Terrorists, Separatists and Russian Occupants in Donetsk August 2019Aug 14, 2019 
 Russell Bentley
Террористы, сепаратисты и русские оккупанты Донецк Август 2019 (English with Russian subtitles / с русскими субтитрами)
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Над проспектом Металургів-Metalurhiv Avenue, Khortytsya island and Zaporizhstal

Investigating Russian Women Dating Foreign Men in Ukraine
LoveMe.com
Due to several circumstances, Russian women living throughout Ukraine are notorious for dating visiting foreign men. Often miscast as mail order brides, the Slavic women that call Ukraine home typically hold advance degrees, work very long hours, and outnumber men in Ukraine by nearly 4 million individuals. The staggering overpopulation of women in Ukraine have drawn foreign men to cities like Odessa, Kiev, Nikolaev, Kherson, Kharkov, Sumy and Dnipro, in the hopes of meeting Russian women interested in starting a serious relationship. Coined as romance tours, several companies like A Foreign Affair organize international matchmaking events in Eastern Europe to provide support for foreign men interested in courting Slavic women while taking in the beautiful sights that Ukraine has to offer. A Foreign Affair reviews the backgrounds of each man attending their romance tours, to ensure the safety of their female clients. A Foreign Affair review each woman before granting membership with an entrance interview conducted by their local Ukraine matchmaking team. Follow two Australian men as they embark on an A Foreign Affair romance tour, both hoping to meet a special woman during their brief time in Ukraine. See single Ukraine girls searching for their soulmates in an investigative report conducted by 7 Plus Network's Sunday Night news program.
Category: People & Blogs

Since the 2014 Revolution of Dignity ousted a crooked government, Ukraine’s cultural scene has flourished with small businesses and artists. The Reitarska Street neighborhood, in particular, has fostered a community with a common vision of a more progressive, Western-looking country. Away from the bustle and occasionally gaudy attractions of downtown, the area offers a cultural respite 

https://www.ozy.com/good-sht/a-kiev-gallery-so-stunning-people-forget-to-look-at-the-art/91057/ 

from the typical tourist-oriented sites — as well as a glimpse of Kyiv’s promise as a European hangout hub. 
https://www.ozy.com/good-sht/the-real-heart-of-kiev-this-quiet-street/95585/  
By Dan Peleschuk

THE DAILY DOSE AUGUST 11, 2019
Wander down Reitarska Street just about any midsummer weekend evening, and you might forget you’re deep in Eastern Europe. Sharply dressed hipsters sip cocktails and share bruschetta on elegant outdoor patios. Tattooed skate punks clack through huddles of black-clad art kids checking out a gallery show. Wineglasses clink like wind chimes as a soiree spills out of a chic salon.
Yet an all-night party district this is most certainly not. Perhaps that’s what gives Reitarska Street its distinguished yet low-key vibe: Quaint and unassuming, this three-block stretch of historic central Kyiv anchors a neighborhood packed with foreign embassies. It’s home to everyone from diplomats and new wave intelligentsia to old-school denizens who’ve been living here in Soviet-style modesty for decades. Still, few people outside of Kyiv have heard of this neighborhood — but that’s likely soon to change. 
Situated in the Old City, Reitarska Street is a key part of Kyiv’s rich historic fabric. Tucked in the shadow of the golden-domed St. Sophia’s Cathedral, and just a short walk from the medieval-era entrance to the city, it’s sprinkled with light-colored brick buildings that hark back to the city’s czarist and Soviet past. Once home to various cultural luminaries, some of the buildings are now officially recognized architectural structures.
To be sure, plastered with graffiti and served by somewhat patchy sidewalks, they’ve seen better days. In a way, that’s part of their charm. But now Reitarska Street is leveraging its grungy exterior to vault it toward an exciting cultural future. 
Architecture lovers know Kyiv is home to some delightful hidden courtyards. At Kashtan Coffee, which is tucked into one such courtyard on Reitarska Street, you’ll find something else: a pair of majestic ravens in two large cages — nearly every local says the birds have been there for as long as they can remember. Art also flourishes in the neighborhood. You can see up-and-coming Ukrainian artists featured at the one-room gallery space at the Naked Room, and that’s in addition to the stunning murals that adorn the sides of buildings depicting cultural staples like storks (big in Ukrainian folklore) and prominent poet Lesya Ukrainka. For skin art, Stroom is a discreet basement tattoo studio whose artists specialize in blackwork. If you want to feel the buzz of the neighborhood, Zigzag, an elegant eatery, serves as the neighborhood’s gastronomic — and social — centerpiece.  
Before the revolution most of this probably would’ve been impossible, says Liubov Tsybulska, who co-owns Zigzag with her husband. Under President Viktor Yanukovych, who was ousted in 2014, corruption was pervasive and society stifled by the grip of bureaucracy. Now, with Ukraine hobbling along a rocky path of reform, small businesses like those that line Reitarska Street have found breathing room — and a new impetus to plumb the creativity that drives them. 

