Category Archives: Russia

London raises funds to help war-torn Donbass

A PACKED Islington cafe hosted a fundraising event for hospitals and schools caught in the middle of Ukraine’s civil war. More than 70 people spilled out onto the street to attend an auction at the Blackstock Kitchen, Blackstock Road, to … Continue reading

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Ukraine and Russia: a clash of ideas on the streets of London

This is a statue of St Volodymyr, which states that he was a 10th-century ruler of Ukraine, on Holland Park Avenue, London. I took this photo in June, 2014, and as I was doing so a young Russian guy came … Continue reading

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Sochi today: Glastonbury-on-permafrost, hairbitch, and Jenny Jones goes bronze #Sochi2014

The Glastonbury fields are frozen, paved over; essential festival attire is a BBC Sport puffa. Headliners New Kids On The Block are replaced at the last minute by local tribute band NKOTB – Russian for colourless rainbow – who clutch … Continue reading

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