Russia

In Belarus, victims of sexual assault have nowhere to turn
Activism

In Belarus, victims of sexual assault have nowhere to turn

Human cost — The government’s brutal crackdown on NGOs has left victims of rape without anywhere to seek help. And now, as the country plays a key role is Russia’s war, things are only getting worse.

Written by: Anna Conkling

In Kharkiv, residents live in terror amid Russian attack
Activism

In Kharkiv, residents live in terror amid Russian attack

On the frontline — In the second most shelled city in Ukraine, residents determined to stay in their city have been forced to shelter in cramped metro stations or risk their lives staying in residential buildings.

Written by: Seth Berry

In Ukraine, people with disabilities cannot escape war
Activism

In Ukraine, people with disabilities cannot escape war

Crisis within a crisis — As the Russian invasion continues, people with disabilities and their families are facing significant hurdles to reaching safety. Many are now fearing they will be abandoned and left behind, reports Eva Clifford.

Written by: Eva Clifford

Who does humanitarian aid really help?
Activism

Who does humanitarian aid really help?

More to give — The war in Ukraine has seen a massive outpouring of support from around the world. While heartening, it also raises questions around just how effective our current model of giving is.

Written by: Beauty Dhlamini

A vivid portrait of everyday life & resistance in Ukraine
Culture

A vivid portrait of everyday life & resistance in Ukraine

Since 2015, British artist Mark Neville, who lives in Kyiv, has been documenting Ukraine. Published on the cusp of war, his new photo book calls on the international community to urgently support the country.

Written by: Miss Rosen

Protestors rally in Whitehall in support of Ukraine
Activism

Protestors rally in Whitehall in support of Ukraine

‘Stop Putin’s war!’ — In the wake of Thursday’s invasion, hundreds gathered outside Downing Street to call for tougher sanctions on Russia.

Written by: Huck

On the brink of war, Ukrainians share their hopes and fears
Activism

On the brink of war, Ukrainians share their hopes and fears

‘We live on an atomic bomb’ — Earlier this week, ahead of Russia’s invasion, Kyiv residents spoke about the mood in the Ukrainian capital.

Written by: Freddie Reynolds

Life inside an isolated Russian mining town
Photography

Life inside an isolated Russian mining town

Welcome to Udachny — In the far East of Russia lies a small mining town called Udachny. Photographer Hanne Van Assche set out to document life there among the vibrant community who live in the icy grip of winter most of the year.

Written by: India Lawrence

LGBTQ+ zines from places where being gay is condemned
Culture

LGBTQ+ zines from places where being gay is condemned

Queer resistance — From Russia to India and Hong Kong, we take a look at the zines which are carving out vital spaces of self-expression for queer people in countries where same-sex relationships still remain taboo.

Written by: Zoya Raza-Sheikh

An uncanny portrait of Russia's modern hermits
Culture

An uncanny portrait of Russia's modern hermits

Home alone — In her photo series, Natalia Ershova meets the social recluses from Moscow who have chosen to stay at home, and communicate with the outside world almost entirely online. Amid lockdown, her photographs take on a renewed poignancy.

Written by: Daisy Schofield

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