Svyatoslav Kucherak

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13 Fascinating Facts About The Majority Of Russians

Dennis Grombkowski / Getty Eighty-three percent Russians approve of Vladimir Putin as president, a number that has soared from 54% last year since his annexation of Crimea and intervention in Ukraine as well as the Sochi Olympics.<p>Westerners may wonder why Russians so happily approve of a man who is …

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Reporter's Notebook: In Eastern Ukraine, A Bellicose Mood Prevails

During my recent reporting trip to cover the Ukrainian conflict in the eastern city of Donetsk, I stayed at one of the city's last functioning hotels. It also happens to be the unofficial separatist headquarters, affording me a close-up glimpse of the leaders of the so-called Donetsk People's …

Separatist Takes Credit for MH17 Shooting with Suspicious Social Media Post

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Earlier this week, someone appearing to be a pro-Russian separatist posted a very peculiar, now …

Putin's Ukraine Adventure Is Tanking The Entire Russian Economy

The decision comes as the country grapples with the impact of sanctions on the country over its policy towards Ukraine. Core inflation rose to 8% in August, well above its 5% target, driven by the "imposition of external restrictions."<p>Unhelpfully for monetary policymakers, these restrictions …

The British brain surgeon who joined the fight against corruption in Ukraine

I went to Kiev in December last year. The hospital where I work is in the centre of Kiev and only a few hundred yards away from Independence Square where Maidan – the demonstration against Yanukovych and his government – was in full swing. I helped operate on a young woman with a large brain tumour …

Rise in women returning to domestic work a sign of tough economic times in Brazil

Jane Pinto thought that her days of cleaning other people's houses were behind her. She started in domestic work at the age of 12, when her mother, who was also a maid, enlisted her in the business to help keep the family fed.<p>But Ms. Pinto, 38, left the work nearly two decades ago, when she had …