Russia

How to Prepare For the Perfect Holiday to Russia

Authored by Sarah Parker

The word “overwhelming” might not even come close to describing the sheer amount of experiences that await you in Russia. Not only is this country massive in size, but it also contains some of the most incredible cultural experiences that the world has to offer. From stunning architecture to breath-taking natural landscapes, one visit isn’t nearly enough for those who hope to see the...

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Talk: Interpreting the Russian Revolution - Professor Geoffrey Swain

Professor Geoffrey Swain is Emeritus Professor at the University of Glasgow and holds the Alexander Nove Chair of Russian and European Studies. Professor Swain has written extensively on the history of Russia and Eastern Europe during the twentieth century, focusing most recently on the following themes: Latvia during the first years of Soviet rule; Russia during the Civil War; and the career of Josip Broz Tito. He is author of 'A Short History of the Russian Revolution'. In this talk Professor Swain explores two major ways in which the October Revolution has been interpreted. One approach...

Ukraine crisis under spotlight in Plymouth

Authored by Caitlin A Green

The motives, strategy and endgame of Russia’s involvement in the escalating crisis in Ukraine is set to be the focus of a professorial lecture at Plymouth University this month.

Professor Graeme Herd, Head of the School of Government in the University’s Faculty of Business, will analyse the situation in Eastern Europe in his lecture Russia After Ukraine: Systemic Change or Business as...

Russian court begins remand hearing on Greenpeace piracy.

Authored by Huw Oxburgh

A Russian court has begun remand hearings for the Greenpeace activists held on piracy charges today.

The activists crewing The Arctic Sunrise - including 6 Britons - were arrested by the Russian Coastguard on suspicion of piracy during a protest against oil drilling.

The hearing will determine if the activists will remain in custody before a preliminary trial hearing.

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Arctic 30 return from Russia after 3 months imprisonment

Authored by Huw Oxburgh

Five British members of the Arctic 30 have returned from Russia after three months of imprisonment.

Three of those returning- Kieron Bryan, Iain Rogers and Alex Harris- are originally from Devon and were granted amnesty alongside several prominent political prisoners including members of the band Pussy Riot.

Before departing Alex Harris, 27, a communications officer for...

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