“The example of Reitarska, and the people who live and work there, is an encouraging factor for others in Kyiv, and in Ukraine in general,” says Tsybulska, a former journalist who also works as an adviser to the Defense Ministry. “This feeling that there are lots of people like you out there immediately gives you strength and allows you to spread your wings.” 
But whether this freedom lasts is another matter. Corruption and mismanagement persist — a fact apparent right here on Reitarska and elsewhere across the capital, where once regal but now derelict buildings serve as physical reminders. Some of the structures nominally under state protection as architectural monuments are also some of the most damaged. Corruption is why this neighborhood remains a cosmopolitan social bubble that’s largely populated — or at least driven — by the 1 percent rather than representative of the general population. 
Still, even though Ukraine has a long way to go, watch Reitarska Street: Whatever happens here will provide a good picture of what the country will look like once it finally gets there.

GO THERE: REITARSKA STREET 
Location: A short walk from the Zoloti Vorota (Golden Gate) metro stop on Kyiv’s green line.
Places to visit:
Kashtan Coffee

https://www.facebook.com/kashtancoffee/

 serves up rich coffee and tasty treats. Don’t forget to visit the ravens.
For shopping,

 Riot Division 

https://riotdivision.tech/

has locally made techwear for men, 

Katimo Clothes

http://katimoclothes.com/

 offers chic women’s apparel and street-style label

 Syndicate Original 

https://www.sndct.com/

carries a fresh selection for all.
Vesuvio, a humble stalwart in a neighborhood full of recent additions, is one of Kyiv’s oldest Western-owned joints. Serves deliciously doughy pizza. 
Zigzag 
http://www.zigzagkyiv.com/

specializes in gin-based cocktails and European fusion cuisine.

Dirty Money | Russia's largest tax refund laundered into foreign banks | Sunday Night
Sunday Night
Bill Browder is risking his life to take on Russia's all-powerful President, Vladimir Putin. In a major Sunday Night investigation, Browder reveals for the first time how Putin's cronies pulled off one of the most audacious thefts of all time, and a massive money laundering scheme that runs from the Kremlin to London and all the way to the other side of the world. Subscribe to get new videos every week - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSge... Discover more Sunday Night stories - http://www.sundaynight.com.au Like Sunday Night’s Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/SundayNightOn7 Follow Sunday Night’s Twitter - http://www.twitter.com/SundayNightOn7 Follow Sunday Night’s Instagram - http://www.instagram.com/SundayNightOn7
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Cameras Hidden in Gravestones - This Secretive Surveillance Company Is Selling
Special Services Group also offers cameras hidden in child car seats and vacuum cleaners.

