Tag Archive: Ukraine

Current Events: Week One

A British perspective on events in Ukraine.  For the next six weeks we’re going to be looking at current events from different global perspectives.  This week is the first of our three-week discussion on Ukraine.  Listen to the recording of the BBC article, Russian TV ratchets up rhetoric on Ukraine.

As you listen, try to answer these questions:

– What is happening in Russian popular media?

– What is the reaction in the independent media?

Now read the article.  Russian TV ratchets up rhetoric on Ukraine As you read, try to answer these questions:

– What is some of the « rhetoric » that is in the Russian media?

– How are Russians reacting to this message?

– What do you think the British perspective is?