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    Making Idiosyncratic Art in a Totalitarian Society
    Mar03

    Making Idiosyncratic Art in a Totalitarian Society

    Alexander Dovzhenko, a Ukrainian filmmaker, is best known today for a series of political pictures he wrote and directed in the early Stalin years, movies that kept drifting in directions that risked the wrath of the Soviet authorities. Arsenal (1929), set in the Russian Civil War, had hints of pacifism. Earth (1930) was supposed to be a...

    Mike Pence Meets Ukrainian President While Trump Lawyer Works on Back Channel Deal
    Feb22

    Mike Pence Meets Ukrainian President While Trump Lawyer Works on Back Channel Deal

    Mike Pence met with Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko while making his first trip to Europe as vice president, with his office saying he had “underscored U.S. support” for Ukraine’s territorial integrity and that the U.S. would continue to not recognize Russia’s 2014 annexation of Crimea. He also called on Russia to...

    Hillary Clinton, The Podesta Group, and Making Ugly Regimes Look Good
    Sep01

    Hillary Clinton, The Podesta Group, and Making Ugly Regimes Look Good

    Yesterday, The Huffington Post published an article featuring the hiding-in-plain-sight news that the Podesta Group — the lobbying and public affairs firm co-founded by former Bill Clinton administration Chief of Staff/current Hillary Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta, which is still run by his brother Tony Podesta — has been receiving...

    Coal Pollution Likely Kills More People Annually Than Will Ever Die from Chernobyl Radiation
    Apr26

    Coal Pollution Likely Kills More People Annually Than Will Ever Die from Chernobyl Radiation

    The meltdown and explosion of reactor number 4 at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant site in Ukraine 30 years ago was the worst nuclear accident in history. The reactor explosion and high radiation exposure killed 30 employees a few weeks after the explosion. The crippled plant spewed radioactive particiels across swathes of Europe for days...

    ‘Winter on Fire: Ukraine’s Fight for Freedom’ Comes to Netflix
    Jan12

    ‘Winter on Fire: Ukraine’s Fight for Freedom’ Comes to Netflix

    “No one was expecting to have kids beaten at 4 o’clock in the morning. No one was expecting people to be kidnapped or killed. It was just unfolding,” explains Evgeny Afineevsky, director of the film Winter on Fire: Ukraine’s Fight for Freedom, which documents the 93 day uprising that led to the downfall of president Viktor...

    Darth Lenin Comes to Odessa
    Dec11

    Darth Lenin Comes to Odessa

    For decades, a statue of Vladimir Lenin had stood in a square adjacent to a factory in Odessa. The sculpture’s days were numbered: In April 2015, Ukraine’s parliament passed a law banning the former Soviet republic’s remaining Communist monuments. But instead of dismantling the figure, the factory allowed artist Alexander Milov...

    Laugh It Up, Fuzzball
    Nov06

    Laugh It Up, Fuzzball

    Police in Odessa, Ukraine, arrested a man in a Chewbacca costume for illegally campaigning for mayoral candidate Darth Vader. …read more Source:...

    You Say You Want a Ukrainian Revolution?
    Oct10

    You Say You Want a Ukrainian Revolution?

    Need a weekend Netflix recommendation? You can hardly beat a real-life revolution for high-stakes drama, and the new film Winter on Fire: Ukraine’s Fight for Freedom goes live on the streaming service this weekend. Watch Reason TV’s Nick Gillespie interview with the film’s director and check out the original writeup below:...

    ‘Winter on Fire: Ukraine’s Fight for Freedom’ Comes to Netflix
    Oct08

    ‘Winter on Fire: Ukraine’s Fight for Freedom’ Comes to Netflix

    “No one was expecting to have kids beaten at 4 o’clock in the morning. No one was expecting people to be kidnapped or killed. It was just unfolding,” explains Evgeny Afineevsky, director of the film Winter on Fire: Ukraine’s Fight for Freedom, which documents the 93 day uprising that led to the downfall of president Viktor...

    Who Ordered the Assassination of Russian Liberal Icon Boris Nemtsov?
    Sep08

    Who Ordered the Assassination of Russian Liberal Icon Boris Nemtsov?

    The first thing I did after getting to my hotel in Moscow (I am giving some lectures this week in Russia and Ukraine) was to walk through Red Square to the bridge over the Moskva River where Russian liberal patriot Boris Nemtsov was gunned down on February 27th. The bridge, located right next to the Kremlin, is lined with bouquets, candles,...

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