Sunday 17 October 2021
13 October 2021
'Schnapps Was Given Out On The Second Day Of Shooting': The Babyn Yar Tragedy As Described By The Executioners, Their Accomplices, And Survi
Yom Kippur, the Jewish high holy day of repentance and atonement, fell on September 29 in 1941. This same day, the execution of more than 33,771 Jews in Nazi-occupied Ukraine began at Babyn Yar. The bloodshed would come to be known as one of the most tragic events in Kyiv’s history.
09 October 2021
'Russians Building On Bones': What Fuels Ukrainian Opposition To Babyn Yar Memorial Complex
Eighty years after the Nazi massacres that left nearly 34,000 Ukrainian Jews dead, Ukraine is still struggling to decide how best to remember the tragedy of Babyn Yar. One private proposal for a memorial center that includes Russian investors has provoked the wrath of some Ukrainians.
24 August 2021
Kabul Audio Diary: 'If You Abandon These Children, We Won't Take Them'
Listen to Afghan reporter Liza Karimi describe the events of August 23, 2021 in Kabul, Afghanistan, as thousands desperately try to leave the country, and armed resistance against the Taliban persists in Panjshir Province.
23 August 2021
A Woman's Voice From Kabul: Audio Diaries From Inside Taliban-Controlled Afghanistan
Current Time is publishing a daily series of audio diaries by Kabul-based freelance journalist Liza Karimi. The diaries provide an Afghan perspective on how the country is changing since the Taliban’s August 15, 2021 takeover of Kabul.
16 August 2021
‘How Can We Get Out Of The Country?’: What Afghans Want To Know After The Takeover Of Kabul
After the Taliban’s rapid August 15 takeover of both Kabul and national political power, Current Time’s freelance Afghanistan reporter Liza Karimi elaborated to Morning newscast anchor Aleksei Aleksandrov about responding to the challenges of this change.
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.
09 August 2021
'I Don't Regret Anything': Belarusian Protesters Reflect On A Year Of Political Conflict
The protests that broke out on August 9-10, 2020 over Belarus' official presidential election results launched the longest period of civil disobedience in the country's history. Current Time spoke with three Belarusians who joined the election protests at their start.
28 July 2021
Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan Rank As Standouts In Pegasus Spyware Investigation
Out of Current Time’s coverage zone, two countries, Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan, feature prominently in the findings of the Forbidden Stories-Amnesty International investigation into alleged surveillance by Israeli NSO Group's Pegasus spyware.
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.