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Global Politics

Ukraine's identity crisis is nothing new

Ukraine has been gripped by demonstrations for weeks now. Protesters want the President to keep his promise and sign a deal with the European Union. The deal would bail out the country's broken finances and bring it into closer association with Brussels. Russia doesn't like that. It's not the first time in Ukraine's history that is has to decide between East and West.

Conflict & Justice

Russia's Hipsters on the Big Screen

The World's Alex Gallafent looks at a Russian movie, Hipsters, arriving in American theaters. It's American-style hipsters in 1950s Moscow. The film's director says there are some parallels with the current wave of anti-Putin protesters in Russia today.

War, religious-themed restaurants in Ukraine spark controversy

Yurko Nazaruk opened a restaurant in Lviv, Ukraine that is designed to look like the sort of underground bunkers used by insurgents during World War II. It was so successful he opened one that's themed after the country's Jewish community, all but wiped out during the war, Lviv-born writer Leopold van Sacher Masoch, who lent his name to masochism. But not everyone is pleased.

Arts, Culture & Media

Latvian Nazi unit commemorated

The wounds of World War II are still deeply felt. That was evident in Latvia, where veterans gathered to commemorate troops who died defending against Soviet invaders. The troops fought on the side of Nazi Germany. The BBC's Damien McGuiness is in Riga.

Global Politics

Domain name echoes Soviet times

It has been nearly 20 years since the Soviet Union dissolved, but that hasn't stopped some Russians from using an Internet domain called .su, which stands for the Soviet Union. Jessica Golloher has the details from Moscow.

Conflict & Justice

Russia's Hipsters on the Big Screen

The World's Alex Gallafent looks at a Russian movie, Hipsters, arriving in American theaters. It's American-style hipsters in 1950s Moscow. The film's director says there are some parallels with the current wave of anti-Putin protesters in Russia today.

Global Politics

Domain name echoes Soviet times

It has been nearly 20 years since the Soviet Union dissolved, but that hasn't stopped some Russians from using an Internet domain called .su, which stands for the Soviet Union. Jessica Golloher has the details from Moscow.

Global Politics

Ukraine's identity crisis is nothing new

Ukraine has been gripped by demonstrations for weeks now. Protesters want the President to keep his promise and sign a deal with the European Union. The deal would bail out the country's broken finances and bring it into closer association with Brussels. Russia doesn't like that. It's not the first time in Ukraine's history that is has to decide between East and West.

Arts, Culture & Media

Latvian Nazi unit commemorated

The wounds of World War II are still deeply felt. That was evident in Latvia, where veterans gathered to commemorate troops who died defending against Soviet invaders. The troops fought on the side of Nazi Germany. The BBC's Damien McGuiness is in Riga.

Conflict & Justice

Russia's Hipsters on the Big Screen

The World's Alex Gallafent looks at a Russian movie, Hipsters, arriving in American theaters. It's American-style hipsters in 1950s Moscow. The film's director says there are some parallels with the current wave of anti-Putin protesters in Russia today.