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Sentimental kitsch – the wonders of Eurovision

Ukraine’s victory in Eurovision on Saturday, came on a wave of massive public support following the Russian invasion in February, with the Kalush Orchestra lying in fifth place after the jury vote before winning 431 out of a maximum 468 points in the public vote. Every country except Serbia placed Ukraine in their Top Three. […]

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Lecturer accused of sharing Russian propaganda

This article was originally published in print on the 23rd March Lecturers at several universities, including the University of Edinburgh, have been accused of sharing Russian propaganda.Nadhim Zahawi, the Education Secretary, announced on 14th March that there would be a “crackdown” on the sharing of misinformation by academics at universities. Tim Hayward, a professor of […]

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Edinburgh University Russian Society responds to war in Ukraine

This article was originally submitted on the 25th March Edinburgh University’s Russian Society has reached out to its members regarding the Russian invasion of Ukraine to offer them help, advice, and pastoral support. In a Facebook post on March 6, the society advised Russian students in Edinburgh to withdraw money from their Russian bank accounts […]

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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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University “reviewing its relationships” with Russia 

This article was originally submitted on the 23rd March In an email to students last Monday, the principal and vice-chancellor of the University of Edinburgh, Professor Peter Mathieson, condemned the Russian invasion and expressed support for the people of Ukraine.  This comes after Universities UK, a group made up of 140 universities, condemned the invasion, […]

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Interview with Edinburgh students organising protests in solidarity with Ukraine

The Student interviewed Edinburgh students Liza Novikova and Helena Gorecka. They are just two of many who have helped to organize demonstrations to spread awareness and solidarity on campus and around Edinburgh city centre over the past three weeks.  While this article was written prior to the university’s ‘Statement on Ukraine’, the frustrations and topics […]