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    Dead Souls for Putin: Even Death Statistics are Fiddled in Russia
    Mar14

    Dead Souls for Putin: Even Death Statistics are Fiddled in Russia

    There has been a significant fall in the number of deaths from cardio-vascular illness, tuberculosis and cancer in Russia. That’s if you believe the Potemkin statistics, and don’t ask too many questions about the increase in deaths from a number of other illnesses, as well as from ‘unknown causes’ since one of Putin’s ‘May...

    Putin’s next act
    Mar13

    Putin’s next act

    Vladimir Putin’s third term as Russia’s president was defined by a return to aggressive foreign policy, including military interventions in Ukraine and Syria, interference in elections in the United States and Europe, and a crackdown on domestic dissent. But as Russia’s economic model and political system seems increasingly...

    Russian spy attack: why Britain is limited in how it responds to Russia
    Mar13

    Russian spy attack: why Britain is limited in how it responds to Russia

    It is “highly likely” that Russia was to blame for the attack on former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter using a deadly nerve agent, British Prime Minister Theresa May told MPs. The government is now waiting for a response from Russian diplomats before formulating its response, though Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov has already...

    Russian election: what to look out for

    Russia’s presidential elections are scheduled to take place on March 18. Of the 70 candidates who originally threw their hat in the ring, only eight were able to successfully clear the hurdles of the nomination and registration process. Aside from the incumbent, Vladimir Putin, the candidates include Vladimir Zhirinovsky (Liberal Democratic...

    Emerging European Growth ‘Best In Years’
    Mar13

    Emerging European Growth ‘Best In Years’

    Growth throughout emerging Europe is the best it has been for six years according to a new forecast published by the Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies (wiiw). “Last year was the best year for growth in this region since 2011,” said Richard Grieveson, an economist at wiiw. “It was also the first since 2007 when all 22 economies...

    Emerging European Growth ‘Best In Years’
    Mar13

    Emerging European Growth ‘Best In Years’

    Growth throughout emerging Europe is the best it has been for six years according to a new forecast published by the Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies (wiiw). “Last year was the best year for growth in this region since 2011,” said Richard Grieveson, an economist at wiiw. “It was also the first since 2007 when all 22 economies...

    The Truth Behind Ukraine’s Language Policy
    Mar13

    The Truth Behind Ukraine’s Language Policy

    On February 28, Ukraine’s Constitutional Court ruled the bill “On the principles of the state language policy” unconstitutional and rendered it invalid. The law in question, adopted back in 2012 and known as the “Kivalov-Kolesnichenko language law,” granted Russian the status of a “regional language.” …read more Source: Kharkiv...

    Crimean Tatars threatened with dismissal for not taking part in illegal Russian ‘elections’
    Mar13

    Crimean Tatars threatened with dismissal for not taking part in illegal Russian ‘elections’

    Nobody seriously doubts the outcome of Russia’s presidential ‘elections’ on 18 March, but Vladimir Putin does not want a pitiful turnout to mar the beginning of his fourth official term in office. Just like in Soviet times, all efforts are underway to persuade or force people to give the right veneer to this electoral farce,...

    Ukrainian ‘C14’ Neo-Nazis openly offer to act as thugs for money
    Mar13

    Ukrainian ‘C14’ Neo-Nazis openly offer to act as thugs for money

    Ukraine’s far-right ‘C14′ organization is trying to entice ‘donors’ by offering to make trouble for the latter’s ‘enemies’. The advertisement on their Facebook page may not break the law, but is certainly alarming from an organization which at least one Kyiv local authority is using to help ‘keep the peace’....

    Cultural Diplomacy 2.0: Citizen Diplomacy
    Mar12

    Cultural Diplomacy 2.0: Citizen Diplomacy

    A new form of citizen diplomacy is reshaping transatlantic relations. As national governments adapt their international diplomatic efforts to meet the new challenges of the Age of Trump, the future of transatlantic relations increasingly rests in the hands of leaders and regular citizens who step across national lines—be that in person, through...

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