Thursday 9 July 2020
27 February 2020
Russian Opposition Politician Ilya Yashin: Boris Nemtsov’s Murder Could Not Have Happened ‘Without A Wink And A Nod’ From The Kremlin
Timofei Rozhansky spoke with Moscow City Council deputy Ilya Yashin, Nemtsov’s colleague in the Solidarity movement, about why the official investigation could not complete these tasks, and, also, about how Nemtsov’s death affected Russia’s political opposition to President Vladimir Putin.
15 January 2020
Released By Separatists, RFE/RL Journalists Describe Imprisonment In Eastern Ukraine
Stanislav Aseyev and Oleh Halazyuk, two contributors to RFE/RL's Ukrainian Service, were among the civilians released by Russia-backed separatists in a prisoner swap on December 29, 2019. Both had been held for more than two years. Shortly after their release, the two journalists told RFE/RL about the conditions of their imprisonment and the charges leveled against them.
13 January 2020
Ukraine's National Security Chief: Kyiv Knew Early On That Missile Caused Ukrainian Flight Crash
The Ukrainian government suspected as early as January 8, the date of the fatal crash of Ukraine International Airlines Flight 752 outside Tehran, that an Iranian missile had shot down the Boeing 737-800, Ukrainian National Security and Defense Council Secretary Oleskiy Danilov told Current Time.
20 November 2019
Gorbachev's Ex-Spokesperson: 1989 Uprisings Accelerated USSR Collapse
The upheavals of 1989 that led to the collapse of eastern Europe’s communist governments would prove to be precursors of the USSR’s own collapse, but, at the time, this was far from clear. To find out firsthand how then Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev interpreted the destruction of the Berlin Wall and Czechoslovakia’s Velvet Revolution, Current Time spoke with Andrei Grachev, Gorbachev’s press secretary from August – December 1991.
05 November 2019
Russia 'Biggest Obstacle' To Peace In Ukraine, Says Lithuanian Foreign Minister
Lithuanian Foreign Minister Linas Linkevicius told Current Time TV that Russia was the biggest obstacle to the latest efforts aimed at defusing the conflict in eastern Ukraine. Linkevicius noted violations of the cease-fire linked to troop withdrawals agreed by Ukraine and Russia-backed separatists, and said Russia was an "active participant" in the conflict.
01 October 2019
Interview: Ex-Protest Prisoner Pavel Ustinov Has No Plans To Stay At Home
His case has become arguably one of the best known among the dozens of prisoners arrested on criminal charges during Moscow’s chaotic summer of election protests. Now freed from prison, Pavel Ustinov, a 23-year-old Russian actor, told Current Time that he intends to take to the streets to rally for the freedom of other protest prisoners.
28 August 2019
15 July 2019
Daughter Blames 'System' Built By Putin, Kadyrov For Rights Activist Estemirova’s Death
The daughter of Natalya Estemirova, the Russian rights activist who who was abducted and killed 10 years ago, said she blames President Vladimir Putin, the leader of Chechnya, “and the whole system that they have built” for her mother’s death.