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Section: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine

    St. George’s Ribbons and Their Dubious Symbolism in Post-Soviet Central Asia
    May07

    St. George’s Ribbons and Their Dubious Symbolism in Post-Soviet Central Asia

    The Embassy of the Russian Federation in Uzbekistan has announced that between April 27 and May 8, to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Soviet Union’s victory over Nazi Germany in the Great Patriotic War of 1941–1945, embassy staff would distribute free “ribbons of St. George” to the local population (Russia.uz, April 15). The Russian...

    Victory Day Frenzy Peaks in Moscow
    May07

    Victory Day Frenzy Peaks in Moscow

    Preparations for the May 9 Victory Day ceremonies and military parade in Moscow have the city on edge. Repeated real-time rehearsals have been blocking traffic as armor and troop formations march time and again through downtown streets to Red Square and back again. The first workweek of May is shortened in Russia, with May 1 and May 9 being...

    Russia’s Thorn in Europe’s Side: Kaliningrad, NATO, and the EU
    May07

    Russia’s Thorn in Europe’s Side: Kaliningrad, NATO, and the EU

    After Russia’s annexation of Crimea, and the West’s introduction of economic sanctions, the Kaliningrad region has become a source of tension between Russia, NATO, and the EU. The region has staged tit-for-tat military displays by both Russia and neighboring EU and NATO members Poland and Lithuania. But while Russia is eager to...

    ‘Russian Propaganda is Really Working,’ Warns Crimean Activist
    May07

    ‘Russian Propaganda is Really Working,’ Warns Crimean Activist

    Activist Urges US Government to Step Up Efforts in Crimea Russia has banned Taras Berezovets from visiting his family in Crimea. His crime: launching Free Crimea, a nongovernmental organization focused on disseminating impartial information about Crimea, in December 2014. Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) considers it an extremist...

    What’s next in eastern Ukraine? More of the same.
    May07

    What’s next in eastern Ukraine? More of the same.

    Concern is rising over the situation in eastern Ukraine, with reports of increased shelling across the line of contact and rising casualties, as well as of Russia arming and organizing separatist forces while assembling regular army units along the Ukraine-Russia border. Tension is up, but the most likely prospect is continuation of a no war/no...

    What next in eastern Ukraine? More of the same.
    May07

    What next in eastern Ukraine? More of the same.

    Concern is rising over the situation in eastern Ukraine, with reports of increased shelling across the line of contact and rising casualties, as well as of Russia arming and organizing separatist forces while assembling regular army units along the Ukraine-Russia border. Tension is up, but the most likely prospect is continuation of a no war/no...

    Macedonia’s Political Crisis Turns Violent, Lithuania Runs Military Drills Around LNG Terminal
    May07

    Macedonia’s Political Crisis Turns Violent, Lithuania Runs Military Drills Around LNG Terminal

    Plus, another opposition leader is sentenced in Azerbaijan and Hungarian xenophobia is highest in more than a decade. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    A New War in the Donbas, or the Old Ukraine Fights Back?
    May07

    A New War in the Donbas, or the Old Ukraine Fights Back?

    The recent uptick in fighting in the Donbas sends a clear warning sign that the conflict in Ukraine is anything but frozen. …read more Source: Carnegie Endowment for International...

    Greece, Ukraine and refugees: Don’t blame Europe
    May07

    Greece, Ukraine and refugees: Don’t blame Europe

    In the court of global punditry, the EU has taken a severe beating lately in three different yet related areas: illegal immigration, the Greek drama and the Ukrainian crisis. Let the accused stand and defend itself. As a starter, the question of guilt is far from proven in all three cases. To see where prime responsibility sits for the atrocious...

    Labour and Tories neck and neck as Britain heads to the polls
    May07

    Labour and Tories neck and neck as Britain heads to the polls

    Labour and Tories neck and neck as Britain heads to the pollsA YouGov poll for the Sun of 10,000 voters has the Conservatives and Labour both tied on 34%, with UKIP on 12% and the Liberal Democrats on 10%, while an ICM poll for the Guardian has Conservatives and Labour both tied on 35%, with UKIP on 11% and the Liberal Democrats on 9%. Voting...

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