Classic recommendations for non-classics readers
Do you love to read but hate the dread and intimidation that comes with classics? Here are our top recommendations for books to start with if you want to enjoy classic literature that little bit more
Reviewing the use of the term ‘genocide’ in European conflicts
Defining genocide in relation to Lemkin and Lauterpacht and assessing Russia’s crimes in Ukraine?
Fourteen students evacuated from Russia
As the airspace closed, flights stopped and financial sanctions were brought in, a team of UoM staff worked to bring Russian Studies students home
“Where will we be next?”: In conversation with students from the Ukrainian Society and YEM
In conversation with students who are both from the Ukraine and surrounding Eastern European countries, I understand the impact of this war on students and how the support provided by the university has not gone far enough.
Fashion industry shows support towards the Ukrainian crisis
Writer Maia Penny discusses how members of the fashion industry have shown their support for Ukraine in recent fashion shows around the world.
How can sport stand up to Russia after Putin’s unacceptable attacks on Ukraine?
Boycotting Russian athletes, clubs, and organisations, sport is finally responding to Putin with force.
US sanctions on Russia mark the return of the US as global guardian
After the US imposed sanctions on Russia for the poisoning of its opposition leader, what should we expect from the Biden Administration’s approach to foreign policy?
2019 Women’s World Handball Championship
Luca Mariani takes a look at how the favourites are getting on in the Women’s World Handball Championship
Soviet ‘Zond 6’ lunar mission audio recording surfaces
The recording comes from a vital point in the space race
In conversation with Andrey Zvyagintsev
Andrey talks about where his love of film began and his views on how it is to be an artist in Russia, and jokes about his upcoming comedy about Manchester United
Big, bad Vlad
Putin has re-directed Russia onto the path of becoming a formidable and threatening world power
Fashion player of the week: Gosha Rubchinkskiy
The Russian designer takes inspiration from a variety of post-soviet aesthetics
The most fabulous night in the musical calendar returns with political drama, horse masks, and a few plot twists, writes Elizabeth Rushton
FIFA scraps anti-racism taskforce
Fifa has attracted widespread criticism for abolishing taskforce which aimed to eradicate racism within football
Sport is becoming a bit of a dope
Will Kelly suggests its the administrators of sporting organisations that really need those performance enhancing drugs…
NATO and the illusion of safety
Colm Lock looks at whether NATO has neglected to maintain its defences in the face of an increasingly assertive Russia
Russian doping must be a wakeup call for professional sport
Alex Whitcomb looks into the potential consequences of the largest doping scandal in history
Russia’s impact in the war in the Middle East
Alexander Lovatt looks at how Russian involvement in Syria could change the face of the conflict
Is Corbyn right about nuclear disarmament?
With a replacement Britain’s nuclear weapons coming under review soon, Matthew Perry asks whether Jeremy Corbyn’s pro-disarmament position is the right way for Britain to go