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Ancient Greek City of Chersonesus in Crimea Founded 2,500 Years Ago

The UNESCO-listed city of Chersonesus (Greek: Χερσόνησος), located on the southwestern part of the Crimean peninsula—now part of Russia after its 2014 invasion of the area—was an ancient Greek colony founded approximately 2,500 years ago. Settlers from Heraclea Pontica in...

Germany to Declare the Holodomor in Soviet Ukraine a Genocide

Next week, the German government will vote on a resolution to recognize the Holodomor as a genocide. The Holodomor, known as the "Terror Famine" or "Great Famine" led to the starvation of millions of Ukrainians under the rule of...

Russia Bans LGBTQ ‘Propaganda’ in ‘Answer to Blinken’ Bill

  Russia’s House of Parliament has voted for further restrictions and fines on members of the LGBTQ society in the country. One of the authors of the law was Duma Speaker Vyacheslav Rodin. He supports this, he says, in order to...

Blackout in Ukraine as Russia Strikes Ukrainian Energy Grid

Satellite images captured on November 24 show vast tracts of Ukraine in almost complete darkness. The satellite imagery shows the impact of recent Russian missile strikes against the the beleaguered nation’s energy grid. On Wednesday, Russia launched a wave of...

Poland Missile Was Ukrainian Stray, Not Fired From Russia, NATO Says

NATO announced on Wednesday that the missile that hit Poland on Tuesday night was "most probably" a stray fired from Ukraine rather than from Russia as originally thought. Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said at a press conference that the blast...

Russian Missiles Hit Poland

Two Russian missiles are reported to have missed their target in Ukraine and hit a farm in Poland instead. According to CNN, the projectiles landed at a small landholding in Przewodów near the Polish border with Ukraine. The news agency also...

CIA Chief Meets Russian Counterpart in Turkey

The CIA chief met his Russian counterpart in Turkey on Monday. The Kremlin verified that the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Director William Burns met face-to-face with Sergey Naryshkin, the head of Russia’s Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR RF), in the...

Gas Reserves of Greece Could Supply EU for the Next Five Years

Natural gas has always been a valuable commodity in Europe and is becoming even rarer now, but what is the reason for this? What is behind this is elevated prices due to the interruption in supply caused by Russia’s...

Oligarchs: From Ancient Greece to Russia and the U.S.

The term "oligarch" has become commonplace in the wake of the war in Ukraine, but its roots date all the way back to ancient Greece. Oligarchs are extremely wealthy people who hold a large amount of power in their countries....

Ukraine Celebrates Retaking City of Kherson from Russia

Ukraine celebrates the retaking of the strategic city of Kherson from Russia on Friday in a major setback in Vladimir Putin's military invasion. Ukrainian soldiers were welcomed into Kherson by jubilant residents after Russia said it had fully withdrawn from...