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    Clubbers, forget London and Berlin – the place to dance is eastern Europe
    Sep21

    Clubbers, forget London and Berlin – the place to dance is eastern Europe

    The closure of Fabric has reignited debate about diversity in western nightlife, but clubbing is coming of age in the new eastFabric has closed and London’s once-great club culture is on its last legs. Enough ink has been spilled over the shortsightedness of Islington council’s decision, but with rising rents and rapacious property...

    Letter from jailed Ukrainian director Oleg Sentsov smuggled out of prison
    Sep12

    Letter from jailed Ukrainian director Oleg Sentsov smuggled out of prison

    Jailed for 20 years for activities in Crimea shortly after Putin annexed the peninsula, Sentsov urges defiance and wants to be a ‘nail in the coffin of a tyrant’The Ukrainian film director Oleg Sentsov, who is serving a 20-year sentence in Russia, has smuggled a defiant letter from his jail in deepest Siberia, comparing himself to a “nail...

    Alexander Zhukov: what we know about the Russian oil magnate
    Sep10

    Alexander Zhukov: what we know about the Russian oil magnate

    Zhukov, the father of Roman Abramovich’s wife, Dasha, was linked to a network of offshore companies by the Panama PapersIn Britain, Alexander Zhukov ­has faced little scrutiny over his business affairs. The son of a playwright and educated in Moscow, Zhukov, 62, worked as a cinema projectionist in Odessa, Ukraine, before joining the...

    Pro-Russia TV station in Kiev evacuated after fire
    Sep05

    Pro-Russia TV station in Kiev evacuated after fire

    Six arrested following suspected arson attack at Ukraine’s TV Inter during protestsA Ukrainian television station has been forced to broadcast from a mobile facility after its building caught fire during a protest. Local news reported that TV Inter’s headquarters in Kiev caught fire on Sunday after a group of around 20 protesters...

    Kiev’s new revolution: young Ukrainians spur cultural revival amid the conflict
    Aug31

    Kiev’s new revolution: young Ukrainians spur cultural revival amid the conflict

    If Ukraine’s Maidan revolution has largely not led to the transparent government its proponents envisioned, it has certainly democratised Ukrainian culture. The country’s capital, Kiev, is at the forefront of a powerful new wave of creativityOn a sultry Saturday evening in August, hundreds of young Kievans have descended on a vast...

    East Ukraine: on the frontline of Europe’s forgotten war
    Aug28

    East Ukraine: on the frontline of Europe’s forgotten war

    After two years of fighting, every day continues to bring new casualties and many fear a new Russian-backed offensiveFrom the top of the nine-storey building in Avdiyivka, Sergei Veremeyenko and his men can see the separatist capital of Donetsk just a few miles away. Avdiyivka has been on the frontline between Russian-backed separatists and...

    The revolution-inspired graffiti changing the face of Kiev – in pictures
    Aug26

    The revolution-inspired graffiti changing the face of Kiev – in pictures

    Two years since the protests that overthrew the government, large murals have been appearing across Ukraine’s capital – some by renowned street artists, others by politically charged locals. RFE/RL takes a tour … …read more Source: The...

    Ukraine marks 25 years of independence a riven nation despite the flags
    Aug24

    Ukraine marks 25 years of independence a riven nation despite the flags

    As role of Ukranians in the Soviet Union’s demise is celebrated, tensions still simmer in the east of country after two years of warUkraine has marked 25 years of independence with a huge military parade through Kiev, and although two years of war with Russia-backed rebels in the east has united much of the country, the eastern territories...

    Crimea’s champagne makers hope to recreate the Soviet glory days
    Aug24

    Crimea’s champagne makers hope to recreate the Soviet glory days

    Since the Russian annexation local vineyards have been capitalising on gaps in the market triggered by western sanctionsIt was once the “Coca-Cola of the Soviet Union”, a homegrown luxury promoted by Josef Stalin as a promise of the supposed abundance soon to come to the USSR. Now, more than 80 years since Stalin’s “invention” of Soviet...

    25 years with the Soviet Union, 25 without. We want to hear your stories
    Aug24

    25 years with the Soviet Union, 25 without. We want to hear your stories

    We’re looking for people who have had the unique experience of living at least half their lives under the USSR By the summer of 1991 it was clear that the Soviet empire’s days were numbered. After widespread shortages of food and other supplies, rising nationalism and demands for independence across Central Asia, a coup against leader...

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