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    Can Gazprom Really Cut Out Ukrainian Transit Post-South Stream?
    Apr09

    Can Gazprom Really Cut Out Ukrainian Transit Post-South Stream?

    Despite an unceremonious end to the controversial South Stream mega-pipeline, Russia remains outspoken and determined in its effort to carve Ukraine entirely out of its European natural gas deliveries which accounted for 62 billion cubic meters (bcm) of Gazprom’s European-bound exports in 2014. Formally announced in 2007, South Stream had...

    More Pressure on Ukrainian Oligarchs, Russia Tightens Conditions for Migrants
    Apr09

    More Pressure on Ukrainian Oligarchs, Russia Tightens Conditions for Migrants

    Plus, Moldovan authorities seek more than $1 billion in missing bank loans and a Dutch museum challenges Crimea’s claim on Scythian gold artifacts. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Tsipras and Putin strike positive tone but agree little of substance
    Apr09

    Tsipras and Putin strike positive tone but agree little of substance

    Tsipras and Putin strike positive tone but agree little of substanceFollowing a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow yesterday, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras spoke of a new “Spring” in the relations between the two countries and stressed Greece was a “sovereign state” and had the right to pursue a “multifaceted foreign...

    State Duma Members Call on Russian President to Abolish Federal Districts
    Apr08

    State Duma Members Call on Russian President to Abolish Federal Districts

    On April 4, the Russian newspaper Nezavisimaya Gazeta reported that a group of State Duma deputies are preparing to call on the country’s president and government to reform or even abolish the federal districts in the Russian Federation. Removing the federal districts from the Russian administrative map would save the government about $50...

    His Master’s Voice: Lavrov Tours Latin America
    Apr08

    His Master’s Voice: Lavrov Tours Latin America

    Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov’s recent tour of Latin America aimed to build on Moscow’s previous successes among pro-Russian regimes there—Cuba, Nicaragua, Venezuela—as well as to establish stronger ties with pro-US countries like Colombia. But beyond bilateral relations, Lavrov also endeavored to enhance Russia’...

    Ukraine Rapidly Dismantling Gazprom’s Supply Monopoly
    Apr08

    Ukraine Rapidly Dismantling Gazprom’s Supply Monopoly

    Quantitative indicators show a dramatic reorientation of Ukraine’s natural gas supply strategy. Dependence on Gazprom has become a thing of the past. Kyiv demonstrates political resolve to pursue supply diversification and adapt to changing market conditions with the European Commission’s backing. Along with supply diversification,...

    Ukraine Crisis: Tension Over Rise Of Nationalist Yarosh
    Apr08

    Ukraine Crisis: Tension Over Rise Of Nationalist Yarosh

    April 8, 2015 …read more Source: Center on Global...

    Russian Bishop: Stalin Fans Need to ‘Sober Up’
    Apr08

    Russian Bishop: Stalin Fans Need to ‘Sober Up’

    HilarionMetropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, a high ranking bishop of the Russian Orthodox Church, commented on a new poll that showed a growing number of Russians are viewing the rule of Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin in a positive light. Hilarion’s comments amount to a verbal cup of black coffee for those intoxicated with Stalin...

    Radio Free Acton: A Primer on Religious Liberty with Ryan T. Anderson
    Apr08

    Radio Free Acton: A Primer on Religious Liberty with Ryan T. Anderson

    On this edition of Radio Free Acton, we talk with on Radio Free Acton: A Primer on Religious Liberty with Ryan T. Anderson… The post Radio Free Acton: A Primer on Religious Liberty with Ryan T. Anderson appeared first on Acton Institute PowerBlog.Related posts:Radio Free Acton: Remembering Holodomor with Luba Markewycz Radio Free Acton: Examining...

    Romania Cuts Taxes, Serbia Blasts Albanian ‘Unification’ Talk
    Apr08

    Romania Cuts Taxes, Serbia Blasts Albanian ‘Unification’ Talk

    Plus, new fighting breaks out near Mariupol; Georgian Chechens plead for help to stop IS recruiting. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

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