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    Russian food import ban leaves shoppers unaffected  or a bit peeved
    Aug08

    Russian food import ban leaves shoppers unaffected or a bit peeved

    Threat to luxury groceries supply ‘shocking’ to some but many Russians say they accept ban and look to home marketsGoodbye parmesan, hello pelmeni. Goodbye brie, hello borsch. As Moscow’s chattering classes contemplated the horror of life without salami milano or foie gras, many ordinary Russians said they were quite happy with...

    Western food imports off the menu as Russia hits back over Ukraine sanctions
    Aug08

    Western food imports off the menu as Russia hits back over Ukraine sanctions

    Dmitry Medvedev says Moscow is also prepared to introduce measures in aviation, shipbuilding and automobile sectorsRussians will no longer be able to buy fruit, vegetables, meat, fish or dairy products from the EU and the US, as the full scope of Moscow’s food import ban became apparent on Thursday. … …read more Source: The...

    Ukraine activists lament ‘betrayal’ of Kiev’s Maidan as war rages in the east
    Aug08

    Ukraine activists lament ‘betrayal’ of Kiev’s Maidan as war rages in the east

    Fate of centre of months of bloody protests is hotly debated topic in country as Ukrainian forces tighten grip on rebel-held DonetskThick smoke from burning tyres once again billowed into the blue sky over Kiev’s Independence Square on Thursday as a group of demonstrators still living in the protest camp scuffled with authorities trying to...

    Eurozone recovery on track, says Draghi
    Aug08

    Eurozone recovery on track, says Draghi

    European Central Bank president acknowledges that crises in Ukraine and Middle East increase threats to growth as bank keeps rates on hold …read more Source: Financial...

    VIDEO: Nato ‘concerned’ over Russia build-up
    Aug08

    VIDEO: Nato ‘concerned’ over Russia build-up

    Nato is “very concerned” about the “massive” military build-up of Russian troops along its border with Ukraine, the organisation’s Secretary-General says. …read more Source:...

    Six questions about Putin’s food ban
    Aug08

    Six questions about Putin’s food ban

    Russia’s president, Vladimir Putin, has just escalated the sanctions war between the West and Russia to a level that no one predicted, by banning imports of fruit, vegetables, nuts, dairy products, fish and meats from the European Union, the United States, Canada, Australia and Norway. The European Union’s member states battled for...

    Zonkey called Telegraph born at Crimean zoo
    Aug07

    Zonkey called Telegraph born at Crimean zoo

    A ‘Zonkey’ has been born in Crimea and named Telegraph – after a local newspaper, not this organisation …read more Source: The...

    Barack Obama’s 53rd birthday marked with racist laser projection and banner in Moscow
    Aug07

    Barack Obama’s 53rd birthday marked with racist laser projection and banner in Moscow

    As icy relations between the West and Russia show little sign of improving, protesters in Moscow marked Barack Obama’s birthday by unleashing racist imagery in the city, comparing the US President to a monkey. …read more Source: The...

    Kyiv: Maidan activists clash with city workers
    Aug07

    Kyiv: Maidan activists clash with city workers

    Protesters around Kyiv’s Independence Square have clashed with workers cleaning up Maidan, the first serious spring-clean since a revolution saw… …read more Source:...

    There’s a Woman in Crimea Showing the Men How Blogging Is Done
    Aug07

    There’s a Woman in Crimea Showing the Men How Blogging Is Done

    Polina Dubinina, known online as Politichanka, does not disclose her true appearance, but her LJ avatars use the image of Russian pop star Meseda Bagaudinova (pictured above). Images mixed by Kevin Rothrock. This article is part of an extensive RuNet Echo study of Russian-language blogosphere in Eastern Ukraine. Explore the complete interview...

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