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    Death of a Russian teenager who opposed the war in Ukraine
    Jan14

    Death of a Russian teenager who opposed the war in Ukraine

    Vlad Kolesnikov was humiliated and bullied after wearing a protest T-shirt to school. In messages sent before his death, he said his life had become unbearable Vlad’s last message came on 25 December, right after Christmas lunch as my children were running out the door for an afternoon walk.“If I don’t get in touch in the next 2-6...

    Sydney travel firm offering Crimea tour accused of ‘selling out’ to MH17 accused
    Jan12

    Sydney travel firm offering Crimea tour accused of ‘selling out’ to MH17 accused

    Sydney-based Gateway Travel defends plans to take tourists on excursions around Crimea, saying ‘tough luck if the Ukrainian government doesn’t like it’An Australian travel company has been accused of “selling out” to those blamed for the shooting down of flight MH17 after announcing plans to organise tours of Crimea, which was annexed...

    Sydney travel firm offering Crimea tour accused of ‘selling out’ to MH17 accused
    Jan12

    Sydney travel firm offering Crimea tour accused of ‘selling out’ to MH17 accused

    Sydney-based Gateway Travel defends plans to take tourists on excursions around Crimea, saying ‘tough luck if the Ukrainian government doesn’t like it’An Australian travel company has been accused of “selling out” to those blamed for the shooting down of flight MH17 after announcing plans to organise tours of Crimea, which was annexed...

    Mail-order brides: old practice still seen as new chance for a better life – for some
    Jan11

    Mail-order brides: old practice still seen as new chance for a better life – for some

    An industry that dates back to 1614 in the US, mail-order marriages continue to be popular for women living in bleak conditions abroad, and US blue-collar men Vitalina Wilson had never planned to marry a foreign man whose language she did not speak. Nor did she plan to move 6,000 miles away from her family to a country she knew nothing about. She...

    Crimea children’s theatre forced to shut for ‘promoting western propaganda’
    Jan06

    Crimea children’s theatre forced to shut for ‘promoting western propaganda’

    Popular drama school complains of harassment from local officials who accused them of championing Ukrainian nationalism. RFE/RL reportsA popular children’s drama school that staged Ukrainian-language plays in Crimea is shutting down after what its founders describe as a campaign of harassment from local officials. Svitanok (Sunrise) taught...

    Unhappy new year for Coca-Cola as it upsets first Russia, then Ukraine
    Jan05

    Unhappy new year for Coca-Cola as it upsets first Russia, then Ukraine

    Both countries left fizzing with indignation over company message that included controversial mapAll Coca-Cola wanted to do was to wish consumers a happy new year, but instead it ended up stirring anger in two markets, Russia and Ukraine, over the disputed territory of Crimea.The Ukrainian Black Sea peninsula was annexed by Moscow in March 2014...

    The Ukrainians starting a new life – in Russia
    Jan05

    The Ukrainians starting a new life – in Russia

    About 1.5 million have fled the conflict in Donetsk, with their choice of destination largely set by their allegiance in the war“It’s a scary feeling when you land at the end of the earth and you literally know nobody,” said Tatyana Kurlayeva while sipping a cappuccino in a cafe in Magadan, a bleak city in the far east of Russia. Kurlayeva,...

    Ukrainians say farewell to ‘Soviet champagne’ as decommunisation law takes hold
    Jan04

    Ukrainians say farewell to ‘Soviet champagne’ as decommunisation law takes hold

    New regulations in Ukraine ban streets, towns and products from glorifying communismThis past New Year’s Eve marked the last time Ukrainians could pop open “Soviet champagne”, as the Kiev factory that makes it announced it is changing the popular drink’s name, due to a controversial law on decommunisation in the country.The...

    MH17 crash: Dutch investigators to assess new study implicating Russian soldiers
    Jan04

    MH17 crash: Dutch investigators to assess new study implicating Russian soldiers

    British group Bellingcat claim to have identified Russian soldiers implicated in the crash of flight MH17, shot down over eastern Ukraine in July 2014Dutch prosecutors have said they will “seriously study” claims by citizen journalists to have identified Russian soldiers implicated in the crash of flight MH17, shot down over eastern Ukraine in...

    In Wartime: Stories From Ukraine by Tim Judah review – humane and haunting
    Jan03

    In Wartime: Stories From Ukraine by Tim Judah review – humane and haunting

    Sensitive interviews with civilians, poets and political scientists shed new light on a bitter conflictWhile military matters in Syria have been distracting politicians and pundits alike, Tim Judah’s grim, timely salvo from Ukraine is a reminder that not every war has to revolve around the Middle East. Interviewing a wide range of people...

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