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    Ukraine topples biggest remaining Lenin statue
    Mar17

    Ukraine topples biggest remaining Lenin statue

    Bronze and granite monument measuring 20m in south-eastern city of Zaporizhia fell foul of ban on Soviet symbolsIt took two days and a giant crane, but Ukraine has finally managed to lift its biggest remaining statue of Soviet founder Lenin off its pedestal and consign it to the dustbins of history.The 20m tall (65ft) bronze and granite monument...

    Ukraine risks polio spreading as it delays licensing new vaccine
    Mar16

    Ukraine risks polio spreading as it delays licensing new vaccine

    World Health Organisation warns failure to replace old polio vaccine when it is destroyed next month will lead to uninoculated children spreading virusUkraine could be a month away from becoming the only country in the world without protection from polio because of delays in licensing a new vaccine, according to the World Health Organisation...

    Syrian mission restores pride in Russian military after years of decay
    Mar15

    Syrian mission restores pride in Russian military after years of decay

    Moscow’s intervention in Syria revealed a Russian military transformed from the war in Georgia but cuts threaten modernisationThe first pilots arrived back in Russia from Syria on Tuesday, to the strains of bombastic military marches, cheering and a “mission accomplished” vibe provided by breathless state television reporters. The Syrian...

    How Russia and the west are both guilty of paranoid propaganda
    Mar14

    How Russia and the west are both guilty of paranoid propaganda

    Only propagandists and arms dealers benefit from the regular claims that everything is being ‘weaponised’ by the Kremlin The current state of relations between Russia and the west is not a cold war – or at least not the Cold War 2.0. But it is characterised by a similar profound refusal on both sides not only to listen to the other’s...

    Kremlin calling? Meet the Russian pranksters who say ‘Elton owes us’
    Mar13

    Kremlin calling? Meet the Russian pranksters who say ‘Elton owes us’

    Duo who prank-called many influential critics of Russia deny links to its security services … but would they spoof Putin?Lexus and Vovan are fast gaining a reputation as the most mischievous men in Russia. The pair of professional prank callers, real names Alexei Stolyarov and Vladimir Kuznetsov, have claimed scalps as diverse as Elton John and...

    Russia looking to buy 5 dolphins with perfect teeth and killer instinct
    Mar09

    Russia looking to buy 5 dolphins with perfect teeth and killer instinct

    Government website reveals defence ministry plan to revive Soviet-era use of marine mammals for combat operationsRussia’s defence ministry is looking to buy five dolphins, the government has revealed, as the country strives to revive its Soviet-era use of sea mammals for military tasks.The military has opened the bidding on a 1.75m ruble...

    Why Ukraine needs Russia more than ever
    Mar09

    Why Ukraine needs Russia more than ever

    With country at risk of becoming a failed state, Kiev must recognise that economic survival depends on Moscow not the westIn January Ukraine’s president, Petro Poroshenko, congratulated the country on surviving its first winter without buying Russian gas. It had instead bought European gas which, as Poroshenko pointed out proudly, was 30%...

    Ukrainian pilot on hunger strike attacks ‘farce’ of Russian trial
    Mar09

    Ukrainian pilot on hunger strike attacks ‘farce’ of Russian trial

    Nadezhda Savchenko gives closing statement to court before judge retires to consider verdict on claim she directed deadly artillery strikeA Ukrainian pilot on trial in Russia has given her closing statement in the case, five days after she began a hunger strike that she has pledged to continue unless she is returned to Ukraine. Russia has...

    ‘I will return home, dead or alive,’ says Ukrainian pilot on trial in Russia
    Mar09

    ‘I will return home, dead or alive,’ says Ukrainian pilot on trial in Russia

    As Nadiya Savchenko’s court case resumes, here is a translation of the statement she was prevented from delivering last week The trial of Nadiya Savchenko, a Ukrainian pilot jailed in Russia, is expected to resume today with a verdict possible later in the week. Savchenko, 34, has been charged with complicity in the killing of two Russian...

    Chernobyl 30 years on: former residents remember life in the ghost city of Pripyat
    Mar07

    Chernobyl 30 years on: former residents remember life in the ghost city of Pripyat

    Evacuees from the Chernobyl nuclear accident remember relatives, friends and colleagues who died – and the abandoned city declared unsafe for 24,000 yearsIn a biting winter wind, Alexander Petrovich Zabirchenko walks slowly along a memorial to firefighters and workers who died in the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, touching each of the portraits...

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