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Who Is Who: Boris Nemtsov
Feb28

Who Is Who: Boris Nemtsov

Boris Nemtsov, who was shot dead in Moscow late on February 27, was well-known as an oppositional leader and one of the main figures to harshly criticize Russia’s politics as led by President Vladimir Putin. Until his unexpected shocking murder Nemtsov was a member of Regional Parliament of Yaroslavl Oblast (elected in 2013) and co-chair of...

World Politicians React to Boris Nemtsov Murder
Feb28

World Politicians React to Boris Nemtsov Murder

Leaders across the globe have reacted to the events of Thursday evening when prominent Russian oppositioner Boris Nemtsov was killed. US President Barack Obama condemned the “brutal murder” in a statement and urged a “prompt, impartial and transparent investigation” . Former US Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul called...

Russian Police: Four Cars Present at Nemtsov Murder Venue
Feb28

Russian Police: Four Cars Present at Nemtsov Murder Venue

Police have found four vehicles that CCTV systems spotted at the time and place of Boris Nemtsov’s murder. Nemtsov was shot 4-6 times in the back and died shortly before midnight on Thursday as he crossed a bridge in the view of the Kremlin. The fatal wound came from a shot in the heart, RT has reported. A manhunt is now underway. For...

Hungary and Russia ahead of Bulgaria for Turkish Stream
Feb27

Hungary and Russia ahead of Bulgaria for Turkish Stream

While Bulgaria and other Balkan countries have been trying to turn back time by resuscitating South Stream, Hungary has taken a stride into the future. The Associated Press comments that “Little Putin” met Putin in Budapest. A nickname that speaks for itself given to Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban who appeared on the international scene in...

Balkan Developments
Feb27

Balkan Developments

Turkish Stream to cost nearly USD 19 billion The project cost of the Turkish Stream gas pipeline between Russia and Turkey is to the tune of USD 19 billion. 50 billion cubic meters of gas out of all 63 billion cubic meters are to be supplied to the new gas hub at the Turkish-Greek border. 910 kilometers of the gas route will cross the bottom of...

Bulgaria Foreign Minister ‘Working on Ukraine Visit’
Feb27

Bulgaria Foreign Minister ‘Working on Ukraine Visit’

Bulgarian Foreign Minister Daniel Mitov has revealed he is to travel Ukraine and is “in talks” to pay visit there.Mitov told reporters in Parliament Thursday that he was intending to visit representatives of the Bulgarian community living there. “We are currently in talks as to when this will be possible,” Focus News...

Donald Tusk and Rossen Plevneliev discuss conflict in Ukraine and effect on the Balkans
Feb27

Donald Tusk and Rossen Plevneliev discuss conflict in Ukraine and effect on the Balkans

The conflict in Ukraine and its effect on the Balkan region and the rest of Europe were in the focus of attention during the talks between Bulgarian President Rossen Plevneliev and the President of the European Council Donald Tusk. The two are of the opinion that the changing situation presupposes that EU countries are united and talk in one and...

Russia, Ukraine to Take Part in Gas Meeting with EU Next Week
Feb27

Russia, Ukraine to Take Part in Gas Meeting with EU Next Week

Moscow and Kiev are due to attend a three-way meeting on gas issues in Brussels, the EU Commission has said. Trilateral gas talks Russia-Ukraine-Commission confirmed. @MarosSefcovic meets with RU & UA Energy Ministers in Brussels on Monday 2 March. — Anna-Kaisa Itkonen (@AK_Itkonen) February 26, 2015 “Trilateral gas talks...

Donetsk People’s Republic Withdraws Heavy Weapons
Feb26

Donetsk People’s Republic Withdraws Heavy Weapons

The leader of the Donetsk People’s Republic, Alexander Zakharchenko said that 90% of its forces have been retreated from the contact line with Ukraine on Thursday. “The Donetsk People’s Republic gives Kiev time till 19:00 Moscow time on February 27 to begin fulfillment of the Minsk agreements of February 12 in what concerns...

Positive Results Noted for Bulgarian Tourism after PR Campaign
Feb26

Positive Results Noted for Bulgarian Tourism after PR Campaign

Cultural artefacts and sites were stated to be the most common associations tourists have with Bulgaria. The findings gathered after a communication campaign point to the fact that Germany is one of the major markets in Europe with an overall positive image of Bulgaria as a tourist destination. Romania is a key market in terms of revenue, while...

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