By Joseph Cox Jan 9 2020, 
https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/qjdp95/this-secretive-surveillance-company-is-selling-cops-cameras-hidden-in-gravestones  

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Poisoning America: The Devil we Know — Stephanie Soechtig, Atlas Films
THE DEVIL WE KNOW
THE CHEMISTRY OF A COVER-UP

Click here to view the trailer of THE DEVIL WE KNOW

https://itunes.apple.com/us/movie/the-devil-we-know/id1434171206

https://thedevilweknow.com/
https://itunes.apple.com/us/movie/the-devil-we-know/id1434171206
The Devil We Know
 Critics Consensus100%
Documentary
1 Hour 28 Minutes
2018
 4.7, 26 Ratings
Tucked in the rolling hills of West Virginia, the town of Parkersburg is described by those who live there as an idyllic place to raise a family. It's also home to a sprawling DuPont chemical plant that manufactures Teflon. Wilbur Tennant’s family farm was located next to a “non-hazardous” landfill operated by the chemical company. When he noticed his cows were mysteriously dying, he filmed what was happening on the farm, and the toxic legacy of C8 – DuPont's Teflon chemical – was discovered. Then one autumn day in 2000, local schoolteacher Joe Kiger opened his mail and found a letter in his water bill informing him that C8 was in his drinking water, but safe for consumption. The trail of deception he and his wife Darlene uncovered made the sleepy town of Parkersburg the epicenter of one of the largest class action lawsuits in the history of environmental law. Internal documents and secret in-house studies reveal a disturbing truth: DuPont had knowingly been pumping a poisonous chemical into the air and public water supply of more than 70,000 people for decades. Bucky Bailey, the son of a former DuPont worker named Sue, is now 35 and happily married. But Bucky was born with severe facial deformities. As he awaits the birth of his first child, geneticists have warned him and his wife Melinda that there is a 50% chance the baby will inherit the deformities he attributes to sky-high levels of C8 in his blood. As the citizens of Parkersburg rise up against the forces that polluted their town, the story builds out to dozens of other American cities. Exposure to the chemical has even become a global phenomenon, spreading to places like China, Australia, and the Netherlands. Parkersburg is ground zero for this story, but this clearly is not about one place or one chemical: because of the power of the chemical lobby, C8 is one of more than 80,000+ untested chemicals that have been approved for use, their dangers unknown.

Diners enjoy Saturday morning brunch on Zigzag’s patio in Kiev, Ukraine

Donetsk Victory Day Fireworks Display 2019
May 10, 2019
Patrick Lancaster
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UKRAINE: EXPLORING beautiful KIEV (Kyiv)
Vic Stefanu - Amazing World Videos
SUBSCRIBE: http://www.youtube.com/c/VicStefanu - Kiev (Kyiv), Ukraine, my best photos. Vic Stefanu, vstefanu@yahoo.com. Kiev or Kyiv is the capital and most populous city of Ukraine, located in the north-central part of the country on the Dnieper. The population in July 2015 was 2,887,974, making Kiev the 7th most populous city in Europe. Kiev is an important industrial, scientific, educational and cultural center of Eastern Europe
Category: Travel & Events 

The reconstructed Cathedral of Transfiguration of Jesus in Donetsk, Ukraine 

The Donetsk People's Republic
VICE News
Subscribe to VICE News here: http://bit.ly/Subscribe-to-VICE-News As an uneasy ceasefire continues to hold in Eastern Ukraine, VICE News returns to Donetsk with an exclusive film that follows some of the characters involved in setting up the self-proclaimed state of the Donetsk People's Republic (DPR). In early April 2014, pro-Russia rebels seized the regional administration building and other key institutions in Donetsk, expelling Ukrainian officials and raising their own flag. The rebellion here — and other incidents elsewhere — quickly escalated into a bloody civil war that has left over 2,000 people dead and displaced more than a million. Filmed over six weeks, this documentary follows the chaotic birth of the DPR as it tries to forge a path to independence and closer ties to Russia. Click to watch "Crimea: A Look Inside the New Russian Territory" - http://bit.ly/1sgw2qL Check out the VICE News beta for more: http://vicenews.com Follow VICE News here: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/vicenews Twitter: https://twitter.com/vicenews Tumblr: http://vicenews.tumblr.com/ Instagram: http://instagram.com/vicenews

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How to marry Ukrainian woman [ LINK IN DESCRIPTION ]
YevhenCo Ukraine ShowIf you liked this video feel free to learn more following the linkhttps://www.ukrainebridesagency.com/?..

