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    Crimean peaceful protesters learn the hard way what ’Russian world’ means
    Jun06

    Crimean peaceful protesters learn the hard way what ’Russian world’ means

    Among the 50 or more Crimeans violently dispersed while trying to hold a peaceful protest on June 4 was one communist deputy who played an extremely active role in supporting Russia’s invasion and annexation of Crimea. …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection...

    Russia forces own ‘defence’ in trial without a crime of 4 Crimean Tatars
    Jun06

    Russia forces own ‘defence’ in trial without a crime of 4 Crimean Tatars

    Russia’s trial of 4 Crimean Tatars on gravely flawed ‘terrorism’ charges began on June 1 as expected – with a flagrant but telling infringement of the men’s right to a fair trial. …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection...

    Ukraine’s PM: I Am My Own Man, I Will Fight Corruption, and Other Things No One Believes
    Jun05

    Ukraine’s PM: I Am My Own Man, I Will Fight Corruption, and Other Things No One Believes

    Separating Ukraine’s numerous problems into coherent strands is the work of a lifetime: Does corruption cause economic self-destruction, or economic malaise cause corruption? Why does Ukraine’s economy struggle on when other, similarly-sized countries, equally distant from communism, prosper? Why is “politician” a well-established...

    Things are heating up in eastern Ukraine. Here are three reasons why.
    Jun04

    Things are heating up in eastern Ukraine. Here are three reasons why.

    Russia’s military command chain is looking to consolidate control and discipline in part because being more assertive in eastern Ukraine entrenches Russia’s hold over Donbas. The Kremlin is also taking charge of economic reconstruction efforts in Donbas, rather than leaving this task to Russian private enterprises. Claiming dominance...

    Ukraine’s corrupt judges targeted in constitutional reforms
    Jun04

    Ukraine’s corrupt judges targeted in constitutional reforms

    Bribery in the court system is seen as a major obstacle to Ukraine’s broader reform effort under a $17.5 billion International Monetary Fund bailout program that political infighting has threatened to derail. The bill, which aims to curb political influence on the appointment of judges and limit their immunity in case of malpractice, was...

    Dozens in Russia imprisoned for social media likes
    Jun04

    Dozens in Russia imprisoned for social media likes

    At least 54 people were sent to prison for hate speech last year, most of them for sharing and posting things online, which is almost five times as many as five years ago. Many of the shares that led to the recent rash of convictions were of things critical of Russia’s involvement in Ukraine. It’s […] …read more Source: The...

    Putin humanly feel sorry for …
    Jun04

    Putin humanly feel sorry for …

    / From the Russian publicistic archive / So “macho”, or older “muchacho”? August 29, 2013 If you try to ignore the personal attitude to it as a policy, and look at the situation from the human, Putin is sincere sympathy. Yes, on the one hand, he is strong, ambitious politician who has achieved almost unlimited power in the country and dominate...

    Russia Steps Up Terror with Abduction of Crimean Tatar Activist Ervin Ibragimov
    Jun04

    Russia Steps Up Terror with Abduction of Crimean Tatar Activist Ervin Ibragimov

    It is 10 days since Crimean Tatar activist Ervin Ibragimov was abducted from near his home in Bakhchysarai and there are very grave fears for his safety. This is not the first forced disappearance since Russia invaded and annexed Crimea. It will also not be the last while there remains so little international reaction …read more Source:...

    How Important Would a Post-Sanctions Russia Be for EU Foreign Trade?
    Jun03

    How Important Would a Post-Sanctions Russia Be for EU Foreign Trade?

    The leaders of Russia, Germany, France, and Ukraine meet for a summit. By Kremlin.ru via Wikimedia Commons, CC BY 4.0. Over the last few months, several European politicians and business leaders have called for a partial or full lifting of the EU’s economic sanctions against Moscow. More often than not, these voices fail to specify the...

    Berlin and Paris need a strategy for Brexit
    Jun03

    Berlin and Paris need a strategy for Brexit

    This op-ed was originally published in International Business Times, Kathimerini, and Diario Economico. It will also be in Die Zeit, El Mundo, Rzeczpospolita, Le Monde, and Dienas Bizness. The European Union will need to have a credible strategy if UK citizens vote to leave on June 23. To avoid a gradual disintegration of the EU, political...

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