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    North Korean missiles probably had ‘engines sourced from Russia or Ukraine’
    Aug14

    North Korean missiles probably had ‘engines sourced from Russia or Ukraine’

    Study claims engines resemble Soviet-era design and probably acquired through illicit channels operating in either or both countriesNorth Korea probably acquired the rocket engines for the two intercontinental ballistic missiles it tested in July from Ukrainian or Russian sources within the past two years, a study has claimed.A report published...

    Crimea – the big budget Russian blockbuster the world will never see
    Aug14

    Crimea – the big budget Russian blockbuster the world will never see

    Film depicting Vladimir Putin’s 2014 annexing of Crimea from Ukraine will only be shown in Russia and Belarus “This is the kind of decision that is only taken once a century,” says a voice on the trailer for Crimea, a high-budget Russian film that dramatises the 2014 Russian takeover of the peninsula. … …read more Source: The...

    Odessa’s new parks lead a blossoming of urban regeneration
    Aug05

    Odessa’s new parks lead a blossoming of urban regeneration

    Ukraine’s third city is home to sights including the Potemkin Steps. Now the port’s glorious past is taking centre stage with its Istanbul and Greek gardensLooking like a living Liberty print, Odessa’s new promenade park spills over with blossoming flower beds, picnics and couples waltzing in the shade. Tantalising slivers of...

    The cult of Babel: Odessa’s literary flashmobs attract book-loving tourists
    Aug01

    The cult of Babel: Odessa’s literary flashmobs attract book-loving tourists

    The Black Sea city may lack the pedigree of St Petersburg but it was home to Isaac Babel, and has a storied past as a stopping point for globe-trotting intellectuals A slow-moving procession of 500-odd people stretch from the grand, if worn, Literary Museum along to the Opera House, one of the biggest and most opulent concert halls of the former...

    As the US and EU square off over Russia sanctions, only Putin can win | Natalie Nougayrède
    Jul31

    As the US and EU square off over Russia sanctions, only Putin can win | Natalie Nougayrède

    Instead of applauding Washington’s moves against Putin, the EU is furious. Russia’s leader is again profiting from the craziness around Donald Trump• Natalie Nougayrède is a Guardian columnistMike Pence, the US vice-president, is on a European tour this week to assure allies that “America First doesn’t mean America alone”. But...

    US energy secretary Rick Perry duped by Russian pranksters to talk about pig manure
    Jul26

    US energy secretary Rick Perry duped by Russian pranksters to talk about pig manure

    ‘These individuals are known for pranking high-level officials,’ spokeswoman says, after duo tricked Perry into thinking he was talking to Ukrainian PMThe US energy secretary Rick Perry has become the latest victim of a pair of Russian phone pranksters who have previously fooled Elton John into thinking he was chatting to Vladimir Putin.On...

    Six ways to assert power beyond the ballot box | Paul Maassen
    Jul21

    Six ways to assert power beyond the ballot box | Paul Maassen

    Citizens everywhere are shaping government policies, tackling corruption and even improving air qualityPaul Maassen is director of civil society engagement at the Open Government Partnership Elections are key milestones for democratic engagement, and referendums such as the UK’s Brexit poll are innovative ways for citizens to be more...

    Manchester has a Soviet statue of Engels. Shame no one asked the city’s Ukrainians | Kevin Bolton
    Jul19

    Manchester has a Soviet statue of Engels. Shame no one asked the city’s Ukrainians | Kevin Bolton

    The monument is a piece of propaganda. Efforts to celebrate it have ignored the voices of all those Mancunians who suffered under communism• Kevin Bolton is an archives consultant living in StockportI first heard that Manchester’s city centre had a new statue when pictures appeared on my Twitter timeline on Monday morning. The media...

    MH17 anniversary: Australian families attend unveiling of memorial for victims
    Jul18

    MH17 anniversary: Australian families attend unveiling of memorial for victims

    Relatives vow to keep fighting for truth as 2,000 friends and relatives attend emotional ceremony near Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport Three years after the Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 was shot down by a Buk missile over Ukraine, friends and relatives of the 38 Australian citizens and residents who died were among the 2,000 people who...

    There will be no justice for Flight MH17 until we contain Russian financial power | David Patrikarakos
    Jul17

    There will be no justice for Flight MH17 until we contain Russian financial power | David Patrikarakos

    No one has been arrested for the deaths of 298 civilians three years ago, a state of affairs in which London, the money-laundering capital, is complicit• David Patrikarakos is an author and academicThree years ago on Monday, I stood in Maidan square in Kiev, among the tents and barricades erected by a hardcore of protesters still camped out...

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