Gulf between rich and poor fuels revival of a practice which has become a status symbol for affluent men and a ticket out of poverty for young women
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Monday 17 June 2013
PM to visit dictatorship that is expected to play key role in Afghanistan military withdrawal
Friday 14 June 2013
Propaganda has become a dirty word but it remains a much-employed tool, as this provocative show proves. Posters, films, cartoons and tweets expose the mind-boggling ways in which states from over the world have tried to exercise their powers of persuasion in the 20th and 21st centuries.
Tuesday 11 June 2013
Mikhail Gorbachev, the last President of the Soviet Union, has been admitted to the Kremlin hospital in Moscow for tests, amid growing concern over his health.
Wednesday 05 June 2013
Viktor Kulikov was among the very last survivors of the old Soviet military establishment, a Second World War veteran unswerving in his lifelong communism and suspicion of the West, who rose to be the top commander of the Warsaw Pact and a key figure in the crisis that led to the imposition of martial law in Poland in 1981.
Monday 03 June 2013
The Americans, Sat, ITV / Spying on Hitler’s Army: the Secret Recordings, Sun, Channel 4
Sunday 02 June 2013
The early days of the suffragettes deserve better than a micro-budget sitcom on BBC4. At least ITV snuck a no-nonsense Soviet-agent housewife into its schedule last night
Friday 24 May 2013
Where are you now and what can you see? I'm in the Dutch "highlands". No windmills but beautiful "Ruysdael" clouds drifting over.
Wednesday 15 May 2013
Shaun Walker meets the Communist party faithful as the Soviet leader goes back on display
Russia homophobic murder: Two detained after man is beaten and tortured to death in anti-gay attack in Volgograd
Tuesday 14 May 2013
Victim had been drinking with two men, who allegedly started beating him when he revealed he was gay
Monday 13 May 2013
The 1970s “celebrity terrorist” Ilich Ramirez Sanchez – better known as “Carlos the Jackal” – complained on Monday that the Venezuelan government was trying to sabotage his appeal against life imprisonment in France.
Thursday 09 May 2013
Barbara Hewson made the controversial suggestion in an article for the online magazine 'Spiked'
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- 3 French café starts charging extra to rude customers
- 4 Australia incest case: Severely deformed children found in remote farming community after generations of inbreeding
- 5 Physicists discover 'clearest evidence yet' that the Universe is a hologram