CategoryPeople & Blogs

Assassination! Donetsk Leader Alexander Zakharchenko Murdered in Cafe With Entourage
Vesti News
Subscribe to Vesti News https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCa8M... The head of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic Alexander Zakharchenko has been assassinated. It's clear that the main question is: will there be a new war in Ukraine? Category: News & Politics 

10 most firm Putin's speeches. Talk without jokes
Russka
This video contains 10 most firm Putin`s speeches. Have fun watching! Discuss, suggest new themes that you may be interested in. Timing: 1. 0:00 1999. Opinion on terrorists in Chechnya. 2. 0:11 Who is the source of tention. 3. 7:34 The answer to Prince Charles. 4. 10:01 Is this democracy? 5. 10:27 Hard-line rhetoric about Turkey. 6. 14:06 Does Russia stand against all? Does she constantly need external enemies? 7. 19:02 The history lesson for Donald Tusk. 8. 22:13 Why does Russia support Assad? 9. 24:53 The statement in responce to the death of 224 passengers who died as a result of terrorist attack on the flight in Sinai. 10. 28:37 The life lesson.
Category: 
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OPINION: Russian passports in Donbass and Lugansk - What do the people of Donetsk think?
Some have waited five years for this, and the moment has arrived: a decree on simplifying the procedure for obtaining Russian passports to the people in Donbass and Lugansk has been signed by Vladimir Putin. Western media has provided a picture that has disregarded the views of the residents of Donbass and Lugansk. What do people actually think about obtaining Russian passports? Will they do it? If they do, will they leave? These are some opinions and decisions of people in Donetsk. Full credit to Aleksandr Sladkov - Original video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l1g9r... A Drago Victorien translation.  
Drago Victorien

Zaporizhia is a city on the Dnieper River in southeastern Ukraine. It's home to Khortytsia Island, a former Cossack stronghold with the Khortytsia National Reserve and the open-air Museum of Zaporizhian Cossacks. Riverside Dubovy Gai park has children’s rides and a lake. Nearby, the Regional Lore Museum explores Cossack, Scythian and medieval history. Boguslayev Museum of Technology has jet engines and motorbikes. More about below. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zaporizhia

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Media in Donetsk - Ukraine

RT.com

https://www.rt.com/

Vesti Newspaper

​https://www.beo.com.au/media/vesti-newspaper/

DonetskNews.com
https://donetsknews.com/#/video-details

Vice.com/News

https://www.vice.com/en_us/section/news

Vice.com/Videos

https://video.vice.com/en_us

Vice.com/Podcasts

https://www.vice.com/en_us/page/podcasts

Vice.com/Tech

https://www.vice.com/en_us/section/tech

Vice.com/Music

https://www.vice.com/en_us/section/music

​Vice.com/Food

https://www.vice.com/en_us/section/food

Vice.com/Health

https://www.vice.com/en_us/section/healt

Vice.com/Money

https://www.vice.com/en_us/section/money

Vice.com/Drugs

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Five television stations operate within Donetsk:
TRK Ukraina (Ukrainian: ТРК Україна

https://kanalukraina.tv/

Ukraine (officially TRK Ukraina) is a channel from Ukraine which began broadcasting as a regional, Donetsk TV channel on March 13, 1993. The channel has a national status since 2004.[2] The channel is part of Media Group Ukraine, which is part of SCM. The channel consists of TV shows, films and TV series, both domestic and foreign.
KRT, Kyivska Rus' (Ukrainian: КРТ, Київська Русь)
First Municipal (Russian: Первый муниципальный
Kanal 27 (Russian: 27 канал)
TRK Donbass (Russian: ТРК Донбасс)
In Donetsk, there is the 360-metre tall TV tower, one of the tallest structures in the city, completed in 1992.

