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    View from Russia: A Conversation with Alexey Venediktov, Echo of Moscow Editor-In-Chief
    Jun23

    View from Russia: A Conversation with Alexey Venediktov, Echo of Moscow Editor-In-Chief

    Photo: Ura.ru In the wake of the Ukrainian crisis, the Russian government has passed legislation suppressing foreign involvement in domestic NGOs and media outlets, while at the same time ramping up its own propaganda efforts. How can journalists preserve a forum for free discussion in such a climate–and is freedom of speech still possible in...

    Here’s How to Crowdsource Ukrainian Language and Culture
    Jun23

    Here’s How to Crowdsource Ukrainian Language and Culture

    On a scorching Saturday afternoon in the Pechersk district of Kyiv, a group of five young people take refuge in a cool alcove hidden at the back of the Ivan Honchar Museum for a free Ukrainian class. Together, for ninety minutes, they discuss that week’s subject, studentstvo (“student life”), learning new Ukrainian words to...

    Russia’s ‘Carrot and Stick’ Policy on the Ukraine Crisis
    Jun23

    Russia’s ‘Carrot and Stick’ Policy on the Ukraine Crisis

    Official statements, interviews and comments from some members of the Russian government and military top brass on the Ukraine crisis denote the use of the “carrot and stick” in the Kremlin’s policy. Moscow claims, for example, that the Minsk II agreement represents the best way forward, while the continual breaches of the February...

    Governor Saakashvili Unveils Reform Agenda in Ukraine’s Odesa Province
    Jun23

    Governor Saakashvili Unveils Reform Agenda in Ukraine’s Odesa Province

    Following his appointment as governor of Odesa province by Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko (see EDM, June 2, 4, 5), Georgia’s former president Mikheil Saakashvili has outlined his policy priorities in the post newly entrusted to him. Saakashvili holds a strong political mandate from the Ukrainian president to jump-start reforms in this...

    With Olympics Behind Them, Russian Officials Continue Their Destruction of Sochi
    Jun23

    With Olympics Behind Them, Russian Officials Continue Their Destruction of Sochi

    In the 18 months since the Sochi Winter Olympics, Russian entrepreneurs and Russian officials have taken advantage of the lack of international attention to increase their destruction of the natural environment in and around Sochi, to further weaken the housing and infrastructure of residents there, and to repress anyone who objects to what they...

    Kyiv Accuses Volunteer Fighters of Rape and Torture, Hundreds Arrested at Yerevan Price Protest
    Jun23

    Kyiv Accuses Volunteer Fighters of Rape and Torture, Hundreds Arrested at Yerevan Price Protest

    Plus, Yanukovych makes half-hearted apology for Maidan killings; activists plan to deliver banned abortion drugs to Poland via UAV. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    The Economic Great Game for Peace in Eastern Europe
    Jun23

    The Economic Great Game for Peace in Eastern Europe

    Whatever new geopolitical order emerges between the EU, Ukraine, and Russia, will rest on a joint understanding about the economic relationship between the three. …read more Source: Carnegie Endowment for International...

    New Centre-Right Government in Finland
    Jun23

    New Centre-Right Government in Finland

    Finland is directly affected by two of the biggest crises in the history of European integration: the troubles of the euro and the Russia-Ukraine conflict. The new Finnish government, formed by the liberal Centre Party, the populist Finns Party and the conservative National Coalition Party, faces major economic, foreign policy and security...

    Scandal in the Ukrainian Security Service: Last Breath of the Old Political System?
    Jun23

    Scandal in the Ukrainian Security Service: Last Breath of the Old Political System?

    On June 18, 248 Ukrainian lawmakers—out of the 422 present in the Verkhovna Rada (parliament)—approved President Petro Poroshenko’s request to fire Valentyn Nalyvaychenko as head of the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) amid rising public criticism and top officials’ growing recriminations over the government’s inability to...

    Saakashvili Grapples With Daunting Odds in Ukraine’s Odesa
    Jun23

    Saakashvili Grapples With Daunting Odds in Ukraine’s Odesa

    Three weeks ago, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko appointed Georgia’s former president, Mikheil Saakashvili, as governor of Ukraine’s Odesa province, with a dual mission: to jump-start reforms based on his experience in reforming Georgia, and to consolidate Ukrainian control in a territory potentially targeted by Russia....

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