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22 December 2021
Tbilisi’s 1991-1992 War: A Ruthless Conflict That Had To Be Fought, Veterans Agree
From December 22, 1991 to January 6, 1992, brutal, chaotic fighting ripped through downtown Tbilisi over the rule of Georgia’s first post-Soviet, elected president, Zviad Gamasakhurdia. Current Time spoke with two veterans who say the Tbilisi war was a fight that could not be avoided.
09 December 2021
'I Felt I Was Dying': Azerbaijani Activist Blames Police For Violent Beating
Azerbaijani opposition activist and vocal government critic Tofiq Yaqublu says he was severely beaten in police custody after being detained at a protest rally on December 1. Appearing in a video after his release, he was badly bruised and said he was nearly suffocated by officers.
05 November 2021
The Sound Of Corruption: Kyrgyz Bard Turns Journalistic Investigations Into Songs
A traditional Kyrgyz poet and folk musician has found a new way of reaching audiences by turning journalistic investigations about corruption into songs he performs on videos. Bolot Nazarov works in close collaboration with one of the country's top investigative teams.
05 November 2021
Lithuania Goes After Ukrainian Who Drove Tank In 1991 Soviet Crackdown
Thirty years after Lithuania achieved independence from the Soviet Union, it is requesting that Greece hand over a man from Ukraine who was involved in a Soviet military intervention. Oleksandr Radkevich was a tank driver when Soviet troops entered Vilnius in January 1991.
08 October 2021
Who Is Russia's Dmitry Muratov, This Year's Nobel Peace Prize Winner?
Dmitry Muratov, a co-winner of this year's Nobel Peace Prize, is chief editor of Novaya gazeta, a Russian newspaper that has repeatedly exposed corruption at the highest levels of government in the decades since its launch.
07 October 2021
After Tragic Loss, An Afghan Refugee Finds Solace In Teaching Art To Others
Afghan artist Omar Khamosh fled to Vahdat, Tajikistan, in early 2021 after he escaped from Taliban militants who threatened him and killed his father. In his new home, he opened a studio and started offering art classes to young students.
08 September 2021
Call Them 'Girls,' Not 'Grannies': Meet The Russian Pensioners With Their Own Ice Hockey Team
The captain is 81 years old, while the team's youthful star is 52. Russia's only women's ice hockey team made up almost entirely of pensioners also has a trainer who is a veteran of the Vancouver Olympics.
12 August 2021
'So Much Grief': Opening Ukraine's Soviet-Era KGB Archives
Since Ukraine opened its Soviet-era KGB archives in 2015, the public has been able to dig into the files and uncover many dark secrets of the past. But for some, the harsh revelations have been too much to handle as they learn that their relatives were secret police informants or agents.
27 July 2021
'I Had To Say Something': Horrific Child Murder Prompts Tajik Animated Film
An animated film has been made in Tajikistan reflecting on the controversial case of a 5-year-old girl who was raped and killed near Moscow. Filmmaker Lolisanam Ulugova says she was moved to create the movie after seeing the girl's father in tears.
18 June 2021
Disturbing Video Shows Police Seizing Chechen Woman From Shelter
A newly released video shows police breaking into a safe house in Daghestan, southern Russia, and seizing Khalimat Taramova. The Chechen woman had fled there with a person said to be her girlfriend after what she described as beatings and threats at home.