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    Cossack comeback: fur flies as ‘fake’ groups spark identity crisis
    Jun01

    Cossack comeback: fur flies as ‘fake’ groups spark identity crisis

    Russians divided over who real members are, and whether romanticised past legitimises current paramilitary activity. The Moscow Times reportsIn Moscow, you don’t have be to rich to be a Cossack. A fake-fur version of their traditional red papakha hat will set you back about $10 (£6.80). The full regalia, including the horsemen’s...

    Russia derides Ukraine’s hiring of ex-Nato chief
    May28

    Russia derides Ukraine’s hiring of ex-Nato chief

    Russian MPs say appointment of Anders Fogh Rasmussen as special adviser is a ‘hostile gesture’Ukraine’s president has appointed a former Nato secretary general as a special adviser, drawing a derisive reaction from Russia.Petro Poroshenko announced the appointment of Anders Fogh Rasmussen, the former prime minister of Denmark who was...

    Nadiya Savchenko: ‘Ukraine, if you need me to be president, I will’
    May27

    Nadiya Savchenko: ‘Ukraine, if you need me to be president, I will’

    Pilot freed in prisoner swap with Russia says she is prepared to lead country after receiving hero’s welcome in KievFreed Ukrainian pilot Nadiya Savchenko has said she is prepared to become president after returning from Russia in a prisoner exchange.“Ukrainians, if you need me to be president, I’ll be president,” Savchenko told...

    Who is Nadiya Savchenko? – video report
    May26

    Who is Nadiya Savchenko? – video report

    One of several Ukrainian service personnel held prisoner in Russia, Nadiya Savchenko, was released in a prisoner swap on Wednesday. Savchenko was detained for almost two years for allegedly being complicit in the death of two Russian journalists, a charge she firmly denies. She has promised to fight for the return of her colleagues still in...

    Ukrainian pilot defiant after return from Russia – video
    May25

    Ukrainian pilot defiant after return from Russia – video

    Ukrainian pilot Nadezhda Savchenko arrives at Boryspil Airport near Kiev on Wednesday after nearly two years of being imprisoned in Russia. Savchenko was swapped for two Russian servicemen imprisoned in Ukraine, Alexander Alexandrov and Yevgeny YerofeyevUkrainian pilot Nadiya Savchenko released by Russia in prisoner swap… …read more...

    Ukrainian pilot Nadiya Savchenko released by Russia in prisoner swap deal
    May25

    Ukrainian pilot Nadiya Savchenko released by Russia in prisoner swap deal

    Savchenko flying home from Russia in deal that sees release of two Russian servicemen by KievA Ukrainian pilot detained in Russia since 2014 is on her way home following a dramatic prisoner swap with Russia.Ukraine’s president Petro Poroshenko flew to Russia on Wednesday morning to bring Nadiya Savchenko home, in exchange for the release of...

    Mikheil Saakashvili: ‘Ukraine’s government has no vision for reform’
    May25

    Mikheil Saakashvili: ‘Ukraine’s government has no vision for reform’

    A year after becoming governor of Odessa, the combative ex-Georgian president talks about his anti-corruption drive and his frustration with Petro PoroshenkoWhen Mikheil Saakashvili was appointed governor of the Ukrainian region of Odessa a year ago, the former Georgian president constantly mentioned Vladimir Putin. Reforms in post-revolution...

    How the Nuremberg trials found names for the Nazis’ crimes
    May22

    How the Nuremberg trials found names for the Nazis’ crimes

    In this extract from his book East West Street, human rights lawyer Philippe Sands tells the personal stories of how genocide and crimes against humanity were first defined in lawA little after three o’clock in the afternoon, the wooden door behind the defendants’ dock slid open and Hans Frank entered courtroom 600. He wore a grey...

    MH17 families sue Russian and Putin for compensation
    May22

    MH17 families sue Russian and Putin for compensation

    Application reportedly filed in European court of human rights seeking $10m in compensation per passengerAn Australian law firm has reportedly filed a compensation claim against Russia and its president, Vladimir Putin, in the European court of human rights on behalf of families of victims of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17.The jetliner crashed in...

    For Russia, Brexit would be an opportunity not a tragedy
    May19

    For Russia, Brexit would be an opportunity not a tragedy

    While there is little sign that Moscow is trying to influence vote, the foreign policy opportunities will not have gone unnoticedWhen it comes to international views on next month’s Brexit referendum, there has been a loud chorus of foreign leaders, including the US president, Barack Obama, calling on Britain to remain in the EU. But there...

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