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Why you should consider a tour of the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone

You’re probably thinking “Chernobyl! Won’t I get radiation poisoning? Isn’t Ukraine itself too unsafe to travel to in the first place?” – The answers to these questions are actually NO and NO WAY. 671 more words


The Vory (again) - Another day, and more arrests in Odessa

Despite a professional history relating to combating criminality – organised or otherwise – the blog over the many years it has been running has tried not to become centered on organised crime, its policing, and policies that surround it. 647 more words


Despite Alleged Spying Eyes, Models Look Ready For Victoria's Secret Fashion Show In China

(SL) – There’s no other way to put it. China is not with the sh**s (…as the kids say). After banning ‘Swish Swish’ singer Katy Perry indefinitely for wearing a disrespectful dress during a show a couple of years ago; and Gigi Hadid for her insensitive video with Buddha references, rumor has it that Chinese officials are keeping a tight eye on the model visitors. 235 more words

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The U21's bring a spot of relief in Scotland!

I would walk 500 miles, And I would walk up Arthur’s seat, Just to be the men who see zbirna win away, Then fall down through the gate! 1,403 more words


Just another day on the job-Felix Landau diaries

Felix Landau (May 21, 1910, Vienna, Austria – April 4, 1983), was a SS Hauptscharführer, a member of an Einsatzkommando , based first in Lwów, Poland (today Lviv, Ukraine), and later in Drohobycz. 537 more words


The Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs confirmed on Saturday that Ukrainian official Svyatoslav Sheremeta was banned from entering the country. Sheremeta, who is in charge of Ukraine’s Interdepartmental Commemorations Commission, tried to cross the border in Medyka in southeast Poland on Saturday noon with a German visa. 137 more words



Last week ushered in two annual November events.

In the first, the festive lights at Oxford Street were switched on to the usual fanfare, kickstarting the Christmas countdown. 796 more words