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Ukrainian students continue study abroad exchanges in Glasgow as war rages at home

1st April 2022

The Glasgow Guardian talks to Ukrainian students on what it is like being in Glasgow as their country is at war, and the support they have received from the University. The Glasgow Guardian spoke to two Ukrainians currently studying at the University of Glasgow about their experiences of being over two thousand miles from their ...


Winter Olympics doping scandal: Another slippery slope for the Russian Olympic Committee

8th March 2022

Russian Olympic Committee skating on thin ice once again following doping scandals at the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing. The history of Russia at the Olympics is troubled. Participating first as the Russian Empire, they later competed as the Soviet Union, Unified Team, Russia and finally, following the 2017 state-sponsored doping scandal uncovered in the ...


Putin’s Ukrainian invasion may be the saving grace Boris Johnson never predicted

2nd March 2022

Lost to memory are the Barnard Castle eye test, Matt Hancock’s lockdown lover and #Partygate… for now. The pandemic has been anything but plain sailing for Boris Johnson’s government but the latest Covid-related scandal was viewed by many as the tipping point. The revelations of persistent streams of champagne fuelled get-togethers and quick trips to ...


International Spotlight: Ukraine

28th February 2022

Central and Eastern European Studies student Joseph Elgar provides an explanation of what is happening in Ukraine, and the ramifications it will have on international politics. After months of military intensification on the Ukrainian border, Vladimir Putin announced his intention to launch military operations against Ukraine at 6am local time on Thursday 24 February 2022, ...