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Why I want to remind you of the Holocaust

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"My father's cousins died in those camps. Those stories were in the air when I was growing up," writes the host of PRI's The World on the 70th anniversary of Auschwitz's liberation.

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.

Documentary film 'The Other Chelsea' depicts Ukraine's poor, corrupt side

In the Ukraine, politicians admit that the courts only protect the people in power. Lose an election and you could go to jail. That's just one of the more surprising revelations in a new documentary that examines life in Ukraine through the lens of its successful and popular soccer team, Chelsea, which plays in Donetsk.

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.

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Arts, Culture & Media

Geo answer

The answer to today's Geo Quiz is Moscow. The city is home to the Danilov Monastery - the headquarters of the Russian Orthodox church. The World's Elizabeth Ross reports that the historic bronze bells that have hung in a tower at Harvard University for nearly 80 years are ringing for the last time today at commencement. They'll be making their way back to their original home at the monastery.

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.

Global Politics

Nostalgia for the Soviet Union

The Soviet Union dissolved 20 years ago this Sunday. More than half of all Russians now regret that demise, according to a recent poll. Brigid McCarthy visited a restaurant in Moscow that lets nostalgic customers pretend they're back in the USSR.