Sunday 15 September 2019
11 September 2019
Costumes And Chaperones: How Russia Tried To Get Voters To The Polls
After nearly two months of protests over rejected candidate registrations in Moscow, Russian officials had a stake in making sure voters turned out for the country’s September 8 local and regional elections. Some opted for entertainment, others for a military escort. This is how a strange day of contrasts unfolded.
08 September 2019
Russians On Social Media Report Steady Stream Of Election Violations
06 September 2019
Vox Pop: Ahead Of Sept. 8 Vote, Russians Divided On Protests
As Russia heads into national local and regional elections on September 8, what do ordinary voters make of the country's 2019 summer of protest? Journalist Vadim Kondakov, host of Current Time’s Unknown Russia series, took to the streets in Moscow, St. Petersburg, and Yekaterinburg to find out.
29 August 2019
Reform-Ready Ukraine Gets A New Prime Minister And Cabinet
29 July 2019
Shaman On 8,000-Kilometer Trek 'To Topple Putin'
This March, 51-year-old Aleksandr Gabyshev left Yakutsk in Russia's Far East to walk 8,000 kilometers to the Russian capital and rally opposition to President Vladimir Putin, whom he calls a demon. So far, no media reports suggest that he has been hindered.
22 July 2019
Ukraine’s Servant Of The People: A Mandate For Change, But For How Long?
With a solid parliamentary majority in hand, it may look like Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy can now call the shots in Ukraine’s parliament. But some analysts interviewed by Current Time caution about difficulties ahead.
19 July 2019
Kyiv’s Museum Of Election Trash: How Buckwheat, Bottle Openers, And Bay Leaves Can Buy A Vote
In corruption-plagued Ukraine, it’s known as “sowing buckwheat” – handing out presents, from buckwheat to bottle openers, to secure voter support. To remind Ukrainians ahead of this year’s parliamentary vote that “buckwheat” comes with a heavy price – the loss of a say in government -- the election watchdog Chesno (Fairly) and Ukrainskaya Pravda newspaper set up a Museum of Election Trash at Kyiv’s National Museum of the History of Ukraine. The exhibits showcase campaign handouts since 1991.
19 June 2019
Questions, Demands, And Pleas For President Putin
Vladimir Putin holds an annual session on national television in which citizens can call in and ask the president questions. Ahead of the event, Current Time TV asked Russians what they would like to ask Putin, given the chance, while local activists were holding demonstrations to address their concerns directly to the president.