Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson http://www.kunc.org en Germany's Battle Over What May Be Its Last Lenin Statue http://www.kunc.org/post/germanys-battle-over-what-may-be-its-last-lenin-statue It's easy to miss the controversial bronze statue. It stands in front of a Soviet-style, high-rise apartment in the East German city of Schwerin.<p>Far removed from the ornate city center, this 13-foot-tall depiction of Vladimir Lenin has him looking relaxed. His hands are tucked in his coat pockets and he's gazing off into the distance.<p>But an angry message is scrawled in red paint across the sidewalk at his feet. Sun, 06 Jul 2014 12:22:07 +0000 Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson 58638 at http://www.kunc.org Germany's Battle Over What May Be Its Last Lenin Statue Got Leftovers To Share? In Germany, There's A Website For That http://www.kunc.org/post/got-leftovers-share-germany-theres-website Child psychiatrist Vero Buschmann says she was looking for a way to get rid of leftovers without having to throw them away. At the same time, the Berlin resident wanted to meet new people.<p>She found a nonprofit website in Germany that allows her to do both. On a recent evening, her doorbell rings and she buzzes Franzi Zimmerman in to her fifth-floor apartment.<p>"I have a whole bunch of baked goods I just picked up from the baker," Buschmann tells her 29-year-old guest. Fri, 27 Jun 2014 21:39:00 +0000 Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson 58318 at http://www.kunc.org Got Leftovers To Share? In Germany, There's A Website For That Ukraine's Oligarchs Still Entwine Business With Politics http://www.kunc.org/post/ukraines-oligarchs-still-entwine-business-politcs The leading candidate in Sunday's presidential election is an oligarch. And the interim government is turning to other oligarchs to help restore calm in some crisis-plagued provinces. Thu, 22 May 2014 09:05:00 +0000 Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson 56826 at http://www.kunc.org Eastern Ukraine Muddles Through Voting On Referendums http://www.kunc.org/post/eastern-ukraine-muddles-through-voting-referendums Separatists in the eastern Ukraine regions of Donetsk and Luhansk asked voters to take part in an unauthorized referendum Sunday on whether to make their region independent. Sun, 11 May 2014 21:05:00 +0000 Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson 56394 at http://www.kunc.org On Victory Day, Fanfare In Crimea And Turmoil In Eastern Ukraine http://www.kunc.org/post/victory-day-fanfare-crimea-and-turmoil-eastern-ukraine Transcript <p>MELISSA BLOCK, HOST: <p>From NPR News, this is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED. I'm Melissa Block.<p>ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST: <p>And I'm Robert Siegel. President Vladimir Putin travelled to Crimea today to mark the anniversary of Russia's victory in the Second World War. It was his first time there since the peninsula was annexed by Russia. Fri, 09 May 2014 20:11:00 +0000 Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson 56339 at http://www.kunc.org