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.
Trying to make sense of events and trends from Belarus, Russia, Ukraine, and Central Asia that don't always have obvious explanations? Whether it's the debate over COVID-19 statistics or Central Asian debt to China, Current Time digital journalist Anna Shamanska and Current Time Asia correspondent Zhazgul Egemberdiyeva have got you covered.
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.
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.