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    Anti-Russia group pulls down Soviet-era statues in Kharkiv – video
    Apr12

    Anti-Russia group pulls down Soviet-era statues in Kharkiv – video

    A group of masked men pull down monuments of Soviet leaders in the Ukrainian city of Kharkiv on Saturday. In a video released by the Kharkiv Crisis Info Centre, men who are said to be part of an anti-Russia group are seen tying ropes around the statues of Soviet official Sergo Ordzhonikidze, Russian Nikolai Rudnev and Bolshevik leader Yakov...

    The 20 photographs of the week
    Apr11

    The 20 photographs of the week

    The Walter Scott shooting, the aftermath of the Garissa attack in Kenya, the ongoing crisis in Syria, the 2015 Masters at Augusta – the best photography in news, culture and sport from around the world this week … …read more Source: The...

    Russia’s defence ministry unveils clothing line inspired by ‘Crimean spring’ – in pictures
    Apr10

    Russia’s defence ministry unveils clothing line inspired by ‘Crimean spring’ – in pictures

    Designer of ready-to-wear clothing line presented at Moscow fashion week says range was inspired by the annexation of Crimea and a ‘patriotism and love of Russia’ … …read more Source: The...

    Ukraine-born pianist’s Toronto concert cancelled over pro-Russia remarks
    Apr10

    Ukraine-born pianist’s Toronto concert cancelled over pro-Russia remarks

    Valentina Lisitsa, who has a huge online following, has criticised western journalists for supposed bias in covering events in UkraineA pianist has been struck off the concert programme with a Canadian orchestra for expressing her support for pro-Russia separatists in eastern Ukraine.Valentina Lisitsa, a Ukraine-born pianist, was due to play...

    I killed 15 prisoners of war in Ukraine, claims Russian fighter
    Apr10

    I killed 15 prisoners of war in Ukraine, claims Russian fighter

    Head of separatist Sparta Battalion says he shot prisoners following the battle for Donetsk airport, prompting war crimes investigation by Ukrainian government. The Kyiv Post reportsA Russian fighter has confessed on tape to killing 15 Ukrainian prisoners of war, which legal experts say could be considered evidence of war crimes if the...

    Summer in Ukraine’s Soviet-style island resort – in pictures
    Apr09

    Summer in Ukraine’s Soviet-style island resort – in pictures

    After stumbling on Kiev’s Hydropark, London-based photographer Freya Najade felt compelled to return to capture beach life from a bygone era … …read more Source: The...

    Alexis Tsipras in Moscow asks Europe to end sanctions against Russia
    Apr09

    Alexis Tsipras in Moscow asks Europe to end sanctions against Russia

    Greek leader’s ‘springtime for Russian-Greek relations’ fails to extend to bailout loans from Vladimir Putin, but he warns sanctions could cause ‘new cold war’The Greek prime minister has called on Europe to end its sanctions against Russia during a visit to Moscow, warning that they could lead to a “new cold war”.Alexis Tsipras...

    US military tactics falling behind those of adversaries, Pentagon official warns
    Apr08

    US military tactics falling behind those of adversaries, Pentagon official warns

    Robert Work: ‘Our technological superiority is slipping. We see it every day’Deputy defense secretary wants to bring US military into ‘post-insurgency era’A “proliferation of precision” weapons and the spread of styles of warfare displayed by Russia in Ukraine risks ending “the American way of war that we have grown accustomed to over...

    Greek PM Alexis Tsipras begins talks in Moscow with Vladimir Putin
    Apr08

    Greek PM Alexis Tsipras begins talks in Moscow with Vladimir Putin

    Day before €458m payment to IMF is due, Athens insists it will not seek financial aid from Kremlin as analysts say Greece is playing both Russia and EU with visitThe Greek prime minister, Alexis Tsipras, has begun talks with Vladimir Putin in Moscow, as Athens insisted it wwould not seek financial aid from Russia. The meeting in the Kremlin comes...

    When Tsipras meets Putin: an opportunity for fruit diplomacy?
    Apr08

    When Tsipras meets Putin: an opportunity for fruit diplomacy?

    As Greek and Russian leaders prepare for talks today, The Moscow Times weighs up their relationship – and the prospects of a meaningful dealThe Greek prime minister, Alexis Tsipras, will meet Vladimir Putin in Moscow today while the west is left guessing as to whether the pair will hammer out an economic deal.Financial aid from the Kremlin would...

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