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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.
26 May 2021
'Wrong Place, Wrong Time'? The Woman Detained With Belarusian Activist After Flight Diverted To Minsk
Who is Sofia Sapega, the woman detained along with Belarusian blogger and political activist Raman Pratasevich after their Ryanair passenger jet was forced to land in Minsk? A video has appeared showing a purported confession from her that is believed to have been coerced.
17 May 2021
Kyrgyz Veterinarian Turns Home Into Sanctuary For Injured Wildlife
A snow leopard blinded by a shotgun, a fox that lost a paw in an attack by a jackal, a golden eagle hanging from a tree with its claws bound: These animals and others have all found sanctuary in the home of a golden-hearted veterinarian in Kyrgyzstan.
12 May 2021
'Kids Started To Jump Out Of The Windows': Student Describes Attack On Kazan School
Over a thousand students up to high-school age attend School No. 175 in Kazan, Russia, the site of a gunman's attack on May 11, 2021 that killed nine people, seven of whom were children. Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty's Tatar-Bashkir Service spoke with this 6th-grader eyewitness about the attack.
26 April 2021
Belarusian Opposition Leader Tsikhanouskaya, A 'Child Of Chernobyl'
After the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, hundreds of thousands of children from hard-hit areas of Ukraine, Belarus, and Russia spent summer vacations in the West to get away, even for a short time, from the irradiated region. Among them: today's Belarusian opposition leader, Svyatlana Tsikhanouskaya.
09 April 2021
'Am I Really Still Alive?' A Hunter's Story Of Survival In Siberia
Sergei Sazanakov was hunting in Russia's Khakassia region when an accident left him trapped in the snow overnight. He lost his lower legs to frostbite, and later had to fight for his children in court after his wife left him. But Sazanakov has learned how to run his farm and care for his family.
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.