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    Ukraine president bans journalists discredited by crisis from country
    Sep16

    Ukraine president bans journalists discredited by crisis from country

    BBC journalists Steve Rosenburg and Emma Wells among those sanctioned, with Petro Poroshenko saying they pose a ‘threat to national interests’President Petro Poroshenko has banned two BBC correspondents from Ukraine along with many Russian journalists and public figures.The long-serving BBC Moscow correspondent Steve Rosenberg and producer...

    Techno, parties and prayer – celebrating Rosh Hashanah in Ukraine
    Sep15

    Techno, parties and prayer – celebrating Rosh Hashanah in Ukraine

    Every year thousands of Hasidic Jews fly in from around the world to visit their spiritual leader’s grave in Uman – much to the consternation of some of the localsThe shops take payment in shekels, Israeli police patrols move through throngs of Hasidic Jewish men in white prayer robes, and everywhere there are signs and adverts in Hebrew....

    Infidelity, vodka and gloom: Chekhov’s stories lurch onto the stage
    Sep15

    Infidelity, vodka and gloom: Chekhov’s stories lurch onto the stage

    Watching dramatisations of Chekhov’s early short stories, Michael Billington finds the writer sketching out his caustic portrait of the Russian character – complete with drunken fishermen and flirtatious wivesGiven the bleakness of the news coming out of Ukraine, it is a pleasant shock to find a short season celebrating the country’s...

    ‘Ukraine’s Banksy’ on his time imprisoned by separatist rebels – in pictures
    Sep15

    ‘Ukraine’s Banksy’ on his time imprisoned by separatist rebels – in pictures

    After being captured by militants in Donetsk, artist Sergey Zakharov is working on a comic to shed light on political prisoners in the ongoing conflict … …read more Source: The...

    Elton John to Vladimir Putin: meet me to discuss ‘ridiculous’ anti-gay prejudice
    Sep13

    Elton John to Vladimir Putin: meet me to discuss ‘ridiculous’ anti-gay prejudice

    Singer blasts Russian president after meeting with his Ukrainian counterpart, Petro Poroshenko, during conference on LGBT rights in KievElton John has said he wants to hold talks with Vladimir Putin over what he called the Russian president’s “ridiculous” stance on gay rights.The singer extended the offer of talks after speaking at a...

    Donald Trump gives Ukraine gathering the benefit of his wisdom by video link
    Sep11

    Donald Trump gives Ukraine gathering the benefit of his wisdom by video link

    The Republican presidential hopeful suggests setting up ‘a safe zone some place in Syria’ and tells political leaders his feeling for Ukraine is ‘very, very strong’US presidential candidate Donald Trump made a bizarre appearance via video link to a major gathering of European politicians in Kiev on Friday, in which he promised to...

    Russia building major military base near Ukrainian border
    Sep09

    Russia building major military base near Ukrainian border

    According to documents on the Russian government’s website, nine barracks for 3,500 soldiers are being built near the village of SolotiRussia has started building a huge military base housing ammunition depots and barracks for several thousand soldiers near the Ukrainian border, a project that suggests the Kremlin is digging in for a...

    Let Putin be your fitness inspiration hero
    Sep09

    Let Putin be your fitness inspiration hero

    Need an excuse to get off the sofa? Look no further than ‘Putinspiration’ – exercise motivation tips with a political twist “Fitspiration” is the Instagram hashtag de jour, with six million posts showing flat abs or toned arms coupled with captions like “the harder the struggle the more glorious the triumph” and “earn your selfie”.“Fitspo”,...

    What spawned Russia’s ‘troll army’? Experts on ‘The Red Web’ answer your questions
    Sep08

    What spawned Russia’s ‘troll army’? Experts on ‘The Red Web’ answer your questions

    What is a Putinbot, and how do they affect political debate? Post your questions for Andrei Soldatov and Irina Borogan on how the propaganda war plays out online 4.39pm BSTReports on the workings of Russian ‘troll factories’ – formerly only on the radar of journalists critical of the regime – have become commonplace in recent months....

    Mohsen Makhmalbaf voices support for imprisoned fellow director Oleg Sentsov
    Sep07

    Mohsen Makhmalbaf voices support for imprisoned fellow director Oleg Sentsov

    Iranian film-maker Makhmalbaf endorses international outcry over 20-year jail sentence imposed on Ukrainian director convicted of terrorismThe Iranian film-maker Mohsen Makhmalbaf has added his voice to international protests over the plight of Oleg Sentsov, the Ukrainian director serving a 20-year jail sentence after being convicted on terrorism...

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