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    Poll: About 54% of Belarusians consider president election main event of 2015
    Dec28

    Poll: About 54% of Belarusians consider president election main event of 2015

    Other significant events included the negotiations of the Ukraine contact group in Minsk (5%), the celebration of the 70th anniversary of Victory in the Great Patriotic War, the construction of the nuclear power plant in Ostrovets, and the speech made by the head of state at the UN Summit (2% of respondents for each event). …read more...

    Political feuding imperils Ukraine’s future, Obama’s record
    Dec28

    Political feuding imperils Ukraine’s future, Obama’s record

    KIEV (Reuters) – On his most recent visit to Kiev, U.S. Vice-President Joe Biden said he spends more time speaking to Ukrainian officials than to his own wife. …read more Source:...

    Lavrov: Most EU leaders think confrontation a mistake
    Dec28

    Lavrov: Most EU leaders think confrontation a mistake

    European leaders are less hostile to Russia over Ukraine than they are letting on, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said. “Sometimes there is a contradiction between what they say on the podium and what they tell you tête-à-tête, when no one else hears them,” Lavrov said in an interview with the Zvezda television channel, broadcast Monday....

    Belarus tractors now used by utility providers in Kiev
    Dec28

    Belarus tractors now used by utility providers in Kiev

    “These modern automated machines will greatly ease up the workload of street sweepers. When it snows, they will help more effectively work in order to clean backyards and sidewalks in Kiev,” Vitaly Klichko remarked. …read more Source:...

    2015: the year Merkel became Europe’s boss
    Dec28

    2015: the year Merkel became Europe’s boss

    In a year of crises for Europe, from the Ukraine war to Greece’s debt turmoil to the historic refugee influx, Germany’s Angela Merkel emerged as the continent’s de facto leader, drawing more praise and fire than ever. …read more Source: The Local...

    Kremlin does not rule out phone contacts on Ukraine crisis in ‘Normandy format’ before year-end
    Dec28

    Kremlin does not rule out phone contacts on Ukraine crisis in ‘Normandy format’ before year-end

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia does not rule out phone contacts in the so-called “Normandy format” on the Ukraine crisis before the end of 2015, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters on Monday. …read more Source:...

    Trouble at the Bolshoi
    Dec28

    Trouble at the Bolshoi

    Stars of the Russian Bolshoi ballet in action © HBO It was like a scene from The Phantom of the Opera: a tale of high art, jealousy and violence. In January 2013, the artistic director of Moscow’s Bolshoi Ballet entered his home and had acid thrown in his face. Few people outside the rarefied world of ballet knew of Sergei Filin before the...

    [Ticker] Observers shot at in east Ukraine
    Dec28

    [Ticker] Observers shot at in east Ukraine

    International monitors of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe came under fire Sunday in the Ukrainian village Kominternove, AP reported. There were no injuries, but the incident showed how fragile the ceasefire the observers are monitoring is. …read more Source:...

    International Christmas expo opens in Minsk
    Dec28

    International Christmas expo opens in Minsk

    The expo has brought together more than a hundred participants from Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Moldova, Serbia, Greece, and Israel. They represent monasteries, convents, churches and publishing houses. …read more Source:...

    In pictures: Training to fight for Ukraine
    Dec28

    In pictures: Training to fight for Ukraine

    Fifty kilometers west of the Russian border in the eastern Ukrainian province of Luhansk, new recruits — eager to defend their country against pro-Russian separatist forces — are put through their paces. Photojournalist Filip Warwick, currently based in Ukraine, recently spent a week with them. The training takes place in an ex-Soviet Youth...

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