Economy & Development
Friday 23 April 2021
19 April 2021
Jobless In Georgia: Amidst Pandemic, Labor Migration To Germany ‘Only Option’ For Thousands
With unemployment in Georgia now at around 20 percent of the country’s workforce, Current Time’s Zviad Mchedlishvili spoke with Georgian jobseekers about why they are opting to go abroad to work during the coronavirus pandemic.
14 April 2021
'Quietly Dying On The Streets': Medical Charity Helps The Homeless In St. Petersburg
Lacking identification documents and insurance, the homeless and others in St. Petersburg struggle to get health care. Enter the Charity Hospital, whose volunteers deliver street medicine to those the hospitals won't.
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.
29 March 2021
How Annexed Crimea's Residents Cope Without Drinking Water
Seven years after its 2014 annexation by Russia, Crimea, a Ukrainian peninsula that once thrived on tourism, is struggling to find adequate drinking water. Ukraine, which formerly supplied most of Crimea’s potable water, refused to continue those supplies once Russia took over the peninsula.
25 March 2021
Residents Of Crumbling Moscow Factory Dorms Fight Eviction
Thousands of Moscow factory workers have been forced out of company housing over the years as plants closed their dormitories or shut down altogether. But some families have stayed on despite barely livable conditions, and are fighting in court for their right to decent housing.
19 March 2021
Dangerous Wealth: Russians Fear Contamination From Uranium Fields
Russia's remote Kurgan region, near Kazakhstan, is the location of about one-sixth of the country's uranium reserves. A subsidiary of the state nuclear agency is expanding its operations there. But for many local residents, the growth of the mines means not greater wealth, but greater dangers.
14 March 2021
Ice For Sale: Siberian Tatars Carry On A Centuries-Old Tradition
In an ethnic Tatar village in Russia's Omsk region, drinking water comes from the ice of a local lake, which is cut in winter, carried, and stored for year-round use. It's a good business for those who do the hard work of collecting the ice.
12 February 2021
The Tiny Russian Village That Lives In A Five-Story Building
Almost the entire population of the tiny village of Karmadon has lived for decades in a five-story building. After the Georgian-Ossetian conflict in the early 1990s, many of the villagers lost their jobs in the nearby sanatorium.
10 February 2021
Belarus: Recalculating Route