Monday 10 August 2020
05 August 2020
Scallops And Solitude: Life In Russia's Remote Far East
The Gamov Peninsula is an isolated region in Russia's Far East , with influences from neighboring Japan, China, and North and South Korea. But the hardy few who live there cherish their solitude and are glad to be off the authorities' radar.
29 July 2020
Nobody's Child: Inside Ukraine's Controversial Surrogate Adoption Industry
Ukraine is one of the few countries in the world that allows commercial surrogacy. But when something goes wrong, human lives hang in the balance, and critics say the business should be stopped or at least regulated.
09 July 2020
Trash Talk: Cleaning Up A Siberian Village With A Glut Of Garbage
A Siberian village, Tayezhnyy, was swamped with trash when Ilona Domracheva moved there. She didn't like what she saw and, in a short time, she mobilized the community to help clean up. She may have won a battle, but the war on waste goes on.
08 May 2020
Russia's Coronavirus Responders: A Village Clinic With The Grit To Persevere
The Russian Urals village of Kuliga has no new hospitals, no hazmat uniforms for doctors, no high-tech equipment, and no good roads for ambulances, but, still, they are fighting the coronavirus pandemic. For physician Nadezhda Kasatkina, who has worked here for 34 years, teamwork and sheer persistence are the only ways to get through this crisis.
07 May 2020
Russia's 'Captain Tom': Stalingrad Veteran Raises Money Amid COVID-19 Battle
A 97-year-old Russian World War II veteran has been inspired by the fund-raising efforts of the UK's Captain Tom Moore during the coronavirus pandemic She is posting war stories online every day to raise money for the families of Russian medics who have died fighting COVID-19.
27 April 2020
Shocking Video Highlights Surge In Domestic Violence During Lockdowns
A shocking video spread online has highlighted the problem of domestic violence amid lockdowns in Central Asia. In Kyrgyzstan, an activist says women have an "ingrained distrust" in the authorities, while a Kazakh crisis center is renting apartments for victims it can't house.
23 April 2020
Locked Down Without A Bath In St. Petersburg
Residents of dilapidated, Soviet-era, communal apartments in the Russian city of St. Petersburg are stuck in lockdown without a room for bathing or showering. They usually use bathhouses to wash, but those have been closed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
27 March 2020
Ukraine's Senior Gamers Defeat Stress, Stereotypes
They may have grandchildren and occasionally garden. But Kyiv’s Ageless Shooters also have a devastating ability to play CounterStrike: Global Offensive. And these Ukrainian seniors, filmed before Ukraine's COVID-19 lockdown, are not going to let stereotypes about the elderly get in their way.