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10 June 2021
'This Or Nothing': The Tsarist-Era Prison That Some Call Home
In tsarist Russia, it was a women's prison, but now it's home for poor families with nowhere else to go. Although it's supposed to be temporary accommodation, residents spend years amid its crumbling, ill-lit corridors, waiting for permanent housing.
07 June 2021
How Much Money Has Russia Spent Propping Up Belarus?
As Belarus faces international isolation for its brutal crackdown on opposition voices, it has been able to rely on Russia for support -- both political and economic. Despite a sometimes fraught relationship, Moscow has been pouring money into Belarus since the 1990s.
31 May 2021
Dyatlov Pass Mystery: 1959 Deaths In Russia Still Spark Speculation And Tourism
The mysterious deaths of nine Soviet hikers in the Ural Mountains in 1959 has inspired many movies and documentaries. To this day, journalists and tourists come to Russia's Sverdlovsk region to follow the expedition's route and reach the infamous Dyatlov Pass.
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.
21 January 2021
Traveling With Navalny: Return To Russia
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.
23 December 2020
News Quiz: 20 Questions For 2020
It may have seemed like the news in 2020 was all about the COVID-19 pandemic, but, in fact, there was plenty of variety. From protests and war to environmental challenges and social change, Current Time was there. How much do you know about this year’s major events?
17 December 2020
Mysteries Of The Tunguska Meteorite In Siberia's Thinning Forests
Siberia's Evenk region is larger than any European country but it is home to only around 17,000 people. It's so vast and remote that scientists have spent decades searching and failing to find one of the largest meteorites ever to fall to Earth -- the Tunguska meteorite.
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.
20 November 2020
A Time Of Tension And Transformation As Territorial Handovers Begin In Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict Zone
On November 20, 2020, for the first time since 1993, Azerbaijan officially returned to Agdam, a hauntingly desolate town just outside of the separatist Nagorno-Karabakh region. Current Time English explored this month of change for Azerbaijan, Armenia, and the Nagorno-Karabakh region.