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    Russia Endorses Plan to Keep Russia from Shooting Ukrainians (Subject to Revision)
    Sep16

    Russia Endorses Plan to Keep Russia from Shooting Ukrainians (Subject to Revision)

    Exciting news from the world of high diplomacy: Russia has endorsed a plan to have separatists in Eastern Ukraine (read: Russians) who have, with Russian (their own) backing tied up the mild laughingstock that is Ukraine’s armed forces in an unwinnable conflict, cease shooting those same Ukrainian forces for a week. Give or take. Subject to...

    Naftogaz says charter change threatens gas purchases from Europe
    Sep16

    Naftogaz says charter change threatens gas purchases from Europe

    Ukraine has changed the charter of Naftogaz in violation of a deal with foreign creditors, in a move that could hold up a $500 million loan for vital gas purchases from Europe, the state-run energy firm said on Friday (16 September). …read more Source:...

    Merkel and Hollande urge “clear vision” for Europe’s future, as Tusk calls for “realistic diagnosis” of the causes of Brexit
    Sep16

    Merkel and Hollande urge “clear vision” for Europe’s future, as Tusk calls for “realistic diagnosis” of the causes of Brexit

    Merkel and Hollande urge “clear vision” for Europe’s future, as Tusk calls for “realistic diagnosis” of the causes of BrexitAhead of the meeting of EU-27 leaders in Bratislava, French President François Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel held talks in Paris yesterday. At their joint press conference, Hollande said, “We must be...

    Human rights in Russia
    Sep16

    Human rights in Russia

    Written by Martin Russell, © zatvorniknik / Fotolia Russia is a signatory to several international human rights treaties and, as a member of the Council of Europe, the European Convention on Human Rights. Its constitution directly guarantees the human rights of Russian citizens, which are also protected by institutions such as a Human Rights...

    Why the West Ignores Russia’s Wars
    Sep16

    Why the West Ignores Russia’s Wars

    While hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets in major cities across Western Europe and the United States to protest the American invasion of Iraq and, more recently, the invasion by America’s ally Israel of the Gaza Strip in 2014, Russia’s wars of choice in Syria and Ukraine have failed to excite a single public...

    In Memory of Georgy Gongadze, Pavel Sheremet and All Slain Journalists
    Sep16

    In Memory of Georgy Gongadze, Pavel Sheremet and All Slain Journalists

    Traditional remembrance events on the anniversary of journalist Georgy Gongadze’s abduction and subsequent murder are especially poignant this year as they come just two months after the killing in Kyiv of Pavel Sheremet, the renowned Belarusian journalist and former prisoner of conscience. …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights...

    Russian Military Resists Proposed Budget Cuts, Prepares for Major Ground War
    Sep16

    Russian Military Resists Proposed Budget Cuts, Prepares for Major Ground War

    As the dust settled, following the conclusion of the September 5–10 Kavkaz 2016 military exercise, the Russian Armed Forces entered into a budgetary battle with the Ministry of Finance. Russian Duma elections are scheduled for next Sunday (September 18); therefore, the process of drafting a 2017 state budget was postponed, together with unpopular...

    Ukrainian Aircraft Manufacturer Antonov Diversifies Away from Russia
    Sep16

    Ukrainian Aircraft Manufacturer Antonov Diversifies Away from Russia

    Antonov, Ukraine’s only designer and manufacturer of aircraft, has severed all ties with Russia, which had been its main market and partner for decades (Ukrayinska Pravda, September 10). This was unavoidable, given the de facto war waged by Moscow, which prompted Kyiv to stop Ukrainian military-technical cooperation with Russia and join...

    Chechnya’s Unexpected Friends in Israel
    Sep15

    Chechnya’s Unexpected Friends in Israel

    Muslim leaders gathered in Grozny issue divisive rules favoring the Chechen leader’s brand of Islam. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Russia Blocks Access to Popular Porn Sites
    Sep15

    Russia Blocks Access to Popular Porn Sites

    As alternative to streaming porn, country’s media watchdog suggests meeting real people. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

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