Vladimir Putin

Bullets and Blindfolds in a Ukrainian City Under Siege

When the Russian soldier placed the bag over olena‘s head and started to tape it around her neck, her training as a doctor told her she only had 40 seconds before she would start to lose consciousness as asphyxiation set in. All she could think to do was start counting the seconds. Every last, sitting …

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Estonia’s tough voice on Ukraine urges no compromise with Putin

She remembers the Soviet occupation and a visit to East Berlin in 1988, when she was 11, and her father told her to “breathe in the air of freedom” from West Berlin. And she remembers the stories of 1949, when her mother, Kristi, then a baby, was deported to Siberia in a cattle car with …

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