Last Thursday the KATAPULT had the chance to speak to a young woman in Russia about the situation inside the country. Originally it was planned as a video-interview. However the newest regulations in Russia which suppress the freedom of press and punish the spreading of information against the government are punishable with a prison sentence of up to 15 years. That’s why the interview will now be published as completely anonymized text. The photos were sent by the interviewee. Her name and hometown has been verified by KATAPULT.
The dispute over whether or not Ukraine should move closer to Russia or the EU has been going on for many years. It culminated in 2013 with sometimes violent protests against the then head of government, Yanukovych. Now the situation is coming to a head again. An overview in 13 maps.
When the colonial empires of European countries collapsed, five to seven million people left their homes in the former overseas territories and headed towards Europe. The majority of them were settlers of European origin, but many had never actually lived in Europe. This is the story of a forgotten migrant crisis.
Since 2015, right-wing extremists in the United States have been involved in at least 267 acts of terrorist violence or foiled attack plots. At least 91 people have been killed. While such terrorist activity is growing, the number of related fatalities is declining.
Ten years ago, the uprising against the Assad dictatorship began in Syria. Since then, roughly half a million people have died, and half the population has been displaced. A review of events in ten graphics.
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