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    Senior-Level US Visit Highlights Dilemma for Belarus
    Mar30

    Senior-Level US Visit Highlights Dilemma for Belarus

    30 March 2016 Keir GilesAssociate Fellow, Russia and Eurasia Programme The unannounced visit by a senior US defence official to Minsk is a further step towards normalization of relations between the US and Belarus. But this process will need to be handled with caution if it is not to provoke a dangerous reaction from Russia. Vladimir Putin and...

    Who cares about Batman v Superman? Wonder Woman finally steals the show
    Mar30

    Who cares about Batman v Superman? Wonder Woman finally steals the show

    © Warner BrothersBatman v Superman: The Dawn of Justice has received a frosty critical reception, to say the least. Despite this, I found myself coming away from the cinema filled with hope. Certainly not for either of the titular characters – who have never been less inspiring. Instead, the future finally seems bright for superwomen. Although...

    “AROUND ARE ENEMIES!!!”
    Mar30

    “AROUND ARE ENEMIES!!!”

    Kremlin Institute included The New York Times and The Guardian in the list of the most anti-Russian media March 28, 2016. Russian Institute of Strategic Studies (RISI), presented the report “Foreign media in 2015 – an anti-Russian vector”, which means the UK’s leading media, the United States, Germany and France are included in the list of...

    Tymoshenko dampens hopes for quick end to Ukraine leadership crisis
    Mar30

    Tymoshenko dampens hopes for quick end to Ukraine leadership crisis

    Ukraine’s prospects of forming a new coalition – vital to get IMF loan talks back on track – were thrown into fresh doubt on Tuesday (29 March), after Yulia Tymoshenko demanded the inclusion of her Fatherland Party in the new government. …read more Source:...

    Latvia shuts down Russian ‘propaganda’ website Sputnik
    Mar30

    Latvia shuts down Russian ‘propaganda’ website Sputnik

    Latvia shut down the local website of Russia’s foreign news channel Sputnik on Tuesday (30 March), calling the state media outlet a “propaganda tool” and questioning the credibility of its reporting on the Ukraine conflict. …read more Source:...

    Spectre of Shokin ’Reincarnation’ as Key Reformers Attacked
    Mar30

    Spectre of Shokin ’Reincarnation’ as Key Reformers Attacked

    Relief that Viktor Shokin has finally been removed from his post as Prosecutor General was tempered on Tuesday by a final blow against the reform camp and by mounting concern that Shokin’s successor may only differ in passport details. …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection...

    Russia’s elderly Ukrainian hostage refused treatment for cancer
    Mar30

    Russia’s elderly Ukrainian hostage refused treatment for cancer

    Even Russia’s Ombudsperson has called for Yury Soloshenko to be released, yet the 73-year-old Ukrainian pensioner sentenced by a Russian court to 6 years imprisonment on absurd ‘spying’ charges has now been moved from the prison medical unit to an ordinary cell …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection...

    Russia is Waking Up to the Economic Reality, Not to the Political One
    Mar29

    Russia is Waking Up to the Economic Reality, Not to the Political One

    To receive an email when a new post becomes available, please subscribe here. Russian society has been very slow to pick up on the signs of crisis approaching the country. Russians’ perceived wellbeing decoupled from their economic expectations about two years ago, after the annexation of Crimea in March 2014. A newly found great-power...

    Shokin’s Revenge: Ukraine’s Odious Prosecutor General Fires Honest Deputy Before Parliament Sacks Him
    Mar29

    Shokin’s Revenge: Ukraine’s Odious Prosecutor General Fires Honest Deputy Before Parliament Sacks Him

    On March 29, the Ukrainian Rada finally approved the resignation of Ukraine’s disreputable Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin. He was voted out with an overwhelming majority of 289 votes, including 114 of the 134 deputies of the Poroshenko Bloc. On February 16, Shokin was forced to submit his letter of resignation in connection with the...

    Russia’s Domestic Outlook: An Inside Perspective
    Mar29

    Russia’s Domestic Outlook: An Inside Perspective

    Watch live at: http://www.c-span.org/video/?407390-1/discussion-russias-domestic-outlook A panel discussion with: Stanislav Kucher, journalist, talk show host and columnist, Snob.ru Natella Boltyanskaya, Echo of Moscow and Novaya Gazeta; Starovoitova Fellow, Kennan Institute Anton Ryzhov, Committee Against Torture; Starovoitova Fellow, Kennan...

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