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Make Peace Not War

This article was originally submitted on the 30th March 2022 President Joe Biden, on a recent visit to Warsaw, shared his thoughts on the war in Ukraine: “For God’s sake, this man cannot remain in power.” This statement followed his calling Vladimir Putin a “butcher.” The invasion of Ukraine was unacceptable, brutal, and heartbreaking. But […]

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Putin’s ‘peace’ demands

This article was originally submitted on the 30th March Last week, Russian officials announced that the fourth round of peace negotiations with Ukraine had failed to produce any agreement between the two sides.  Unfortunately, such an outcome was only too predictable. Russia’s conditions for peace are such that it is difficult to imagine the people […]

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Russian Energy Dependence: The Buck stops here

This article was originally published in print on the 23rd March In the wake of the tragic invasion of Ukraine by Russian forces, many are trying to figure out why exactly this is happening. What is Putin’s goal here? What could he stand to gain from an attack on an independent nation that he surely […]

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Zelenskyy: A True Servant of the People

Opinion Editor Callum Devereux discusses the transformation of Volodymyr Zelensky from clown to commander-in-chief and how he has maintained his authenticity in the face of the Russian invasion.

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A shambolic response to the Ukrainian refugee crisis

This article was originally submitted on the 12th March 2022 For the past few weeks, one thing has dominated the news: the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Thousands of people – both soldiers and civilians – have been killed in the conflict so far, with Putin threatening further tragedies. Millions have already been forced to flee […]

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Britain’s reliance on Russian money

In what will come as a surprise to nobody except our bumbling prime minister, Johnson’s government has, yet again, surrounded itself in controversy. This week, it’s the cushy relationship our government’s enjoyed with Russia’s elite circles of mega-rich, mega-dodgy oligarchs. And as the general public has voiced their anger through protests and Instagram stories, Labour […]

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Venice Biennale, Russia and Ukraine: The big, the bad and the innocent

“There is no place for art when civilians are dying under the fire of missiles when citizens of Ukraine are hiding in shelters when Russian protesters are getting silenced.” Alexandra Sukhareva and Kirill Savchenkov   Wealthy art collectors, hungry art dealers and eager auction houses looking for the next Phyllida Barlow will all gather at the […]

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Warner Bros., Disney, and Sony Delay Major Releases in Russia After Ukraine Invasion

Major movie studios have begun pulling major releases from cinemas in Russia over the country’s invasion of neighbouring state Ukraine.  Warner Bros. is pausing its release of The Batman which was supposed to be released in Russia on the 5th of March. A spokesperson from the studio has said it is pausing the release of […]