The Guardian Weekly magazine is a round-up of the world news, opinion and long reads that have shaped the week. Inside, the past seven days' most memorable stories are reframed with striking photography and insightful companion pieces, all handpicked from The Guardian and The Observer.
Lviv primes its defences; London’s cosy welcome for one oligarch and a kitsch take on politics
Global report • Headlines from the last seven days
SCIENCE AND ENVIRONMENT
Unknown frontiers • THE INVASION OF UKRAINE SPECIAL REPORT
‘WE WILL FIGHT THE RUSSIANS BACK’ • While hundreds of thousands of people fleeing the destruction in the east have arrived in search of sanctuary, the citizens of Lviv have been preparing for the inevitable onslaught by Putin’s forces
Border line • Yavoriv strike is unnerving – but Russia unlikely to attack Poland
Russia’s claims • Is there any justif ication for Putin’s war?
Avengers assemble • The foreign fighters coming to Kyiv’s aid
Assad invites his troops to repay a debt to Putin
Keyboard warriors • How a booming tech sector has switched to war footing in the face of Russian invasion
A subtle pact Beijing is still refusing to condemn Russia, but for how long?
Can the west slaughter Putin’s ‘sacred cash cow’? • Ukraine believes the only way the Russian president will back down is if his economic power base in fossil fuels is threatened. Putin thinks Europe and the US are too weak to do it – but some believe there is a way
Big Mac to go • Moscow’s war renews a dark era of economic isolation
Roped in Can mussel farming restore the coastline? • Cultivating shellfish creates a healthy marine habitat and could offer a sustainable alternative to meat or fish
‘A new chapter’ Progressives hope Boric can leave behind a dark past
‘It’s ecocide’ Activists rise against laws that favour industry
Illicit craft brewers risk arrest under restrictive alcohol laws
Concern as ‘antifeminist’ is elected president
Shackleton’s lost ship, Endurance, discovered
Fuel’s errand Republicans seek to pin rising prices on president
Why won’t the Middle East’s oil powers take Biden’s calls?
NO QUESTIONS ASKED • The oligarch and gas billionaire Dmitry Firtash – Putin’s man in Ukraine – is wanted by the FBI for bribery. Nonetheless, he was received into the heart of the British establishment
My own rogues’ gallery • As a Guardian foreign correspondent, I travelled from Brussels to Buenos Aires, building a unique collection.
I have run out of words for the horror brought to Ukraine’s soil Andrey Kurkov
Why the global south has opted for neutrality on Russia sanctions David Adler
People want Ukrainian refugees to come. The Home Office doesn’t Nick Cohen
Ukraine’s cultural identity is in Putin’s sights as much its people and territory
Silenced • Russia’s last remaining independent TV station struggled to the last but has been forced to close by brutal new media laws – for the time being
Ukraine, by cinema • From historical footage to intimate family portraits
The new showstoppers • Shouting, fighting and drunkenness … A spate of rowdy behaviour raises the question: have audiences forgotten their manners during the pandemic?
The Andy Warhol Diaries • Netflix
Source material • One of the leading proponents of the short story explores how to be a man in an Ireland on the road to change
Voice for freedom • ‘China’s Mandela’ draws attention to the shamefully overlooked plight of the Uyghurs in this collection of essays, many suppressed
The sex factor • This...