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23 November 2020
Defying Fear, Refugees Return Home To War-Torn Nagorno-Karabakh
Roughly two weeks after the end of fighting with Azerbaijan over the breakaway Nagorno-Karabakh region and seven adjoining territories, hundreds of Karabakh’s ethnic Armenian residents are slowly starting to return home from Armenia.
20 November 2020
A Time Of Tension And Transformation As Territorial Handovers Begin In Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict Zone
On November 20, 2020, for the first time since 1993, Azerbaijan officially returned to Agdam, a hauntingly desolate town just outside of the separatist Nagorno-Karabakh region. Current Time English explored this month of change for Azerbaijan, Armenia, and the Nagorno-Karabakh region.
19 November 2020
No Money, But No Beatings Either -- Belarusians Describe Exile In Latvia
One was a theater director, another worked at an oil refinery, but both have fled repression in Belarus after joining mass protests against an August election widely seen as rigged and are now refugees in neighboring Latvia.
12 November 2020
Mass Exodus As Armenians Flee Nagorno-Karabakh
Scores of people were seen leaving the war-torn Nagorno-Karabakh region for Armenia's capital, Yerevan, on November 11. The road they were taking passes through Kelbajar, a corridor formerly held by Armenia but now controlled by Azerbaijan under a new cease-fire deal brokered by Russia.
11 May 2020
Despite COVID-19, Ukraine’s Seasonal Workers Set Their Sights On EU Farms
Ukrainian seasonal workers supply much of the spring labor on farms in the EU. But the obstacles for bringing these workers to EU farms do not lie only with coronavirus lockdowns and fear of the virus’ transmission.
10 March 2020
Cancer Prompts Some Georgians To Petition EU For Asylum
Georgian cancer patients appear to be regularly traveling to the European Union to claim asylum on humanitarian grounds – a measure allowed under EU migration law. Though Georgia boasts the region’s highest number of doctors (51 per 10,000 people, according to the World Health Organization) and has modernized its hospitals in recent years, these patients say they cannot find the help they need.
20 February 2020
Dreams Denied: Kyrgyz Green Card Winners Respond To U.S. Travel Ban
When Kyrgyz citizen Beknazar Ibraimov won a U.S. Green Card this year, he sold his family's apartment and started making plans. But the White House's January 31 decision to ban Kyrgyz citizens from entering the U.S. caught him and hundreds of other Kyrgyz Green Card winners up short. Bishkek has pledged to meet U.S. demands for a biometric passport, but, as yet, little suggests that Ibraimov and his compatriots will see their Green Card dreams come true this year.
03 February 2020
Living In Latvia: A Chinese Migrant's Tale Of Integration
Latvia attracts the most Chinese investment of any Baltic member of the European Union, but that does not always mean that Chinese migrants find it easy to settle here. Following a 2014 clampdown on visas, many have left. Chinese restaurateur and hotel owner Tao Ma, who came to Latvia more than 20 years ago, has integrated into Latvian society, but says that doing business is still a challenge.
20 December 2019
Flight To Freedom: A Slovak Cyclist's Escape From Communism In A Hot Air Balloon
Flight To Freedom, a film by Current Time Digital video producer Mykola Nemchenko and RFE/RL multimedia coordinator Kateryna Oliynyk, shares the story of Czechoslovak cycling champion Robert Hutyra, who, in 1983, used a hot air balloon he had built to fly his family out from behind the Iron Curtain and into neighboring Austria.