Produced by Evgheni Galchin
03 June 2021
Explainer: Why Media ‘Foreign Agents’ In Russia And The U.S. Are Not The Same Thing
In a May 13, 2021 briefing, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova stated that Russian requirements for “foreign agents” are a response to similar such regulations in the United States. We examined Zakharova’s remarks to pinpoint where the differences actually lie.
23 December 2020
How Much Does It Cost To Cut Off A Country From The Internet?
Azerbaijan, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Russia, and Uzbekistan have all opted for Internet shutdowns, but at what cost to their economies? Current Time Digital’s Anna Shamanska explains both the cost-calculations for these shutdowns and their potential long-term damage.
07 August 2020
Why Belarus' Alyaksandr Lukashenka Is Called 'Europe’s Last Dictator'
Belarusian President Alyaksandr Lukashenka sometimes seems to find his unofficial title as a "dictator" amusing, telling media that he is, in reality, a freedom-loving man. Ahead of Belarus' August 9 presidential election, Current Time took a look at why this sobriquet is no joking matter.
27 May 2020
How To Keep Sex Safe During The Pandemic
25 March 2020
How The 2005 Tulip Revolution Changed Kyrgyzstan
Fifteen years ago, protesters in Kyrgyzstan launched a chain of events that many observers thought would bring lasting democratic change to this strategic Central Asian country. But what long-term impact has the 2005 Tulip Revolution actually had?
27 September 2019
The Moon Landing At 50: What's True, What's Fake?
2019 marked the 50th anniversary of the day U.S. astronauts Buzz Aldrin, Neil Armstrong, and Mike Collins became the first people to land on the moon. Anna Shamanska explains why the real story of July 20, 1969 is much more interesting than any conspiracy theory.