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    A tale of two Vladimirs
    Nov03

    A tale of two Vladimirs

    Vlad the Great, hint-hint VLADIMIR PUTIN has a new neighbor: a 16-metre-tall bronze monument to Vladimir the Great, a tenth-century Slav prince. The statue stands just outside the Kremlin’s red walls. “In Soviet times it would have been Lenin,” says the sculptor, Salavat Shcherbakov. The monument’s backers claim it commemorates the...

    Big question: What is Putin’s aim in Aleppo?
    Nov03

    Big question: What is Putin’s aim in Aleppo?

    Aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov—one of several Russian war ships thought to be part of a coming bombardment on Aleppo ©Gareth Fuller/PA Wire/PA Images Earlier this week, news of a planned “full scale” assault on Aleppo, Syria’s second city, surfaced. An intelligence source told The Times that they expect a “crescendo of air attacks on...

    Ukraine crisis: Hackers claim huge Kremlin email breach
    Nov03

    Ukraine crisis: Hackers claim huge Kremlin email breach

    Two Ukrainians tell the BBC how they hacked top Russian officials’ emails revealing Kremlin plans. …read more Source:...

    Russian library director tried for inciting hatred by disseminating banned books
    Nov03

    Russian library director tried for inciting hatred by disseminating banned books

    The head of Moscow Ukrainian Literature Library has stood on November 2 before court charged with fuelling hate against Russians and is facing prison sentence of over 10 years. The director of Moscow’s Library of Ukrainian Literature Natalia Sharina is accused of disseminating banned literature classed as extremist, but denied the charges...

    The strange career of Günther Oettinger
    Nov03

    The strange career of Günther Oettinger

    Günther Oettinger has never been one to bite his tongue. There was that time back in 2000 when he broke into the banned “Deutschland,-Deutschland-über-Alles” verse at a celebration of his German nationalist fraternity. Or the time as Baden-Württemberg premier he lamented that Germany was surrounded by friendly neighbors: “The unfortunate thing...

    Nadiya Savchenko: Jamie Oliver got me through hunger strike
    Nov02

    Nadiya Savchenko: Jamie Oliver got me through hunger strike

    Freed Ukrainian pilot Nadiya Savchenko says chef Jamie Oliver got her through her hunger strike. …read more Source:...

    Russia puts Ukrainian librarian on trial for ‘inciting hatred’
    Nov02

    Russia puts Ukrainian librarian on trial for ‘inciting hatred’

    The head of a Ukrainian library in Moscow goes on trial accused of inciting hatred against Russians. …read more Source:...

    Ukrainian president to visit Slovenia next week
    Nov02

    Ukrainian president to visit Slovenia next week

    President Borut Pahor will host Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Tuesday, 8 November. The official visit confirms the two countries’ mutual interest for deepening bilateral ties and business cooperation, the president’s office said on Wednesday. …read more Source:...

    Transport Ministry: Belavia crew did right to return to Zhulyany Airport
    Nov02

    Transport Ministry: Belavia crew did right to return to Zhulyany Airport

    According to all international instruments, the aircraft should comply with the instructions of ATC. More so, the plane was in the airspace of Ukraine. If they had not complied and fighter jets had been scrambled, that could have led to a bigger conflict. But, of course, the psychological stress on the crew was very big, Vladimir Kostin noted....

    Lavrov: Russia appreciates Greece’s position on Western sanctions
    Nov02

    Lavrov: Russia appreciates Greece’s position on Western sanctions

    Moscow appreciates NATO member Greece’s position regarding the West’s decision to impose retaliatory sanctions following the annexation of Crimea, visiting Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said Wednesday. …read more Source:...

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