Tuesday 2 March 2021
25 February 2021
Why Afghanistan’s Policewomen Conceal Their Profession
Each day, gender poses a potentially lethal risk to Afghanistan’s thousands of female police officers. Current Time Kabul reporter Liza Karimi spoke in July 2020 with Afghan policewomen who, despite the dangers, have chosen to persevere with their careers
16 February 2021
'A Slap In The Face': Why Pensioners In Belarus Are Protesting
They could be enjoying a peaceful retirement, but instead they're taking to the streets and braving police violence. One Belarusian pensioner says that last year's presidential election was a "slap in the face" for voters because the result was falsified.
10 February 2021
Ukrainian Teacher Uses YouTube To Teach The World Physics
Odesa physics teacher Pavel Viktor was filming remote lessons long before the COVID-19 era made them trendy. Over the past several years, his YouTube videos turned him into an Internet celebrity within Ukraine. The 66-year-old ended his broadcasts in December 2020, but his impact still resonates.
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.
14 December 2020
Meet The Russian History Hunter Unearthing The Grim Relics Of World War II
Teeth frozen in a ghastly grin of death, the skull emerges from the mud where it has lain since 1941. It's the latest find for Russian metal detectorist Sergei, who scours the forests of western Russia for the lost remains and rusting relics of what is known as the Great Patriotic War.
18 November 2020
Russian Student Driven Up A Tree For Internet Signal
Russian student Aleksei Dudoladov has resorted to climbing up a tree to participate in online classes because there's no clear Internet signal in his Siberian village. He's asked the governor of the Omsk region for help, but is still waiting for a reply.
04 November 2020
Kazakh Women Shave Heads To Demand Political Freedom And Democracy
Women in Kazakhstan have posted videos online in which they shave their heads in a sign of protest against the repression of opposition activists. Many are demanding freedom and democratic reforms. As one woman put it: "I live in a prison called Kazakhstan."
31 July 2020
Dying Doctors Leave A Void As Kyrgyzstan's COVID-19 Crisis Grows
Medical staff in the Issyk-Kul region of Kyrgyzstan say they are continuing to struggle to treat COVID-19 patients and lack critical medicine, equipment, and staff. In a local hospital, most staff have been infected and several have died.
09 July 2020
Trash Talk: Cleaning Up A Siberian Village With A Glut Of Garbage
A Siberian village, Tayezhnyy, was swamped with trash when Ilona Domracheva moved there. She didn't like what she saw and, in a short time, she mobilized the community to help clean up. She may have won a battle, but the war on waste goes on.