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CBC & PBS team up for Putin doc starting tonight

January 8th, 2015 No comments


It’s not every day Canadian and American public broadcasters team up for investigate journalism, and we’re in for a treat as CBC & PBS co-produced a documentary about the evil side of Vladimir Putin – and it airs first in Canada tonight at 9PM EST on CBC:

He casts a long shadow over globe. Russian leader Vladimir Putin has outlasted three American presidents and is on track to stay in power until 2024. His incursions in Georgia, the Crimea and Ukraine have rattled the West, while his crackdowns inside Russia have riled his democratic opponents.
But a joint investigation by the fifth estate and PBS’ Frontline reveals an even darker side to one of the most powerful leaders in the world: Allegations of criminal activity dating as far back as his early days as a top official in St. Petersburg; ties to organized crime and money-laundering activities; and a secret personal fortune said to be in the billions.
“Putin’s Long Shadow” also raises disturbing questions about the role the Russian security services played in four apartment building bombings in Moscow and other cities in 1999 that killed nearly 300 people – a tragedy Putin blamed on terrorists and used to cement his power.
Host Gillian Findlay talks to a senior police officer who tried to arrest Putin on corruption charges; an investigator who was jailed for asking too many questions about the apartment bombings; and Russian businessmen who detail the levels of corruption and collusion.

CBC Fifth Estate – Putin’s Long Shadow

Here’s the trailer:

The documentary will be shown in the US next week on Tuesday, January 13 as ‘Putin’s Way’ on PBS, as part of the Frontline series. It’s best to check your local listings to be sure of the airtime as it can differ for each PBS station. For those who watch Buffalo’s WNED, it will air at 10PM EST.

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Ukraine-Russian relationship analyzed on TVO [Video]

January 15th, 2014 No comments

On Monday TVOntario’s current affairs programme ‘The Agenda’ had 30 year international affairs veteran Matthew Fisher on to see what 2014 had in store, and right away he commented on the latest happenings in Ukraine and its relationship with Russia, the West and Yulia Tymoshenko. Worth a watch, goes for about 6 minutes:


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Ukrainian wedding wins honeymoon on bridal show [Video]

February 18th, 2013 No comments

Last night on the Slice channel, some Ukrainian flair was shown on the wedding show ‘Four Weddings Canada’ where brides rate each other’s weddings and the winner receives a free honeymoon. A Toronto Ukrainian couple’s wedding was featured at St. Mary’s Ukrainian Catholic Church near Ossington station St. Nicholas church near Trinity Bellwoods. The reception had Ukrainian dancers and helped them beat out the other brides for the grand prize, an all paid-for honeymoon. You can watch the entire episode online (it starts around 30:00):


Also, check out some pictures from the event:


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Watch CBC’s Rick Mercer celebrate Malanka (Video)

January 23rd, 2013 No comments

Rick Mercer Report, Vol. 8If you missed last night’s CBC broadcast of Rick Mercer celebrating Malanka, the show has put up the clip on YouTube. As well you can watch the entire episode online.

It’s a great clip to watch, it explained some of our culture to the nation and showcased how fun the event can be watch. Check it out below:

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Rick Mercer Report celebrates Malanka Tuesday on CBC

January 19th, 2013 No comments

The Rick Mercer Report Facebook page announced that they filmed a segment at the Malanka celebrations in Saskatoon last weekend. The page showcases some great pictures including Rick learning Ukrainian dancing from the Pavlychenko Folkorique Ensemble. The segment this airs Tuesday at 8PM on CBC, and later online at the Rick Mercer Report site.



More pictures from the Rick Mercer Report Facebook page

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