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    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...

    ​Ukraine’s medicine bill slashed by 25% after UK firm brought in to handle procurement
    Aug23

    ​Ukraine’s medicine bill slashed by 25% after UK firm brought in to handle procurement

    Crown Agents and two UN agencies are working to root out corrupt intermediaries but are facing politcal resistance to changeA British company hired to buy medicines for Ukraine’s health ministry has succeeded in cutting prices by up to a quarter, in a rare success for anti-corruption efforts.Last year, under pressure from activists...

    Almost Holy review – child welfare activist in close-up
    Aug21

    Almost Holy review – child welfare activist in close-up

    A compelling study of a controversial Ukrainian pastor whose forceful approach borders on vigilantismThis gripping documentary about Gennadiy Mokhnenko, aka Pastor Crocodile, a controversial child-welfare activist in Ukraine, has the propulsive power and arc of a drama. And in this burly man of God, with his thunderous laugh and larger than life...

    Larry King got $225,000 to interview Viktor Yanukovych’s PM, says Ukraine politician
    Aug19

    Larry King got $225,000 to interview Viktor Yanukovych’s PM, says Ukraine politician

    Fresh details emerge from ‘black ledger’ detailing alleged secret payments from former ruling Party of Regions to US, including to Trump strategist Paul ManafortThe TV host Larry King accepted $225,000 (£173,000) to interview Ukraine’s prime minister, according to a politician investigating a “black ledger” detailing alleged...

    Ukrainians saw Paul Manafort’s political impact up close – and it wasn’t pretty | Serhiy Leshchenko
    Aug19

    Ukrainians saw Paul Manafort’s political impact up close – and it wasn’t pretty | Serhiy Leshchenko

    Donald Trump’s campaign chairman spent nearly a decade in Ukraine. His time here has raised many questions, not least in an ongoing corruption probePaul Manafort, Donald Trump’s campaign chairman, has only recently become familiar to Americans. But in Ukraine, Manafort has played a decisive role in politics for nearly a decade – one...

    Almost Holy review – documentary of a saintly do-gooder
    Aug19

    Almost Holy review – documentary of a saintly do-gooder

    Steve Hoover’s portrait of Gennadiy Mokhnenko hints at a darker side to the pastor who runs a children’s orphanage in UkraineCharismatic and somewhat sinisterly convinced of his own inviolate righteousness, Pastor Gennadiy Mokhnenko runs the rehab centre-cum-orphanage Pilgrim in the Ukrainian city of Mariupol. Working outside what...

    Counting Sheep: the polyphonic protest show that puts you inside Kiev’s Maidan
    Aug17

    Counting Sheep: the polyphonic protest show that puts you inside Kiev’s Maidan

    Using folk singing, found footage and a revolutionary interactive staging, Marichka Kudriavtseva and Mark Marczyk’s ‘guerrilla folk opera’ throws Edinburgh audiences into the heart of the Ukrainian strugglesOn the morning of 21 January 2014, Marichka Kudriavtseva was all set for the biggest day of her career. The Ukrainian singer had...

    How Trump’s campaign chief got a strongman elected president of Ukraine
    Aug16

    How Trump’s campaign chief got a strongman elected president of Ukraine

    Paul Manafort, who reportedly was a recipient of $12.7m in Ukraine, helped Viktor Yanukovich to victory. Could he do the same for Trump?The scene was Ostroh, western Ukraine, on the eve of parliamentary elections.A tall figure bounded on to a stage to cheers from a crowd of elderly flag-waving supporters. They chanted: “Yan-u-kov-ich,...

    How Trump’s campaign chief got a strongman elected president of Ukraine
    Aug16

    How Trump’s campaign chief got a strongman elected president of Ukraine

    Paul Manafort, who reportedly was a recipient of $12.7m in Ukraine, helped Viktor Yanukovich to victory. Could he do the same for Trump?The scene was Ostroh, western Ukraine, on the eve of parliamentary elections.A tall figure bounded on to a stage to cheers from a crowd of elderly flag-waving supporters. They chanted: “Yan-u-kov-ich,...

    The Guardian view on press freedom: the need for constant vigilance | Editorial
    Aug14

    The Guardian view on press freedom: the need for constant vigilance | Editorial

    From Turkey to El Salvador, Asia to the Americas, the best journalists fight to hold a mirror to the world. They deserve our gratitude, and need our supportThe news about the news is grim. In Turkey, notorious for cracking down on the media long before July’s attempted coup, authorities have closed more than 130 outlets and issued warrants...

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