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    Putin opens bridge between Crimea and Russian mainland
    May15

    Putin opens bridge between Crimea and Russian mainland

    Russian state media hail 12-mile bridge across Kerch strait as ‘construction of the century’Vladimir Putin has opened a bridge between the Russian mainland and Crimea, tightening Russia’s hold over the contested peninsula, which Moscow annexed from Ukraine in 2014.The 12-mile (19km), $3.7bn (£2.7bn) bridge is Moscow’s only...

    Donbass review – freakish fake-news kaleidoscope of Ukrainian civil war
    May10

    Donbass review – freakish fake-news kaleidoscope of Ukrainian civil war

    Filled with the violence and Orwellian unreality ruling eastern Ukraine, Sergei Loznitsa’s feverish procession of scenes is handled with steely control “What was that flying circus all about?” says one of the many dead-eyed, cynical functionaries in Sergei Loznitsa’s macabre new social-realist portmanteau movie about the civil war in...

    Chernobyl: History of a Tragedy by Serhii Plokhy review – Europe nearly became uninhabitable
    May09

    Chernobyl: History of a Tragedy by Serhii Plokhy review – Europe nearly became uninhabitable

    A compelling history of the 1986 disaster and its aftermath presents Chernobyl as a terrifying emblem of the terminal decline of the Soviet systemThese days, European travel agencies offer trips to Chernobyl for as little as €500. Tourists are promised safety, comfort and the ghoulish thrill of visiting the site where, at 1.23am on 26 April 1986,...

    ‘Our performances are a mirror’: making art out of Ukraine’s pain
    Apr14

    ‘Our performances are a mirror’: making art out of Ukraine’s pain

    An avant garde theatre is finding a way forward in a country facing war, poverty and corruptionA bow slides across cello strings, setting up an atonal motif. Drumsticks clatter staccato beats against the rim of a snare drum. An accordion’s bellows contract and swell. Dry ice fills the packed theatre. Related: Ukraine’s National...

    Director Sergei Loznitsa on Russia: ‘It’s hard to change the mentality of a nation’
    Apr13

    Director Sergei Loznitsa on Russia: ‘It’s hard to change the mentality of a nation’

    The acclaimed Ukrainian director discusses his latest drama A Gentle Creature, the Ukraine-Russia conflict, and the ‘hell’ of Russian historySergei Loznitsa is enjoying a rare day off, ahead of the last day of shooting of his new feature, about the war between Ukraine and Russia. His hotel room in the provincial town of Krivoy Rog is...

    Merkel tells Putin not to exclude Ukraine from gas pipeline route
    Apr10

    Merkel tells Putin not to exclude Ukraine from gas pipeline route

    German chancellor says Nord Stream 2 project is not possible without clarity on Ukraine’s roleAngela Merkel has intervened in a row over a gas pipeline due to run from Russia to Germany, telling Vladimir Putin he cannot exclude Ukraine from the transit route.The German chancellor has set herself up for a confrontation with the Russian...

    David Lammy: ‘Kids are getting killed. Where is the prime minister? Where is Sadiq Khan?’
    Apr06

    David Lammy: ‘Kids are getting killed. Where is the prime minister? Where is Sadiq Khan?’

    Following a shocking rise in violence in London in which four of his constituents died, the Tottenham MP is calling for politicians to admit the ‘war on drugs’ has failed – and that black lives matterDavid Lammy is one of those politicians whose public profile has never correlated with his position in his party, or converted into frontbench...

    Ex-Trump aide Paul Manafort approved ‘black ops’ to help Ukraine president
    Apr05

    Ex-Trump aide Paul Manafort approved ‘black ops’ to help Ukraine president

    Exclusive: Paul Manafort authorised secret media operation that sought to discredit key opponent of then Ukrainian presidentDonald Trump’s former campaign manager Paul Manafort authorised a secret media operation on behalf of Ukraine’s former president, featuring “black ops”, “placed” articles in the Wall Street Journal and US...

    Displaced Ukrainians and Battle Against Stigma  – in pictures
    Mar29

    Displaced Ukrainians and Battle Against Stigma – in pictures

    Displaced Ukrainians and Battle Against Stigma, two series by Mark Neville, focus on the impact that post-traumatic stress disorder has on people who experience conflict.After spending three months embedded with troops in Helmand province, Afghanistan, Neville returned home suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder.In Ukraine, he observed how...

    Ukraine’s National Militia: ‘We’re not neo-Nazis, we just want to make our country better’
    Mar13

    Ukraine’s National Militia: ‘We’re not neo-Nazis, we just want to make our country better’

    Ultranationalist group with neo-Nazi links says it has been driven to action by ‘impotent’ policeJust past midnight in a snow-covered forest near Kiev, four men dressed in black with truncheons strapped to their waists listen carefully for the telltale buzzing of chainsaws that belong to illegal loggers. “The police in our country are...

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