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Vasily Fedosenko

No people, no problem for reclusive forest dwellers in Belarus

17 Aug 2018

YUKHOVICHI, Belarus Tamara and Yuri Baikov knew it was time to move away from their village when one of their ducks wandered into a neighbour's plot of land, only to return with a wire deliberately threaded through its beak.

In rural Belarus, villagers prefer hard work to city smoke

21 Nov 2017

KHRAPKOVO, Belarus Just a few hours drive from the Belarussian capital of Minsk, many villagers still live off the land - planting, harvesting and pickling crops according to the season and ancient folk traditions.

In Belarus, wolf-hunters lay traps at edge of Chernobyl zone

14 Feb 2017

KHRAPKOVO, Belarus Wolf fur grows thickest in winter, so Belarussian hunter Vladimir Krivenchik only sets his traps once snow is on the ground.

Blood, sweat and tears fuel a Belarussian gymnast's Olympic dream

22 Jul 2016

MINSK Belarussian rhythmic gymnast Melitina Staniouta was just three years old when a trainer spotted her potential as she walked past a local gym with her mother and invited her to enrol.

A rural retirement in Chernobyl's radioactive shadow

14 Apr 2016

TULGOVICH, Belarus Ninety-year-old Ivan Shamyanok says the secret to a long life is not leaving your birthplace, even when it is a Belarusian village poisoned with radioactive fallout from a nuclear disaster.

In Chernobyl nuclear zone, animals thrive without humans

06 Apr 2016

CHERNOBYL EXCLUSION ZONE, Belarus What happens to the environment when humans disappear? Thirty years after the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, booming populations of wolf, elk and other wildlife in the vast contaminated zone in Belarus and Ukraine provide a clue.

Ukraine separatists seize second provincial capital, fire on police

30 Apr 2014

LUHANSK, Ukraine Hundreds of pro-Moscow separatists stormed government buildings in one of Ukraine's provincial capitals on Tuesday and fired on police holed up in a regional headquarters, a major escalation of their revolt despite new Western sanctions on Russia. | Video

Ukraine separatists seize second provincial capital, fire on police

29 Apr 2014

LUHANSK, Ukraine Hundreds of pro-Moscow separatists stormed government buildings in one of Ukraine's provincial capitals on Tuesday and fired on police holed up in a regional headquarters, a major escalation of their revolt despite new Western sanctions on Russia. | Video

Ukraine separatists seize second provincial capital, fire on police

29 Apr 2014

LUHANSK Ukraine Hundreds of pro-Moscow separatists stormed government buildings in one of Ukraine's provincial capitals on Tuesday and fired on police holed up in a regional headquarters, a major escalation of their revolt despite new Western sanctions on Russia.

Ukraine separatists seize second provincial capital, fire on police

29 Apr 2014

LUHANSK Ukraine Hundreds of pro-Moscow separatists stormed government buildings in one of Ukraine's provincial capitals on Tuesday and opened fire on police holed up in a regional headquarters, a major escalation of their revolt despite new Western sanctions on Russia.

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