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    Russian recession will last two years,  forecasts EBRD
    May14

    Russian recession will last two years, forecasts EBRD

    European development bank predicts knock-on effects for eastern Europe and central Asia Russia faces two years of recession as the sharp fall in oil prices adds to the problems of an economy beset by structural weakness, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development has warned.The EBRD, which was set up following the collapse of communism...

    The west talks about a new cold war. For Russians it has already started | Susan Richards
    May14

    The west talks about a new cold war. For Russians it has already started | Susan Richards

    By continually freezing out the Kremlin, the west is refuelling old resentmentsI’ve been travelling in the heartlands of Russia for 30 years, witnessing everything from the euphoric wishfulness at the fall of communism to prosperity and, more recently, political despair. Yet going there for the first time since the annexation of Crimea, I...

    Venice Biennale: must-see art from the ‘new east’ – in pictures
    May14

    Venice Biennale: must-see art from the ‘new east’ – in pictures

    As Armenia wins Golden Lion for best national pavilion, The Calvert Journal picks the most exciting artists from eastern Europe and former Soviet Union … …read more Source: The...

    The Tribe: a signed story of sex and violence in a deaf school
    May13

    The Tribe: a signed story of sex and violence in a deaf school

    Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy’s violent new film is set in a deaf school – and completely signed. The Ukrainian director on the revolution in Kiev, his vision for contemporary silent film and what it’s like to suddenly be hotMyroslav Slaboshpytskiy is remembering his secondary school and the deaf children who attended the state boarding...

    Nuclear waste stored in ‘shocking’ way 120 miles from Ukrainian front line
    May13

    Nuclear waste stored in ‘shocking’ way 120 miles from Ukrainian front line

    Experts raise concerns over waste stored in the open air at Europe’s largest nuclear power station, as the conflict increases Ukraine’s reliance on power from its ageing plantsConcerns have been raised by environmentalists and atomic power experts over the way waste is being stored at Europe’s largest nuclear power station, in...

    Ukraine’s refugees find solace in Poland,  Europe’s most homogenous society
    May13

    Ukraine’s refugees find solace in Poland, Europe’s most homogenous society

    Hundred of thousands have fled to their neighbouring country since the current conflict began, with some taking jobs vacated by emigrants to the west As sunlight streams through the windows of Warsaw’s Church of the Basilian Fathers, a priest in gold robes swings a clanking censer around the altar. He chants with a low intonation, and a...

    Kerry holds talks with Putin during first visit to Russia in two years
    May12

    Kerry holds talks with Putin during first visit to Russia in two years

    Meeting between US secretary of state and Russian president signals mutual desire to maintain dialogue after relations were strained over UkraineJohn Kerry, the US secretary of state, has spent nearly four hours in talks with Vladimir Putin during a visit to the Russian president’s Black Sea residence in Sochi.Kerry’s plane landed in...

    Boris Nemtsov allies release report on Russian troops in Ukraine
    May12

    Boris Nemtsov allies release report on Russian troops in Ukraine

    Fellow opposition figures unveil 65-page document based on work started by the Kremlin critic before he was killed in FebruaryColleagues of Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov have released a report on Russian soldiers secretly fighting in Ukraine that he had worked on before he was killed in February.The 65-page report – called Putin. War –...

    Boris Nemtsov report on Ukraine to be released by dead politician’s allies
    May12

    Boris Nemtsov report on Ukraine to be released by dead politician’s allies

    Opposition leader was working on investigation into Russian soldiers secretly fighting in Ukraine when he was shot dead near Kremlin in FebruaryActivists and friends of slain Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov will release a report on Russian soldiers secretly fighting in Ukraine that Nemtsov was working on before he was gunned down in front...

    How Russia’s opposition united to finish Nemtsov’s report on Ukraine
    May12

    How Russia’s opposition united to finish Nemtsov’s report on Ukraine

    Allies of murdered government critic publish the findings of his investigation into the Kremlin’s secret military involvement across the border. RFE/RL reportsOne evening in February the Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov went to see his friend and colleague, Ilya Yashin, to ask for help with his latest investigation: a sensitive...

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