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Preventing a Second Armenian Genocide

New York, NY – The Peacebuilding & Human Rights Institute at Columbia University will host a virtual discussion titled, “Preventing a Second Armenian Genocide: Azerbaijan Closes the Lachin Corridor and Makes Artsakh Unlivable in a Bid to Depopulate the Territory,”...

How Russia Stole Ukraine’s Christmas

With constant bombing and little electricity, upcoming holidays are not so cheery for Ukraine The Tree of Unbreakables. Kyiv, Ukraine. Photo credit: Mykola Tymchenko. By Anna Romandash Ukrainians like to go big on Christmas; in fact, they like it so much that they...

Ukraine’s Zaporizhya: A city under constant attacks

This Southern center is only 30 miles away from the Russian army Destruction in Zaporizhya. Photo credit: Nataliya Colovyova. By Anna Romandash “The situation changes all the time,” Anna sighs, “Sometimes, we get relatively calm days and even weeks, and sometimes, we...

Tribunal for Putin: How Ukrainians Document Russia’s War Crimes

Talking to survivors and gathering evidence is crucial for future justice Photo credit: Serhiy Movchan By Anna Romandash “This work takes a toll on you,” Serhiy Movchan says, “I remember all the testimonies I collected, and that is why I initially left this job as I...

Russia is a Terrorist State

Russian military attacks create explosions across Lviv, Ukraine, October 10, 2022. Photo credit: Anna Romandash. By Anna Romandash It’s Monday morning, and Ukraine is on fire. Russia launched 84+ missiles and drones against Ukraine. I don’t know how you start your...

A Journey Beyond the Carpathians: Inside Ukraine’s Safest Region

Southwestern part of the country offers some sort of normalcy despite the war Ukrainian military jet. Photo credit: Artur Voznenko By Anna Romandash “What are we, not Ukrainians? We’ve got the same problems as you guys!” That’s Vita, a shopkeeper from Uzhorod. The...

Every Evil Has A Face

A story behind documenting Russian crimes in Ukraine Bucha, Ukraine. Photo credit: Nick Tsybenko. By Anna Romandash “Talking to the victims is the hardest part of the job,” says Yanina Korniyenko, an investigative journalist from Kyiv. She works for Slidstvo.info, one...

Welcoming Anna Romandash to CMC

The Mgrublian Center for Human Rights, Keck Center for International and Strategic Studies, and the Department of Religious Studies are pleased to announce that Ukrainian journalist Anna Romandash will be coming to campus this fall and reporting from the war...

Besieged Voices from Ukraine

Sponsored by the Center for the Study of the Holocaust/Genocide/Crimes Against Humanity  Russia’s invasion of Ukraine on 24 February 2022 has brought, and continues to bring, devastation to the lives of millions and has triggered Europe’s greatest refugee...