Russian torture chambers revealed in the Ukrainian city of Balaklia

Balaklia, Eastern Ukraine – “Our Father who is in Heaven,” the words of the Lord’s Prayer begin in the side of a wall in a turning police station torture chamber In the recently liberated city of Balaklia. The floors of the cells were still stained with blood, and the smell of human excrement and rotting … Read more

“Sham referendums” conducted in the Russian-occupied areas of Ukraine

CNN – Four Russian-occupied regions of Ukraine have started voting in them Polls to join Russia, according to their separatist leaders, in a move that increases the risk of an invasion of Moscow seven months after the fighting began. Referendums, which are considered illegal under international law and dismissed as “fake” by Western and Kiev … Read more

Turkey cuts interest rates again despite 80% inflation

The number of Russian tourists to Europe decreased significantly during the summer, but increased in several other destinations, including Turkey (here). Onur Dogeman | soba pictures | Light Rocket | Getty Images Turkey’s central bank surprised markets once again with its decision on Thursday to cut its key interest rate, despite the country’s inflation soaring … Read more