In The Center of Donetsk, DPR (May, 2018). Vlog.
Sergey Baklykov / Real Russia
Together with Russell Bentley and Ronald (both originally from Texas, USA), we continue exploring the city of Donetsk in search of truth regarding what is really going in the city. The city center of Donetsk is still having a regular life. It's hard to say there are the war in the outskirts where people of Donbass are fighting for their independence
. Category: People & Blogs 

Would you leave Ukraine? (false marriage, salary)
traveller0104
Kiev or Kyiv is the capital and most populous city of Ukraine, located in the north- central part of the country on the Dnieper.
Category: Travel & Events

Kiev 2017
WhyGoThere
My visit to Kiev in August 2017.
0:01 taxi rider from Boryspil International Airport 0:21 Obama burger 0:30 Arena City 0:57 Khreschatyk Street 1:17 Kiev City State Administration 1:36 Hotel Ukraine 1:54 Maidan square 2:26 Pro-Ukranian activist camp 2:49 Free Sushchenko 2:57 National Opera House 3:13 Vitali Klitschko's home 3:39 Taras Shevchenko Park 3:58 Baseina street 3:12 Gulliver shopping 4:43 rain on Khreschatyk 5:58 Golden Gate 6:16 St. Sophia's Cathedral 6:21 Hyatt hotel 6:31 St. Michael's Monastery 7:57 view on Dnieper river 8:04 Kiev bridges 9:10 Nativity of Christ Church 9:19 Kiev River Port 10:24 Motherland Monument 10:42 Museum of the Great Patriotic War is here too 12:58 Kiev State Aviation Museum 14:32 departing from Zhulyany Airport Music: - Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy (Piano Version) - Tchaikovsky, CategoryTravel & Events

Kiev: from past to present
This year Kiev celebrates 20 years of post-Soviet history. The country's capital is an indicator of how Ukraine, which has always been torn between East and West, has changed and is evolving.
Kiev is a city with a real drive for modernisation. Twenty years after independence it is a mixture of old and new. The imperial look of its palaces, reflecting its Soviet past, and its historical buildings coexist with modern developments, to the point where UNESCO has threatened to take the city's historic sites off the World Heritage List.
http://www.euronews.net/
Category: News & Politics 

Victory Day on May 9, 2013- Donetsk, Ukraine

Kyiv Ukraine
traveller0104
Kiev or Kyiv is the capital and most populous city of Ukraine, located in the north- central part of the country on the Dnieper.
Category: Travel & Events 

Counterclockwise (from upper right): Verkhovna Rada, Kiev Pechersk Lavra, Red University Building, House with Chimaeras, Independence Square, statue of Bohdan Khmelnytsky,Kiev or Kyiv[a] the capital and most populous city of Ukraine. 

Leader of self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic killed in E. Ukraine blast
RT
The head of the People’s Republic of Donetsk in Ukraine has been killed in an explosion at a restaurant. Local officials confirmed the incident which happened just several hundred metres from Aleksandr Zakharchenko's residence. According to some reports, 3 other people were also killed. READ MORE: https://on.rt.com/9dgt Check out http://rt.com RT LIVE http://rt.com/on-air Subscribe to RT! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_c... Like us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/RTnews Follow us on Telegram https://t.me/rtintl Follow us on VK https://vk.com/rt_international Follow us on Twitter http://twitter.com/RT_com Follow us on Instagram http://instagram.com/rt Follow us on Google+ http://plus.google.com/+RT RT (Russia Today) is a global news network broadcasting from Moscow and Washington studios. RT is the first news channel to break the 1 billion YouTube views benchmark.
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Zaporizhia, Zaporizhzhia or Zaporizhzhya (UK: /ˌzæpɒˈrɪʒjə/, US: /ˌzɑːpəˈriːʒ(j)ə/; Ukrainian: Запорі́жжя, romanized: Zaporížžja IPA: [zɐpoˈr⁽ʲ⁾iʒːɐ] ( listen)), also known as Zaporozhye (US: /ˌzɑːpəˈroʊʒə/; Russian: Запоро́жье, romanized: Zaporóž'je, IPA: [zəpɐˈroʐjɪ]) and formerly as Alexandrovsk (Russian: Алекса́ндровск [ɐlʲɪˈksandrəfsk]; Ukrainian: Олександрівськ, romanized:

 Oleksandrivs'k [olekˈsɑnd⁽ʲ⁾r⁽ʲ⁾iu̯sʲk]), is a city in south-central Ukraine, situated on the banks of the Dnieper. It is the administrative centre of the Zaporizhia Oblast (region).
Zaporizhia is known for its island of Khortytsia and Dnieper Hydroelectric Station. It is also an important industrial centre producing steel, aluminium, aircraft engines, automobiles, transformers for substations, and other heavy industry goods.

