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16 January 2021
Aleksei Navalny: Back To Russia, Back To Jail?
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?
09 December 2020
For Victims Of Sexual Violence In Ukraine's Donbas, Justice Seems Distant
One in four people held prisoner by Russia-backed separatists in the Donbas region has been a victim of rape or other sexual violence, according to a recent report by a Ukrainian human rights group. And the real number may be higher, as some victims are afraid to speak out.
08 December 2020
Get Vaccinated Or You're Fired: Russian Medics Reportedly Coerced Into Taking Sputnik-V
Some Russian medical professionals have alleged that various means are being applied to force them to take a Russian-made vaccine against COVID-19 that has not completed mass clinical trials. Russia began a mass rollout of its Sputnik-V vaccine this week.
24 November 2020
Ukrainian Doctors Say Situation Critical After COVID-19 Spike
The situation in many Ukrainian hospitals is critical, doctors say, after a spike in the number of coronavirus cases in the country. There's a shortage of beds, intensive-care units are overcrowded, and many seriously ill patients have to wait for ventilators.
23 November 2020
Russian Prison Directors Acquitted Over Torture Allegations
A Russian court has cleared the head and deputy head of a prison in the Russian city of Yaroslavl of involvement in the brutal torture of an inmate. Lower-ranking officers received sentences ranging from three to more than four years.
20 November 2020
Thousands Bid Farewell To Dead Belarusian Protester
Thousands came to pay tribute to Raman Bandarenka on November 20 at the Church of Christ's Resurrection in a Minsk suburb. The 31-year-old died in a hospital last week after reportedly being badly beaten by masked security forces. (Current Time)
19 November 2020
No Money, But No Beatings Either -- Belarusians Describe Exile In Latvia
One was a theater director, another worked at an oil refinery, but both have fled repression in Belarus after joining mass protests against an August election widely seen as rigged and are now refugees in neighboring Latvia.
13 November 2020
Overwhelmed By COVID-19, Russian Authorities Try To Stop The News Getting Out
The video is shocking: a 90-year-old grandmother with COVID-19 is turned away from a Russian hospital because there are no beds left. As the scale of Russia's health crisis becomes apparent, authorities in one region reacted by banning mobile phones.