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    Odessa’s new parks lead a blossoming of urban regeneration
    Aug05

    Odessa’s new parks lead a blossoming of urban regeneration

    Ukraine’s third city is home to sights including the Potemkin Steps. Now the port’s glorious past is taking centre stage with its Istanbul and Greek gardensLooking like a living Liberty print, Odessa’s new promenade park spills over with blossoming flower beds, picnics and couples waltzing in the shade. Tantalising slivers of...

    The cult of Babel: Odessa’s literary flashmobs attract book-loving tourists
    Aug01

    The cult of Babel: Odessa’s literary flashmobs attract book-loving tourists

    The Black Sea city may lack the pedigree of St Petersburg but it was home to Isaac Babel, and has a storied past as a stopping point for globe-trotting intellectuals A slow-moving procession of 500-odd people stretch from the grand, if worn, Literary Museum along to the Opera House, one of the biggest and most opulent concert halls of the former...

    As the US and EU square off over Russia sanctions, only Putin can win | Natalie Nougayrède
    Jul31

    As the US and EU square off over Russia sanctions, only Putin can win | Natalie Nougayrède

    Instead of applauding Washington’s moves against Putin, the EU is furious. Russia’s leader is again profiting from the craziness around Donald Trump• Natalie Nougayrède is a Guardian columnistMike Pence, the US vice-president, is on a European tour this week to assure allies that “America First doesn’t mean America alone”. But...

    US energy secretary Rick Perry duped by Russian pranksters to talk about pig manure
    Jul26

    US energy secretary Rick Perry duped by Russian pranksters to talk about pig manure

    ‘These individuals are known for pranking high-level officials,’ spokeswoman says, after duo tricked Perry into thinking he was talking to Ukrainian PMThe US energy secretary Rick Perry has become the latest victim of a pair of Russian phone pranksters who have previously fooled Elton John into thinking he was chatting to Vladimir Putin.On...

    Six ways to assert power beyond the ballot box | Paul Maassen
    Jul21

    Six ways to assert power beyond the ballot box | Paul Maassen

    Citizens everywhere are shaping government policies, tackling corruption and even improving air qualityPaul Maassen is director of civil society engagement at the Open Government Partnership Elections are key milestones for democratic engagement, and referendums such as the UK’s Brexit poll are innovative ways for citizens to be more...

    Manchester has a Soviet statue of Engels. Shame no one asked the city’s Ukrainians | Kevin Bolton
    Jul19

    Manchester has a Soviet statue of Engels. Shame no one asked the city’s Ukrainians | Kevin Bolton

    The monument is a piece of propaganda. Efforts to celebrate it have ignored the voices of all those Mancunians who suffered under communism• Kevin Bolton is an archives consultant living in StockportI first heard that Manchester’s city centre had a new statue when pictures appeared on my Twitter timeline on Monday morning. The media...

    MH17 anniversary: Australian families attend unveiling of memorial for victims
    Jul18

    MH17 anniversary: Australian families attend unveiling of memorial for victims

    Relatives vow to keep fighting for truth as 2,000 friends and relatives attend emotional ceremony near Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport Three years after the Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 was shot down by a Buk missile over Ukraine, friends and relatives of the 38 Australian citizens and residents who died were among the 2,000 people who...

    There will be no justice for Flight MH17 until we contain Russian financial power | David Patrikarakos
    Jul17

    There will be no justice for Flight MH17 until we contain Russian financial power | David Patrikarakos

    No one has been arrested for the deaths of 298 civilians three years ago, a state of affairs in which London, the money-laundering capital, is complicit• David Patrikarakos is an author and academicThree years ago on Monday, I stood in Maidan square in Kiev, among the tents and barricades erected by a hardcore of protesters still camped out...

    Minnesota man, 98, wanted for Nazi war crimes in Poland but son decries ‘charade’
    Jul13

    Minnesota man, 98, wanted for Nazi war crimes in Poland but son decries ‘charade’

    Michael Karkoc is sought by Polish authorities over the massacre of 44 civilians in 1944, but his son Andriy tells the Guardian his father is entirely innocentAs the history of Nazi hunting approaches its inevitable end, it could seem anticlimactic that one of its final chapters concerns a 98-year-old resident of an assisted living facility in a...

    Irina Ratushinskaya obituary
    Jul09

    Irina Ratushinskaya obituary

    Russian poet and dissident who was sentenced to seven years in a labour camp by the Soviet authorities and found refuge in the UK in the 1980sEarly on the morning of 10 October 1986, Igor Gerashchenko, the husband of the dissident Soviet poet Irina Ratushinskaya, phoned Keston College, the centre for the study of religion in communist countries...

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