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    American Hockey Through Ukrainian Eyes: ‘Like Interrupted Sex’
    Dec27

    American Hockey Through Ukrainian Eyes: ‘Like Interrupted Sex’

    Photo: Andrew Ivakhov From time to time, we at Global Voices translate texts that appear on the Russian Internet, when writers capture something peculiar about the world, as seen by the denizens of the RuNet. Most of our content has to do with politics and social issues, but that’s not a rule, and today’s installment concerns the wild...

    Ukraine summons Israeli ambassador after UN controversy
    Dec26

    Ukraine summons Israeli ambassador after UN controversy

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    Ukraine’s Ambassador: If West recognizes Crimea Russia could give up on Kosovo
    Dec26

    Ukraine’s Ambassador: If West recognizes Crimea Russia could give up on Kosovo

    BELGRADE – Ukraine’s Ambassador Oleksandr Aleksandrovych has told the Belgrade-based daily Blic that his country’s position not to recognize Kosovo remains unchanged. However, he voiced his suspicion that Russia – which also does not recognize the unilateral declaration of this Serbian province’s independence – might “renounce...

    Pope Francis wishes peace on those scarred by war
    Dec25

    Pope Francis wishes peace on those scarred by war

    Pontiff decries conflict in Africa, Ukraine, Burma, Korea, Colombia and Venezuela …read more Source: The Irish...

    Netanyahu Cancels Ukrainian PM’s Visit Over Kiev’s Stance on UNSC Resolution
    Dec25

    Netanyahu Cancels Ukrainian PM’s Visit Over Kiev’s Stance on UNSC Resolution

    BELGRADE – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu canceled the visit of his Ukrainian counterpart Volodymyr Groysman scheduled for the next week over Kiev support for the damning UNSC resolution on the Israeli settlement in Palestine, local media reported Saturday. The decision was made in protest of the fact that Ukraine voted in favor of the...

    ‘We got Christmas back’: readers mark 25 years since fall of Soviet Union
    Dec25

    ‘We got Christmas back’: readers mark 25 years since fall of Soviet Union

    Whether it was arrival of capitalism, social instability or denim, monumental changes followed Gorbachev’s resignation in 1991After years of food shortages, rising nationalist movements and an attempted coup, Mikhail Gorbachev, the president of the Soviet Union, resigned on Christmas Day 1991. His resignation 25 years ago was the final nail...

    Kissinger, a longtime Putin confidant, sidles up to Trump
    Dec24

    Kissinger, a longtime Putin confidant, sidles up to Trump

    Back in the 1990s, Henry Kissinger, the legendary former U.S. secretary of state-turned-global consultant, encountered an intriguing young Russian and proceeded to ask him a litany of questions about his background. “I worked in intelligence,” Vladimir Putin finally told him, according to “First...

    Putin’s way of war
    Dec24

    Putin’s way of war

    This week, cybersecurity researchers produced compelling new evidence linking Russia’s GRU military intelligence service to the hacks of Democrats during the 2016 campaign. The findings, released in an 11-page report by the firm CrowdStrike, showed that the same group of hackers who broke into the Democratic National Committee and...

    Home Alone in Ukraine in the age of Trump
    Dec24

    Home Alone in Ukraine in the age of Trump

    KIEV — Channel-surf through Ukrainian television during the holiday season and you’re bound to come across a rerun of the classic Christmas film “Home Alone.” The slapstick comedy — whose soundtrack, coincidentally, includes a song, “Carol of the Bells,” by a Ukrainian composer — ranks among the 10...

    On stage, Putin celebrates a good year
    Dec23

    On stage, Putin celebrates a good year

    MOSCOW — Every year, the Kremlin puts on the Vladimir Putin show, the annual press conference at the end of December. But on Friday, the Russian president had a certain spring in his step. Certainly, it’s been a good year for Putin. From the military support of President Bashar al-Assad that has helped bring the rebels in Syria...

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