the office on Sunday. In a piece published on the day Radev was sworn in, Igor Pshenichnikov, the Russian Institute for Strategic Studies’ advisor to the...

    Trump’s calendar of global economic summits
    Jan19

    Trump’s calendar of global economic summits

    ©Van Tine Dennis/ABACA/ABACA USA/PA Images Mark your calendars for key events this year that will reveal the Trump administration’s vision to remake the world’s economic order. There will be early hints from a handful of incoming advisors who are in Davos this week and the picture will take shape slowly in speeches (and Tweets) as...

    Books in brief: Who Lost Russia? By Peter Conradi
    Jan19

    Books in brief: Who Lost Russia? By Peter Conradi

    Who Lost Russia? By Peter Conradi (Oneworld, £18.99) The year 1991 was a turning point for global politics: it saw both the disbanding of the Warsaw Pact, as well as the dissolution of the Soviet Union. The narrative western politicians and intellectuals told at the time was a simple one: communism had failed and western liberal capitalism...

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