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    Moratorium for paying of debts to Sberbank will be cancelled
    Jan14

    Moratorium for paying of debts to Sberbank will be cancelled

    Moratorium on repayment of debts of the State Agency Road Administration of Ukraine (“Ukravtodor”) and State Design Office “Yuzhnoye” before Sberbank of Russia, that was introduced by the Ukrainian government in December 2015 will be withdrawn. Chairman of Sberbank German Gref informed about this on Tuesday, January 12. As Gref said, 30-31...

    Crimean parliament asks to designate Ukraine’s actions as genocide
    Jan14

    Crimean parliament asks to designate Ukraine’s actions as genocide

    The Legislative Assembly of the Crimean Republic has passed an address to the United Nations to recognize the ongoing “energy blockade” of the peninsula on the part of Ukraine as violation of basic Human Rights and genocide. Lawmakers asked the Russian Foreign Ministry to assist them in forwarding this document to the General Assembly and […]...

    Why Brookings Institution and Establishment Love Wars
    Jan14

    Why Brookings Institution and Establishment Love Wars

    Washington’s public relations operations for the military contracting firms that surround the US Capitol aren’t by for-profit PR firms, so much as they’re by “non-profit” foundations and think tanks, which present that “non-profit” cover for their sales-promotion campaigns on behalf of the real...

    Kremlin Critic Found Dead in Moscow Home
    Jan14

    Kremlin Critic Found Dead in Moscow Home

    Vladimir Pribylovsky was a political commentator and author of several books detailing Vladimir Putin’s rise from the KGB to the presidency. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    When it comes to Internet security and privacy, the public remains confused
    Jan14

    When it comes to Internet security and privacy, the public remains confused

    Encryption Christiaan Colen/flickr, CC BY-SAThe UK government is proposing to follow Australia with the introduction of their version of data retention legislation called the Investigatory Powers bill. This will require Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to maintain records of web addresses customers visit for a period of 12 months (in Australia...

    The Complex History of the Ukrainian Nation: A Review of “The Gates of Europe”
    Jan14

    The Complex History of the Ukrainian Nation: A Review of “The Gates of Europe”

    During a time of war, history becomes a weapon used to justify claims and raise soldiers’ spirits. In this case, successful histories are simple, unequivocal, and confirmed by the experiences of past centuries.The current Kremlin version of history of the relationship between Russia and Ukraine fully meets these criteria. According to...

    Ukraine Plots New ‘Silk Road’ to Kazakhstan Skirting Russia
    Jan14

    Ukraine Plots New ‘Silk Road’ to Kazakhstan Skirting Russia

    In response to Moscow’s trade restrictions, Kyiv will bypass Russia when shipping goods to Kazakhstan, announces counter-sanctions. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Escalation in Donbas indicates that the Kremlin wants to destabilise the entire Ukraine
    Jan14

    Escalation in Donbas indicates that the Kremlin wants to destabilise the entire Ukraine

    On Christmas Eve, pro-Russian separatists dramatically increased the number of attacks in Donbas, including using tanks and mortars, admit both the Presidential Administration of Ukraine and the CTO Staff. We are talking about over 50 attacks on that day, and their intensity dropped only after the warning by the Ukrainian armed forces that “in...

    Does Obama’s ‘level set’ underestimate China?
    Jan14

    Does Obama’s ‘level set’ underestimate China?

    When President Obama turned to foreign policy in his final State of the Union speech yesterday, he used a phrase that seems to come from a maths textbook. Here’s the relevant passage, with emphasis added: No nation attacks us directly or our allies because they know that’s the path to ruin. Surveys show our standing around the world...

    The Russo-Japanese Relationship in China’s Shadow
    Jan13

    The Russo-Japanese Relationship in China’s Shadow

    The New Year brought new challenges and opportunities to Russian policy in East Asia. On January 3, 2016, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzō Abe signaled Japan’s continuing interest in a summit with Russia to normalize bilateral relations (TASS, January 4), even though both sides had given up on this quest only weeks before, not least because...

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