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    Journalist outraged as police seize equipment on return from MH17 crash site
    Jan09

    Journalist outraged as police seize equipment on return from MH17 crash site

    A journalist who brought back pieces of wreckage from a visit to the MH17 crash site in Ukraine has accused… …read more Source:...

    Sweden’s PM warns of cyberattack threat
    Jan09

    Sweden’s PM warns of cyberattack threat

    Cyberattacks and extremism are among the problems that Sweden will have to tackle in the year ahead, according to Prime Minister Stefan Löfven, AP reported. Löfven wrote in Dagens Nyheter that although he was wary of reports of increased Russian military activity in the Baltic region — “especially in light of...

    5 Russian words that explain Vladimir Putin
    Jan09

    5 Russian words that explain Vladimir Putin

    When the Soviet Union belatedly began reinventing itself in the 1980s under Mikhail Gorbachev, the Western press was full of Russian buzzwords like Perestroika (reform) and Glasnost (openness) that explained the Kremlin’s worldview. With Vladimir Putin on the ascendance, and Russia dominating the headlines, it’s baffling...

    How a KGB assassin used the death of his child to defect
    Jan08

    How a KGB assassin used the death of his child to defect

    Shortly before 5 a.m. on August 10, 1961, Bogdan Stashinsky was waiting near his apartment building in Moscow to be picked up by his case officer, Yurii Aleksandrov. Before leaving, he put his household effects in order and destroyed the list of code phrases that he and his wife, Inge, had used in their correspondence over the past six months, he...

    How Russia’s Conservative Movement Broke Through Online
    Jan07

    How Russia’s Conservative Movement Broke Through Online

    Pixabay We’ve come a long way since the days when Russian Internet users could be expected to fill their blogs with praise for democracy, freedom, and an end to the Putin regime in Russia. In the last few years, we witnessed a conservative renaissance on the RuNet, though it’s unclear where the community goes from here. Whatever...

    Lukashenko calls for unity in church, between nations
    Jan07

    Lukashenko calls for unity in church, between nations

    “There are talks of the need to separate, stand out, something else like that. You know the life will set the things straight. There is no need in putting the cart before the horse. There is no need in raising issues which do not exist yet. We feel fine that today we are together with our brotherly nations: Russians, Ukrainians, other nations and...

    Mir Bozji, Hristos se rodi: Merry Christmas!
    Jan07

    Mir Bozji, Hristos se rodi: Merry Christmas!

    BELGRADE – Millions of Orthodox Christians around the globe are celebrating Christmas. Christmas is known worldwide as a family holiday of happiness, which marks the birth of Jesus Christ. Besides Serbs, many believers in Russia, Ukraine , Syria, Egypt , Georgia, Macedonia, and Ethiopia mark this holiday on January 7th. Although practices vary...

    Vladimir Putin, war criminal
    Jan07

    Vladimir Putin, war criminal

    NEWARK, New Jersey — Russia’s criminal behavior in Syria is just the latest in a long string of crimes perpetrated by Russian President Vladimir Putin. U.S. President-elect Donald Trump’s incoming administration may be unwilling to admit it, but Putin is a war criminal. The U.S. government may need to negotiate...

    Ex-Republican Party head Barbour to lobby U.S. for Ukraine
    Jan06

    Ex-Republican Party head Barbour to lobby U.S. for Ukraine

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Haley Barbour, former Republican Party leader and Mississippi governor, has been hired by the Ukrainian government to lobby U.S. politicians, according to documents filed this week. …read more Source:...

    Serbia’s Orthodox Christians celebrate Christmas Eve
    Jan06

    Serbia’s Orthodox Christians celebrate Christmas Eve

    Eastern Orthodox believers, Serbia’s majority Christian denomination, are on Friday, January 6, marking Christmas Eve. Christmas is a public holiday in Serbia celebrated on January 7, according to the Julian calendar. Among the countries adhering to the same calendar are also Belarus, Georgia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Russia, and Ukraine....

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