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Oliver Sears holds a powder compact that was a courtship gift from his grandfather to his grandmother. Photograph: Laura Hutton

The first-time visitor to Auschwitz in Poland is often surprised by the richness of the natural surroundings – golden wheat fields and village gardens(...)

A painting showing Mao with Red Army soldiers and officers at the National Art Museum in Beijing during the exhibition ‘100 Years Toward Greatness’ on June 30th, 2021.  Photograph: Gilles Sabrié/New York Times

The young woman in Beijing began her post complaining about mobs gathering online, where recluses vent misogynistic insecurities from the safety of de(...)

Munster’s rugby lacked precision, variety, skill, high tempo and competent systems when Johann van Graan arrived. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Being appointed as the head coach to lead a great club with a proud history is an uplifting, humbling and awesome experience. Being appointed as an ‘a(...)

Protesters in central Minsk last year. “The idea that the avenues of Belarus would, in a few decades’ time, be the location of almost continuous, colourful and peaceful protest against the hard-line, two-decade long rule of Alexander Lukashenko, was then unimaginable.” Photograph: Misha Friedman/Getty Images

The current goings-on in Belarus, one of the few remaining Soviet-style, Moscow-dependent jurisdictions, since the large-scale dismantling of the anci(...)

A general view of Thomond Park ahead of the meeting of Munster and Gloucester in October 2018. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Picture the scene. Around tea-time on a Saturday, it’s approaching kick-off. Munster have their backs to the wall yet again, some Fancy Dans from Engl(...)

The only surviving member of a tank crew, Eastern Germany, near the Seelow Heights, April 1945. Photograph: Valery Faminsky

Office staff lined up to offer him greetings in the bunker of the New Reich Chancellery. After stepping outside to pat the shoulders of a few boys bar(...)

Russian servicemen marching on Red Square during a military parade to mark the 75th anniversary of the defeat of Nazi Germany. Photograph: Ilya Pitalev/Host photo agency/AFP via Getty Images

President Vladimir Putin has rallied Russian national pride during a huge military parade to mark 75 years since the defeat of Nazi Germany, ahead of (...)

Czech  prime minister Andrej Babis: ”It’s not acceptable – if it’s true – for a foreign state to take action against our citizens here.” Photograph:  Getty Images

The Russian embassy in Prague has asked Czech police to protect one of its diplomats who local media say was involved in an alleged plot to poison pol(...)

Russian President Vladimir Putin watches honour guards of the Presidential Regiment marching to mark the 75th anniversary of  victory over Nazi Germany in the second World War, in Sobornaya Square at Moscow’s Kremlin.  Photograph: Alexey Druzhinin/Sputnik/AFP/Getty

President Vladimir Putin told Russians on Saturday they are invincible when they stand together, as he presided over celebrations of victory in the se(...)

Zhanna Nemtsova, daughter of Boris Nemtsov, and Prague’s mayor Zdenek Hrib during the official event of renaming the square where the Russian embassy is placed after the murdered Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov on the 5th anniversary of his assassination on February 27th, 2020. Photograph: Gabriel Kuchta/Getty

Prague has named a square beside its Russian embassy after Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov five years after he was shot dead, as the European Union and U(...)

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