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    Hodegetria gala concert in Vitebsk
    Aug04

    Hodegetria gala concert in Vitebsk

    The concert featured music bands, guitarist-songwriters and poets from Belarus, Russia, and Ukraine. The Grand Prix of the festival went to Andrei Sorokovoy from Bryansk. …read more Source:...

    Ukrainian immigrants are powering Poland’s economy

    POLAND’S most visible labour market begins shortly after dawn. About 30 women and a similar number of men wait in separate groups beside a road half an hour’s drive south of Warsaw. The eager stand at the kerb, craning their necks to search for cars. The more resigned slump in the shade of a tree or pace about, smoking. When a Volvo...

    Adios Austria! Denmark win on penalties to advance to the final of Euro 2017
    Aug03

    Adios Austria! Denmark win on penalties to advance to the final of Euro 2017

    Denmark has this evening beaten Austria on penalties to advance to the final of Euro 2017 – the country’s first continental final since the men’s triumph a quarter of a century ago in Euro 1992. Emphatic spotkicks by star forwards Nadia Nadim and Pernille Haarder put Denmark in a commanding 2-0 lead, and then two saves by goalkeeper...

    EU Confidential Episode 7: Anders Fogh Rasmussen —  Ukrainian summer — Greece’s scapegoat statistician
    Aug03

    EU Confidential Episode 7: Anders Fogh Rasmussen —  Ukrainian summer — Greece’s scapegoat statistician

    To listen to the podcast now, click on the player below or click here to get it on iTunes. This week Anders Fogh Rasmussen, the former NATO secretary-general and now an adviser to Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, sets out his views on how the EU should deal with Russia. He also talks about NATO, defense spending, Trump… and why (and where)...

    America may offer Ukraine weapons to repel Russia
    Aug03

    America may offer Ukraine weapons to repel Russia

    WHEN Russian members of parliament uncorked champagne to celebrate the electoral victory of Donald Trump, they hoped that America would stop meddling in the former Soviet backyard and ease sanctions imposed in response to its war in Ukraine. But as some Russians are now saying, it was too early to drink it. On August 2nd Mr Trump reluctantly...

    America’s new economic sanctions may hurt Russia’s recovery
    Aug03

    America’s new economic sanctions may hurt Russia’s recovery

    IN LATE June Daimler, a German carmaker, broke ground on a new Mercedes-Benz plant north-west of Moscow. “We are confident in the long-term potential of Russia,” Markus Schäfer, a board member, said at the ceremony. The €250m ($296m) factory marked the first investment by a Western carmaker since America and the European Union slapped sanctions...

    Wladimir Klitschko retires: How he finally won respect
    Aug03

    Wladimir Klitschko retires: How he finally won respect

    Description Wladimir Klitschko in training ahead of his fight with Anthony Joshua Credits Dan Mullan/Getty Images Alt Text Wladimir Klitschko The Ukrainian’s epic fight against Anthony Joshua earned him the plaudits he always deserved Reaction …read more Source: The...

    Heavyweight Legend Wladimir Klitschko Retires From Boxing
    Aug03

    Heavyweight Legend Wladimir Klitschko Retires From Boxing

    Wladimir Klitschko has decided to retire from boxing, killing any hopes of a potential rematch with heavyweight king Anthony Joshua, according to Daily Mail. The Ukrainian was defeated by Joshua in a heavyweight blockbuster back in April and the Brit was eyeing another colossal bout in Las Vegas on November 11. But the 41-year-old released a...

    Kremlin, St Petersburg and Kiev before the Bolsheviks
    Aug02

    Kremlin, St Petersburg and Kiev before the Bolsheviks

    The images, taken between 1890 and 1900, reveal a what life was like in a decade when Nicholas II, Russia’s last Tsar, ascended to the throne following the death of his father. …read more Source: Daily...

    Trump signs Russia sanctions bill but says parts violate Constitution
    Aug02

    Trump signs Russia sanctions bill but says parts violate Constitution

    WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Wednesday signed a bipartisan bill placing new sanctions on Russia, but in a statement he claimed multiple aspects of the legislation violate the Constitution. In one of two statements released almost simultaneously Wednesday morning by the White House, Trump said he supports the law’s...

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