In 2014, protesters chant “Our name is Strelkov,” in solidarity with the military veteran, Igor Girkin. Also known by the alias Igor Strelkov (“shooter”), he played a key role in the annexation of Crimea and the war in Donbas.
Putin’s annexation speech was heavy on ultranationalist references. Understanding Russia’s far right figureheads and what they stand for is now essential for deciphering the Kremlin’s war strategy.
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Efforts to create a pan-European media outlet have found it tough going, but there are signs that a new digital player may well be finding success.
An image from the summer of 2019 in London.
After living one of the hottest summers in European history, we have to look to the population suffering these temperatures. How does heat affect our physical and mental health?
A Russian citizen being called up for duty.
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A historian looks back at the success – and failure – of mass mobilization efforts by Russia and the Soviet Union.
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Earnings of laid-off workers in southern Europe are 30% lower five years later, while in northern countries the decline is less than 10%. The differences are largely due to the likelihood of finding a new job.
The new Baltic Pipe natural gas pipeline connects Norwegian natural gas fields in the North Sea with Denmark and Poland, offering an alternative to Russian gas.
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Russian President Vladimir Putin has not hesitated to use energy as a weapon. An expert on global energy markets analyzes what could come next.
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Italy’s next prime minister promises a lot on the campaign trail but the reality of government will prove a shock.
A miner silhouetted as he works in the Stan Terg mine in northern Kosovo.
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Our prospects of a better, fairer future are inextricably linked with the minerals and metals beneath our feet. Is it time to make peace with the industry that extracts them?
The return of fascist discourse has been several decades in the making and owes a lot to Matteo Salvini.
A study finds that stereotypes, systemic hurdles, and discriminatory policies and procedures persist more in European society than in Québec.
A survey on stereotypes and discrimination in the business world reveals major disparities between men and women.
A ‘V’ for victory for Giorgia Meloni?
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The far-right leader of the Brothers of Italy has tried to distance the party from its fascist lineage, but many are still worried about the direction she will take the country.
Residents in Poltava, Ukraine, survey the damage from a Russian attack.
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An overwhelming majority of Ukrainians are not willing to negotiate over the territorial integrity of the country, even if it means peace.
Participants at a Paris-Saclay workshop on educational innovation work on ideas for teaching in a forest.
To think about new ways of transmitting science and to really innovate how we teach, the first step is creating an appropriate dialogue format. From there, everything becomes possible.
Organic fertilisers, but also littering, tire wear and mulch films all contribute to microplastic pollution in agricultural soils.
Synthetic fertiliser prices have shot up amid the war in Ukraine. Could organic fertilisers provide a worthy alternative?
Farmed insects are common in many parts of the world today.
Eating insects can carry a much lower environmental footprint than conventional meat. Should western cultures be incorporating more of them into their diets?
Sweden Democrats Jimmie Akesson celebrates on election night.
The Sweden Democrats have become the second largest party nationally, making it harder to argue against including them in government.
Managed blackouts or rationing or power could be required to address the energy crisis this winter.
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Why UK energy rationing is increasingly likely this winter, whether Truss likes it or not.
In this 2016 photo, Syrian refugees and migrants walk along a path near the Greek border used by thousands to walk to central Europe.
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Could Europe embrace a multicultural model like Canada’s? It’s unlikely unless a new form of multi-ethnicity, in the shape of countries or empires, makes a comeback.
A still from the film version of Hugo Bettauer’s prophetic 1922 novel ‘The City Without Jews.’
Writers seem to be especially vulnerable in polarized times, when the nuances of works are more likely to be overlooked.
Inflation rates are currently rising, reflecting the increasing cost of goods and services.
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Central banks are trying to strike a balance between curbing inflation and enabling economic growth.