Friday 23 April 2021
22 April 2021
'Russia Should Be Free': Moscow Protesters On Aleksei Navalny's Health Care Rights
Thousands of Russians took to the streets the evening of April 21, 2021 to urge the government to allow jailed opposition leader Aleksei Navalny access to private physicians and, ultimately, to release him from prison. Current Time spoke with protesters in Moscow about their views.
19 April 2021
Jobless In Georgia: Amidst Pandemic, Labor Migration To Germany ‘Only Option’ For Thousands
With unemployment in Georgia now at around 20 percent of the country’s workforce, Current Time’s Zviad Mchedlishvili spoke with Georgian jobseekers about why they are opting to go abroad to work during the coronavirus pandemic.
14 April 2021
'Quietly Dying On The Streets': Medical Charity Helps The Homeless In St. Petersburg
Lacking identification documents and insurance, the homeless and others in St. Petersburg struggle to get health care. Enter the Charity Hospital, whose volunteers deliver street medicine to those the hospitals won't.
13 April 2021
After Aizada Kanatbekova’s Murder, Kyrgyzstan Struggles To End ‘Tradition’ Of Bride Kidnapping
Kyrgyz President Sadyr Japarov has pledged that 27-year-old Aizada Kanatbekova’s recent murder will be the last in Kyrgyzstan’s “history” of bride kidnappings. But how Japarov, plans to end abductions for forced marriages remains unclear.
09 April 2021
'Am I Really Still Alive?' A Hunter's Story Of Survival In Siberia
Sergei Sazanakov was hunting in Russia's Khakassia region when an accident left him trapped in the snow overnight. He lost his lower legs to frostbite, and later had to fight for his children in court after his wife left him. But Sazanakov has learned how to run his farm and care for his family.
07 April 2021
Facing Charges, Russian Man Releases Video Of Police Apparently Planting Drugs
Igor Krainov was detained on drug charges in the Russian city of Nizhny Novgorod in 2019. But CCTV footage helped him get the charges dropped and turn the tables on the police, who appeared to plant evidence in his pocket. Three officers lost their jobs and are facing a criminal investigation.
01 April 2021
Do Ice-Skating Corpses Insult 'Religious Feelings'? Russia Investigates Body Worlds
In the latest manifestation of the influence of Russia’s conservative movement, the Russian Orthodox Church has joined forces with communists and pro-Kremlin politicians to secure a government probe into the international Body Worlds exhibit, which uses genuine body parts to teach human anatomy.
29 March 2021
How Annexed Crimea's Residents Cope Without Drinking Water
Seven years after its 2014 annexation by Russia, Crimea, a Ukrainian peninsula that once thrived on tourism, is struggling to find adequate drinking water. Ukraine, which formerly supplied most of Crimea’s potable water, refused to continue those supplies once Russia took over the peninsula.
25 March 2021
Residents Of Crumbling Moscow Factory Dorms Fight Eviction
Thousands of Moscow factory workers have been forced out of company housing over the years as plants closed their dormitories or shut down altogether. But some families have stayed on despite barely livable conditions, and are fighting in court for their right to decent housing.