Busy cafes, looming war and a pandemic: What is life like in contemporary Ukraine?


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In this week’s episode, host Steve Anglesey has many questions from another sane week in British politics, including will Boris Johnson change his name to Boris Dorries when he and his culture secretary tie the knot? He also introduces The New European's three-part pop-up podcast, The 27, a superb investigation into the deaths in the Channel by Clár Ní Chonghaile and Suna Erdem. Author Andrei Kurkov joins the podcast to discuss life in contemporary Ukraine, what people are expecting from the latest aggressions from Russia should war break out and the differences between the Ukrainian and Russian mentalities. Plus, Michael Gove, Nadine Dorries and Ann Widdecombe all feature in the Hall of Shame this week. Enjoyed this episode? Let us know by tweeting @TheNewEuropean.

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