Archaeological finds show that about two or three thousand years ago Scythians lived around the modern city. Later, Khazars, Pechenegs, Kuman, Tatars and Slavs dwelt there.The trade route from the Varangians to the Greeks passed through the island of Khortytsia. These territories were called the "Wild Fields", because they were not under the control of any state (it was the land between the highly eroded borders of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, the Grand Duchy of Moscow, and the Ottoman Empire).
In 1552 Dmytro Vyshnevetsky erected wood-earth fortifications on the small island Little Khortytsia which is near the western shore of Khortytsia island. Archeologists consider these fortifications to be a prototype for the Zaporizhian Sich — the stronghold of the paramilitary peasant regiments of Cossacks.

Donetsk People's Republic Rebirth Of Spring Gathering
Premiered Mar 21, 2019
Russell Bentley
Террористы, сепаратисты и русские оккупанты Донецк Август 2019 (English with Russian subtitles / с русскими субтитрами)
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Physics Day in Donetsk National University, 2006

Donetsk and Lugansk Citizens Celebrate Independence Day And Line Up for Russian Passports
Russia Insight
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Kiev or Kyiv  Ukraine.

Kiev or Kyiv is the capital and most populous city of Ukraine.

It is in north-central Ukraine along the Dnieper River. Its population in July 2015 was 2,887,974, making Kiev the 7th most populous city in Europe. Kiev is an important industrial, scientific, educational and cultural center of Eastern Europe. Kiev is an important industrial, scientific, educational and cultural center of Eastern Europe. It is home to many high-tech industries, higher education institutions, and historical landmarks. The city has an extensive system of public transport and infrastructure, including the Kiev Metro.

The city's name is said to derive from the name of Kyi, one of its four legendary founders. During its history, Kiev, one of the oldest cities in Eastern Europe, passed through several stages of great prominence and relative obscurity. The city probably existed as a commercial centre as early as the 5th century. A Slavic settlement on the great trade route between Scandinavia and Constantinople, Kiev was a tributary of the Khazars,[14] until its capture by the Varangians (Vikings) in the mid-9th century. Under Varangian rule, the city became a capital of the Kievan Rus', the first East Slavic state. Completely destroyed during the Mongol invasions in 1240, the city lost most of its influence for the centuries to come. It was a provincial capital of marginal importance in the outskirts of the territories controlled by its powerful neighbours, first Lithuania, then Poland and Russia.[15]
The city of Kiev prospered again during the Russian Empire's Industrial Revolution in the late 19th century. In 1918, after the Ukrainian National Republic declared independence from Soviet Russia, Kiev became its capital. From 1921 onward Kiev was a city of the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic, which was proclaimed by the Red Army, and, from 1934, Kiev was its capital. The city was almost completely ruined during World War II but quickly recovered in the postwar years, remaining the Soviet Union's third-largest city.
Following the Soviet Union's collapse and Ukrainian independence in 1991, Kiev remained Ukraine's capital and experienced a steady influx of ethnic Ukrainian migrants from other regions of the country.[16] During the country's transformation to a market economy and electoral democracy, Kiev has continued to be Ukraine's largest and wealthiest city. Its armament-dependent industrial output fell after the Soviet collapse, adversely affecting science and technology, but new sectors of the economy such as services and finance facilitated Kiev's growth in salaries and investment, as well as providing continuous funding for the development of housing and urban infrastructure. Kiev emerged as the most pro-Western region of Ukraine; parties advocating tighter integration with the European Union dominate during elections Wikipedia

