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Ukrainian filmmaker's 20-year jail sentence in Russia draws fire abroad

A Russian military court on Tuesday sentenced a promising young Ukrainian filmmaker to 20 years in prison on charges of terrorist activity, prompting accusations from rights groups, fellow directors and Western governments of a Kremlin move to punish critics.<p>Filmmaker Oleg Sentsov and Crimean …

Russia May Have Inadvertently Posted Its Casualties In Ukraine: 2,000 Deaths, 3,200 Disabled

Russian president Vladimir Putin has decreed that all Russian casualties “in peacetime” be a state secret. In addition to criminal charges arising from divulging state secrets, families risk losing pensions and lump-sum payments if they reveal that their sons were killed in Ukraine. Mothers of …

Russian court jails Ukrainian film-maker for 20 years over terror offences

Oleg Sentsov is convicted of plotting terror attacks but Amnesty International has likened his prosecution to a ‘Stalinist-era show trial’<p>A Russian court has sentenced the Ukrainian film director Oleg Sentsov to 20 years in prison after a trial described by Amnesty International as “redolent of …

Ukraine: Culture of the Confrontation - Photographs by Maxim Dondyuk | LensCulture

<i>This compelling documentary series was selected as a finalist in theMagnum Photography Awards 2016.</i> <i>Discover more inspiring work from all 44 of the winners, finalists, jurors’ picks and student spotlight award winners.</i><p><b>Artist’s Statement</b><p>Winter 2013 changed Ukraine.<p>Three months of bloody clashes, …

In God's Country Now...

The Hotel Ukraine is now owned by FORBES listed billionaires God Nisanov and Zarakh Iliev from Azerbaijan. The world traveling real estate moguls both have a residence inside the five star hotel, which was ranked again in 2013 as the best business hotel in Europe by the World Travel Awards. Ukraine …