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  • Second hand Ukraine
    by Novoye Vremya on 24. august 2017 at 00:51

    At first glance, lots has changed in Ukraine over the last three years. But the more changes, the more visible it is how much the country’s development is burdened with the past. What is wrong? Independent Ukraine emerged as a result of the fall of communism. But it happened quietly. Unlike the French Revolution of … The post Second hand Ukraine appeared first on Euromaidan Press. […]

  • Zapad-2017: military games with an unpredictable ending
    by Kseniya Kirillova on 23. august 2017 at 20:18

    Just weeks remain until the joint Russian-Belarusian military exercises Zapad-2017 take place.  It is expected that they will be held 14-20 September of 2017 in several military locations in Belarus (not counting that in Russia). Meanwhile, many experts fear these exercises could pose a threat not only to Ukraine, but also to Europe, and above all to … The post Zapad-2017: military games with an unpredictable ending appeared first on Euromaidan Press. […]

  • Seeking to avoid another 1991, Kremlin takes a step making that more likely, Galkina says
    by Paul A. Goble on 23. august 2017 at 09:48

    Arguing that “there is no truer path to the collapse of a system than the hyper-centralization of authority,” Moscow blogger Elena Galkina says that the Kremlin has now taken a step that shows its denizens think that “if they tighten the screws, it will be possible to avoid the fate of the USSR.” But in … The post Seeking to avoid another 1991, Kremlin takes a step making that more likely, Galkina says appeared first on Euromaidan Press. […]

  • Russians urged to reflect on ‘inexplicable paradoxes of the Soviet Union’
    by Paul A. Goble on 23. august 2017 at 09:28

    A Moscow blogger has suggested that Russians now, when thinking about the Soviet past, should reflect on what he calls that country’s “inexplicable paradoxes” not only when thinking about their own relationship to it but also about where they are now. His observations merit quotation in full. In Soviet times, he writes, “Everyone had a … The post Russians urged to reflect on ‘inexplicable paradoxes of the Soviet Union’ appeared first on Euromaidan Press. […]

  • Ukraine Inside Out: a Travel App showing the world what Ukraine has to offer
    by Euromaidan Press Contributor on 23. august 2017 at 03:03

    Hardened aluminum makes a loud bang when it snaps. We were in a village of 1,500 people on the Dniester river in Ternopil Oblast when our rear shock broke. We did the only thing we could and limped the motorcycle into the nearest clearing we could find and set up our tent. I remember saying … The post Ukraine Inside Out: a Travel App showing the world what Ukraine has to offer appeared first on Euromaidan Press. […]

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  • North Korea attack on Guam could 'quickly escalate into war' – James Mattis
    by Julian Borger in Washington on 15. august 2017 at 07:02

    US defence secretary issues warning after Pyongyang threatens to launch missiles into the sea near US Pacific island territory James Mattis, the US defence secretary, has warned that a North Korean missile attack aimed at US territory “could escalate into war very quickly”, saying US forces would know “within moments” if one was heading towards Guam, home to military bases and 160,000 people. Related: North Korea's Kim to assess 'foolish Yankees' before deciding on Guam missile attack Related: In 1939, I didn’t hear war coming. Now its thundering approach can’t be ignored | Harry Leslie Smith What kind of anti-missile defences does the US possess? Related: Guam: life in the nuclear firing line – in pictures Guam, a 210 sq mile sovereign US territory in the western Pacific Ocean, is used by America as a strategic military base. Almost a third of its land is controlled by the US military and about 6,000 American troops are based there. Related: Japan fears the once distant threat of North Korean missiles is becoming real | Justin McCurry Continue reading... […]

  • Crimea – the big budget Russian blockbuster the world will never see
    by Shaun Walker in Moscow on 14. august 2017 at 04:00

    Film depicting Vladimir Putin’s 2014 annexing of Crimea from Ukraine will only be shown in Russia and Belarus “This is the kind of decision that is only taken once a century,” says a voice on the trailer for Crimea, a high-budget Russian film that dramatises the 2014 Russian takeover of the peninsula. Continue reading... […]

  • Odessa's new parks lead a blossoming of urban regeneration
    by Caroline Eden on 5. august 2017 at 10:00

    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 Black Sea appear through the trees and salty sea breezes wash over it all. This park is the first completed stage of the regeneration of the gardens surrounding the city’s iconic Potemkin Steps, made famous by the director Sergei Eisenstein in his silent 1925 film Battleship Potemkin. In the film, the Tsar’s Cossacks fire at civilians and, in the most famous scene, a pram goes tumbling down the 192 steps that lead down to Odessa’s docks.Now, the steps form the architectural landmark of the city, as well as acting as a centrepoint between two new gardens. The Istanbul garden is complete, with its Turkish fountain and portrait artists, while the Greek garden, promising to highlight local archaeological finds, remains under construction. Continue reading... […]

  • The cult of Babel: Odessa's literary flashmobs attract book-loving tourists
    by Caroline Eden in Odessa on 1. august 2017 at 10:49

    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 Soviet Union. Clutching hardback books, e-readers and paper printouts, the group – young and old, male and female – read passages aloud from Odessa’s literary past, sending up a gentle hum into the warm evening air. Behind, the sun slowly dips into the sea.The literary scene here is small and underground, so we take what we can Related: Kyiv's new revolution: young Ukrainians spur cultural revival amid the conflict Continue reading... […]

  • As the US and EU square off over Russia sanctions, only Putin can win | Natalie Nougayrède
    by Natalie Nougayrède on 31. juli 2017 at 16:29

    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 Europeans are dismayed by the craziness pouring out of Donald Trump’s White House. “When will this madness end?” a former prime minister of Finland recently tweeted. “Please America, go back to how you were: great and all.” Related: US House decisively votes to approve new sanctions against Russia Related: Is Europe's gas supply threatened by the Ukraine crisis? If Europe has a card to play in Washington, surely it is more with Congress than the Oval Office Continue reading... […]

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  • MH17 air crash
    on 28. september 2016 at 15:52

    In July 2014, a Malaysian airliner crashed in Ukraine en route from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur. What do we know about what happened to flight MH17? […]

  • Kyiv parliament clashes - how small protest turned fatal
    on 31. august 2015 at 14:52

    The BBC's Svyatoslav Khomenko,witnesses a confrontation between police and protesters outside parliament in Kyiv turn bloody. […]

  • Life on border
    on 29. august 2015 at 00:00

    BBC Ukraine reporter Svyatoslav Khomenko visits the small town of Milove where the main street is also a border that separates Ukraine from Russia. […]

  • Putin - boss in Crimea
    on 19. august 2015 at 09:25

    The Russian President makes a controversial visit to Crimea, as citizens there adjust to life after annexation. […]

  • Ukraine: Mariupol school gives lessons in patriotism
    on 2. mars 2015 at 11:33

    The BBC's Rupert Wingfield-Hayes visits a high school in Mariupol where students are taking lessons in Ukrainian patriotism. […]

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