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    Vladimir Putin takes dive in submarine – video
    Aug19

    Vladimir Putin takes dive in submarine – video

    Vladimir Putin takes a dive in a small submarine in the Black Sea off the coast of Crimea on Tuesday. The Russian president was taken to the ocean floor to inspect an 11th century shipwreck. Putin was filmed taking a plunge in the Black Sea in 2011, when he claimed to have discovered two ancient Greek urns … …read more Source: The...

    Vladimir Putin looks great in a minisub – in pictures
    Aug19

    Vladimir Putin looks great in a minisub – in pictures

    Russian president, renowned explorer of the natural world, plunges below the waves of the Black Sea off Sevastopol in his latest action-packed outing … …read more Source: The...

    Rebel-held Ukraine overhauls education system as it aligns itself with Russia
    Aug16

    Rebel-held Ukraine overhauls education system as it aligns itself with Russia

    History and geography syllabuses altered with greater Russian bias as part of systematic campaign to rid breakaway territories of western influencesReminders of Ukrainian identity are few and far between in rebel-controlled Donetsk. The country’s flag and trident emblem have been removed from all public spaces and replaced by the black,...

    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...

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