Saturday 23 October 2021
21 October 2021
'We're Not Focused On Regime Changes': Meet Nobel Peace Prize Winner Dmitry Muratov
To what extent does Novaya Gazeta, the independent Russian daily run by 2021 Nobel Peace Prize co-winner Dmitry Muratov, reflect the reality of life in today’s Russia? Russian documentary filmmaker Vital Mansky visits Muratov to find out.
12 October 2021
Return To Coal: Kyrgyzstan Goes Back To Dirty Fuel To Cope With Hydroelectric Shortage
Kyrgyzstan is forcing homes and businesses to go back to using coal as a severe drought has reduced output at the country's lone hydroelectric plant, which usually produces 40 percent of the country's electricity. Other energy-saving measures include switching off street lights and neon advertising.
29 September 2021
Russia's Daily COVID-19 Death Toll Hits Fourth New High In A Month
Russia has recorded a new high for daily deaths from COVID-19 as another wave sweeps across the country and vaccination rates stall. The latest daily death toll, published on September 28, showed 852 new fatalities -- the fourth record high in a month.
21 September 2021
'They Forced Me': Moscow Voters Explain Why They Voted En Masse
Many Russian election observers charge that organized, compulsory, group voting by public employees and military personnel were one of the largest voting violations in Russia's September 17-19, 2021 parliamentary-regional elections. Current Time talked with apparent group voters in downtown Moscow.
18 September 2021
Dreams Of A Strong Welfare State: What Unites Russia's Pro-Kremlin And Pro-Communist Voters
Nearly 30 years after the collapse of the Soviet Union, the Communist Party of the Russian Federation ranks as the largest opposition threat to Russia's ruling United Russia party, according to opinion polls. But desire for a robust welfare state characterizes supporters of both sides.
16 September 2021
Do Russians Have Real Choices In Upcoming Parliamentary Elections? Voters Tell Us
Russia heads to the polls in parliamentary elections September 17-19 amid a crackdown on opposition figures, independent media, and nongovernmental groups. We asked Russians: Do you think you have a real choice in this election?
14 September 2021
From Sympathy To Conspiracy Theories: How Mainstream Russian TV Covered 9/11
Mainstream Russian TV outlets initially commiserated with the U.S. after news broke about the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. But, as media came more under the Kremlin's control, conspiracy theories began to replace the facts.
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.
06 September 2021
Once A 'Window To Europe,' A Russian Town Rich In History But Little Else
The centuries-old town of Sebezh sits near the borders of both Belarus and Latvia in Russia's western Pskov region. Residents are proud of their well-preserved old houses and rich history, but they've seen little development in a struggling town that was once called the "window to Europe."
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.