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    Ruse Ice Fest
    Dec29

    Ruse Ice Fest

    An indoors ice fest is taking place for a first time ever in Bulgaria and also in the Balkans. The Danube town of Ruse hosts for a third year in a row its Ruse Ice Fest which will continue till 15 February 2017. Sculptors from 8 countries created ice figures on the topic given: Ice Tale with motifs from the Frozen Kingdom. More than 130 ice...

    Exclusive: Ukrainian activist faces corruption probe as reforms row festers
    Dec29

    Exclusive: Ukrainian activist faces corruption probe as reforms row festers

    KIEV/ODESSA, Ukraine (Reuters) – A young activist who became prominent in Ukraine’s 2014 uprising and was later appointed to work on a major project to reform the corruption-plagued customs of Odessa is herself being investigated for corruption. …read more Source:...

    Alexander Chekmenev’s Ukrainian passport applicants – in pictures
    Dec29

    Alexander Chekmenev’s Ukrainian passport applicants – in pictures

    After the fall of the Soviet Union, all Ukrainians had to get a new passport – and Alexander Chekmenev was on hand to take their photos. The snatched extra shots he took are remarkable in their honesty and tendernessPassport to eternity: photographing the forgotten elderly of Ukraine… …read more Source: The...

    Passport to eternity: photographing the forgotten elderly of Ukraine
    Dec29

    Passport to eternity: photographing the forgotten elderly of Ukraine

    Alexander Chekmenev was tasked with making new passport photos in eastern Ukraine – and ended up with a powerfully humane portrait series. As the images are published 20 years later, he explains why old people deserve better careAlexander Chekmenev’s Ukrainian passport applicants – in picturesTimes were tumultuous in post-Soviet eastern...

    Putin’s army prepares for 2018 World Cup
    Dec29

    Putin’s army prepares for 2018 World Cup

    MOSCOW — Alexander Shprygin, the 38-year-old head of Russia’s football supporters’ association, looked wary when I met him at his organization’s spacious offices in central Moscow. Dubbed a “Nazi-loving pal of Putin” and a “far-right fan leader” by...

    Answers: the New Statesman Quiz of the Year, 2016
    Dec29

    Answers: the New Statesman Quiz of the Year, 2016

    The answers – no peeking! Here are the answers to the New Statesman Quiz of the Year 2016. Brexit 1 d Marine Le Pen 2 a Lambeth 3 c Mail on Sunday 4 b Prosecco 5 a Jim Royle US politics 6 c Tremendous 7 a John F Kennedy 8 a “A big silverback gorilla” 9 b Deplorables 10 d Virginia UK politics 11 a George Osborne 12 b Ed Balls 13 d Stephen...

    Election hacking: US senators call for sanctions on Russia
    Dec28

    Election hacking: US senators call for sanctions on Russia

    Senators from the main US parties say Russia may face sanctions over alleged hacking during the election. …read more Source:...

    McCain: US needs to hit Russia hard for election hacking
    Dec28

    McCain: US needs to hit Russia hard for election hacking

    Republican Senators John McCain and Lindsey Graham called Wednesday for Congress to take a tougher stance against Russia for meddling in the U.S. presidential election. In an interview on Fox News from Latvia, where he and Graham were touring the Baltic states, McCain said legislators should “increase the sanctions on Russia for this...

    Russian Website Names President ‘Bulgarian Obama’ over Remarks
    Dec28

    Russian Website Names President ‘Bulgarian Obama’ over Remarks

    An interview of Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev with Germany’s Frankfurter Allegemeine Zeitung (FAZ) has sparked outrage in Russian media. Plevneliv has been referred to as “the loyal servant of Brussels” by Federalnoe Agentstvo Novostey (Federal News Agency), with a piece reading he “traded friendship with Russia for...

    Number of applications for asylum and protection decreases
    Dec28

    Number of applications for asylum and protection decreases

    The number of people applying for international protection in Estonia has gone down by more than half over the past year, mainly because fewer Ukrainian citizens submitted applications. …read more Source:...

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