Donbass – Covering All Sides, Onto Something New

I’ve written about my latest period of reportage from Donbass here:

https://thetruthspeaker.co/2017/07/17/my-recent-donbass-period-25-key-moments/

I made an effort to cover, and in English, all sides of the situation in Donbass:

Here, a look, with full English subs, at School 60’s Graduation Ceremony, meet the Donbass next generation!

A look at life in a Donbass wartorn village:

Graham – Special Reportage (#12) Trip to the Donbass Wartorn Village of Nikishino

And work in Donbass!

Graham – Special Reportage (#15) Yasinovate (DPR) Machine Engineering Plant

And what next, over the next year? Of course, I’ll be doing special reportage from Donbass, when that’s needed. But, I also feel that after over 3 years of, at times, non-stop reporting from here, it’s time for a new challenge. Something big, significant. Seismic even.

And also, for whatever you read about Donbass, the reality of being here now is it’s fairly calm, with things not particularly moving in any direction. If anything getting a bit better, but in general there’s a collective waiting for something to move the situation forward after what is now almost 3 1/2 years of war here. 

And of course, Donbass is served by fantastic young journalists, whom I maintain excellent contact with, who deserve more exposure for their work. I’m happy to have some who can record reportage for me, if that’s of breaking concert.

There’s also Patrick Lancaster, of course!

So, as I say, there’ll be more from Donbass of course. But look out soon for details of a huge project over the next year! 

A (surprising?) amount of my work has nothing to do with Russia, or Donbass.

I was pleased just there to publish the first part of my interview with West Ham Utd legent Sebastien Schemmel.

And this, of course, after my recent time back in the UK, where both the BBChttps://thetruthspeaker.co/2017/07/24/bbc-hit-piece-my-response-to-it/ – and the Sunday Times – https://thetruthspeaker.co/2017/07/30/the-sunday-times-today-how-they-faked-news-exclusive/ – took it in turns to have a go at me, a key part of their polemic being that I’m some sort of ‘pro-Russian’, who pumps out ‘pro-Russia’, ‘pro-separatist’ propaganda.

Of course, as addressed in my articles on the theme, this isn’t the case at all, but in any case, the attack articles never include a detail for them inconvenient – that a lot of my work has no connection with Russia, or Donbass, at all.

Take just this year, in January I was back in the UK, and released this video about the murder of Barry Pring, in 2008, Ukraine – something I’d been working on since long before events began in Ukraine, on Euromaidan 2013 –

Also while back in the UK, I also filmed the March for Europe in London – 

Actually, in that playlist, over 100 videos of my Brexit reportage. I also headed to Scotland to film on the theme: 

After leaving the UK in April, I headed to Luxembourg, and am now actually finishing up the documentary on Belval that I worked on then, having recently returned – – https://thetruthspeaker.co/2017/04/14/my-next-documentary-reportage-belval-jean-claude-juncker-town/

From there, it was to Serbia, where I spent a month there covering the protests going on…

And also, starting my series of documentary reports on NATO’s actions in Serbia, 1999 – 

And if we are to look at my work overall, well, let’s do that – my most popular street interviews, from Germany, Munich – about Angela Merkel, and issues specific to Germany – almost 1 million views –

A video ever-increasing in popularity on my channel, is from Paraguay – 

There was my coverage from the 2014 World Cup – 

And some on the social problems in Brazil –

My special reportage from the terrorist attack in London, March of 2017 – 

And on my channelthere are many many more, nothing to do with Russia, or Donbass. Not that that would ever be of any interest to the western media, of course 😉

Remembering Igor Kornelyuk and Anton Voloshin

When Ukrainian shelling hit by where they had been filming, just outside Lugansk, the village of Metalist, journalist Igor Kornelyuk and his technician Anton Voloshin, working there for the Rossiya channel, lost their lives. Voloshin was, literally, blown to pieces by the blast, while Kornelyuk (born in Ukraine, educated in St Petersburg) made it to the emergency room only to lose his battle for life after 35 minutes.

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Yesterday was the third anniversary of their death, I visited the site, where a momument now stands, in their memory. 

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Donbass, and not only, will always remember them for their work, and their sacrifice.

Miss Lugansk People’s Republic – Full Videos

Here they are, all my videos from the recent, epic, Miss Lugansk People’s Republic! (no English subs, but it’s all pretty understandable!)

People gather – 

The hall fills up – 

Meet the Contestants – 

The First Performances – 

Crimea Performance – 

More performances, lingerie – 

More performances, Skyfall – 

Choosing the winner – 

An, English-language, interview with Miss Elegance – 

 

 

 

My New Film – Irina Gurtyak, Story of a Journalist, Working on English Subtitles

I recently, with Oleg Somov – with whom I worked on my first film, Aramis, finished my new film, Irina Gurtyak, The Story of a Journalist. 

Here the film is, in Russian, and I’m very happy to say that a remarkable man, Vitaliy Chernichenko, is now working on full English subtitles – to be ready soon! 

3 Recent English-language Interviews from Donbass

I add English subtitles to as much of my work from Donbass as possible, but of course, it’s excellent when there’s the opportunity to actually record an interview in English. So, here are 3 recent English-language interviews, from Donbass!

Here, people in Donetsk speak about life in Donetsk, and the DPR – 

I catch up with Ronald again, the Dutchman in Donbass – 

And here, Miss Elegance, of the recent Miss Lugansk People’s Republic, more to come, speaks about life in the LPR –