Monument to the Soviet Army in Sofia, Bulgaria, painted overnight on February 24 2014 by unknown activists in solidarity with anti-Russian protests in Ukraine.
The Soviet programme of building war memorials in Eastern Bloc countries was a bid to win the hearts and minds of future generations.
The outrage over Trump’s comments at the joint press conference meant an opportunity for meaningful debate about policy was lost.
The extensive media coverage of the Helsinki meeting was almost universally critical of Trump, which overshadowed the chance to ask more meaningful questions about how the world deals with Russia.
Oleg Sentsov's trial was a farce, but the world continues to ignore his plight.
Ukrainian protesters with the European Union flag in Maidan Square, Kiev, 2014.
After a century of debate, Europe still hasn't figured out how to deal with its giant of a neighbour.
Whatever the reason for faking Arkady Babchenko's death, this episode will not make journalists any safer.
Journalism needs to rebuild public trust, but it won't be easy.
What’s there to smile about? Babchenko at his press conference resurrection.
A stunning feat of security service showmanship speaks volumes about Ukraine's abject state of decay.
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Guns for hire are back in business – and they're making war even more dangerous.
In Kyiv in February 2014, riot police line up opposite crosses marking the deaths of protesters. More than 10,000 people have been killed since the Euromaidan protests began in late 2013.
For Ukrainians, the legacy of the Euromaidan revolution is decidedly mixed, and for the protesters who waved European Union flags EU membership now looks like a distant dream.
Investigations continue into the nerve agent attack on Sergei Skripal and his daughter.
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The UK is pointing the finger at Russia for the nerve agent attack on a former spy. How should the government react?
Anti-vaxxers protesting in Melbourne, Australia.
Anti-vaxxer movement is often portrayed as a powerful force. They are anything but.
Four peace agreements have been struck to try and keep Ukraine on an even keel, but none of them has resolved the conflict's fundamental problems.
Putin may find himself on thin ice if he crosses soldiers’ mothers.
Vladimir Putin may not appear restricted by rules and legal norms abroad, but he is still judged in the court of public opinion at home.
Charges against Paul Manafort predate his time as campaign manager to Donald Trump.
Former Trump associates face charges including conspiracy to launder money, failure to register as a foreign agent and lying to the FBI. A law professor explains what it means and what happens next.
Migration may help to pay Western pensions, but life is hard for those left behind.
Vladimir Putin position in the Kremlin looks more secure than ever, and he has shut down almost all the avenues for a genuine challenge.
A flag with a portrait of Russian President Vladimir Putin waves over the Moscow crowd during the Vesna (Spring) festival in March commemorating the Crimean annexation.
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Vladimir Putin fomented so-called Ukrainophobia leading up to his annexation of Crimea. Ukrainians, on the other hand, held positive views of their neighbours prior to annexation.
Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Moscow.
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A historian takes us beyond the noise in Washington and examines how US and Russian power and interests compare.
Sweden performs in the 2017 Eurovision grand final.
As always, Eurovision 2017 blended pop and politics. Russia was missing from the Ukrainian-hosted contest, and the UK had healing words, post Brexit.
Ukraine, a young democracy in the heart of Europe, is grappling with an almost impossible set of tasks.
The emergence of a democratic and independent Ukraine is transforming the geo-strategic landscape of Central Europe. In the past three years, the 2013/2014 Euromaidan protests, the annexation of Crimea…