Saturday 23 October 2021
13 October 2021
The Babyn Yar Tragedy As Described By The Executioners, Their Accomplices, And Survivors
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.
08 September 2021
Call Them 'Girls,' Not 'Grannies': Meet The Russian Pensioners With Their Own Ice Hockey Team
The captain is 81 years old, while the team's youthful star is 52. Russia's only women's ice hockey team made up almost entirely of pensioners also has a trainer who is a veteran of the Vancouver Olympics.
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.
18 August 2021
'Every Woman Is Really Scared,' Says Reporter In Taliban-Controlled Kabul
Current Time freelance reporter Liza Karimi describes life on the streets of Taliban-controlled Kabul, three days after the militants first entered the Afghan capital. She says many people -- especially women -- remain fearful, despite Taliban reassurances.
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.
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.
16 July 2021
'I Spent My Youth Terrified': Afghanistan Residents Remember Life Under The Taliban
Current Time spoke with three adult residents of Afghanistan who recall the disruption that occurred when the Taliban came to power in 1996, and fear what the consequences may be if they manage to return to rule Afghanistan now, after the withdrawal of U.S. and NATO troops.