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    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...

    ‘Kleptocracy tours’ expose state failure to stop dirty money buying up London
    Mar02

    ‘Kleptocracy tours’ expose state failure to stop dirty money buying up London

    Why we started running trips to homes of the mega-rich that shed light on the offshore deals pushing up house prices Curious sightseers have been flocking for tickets on a “kleptocracy tour” of London after a recent spate of publicity, hoping for a glimpse into the murky world of Russian oligarchs in the capital. But providing an insight into the...

    Crimea hands out military draft papers to newborn boys
    Mar01

    Crimea hands out military draft papers to newborn boys

    Russian authorities in annexed territory celebrate Soviet holiday by telling male infants to report for duty in 2032. Meduza reports Russian authorities in Crimea have formally presented newborn boys with military draft notices alongside the more usual birth certificates, calling on them to report for duty in 2032. The Crimean government handed...

    Life after Ukraine: the ‘invisible’ Russian fighters struggling to return to normal
    Feb29

    Life after Ukraine: the ‘invisible’ Russian fighters struggling to return to normal

    Volunteers say they’ve been left to cope with the physical and psychological scars without any state support. Meduza reportsRussian volunteers returning home after fighting alongside separatist rebels in eastern Ukraine say they have not received any support from the state, despite many suffering from ongoing physical and psychological...

    MH17 report identifies Russian soldiers suspected of downing plane in Ukraine
    Feb24

    MH17 report identifies Russian soldiers suspected of downing plane in Ukraine

    Investigative team says it can link Russian soldiers to missile thought to have downed Malaysia Airlines flight in 2014A British-led online investigative team says it has identified Russian soldiers linked to a surface-to-air missile suspected of downing Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 in Ukraine in 2014.The Bellingcat report paints a picture of up...

    Spy mania 2.0: the rise in ‘crimes against the state’ in Russia
    Feb24

    Spy mania 2.0: the rise in ‘crimes against the state’ in Russia

    Growing number accused of high treason suggests return to the suspicion of the 1990s. Meduza reportsIn the years preceding the war in eastern Ukraine, just a handful of people had been charged and jailed for high treason in Russia. But with more than 20 cases of “crimes against the state” pursued in the last year alone, it seems spy mania has...

    Ukraine’s Eurovision entry is song about Russian repression – video
    Feb22

    Ukraine’s Eurovision entry is song about Russian repression – video

    Ukraine votes for a song about Stalin’s wartime deportation of the Tartars to represent the country at this year’s Eurovision. Dressed in Tatar traditional dress, singer Jamala, who herself belongs to the Muslim Tartar minority of Crimea, sang about her great grandmother who was deported with her children to central Asia. Photograph:...

    Ukraine’s Eurovision entry takes aim at Russian oppression
    Feb22

    Ukraine’s Eurovision entry takes aim at Russian oppression

    Ukrainians have chosen a Crimean Tatar singer and her song 1944, about the mass deportation of Tatars under Josef Stalin, to represent the nationUkrainians have chosen a Crimean Tatar singer and her song about the mass deportation of Tatars under Josef Stalin as the country’s entry for this year’s Eurovision song contest.Susana...

    Putin’s Syria campaign has drawn US focus back to Europe, says Polish official
    Feb19

    Putin’s Syria campaign has drawn US focus back to Europe, says Polish official

    Adviser to the Polish president says US realises ‘pivot to Asia’ was a mistake as he urged west to be alert to Russian expansionVladimir Putin’s new geopolitical ambitions have led the US to realise it made a strategic mistake turning away from Europe and making a pivot to Asia, the foreign affairs adviser to the Polish president has...

    Ukrainian government survives no-confidence vote amid infighting
    Feb17

    Ukrainian government survives no-confidence vote amid infighting

    Motion falls short of the 226 votes required to oust the cabinet, as President Petro Poroshenko calls on PM to resignThe Ukrainian government survived a no-confidence vote, despite severe criticism from a majority of MPs.The vote reflected political tensions amid economic problems that have eroded public support for the cabinet of prime minister...

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