My last newsletter had me feeling a bit of pressure in, and from the UK:
So, it was nice to be able to cool off a bit here in Donbass, and record this messsage for you:
For my countrymen in the UK, not only: Don’t Believe the UK Government Lies, come to Donbass
On the way to Donbass, I was delighted to finish filming of my documentary about the town of Belval, in Luxembourg, which I’m just finishing the edit for now.
I was happy to do an interview there with former West Ham legend, Sebastien Schemmel. And incidentally, something those in the BBC or wherever attacking me will never say, is that – did you know that a surprising amount of my work has nothing to do with Russia, or Donbass?
That said, of course a significant part of my work is from Donbass, Russia, and always will be – and I’ve written about why that is, here. And here, about covering all sides, in my reportage from Donbass – as well as moving onto a new project.
Here, a video from School 60 in Lugansk’s graduation ceremony:
Here, Yasinovataya’s machine engineering plant –
To touch briefly on personal life, in my time in the LPR I’ve been pleased to announce my engagement to a beautiful young lady from Lugansk, Yulia, and to congratulate Patrick Lancaster on his own recent wedding!
3 1/2 years covering Donbass, and for a few reasons, it’s time to move on. What can be referred to as ‘low intensity’ warfare, goes on. There’s some shelling on the frontiers, some battle on the frontlines – and to be honest, with a few notable, tragic flare-ups, it’s been like that for over 2 years now.
Such news as there is from Donbass, is covered by journalists here, including Patrick Lancaster and others. I feel both that my contribution is more needed elsewhere, and also, I’m also in the mood for a new challenge. And there there is intense information war, there’s an opportunity to go and report the truth. Where’s the information war waging fiercest? Russia, and I’ve written of that here –
And that’s my project for the next year, as the western world attacks Russia, to travel all over Russia, filming you the truth about how Russia really is, for a series called ‘Real Russia’.
It’s going to be a massive project, and you’ll hear more about it soon! As with all my work, it’ll be 100% crowdfunded, 100% independent.
This below isn’t a taster of that project, but, I have been getting in and about the minutae of Russian life, here, at the hot end of Russian bathhouse culture, for a series called War Gonzo –
For now, a new video from Donbass, as the Night Wolves pass through on their way to Crimea:
And my documentary from Luxembourg, Belval, will be up very soon!
If you wish to support my work, there’s always here – https://www.paypal.me/grahamwphillips
And as ever, huge thanks for being with me!!!