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    Homeland season five to tackle Snowden, Putin and Isis
    Aug12

    Homeland season five to tackle Snowden, Putin and Isis

    The fifth season of the spy series will adopt a ‘ripped-from-the-headlines’ approach, with a focus on cyberterrorism and privacyArt will imitate life in the fifth season of Homeland as the espionage series tackles ripped-from-the-headlines storylines focusing on Isis, the Charlie Hebdo attack, Edward Snowden and Vladimir Putin. Related: The...

    Researchers open ‘neglected chapter’ of Ukraine’s Holocaust history
    Aug12

    Researchers open ‘neglected chapter’ of Ukraine’s Holocaust history

    Project commemorating the killing of Jews reveals tensions between Soviet and modern Ukrainian historical narrativeOne day during the Nazi occupation of western Ukraine in the second world war, a young Jewish woman slipped out of the ghetto in the town of Rava Ruska to buy some butter in the market. On her way, she was spotted by a German...

    Flight MH17: fragments from site could be Russian-made missile, says Dutch prosecutor – video
    Aug11

    Flight MH17: fragments from site could be Russian-made missile, says Dutch prosecutor – video

    Dutch chief investigator Fred Westerbeke says teams working on the site of downed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 have found seven shards that could be from a Russian-made Buk missile system. Despite the discovery, Westerbeke urges caution and adds that the materials recovered are still being inspected by weapons experts who are not yet certain of...

    MH17: possible parts of missile system found at Ukraine crash site
    Aug11

    MH17: possible parts of missile system found at Ukraine crash site

    Dutch prosecutors caution that conclusion cannot yet be drawn of causal link to crash that killed 298 peopleDutch prosecutors have said for the first time that they have found possible parts of a BUK missile system at the site in eastern Ukraine where Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was brought down last year, killing all 298 people on board....

    Ukraine rebel republics are united by football’s separatist derby
    Aug10

    Ukraine rebel republics are united by football’s separatist derby

    A match between the breakaway republics of Donetsk and Luhansk achieved its goal of offering local people a brief return to normalityAs the likes of Chelsea, Everton and Manchester United returned to the football turf this weekend at the start of the new season, thousands of people in the rebel-held city of Donetsk in Ukraine took to their seats...

    The Russian patriotic groups teaching children how to defend their country
    Aug10

    The Russian patriotic groups teaching children how to defend their country

    As support for the army surges, Meduza investigates the proliferation of state-funded clubs offering military training to children as young as fiveIn a small town outside St Petersburg, a group of children are being prepared for service in the Russian army. Arriving at 7pm, the class – all aged between five and 17 – will spend the evening...

    Magic Mike XXL has nothing on early Soviet experimental documentary. Really | David Shariatmadari
    Aug07

    Magic Mike XXL has nothing on early Soviet experimental documentary. Really | David Shariatmadari

    I was sceptical, but Man With a Movie Camera is an extraordinary film that reveals everyday life in all its banal gloryWhen a cinephile friend proposed an early Soviet documentary instead of Magic Mike XXL this week, I was sceptical. I prepared myself for 80 minutes of well-built workers extolling the virtues of collective agriculture.But in Man...

    Sale of uranium by Ukrainian gang reportedly thwarted by security service
    Aug06

    Sale of uranium by Ukrainian gang reportedly thwarted by security service

    Ukraine’s security service says it has detained a criminal group that was attempting to sell a small quantity of what appeared to be non-fissile uraniumUkraine’s security service has said it seized a small quantity of what appeared to be ore-grade uranium from a criminal gang in a peaceful western region.The State Security Service of...

    Fish, meat and history: food markets of the new east – in pictures
    Aug05

    Fish, meat and history: food markets of the new east – in pictures

    In his travels across the former Soviet Union, photographer Gianluca Pardelli has documented the collision of past and present amid the bustling trade in cultural fare. The Calvert Journal reports … …read more Source: The...

    ‘Russia’s Troy’ under Kremlin control after row over priest’s appointment
    Aug04

    ‘Russia’s Troy’ under Kremlin control after row over priest’s appointment

    Tauric Chersonesos archaeological site in Sevastopol, Crimea, to come under Russian control after anger at decision to put Orthodox priest in chargeThe Russian president, Vladimir Putin, has moved to put a key archaeological site in Crimea under federal control amid academics’ outrage that an Orthodox priest was appointed to run it.The...

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