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kiev

Putin's Secret Riches
Фридрих Хайек
Vladimir Putin has been accused of corruption on a breathtaking scale. His critics say he's used his power to amass a secret fortune, so is the Russian president really one of the richest people in the world? Reporter Richard Bilton meets former Kremlin insiders who say they know how Putin's riches are hidden.   
Category: News & Politics

 Out of Control: Ukraine's Rogue Militias
 ·25/05/2018 - 3,912,000+ views by VICE
In 2014, Ukraine was under siege and the military was unprepared. Desperate, the government urged anyone to get to the front and fight the Russian-backed separatists. As the war drags on, Ukraine claims their military is now in control and the volunteers have all been disbanded. But we tracked down some rogue volunteers still out there fighting, not prepared to hand over their weapons anytime soon. WATCH NEXT: Left Hook: Anti-Fascist Self Defense - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4QTJw... Click here to subscribe to VICE: http://bit.ly/Subscribe-to-VICE Check out our full video catalog: http://bit.ly/VICE-Videos Videos, daily editorial and more: http://vice.com More videos from the VICE network: https://www.fb.com/vicevideo Click here to get the best of VICE daily: http://bit.ly/1SquZ6v Like VICE on Facebook: http://fb.com/vice Follow VICE on Twitter: http://twitter.com/vice Follow us on Instagram: http://instagram.com/vice Download VICE on iOS: http://apple.co/28Vgmqz Download VICE on Android: http://bit.ly/28S8Et0
Caption author (English) - Nick S  - Category: News & Politics

Donetsk - Ukraine:

Counter-clockwise: Cathedral Transfiguration of Jesus (big image), Donbass Palace, Drama Theatre, Lenin Square, bridge on Ilicha Prospect, Opera Theatre

Donetsk - Ukraine

Donetsk News

https://donetsknews.com/#/video-details
Donetsk, formerly known as Aleksandrovka, Hughesovka, Yuzovka and Stalino, is an industrial city in Eastern Ukraine and the capital city of the unrecognized Donetsk People's Republic, located on the Kalmius River. The population was estimated at 929,063 in the city core, with over 2,000,000 in the metropolitan area. Wikipedia  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donetsk 

Population (1 January 2016)
City of regional significance: 929,063
Density: 2,600/km2 (6,700/sq mi)
Metro: 2,009,700[2]

The city was founded in 1869 when the Welsh businessman John Hughes built a steel plant and several coal mines at Aleksandrovka, in the south of the European part of Russia. It was initially named Hughesovka (Russian: Юзовка).[8] In its early period, it received immigrants from Wales, especially from the town of Merthyr Tydfil.[9] By the beginning of the 20th century, Yuzovka had approximately 50,000 inhabitants,[10] and attained the status of a city in 1917.[11] The main district of "Hughezovka" is named English Colony, and the British origin of the city is reflected in its layout and architecture.

Administratively, Donetsk has been the centre of Donetsk Oblast, while historically, it is the unofficial capital and largest city of the larger economic and cultural Donets Basin (Donbass) region. Donetsk is adjacent to another major city, Makiivka, and along with other surrounding cities forms a major urban sprawl and conurbation in the region. Donetsk has been a major economic, industrial and scientific centre of Ukraine with a high concentration of heavy industries and a skilled workforce. The density of heavy industries (predominantly steel production, chemical industry, and coal mining) determined the city's challenging ecological situation. In 2012 a UN report ranked Donetsk among the world's fastest depopulating cities.[6]
The original settlement in the south of the European part of the Russian Empire was first mentioned as Aleksandrovka in 1779, during the reign of the Empress Catherine the Great. In 1869 the Welsh businessman John Hughes founded a steel plant and several coal mines in the region; the town was named Yuzovka (Юзовка) in recognition of his role ("Yuz" being a Russian-language approximation of Hughes). During Soviet times, the city's steel industry expanded. In 1924 Yuzovka was renamed Stalino, and in 1932 the city became the centre of the Donetsk region. Renamed Donetsk in 1961, the city today remains a centre for coal mining and for the steel industry.