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    The Tribe director to film inside Chernobyl exclusion zone
    Nov19

    The Tribe director to film inside Chernobyl exclusion zone

    Luxembourg will tell the story of primitive society in a permanent nuclear winter – and will be the second time Miroslav Slaboshpitsky has shot at the locationMiroslav Slaboshpitsky, the Ukrainian director of the award-winning drama The Tribe, is to shoot his follow-up feature inside the Chernobyl exclusion zone, around the site of the...

    Old-school-tie brigade in knots over Russia | Letters
    Nov18

    Old-school-tie brigade in knots over Russia | Letters

    Your report on Vladimir Putin’s progress from pariah to powerbroker (Putin has been taken off the menu and returned to the top table, 18 November) reminds me of previous instances where reactionary toffs let their prejudices over Russia cloud their judgment. For example, the old-school-tie brigade viewed the prospect of an alliance with the...

    Vladimir Putin: from pariah to powerbroker in one year
    Nov17

    Vladimir Putin: from pariah to powerbroker in one year

    At the 2014 G20 summit in Brisbane, the Russian president was browbeaten by western leaders. But now they know they need himWhat a difference a war makes. Twelve months ago, Vladimir Putin was on the menu at the G20 summit in Brisbane. Western leaders queued up hungrily for a piece of Russia’s president following his armed intervention in...

    Ukraine moves closer to visa-free EU travel as gay rights bill passes
    Nov13

    Ukraine moves closer to visa-free EU travel as gay rights bill passes

    Parliament adopts legislation banning discrimination against gay people in the workplace – a key condition for the European Union to ease travel restrictionsUkrainian lawmakers have approved a bill that bans discrimination against gay people at work – key legislation intended to help pave the way for visa-free travel between the country and the...

    Images of drowned boy made only a fleeting change to refugee reporting
    Nov09

    Images of drowned boy made only a fleeting change to refugee reporting

    Study of newspapers across Europe reveals that initial press sympathy after Alan Kurdi’s death rapidly reverted to type within a weekNewspapers in western Europe became significantly more sympathetic towards migrants and refugees immediately after the publication of photographs of the lifeless body of Alan (aka Aylan) Kurdi on a Turkish...

    Ukraine eschews visa-free EU travel by refusing to protect gay people in workplace
    Nov05

    Ukraine eschews visa-free EU travel by refusing to protect gay people in workplace

    Parliament has blocked legislation banning discrimination at work that was condition set by European UnionUkraine’s parliament has on Thursday scuppered the country’s chances of visa-free travel to most EU nations by blocking legislation that would have banned discrimination against gay people in the workplace.The pro-EU leadership...

    Moscow library of Ukrainian literature raided by ‘anti-extremist’ police
    Nov03

    Moscow library of Ukrainian literature raided by ‘anti-extremist’ police

    Observers say facility was targeted, and its director charged with inciting ethnic hatred, as a result of current cross-border tensionsEmployees of the Moscow Library of Ukrainian Literature arrived at work last week to find armed and masked police waiting for them.The target of the morning raid by riot police wasn’t a dangerous criminal,...

    Smugglers profit from Ukraine’s dirty war
    Nov03

    Smugglers profit from Ukraine’s dirty war

    Blockade of separatist areas is a headache for locals and a boon to illegal tradeA pillar is all that remains of the bridge’s steel structure. It stands in the calm waters of the Seversky Donets river. The bridge was destroyed by two shells, falling in quick succession, during the fighting last winter. Since then the Ukrainian army and...

    Ukrainian rebels grow restless amid cracks in alliance with Russia
    Nov02

    Ukrainian rebels grow restless amid cracks in alliance with Russia

    A trip to the self-declared Luhansk People’s Republic in eastern Ukraine reveals militants unhappy with the ceasefire and increasingly out-of-step with Moscow Portraits of Putin and Stalin adorn the room where the rebel commander, Yuri “Rostov” Shevchenko, holds court.In this former KGB complex in the industrial town of Alchevsk in the...

    MH17, Arctic Sunrise and illicit edam – how it all went wrong for one Dutch diplomat
    Nov02

    MH17, Arctic Sunrise and illicit edam – how it all went wrong for one Dutch diplomat

    The Netherlands’ ambassador to Russia talks to The Moscow Times about the series of disasters marking his posting When Ron van Dartel agreed to take up the post of Dutch ambassador to Russia he thought it would be the perfect ending to his career. Eighteen months later, he concedes he might have been optimistic. “If we look at the...

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