Monday 18 January 2021
16 January 2021
Aleksei Navalny: Back To Russia, Back To Jail?
15 January 2021
'Alyonushka Of The Apocalypse:' Russian Monument Gets Laughed Out Of Town
In the Russian city of Novovoronezh, a poorly designed statue was so widely loathed that officials had it dismantled -- but not before it became a joke on social media. In other cities, some residents wish their own local monuments would meet the same fate.
15 January 2021
Showdown In Moscow: Navalny Risks Jail With Return To Russia
Russian opposition leader Aleksei Navalny is returning to Moscow on Sunday, January 17, after six months in Germany being treated for a near-fatal poisoning. He has presented extensive evidence that the Kremlin was behind the attempt on his life. The Russian authorities have said he will be arrested
14 January 2021
In Russia's Urals, Abandoned Industrial Towns Are Reclaimed By Forest
In Russia's Urals region, towns that once churned out industrial chemicals and coal are now largely abandoned. Verkhnyaya Gubakha was once a thriving city of more than 30,000, but the population has dwindled, and the landscape is returning to forested taiga.
13 January 2021
Russian Watchdog Takes First Step Toward Punishing RFE/RL Under 'Foreign Agents' Law
Russia's telecommunications watchdog Roskomnadzor has drawn up its first eight administrative protocols -- all against Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty -- for violating the country's controversial foreign agents law.
02 January 2021
Starving, Weak, And Penniless: Russians Try Life On Minimum Wage
A group of industrial workers in the central Russian region of Chelyabinsk have tried to survive on the national monthly minimum wage for one month. They found themselves starving, unable to afford medicine or treatment, and underperforming at work.
31 December 2020
Hugs, Health, And Perseverance: Doctors Share Hopes For 2021
Current Time reporters asked doctors and medics who have been battling COVID-19 in different countries to share their advice and wishes for others in the new year. They hoped for an end to the pandemic -- and for patience and strength to face new challenges.
28 December 2020
'A Chance To Return To Normal Life': Russians React After Getting Sputnik-V Vaccine
Russians have been telling Current Time about their experiences with the new Sputnik-V COVID-19 vaccine after the country began a mass vaccination program. President Vladimir Putin said on December 2 that 2 million doses of the Russian-made vaccine would be made available within days.
25 December 2020
The Circum-Baikal Railway: A 'Golden' Treasure Of Russian Transport
The Circum-Baikal Railway was a feat of engineering when it was built during the reign of Russia's Tsar Nicholas II. Today, the route beside the world's deepest lake is used more for tourism than for transportation, but it still inspires visitors with its stunning views.