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    France suspends warships deal with Russia
    Nov25

    France suspends warships deal with Russia

    First of two vessels had been due for delivery this month but now will not be handed over until further notice due to Ukraine crisisFrance will not hand over the first of two state-of-the-art warships built for the Russians until Moscow halts its military action in Ukraine, the Elysée Palace has announced.The Vladivostok has been undergoing sea...

    ‘Russia’s treatment of Crimean Tatars echoes mistakes made by Soviets’
    Nov25

    ‘Russia’s treatment of Crimean Tatars echoes mistakes made by Soviets’

    Repression of Crimea’s original inhabitants is the gravest conflict in Russia today, says opposition politician and historian Vladimir Ryzhkov The gravest ethnic and political conflict in Russia today is not to be found in Chechnya nor in the xenophobic capitals of Moscow and St Petersburg.Rather, it stalks the newly acquired peninsula of...

    When conspiracy theories enter the mainstream, it’s time to worry | Mark Wallace
    Nov25

    When conspiracy theories enter the mainstream, it’s time to worry | Mark Wallace

    Secret oil fields in the North Sea, ‘powerful forces’ conspiring against Ed Miliband, the EU to blame for Russia pouring arms into Ukraine. Enough alreadyThere was a time when conspiracy theories were confined to the lunatic fringes of British politics. But like any form of erosion, they are making their way towards the centre – the...

    Sochi raises the stakes in bid for Black Sea Monte Carlo crown
    Nov25

    Sochi raises the stakes in bid for Black Sea Monte Carlo crown

    After plans to introduce casinos to Crimea, Putin approves gambling zone in Winter Olympic resort. EurasiaNet.org reportA decade ago Sochi was just another dilapidated holiday destination but the 2014 Winter Olympics transformed the Russian resort, which now hopes to become the Monte Carlo of the Black Sea.The plan to bring gambling to Sochi is a...

    Vladimir Putin: I don’t want to rule Russia for life
    Nov24

    Vladimir Putin: I don’t want to rule Russia for life

    President says he will step down by 2024, and accuses the west of trying to punish Russia for being strong and assertiveVladimir Putin does not want to rule Russia for life, but may well run for another six-year term in 2018, he has said.In an interview with a Russian state news agency, Putin, who has ruled as either president or prime minister...

    Tony Abbott’s threat to shirtfront Vladimir Putin forces dictionary definition change
    Nov24

    Tony Abbott’s threat to shirtfront Vladimir Putin forces dictionary definition change

    The Macquarie Dictionary says it will offer an alternative definition of the word after Abbott threatTony Abbott’s threat to “shirtfront” the Russian president during an international summit this month has prompted a dictionary to broaden its definition of the word beyond its Aussie rules meaning.Russian officials ridiculed the threat made...

    US to keep troops in Poland and Baltic states for at least another year
    Nov23

    US to keep troops in Poland and Baltic states for at least another year

    The ‘persistence presence’ mission is part of efforts to reassure Nato’s eastern European allies and counter any Russian threat to the regionThe US will keep troops in Poland and the Baltic states for at least the next year as tensions with Russia remain, the commander of US land forces in Europe said on Sunday. Several hundred US...

    Ukraine president heckled at tribute to Kiev protesters amid Biden visit
    Nov21

    Ukraine president heckled at tribute to Kiev protesters amid Biden visit

    US vice president cancels wreath-laying ceremony after relatives of protesters killed in Euromaidan revolt lambast PoroshenkoThe Ukrainian president has been heckled by relatives of 100 protesters killed in Kiev’s Euromaidan revolution at a memorial ceremony for the victims.The relatives, frustrated by Petro Poroshenko’s failure to...

    Ukraine’s Maidan protests – one year on
    Nov21

    Ukraine’s Maidan protests – one year on

    What happened to the demonstrators who brought down a government and threatened to reignite the cold war? RFE/RL caught up with some on the anniversary of the movementThe Euromaidan protests in Ukraine began a year ago today and continued for months, through the long winter of 2013-14. During the days of waiting and of celebrating people’s...

    Understanding Russia’s obsession with mayonnaise
    Nov21

    Understanding Russia’s obsession with mayonnaise

    It’s a love affair that began in Imperial times, survived the Soviet Union and continues today. But is it really necessary to have mayonnaise with everything?On a crisp autumn night in central London a group have gathered to discuss an age-old Russian affair: a shared love of mayonnaise.The crowd is dominated by Russian expats living in...

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