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    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...

    Russia warns US not to arm Ukraine forces against pro-Russian rebels
    Nov20

    Russia warns US not to arm Ukraine forces against pro-Russian rebels

    Moscow hits back at US official’s suggestion as vice-president Joe Biden arrives in Ukrainian capital Kiev for talksNearly 1,000 killed during Ukraine ceasefire, says UNRussia has warned the United States against supplying arms to Ukrainian forces fighting pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine, hours before US vice-president Joe Biden...

    Nearly 1,000 killed during Ukraine ceasefire, says UN
    Nov20

    Nearly 1,000 killed during Ukraine ceasefire, says UN

    Human rights watchdog says 957 people have died since peace pact was signed in September, with abuses on both sidesAlmost 1,000 people have been killed in Ukraine since a ceasefire in September, an average of 13 people a day, according to the UN.A report from the organisation’s human rights monitoring mission in Ukraine puts the death toll...

    Tony Abbott invites Ukraine’s Petro Poroshenko for security talks
    Nov20

    Tony Abbott invites Ukraine’s Petro Poroshenko for security talks

    Australia’s PM calls Ukraine president following G20 conference to set up meeting and Poroshenko accepts invitationThe prime minister, Tony Abbott, has invited the Ukrainian president, Petro Poroshenko, to visit Australia to discuss security.Abbott spoke to Poroshenko on Wednesday night following last weekend’s G20 leaders conference....

    The new cold war: are we going back to the bad old days?
    Nov19

    The new cold war: are we going back to the bad old days?

    With diplomatic tensions and mysterious military activity ratcheting up, Putin’s Russia and the west are increasingly flexing their muscles. Are we on the brink of a new confrontation or did the era of danger and paranoia never really go away?• Read Luke Harding on Russia’s spies, sleepers and hitmen Tanks and troops invading a...

    Putin gives cool welcome to envoy after declaring US ‘wants to subjugate’ Russia
    Nov19

    Putin gives cool welcome to envoy after declaring US ‘wants to subjugate’ Russia

    The Russian president says little to John Tefft but declares the country ‘ready for practical cooperation with our American partners’The new US ambassador to Moscow presented his credentials to Vladimir Putin on Wednesday, less than a day after the Russian president declared the US “wants to subjugate us” but would never succeed.Ambassador...

    British embassy in Ukraine tweets guide to Russian tanks
    Nov19

    British embassy in Ukraine tweets guide to Russian tanks

    UK officials in Kiev post a graphic of a T-72BM tank and photographs of apparent sightings of them in eastern UkraineBritain’s embassy in Kiev risked provoking fresh Russian anger on Wednesday by posting a diagram on Twitter “to help the Kremlin spot its tanks” in Ukraine.“Putin still denying Russia’s troops and hardware are in...

    Bird flu: Ukraine bans poultry imports from UK, Germany and Netherlands
    Nov19

    Bird flu: Ukraine bans poultry imports from UK, Germany and Netherlands

    Ukraine’s state veterinary inspectorate says ban will be valid until international watchdog says countries are free from virusUkraine has banned imports of all live birds and bird products from the United Kingdom, the Netherlands and Germany due to bird flu cases in those countries, Ukraine’s state veterinary inspectorate said on...

    Only a vote can end the suffering in eastern Ukraine | @guardianletters
    Nov19

    Only a vote can end the suffering in eastern Ukraine | @guardianletters

    Again David Cameron talks about “Russia continuing to undermine Ukrainian sovereignty” (Cameron threatens more sanctions over Ukraine, 15 November) but the anti-Russian case of the Western countries lacks a key ingredient: do the citizens of eastern Ukraine wish to remain in the post-1991 independence borders of the republic of Ukraine? If not,...

    Rhetoric: Britain’s weapon against Isis and Putin
    Nov18

    Rhetoric: Britain’s weapon against Isis and Putin

    • Rhetoric and propaganda, common weapons in two very different conflictsBritain faces two potential threats to its security. The threats are very different but the weapons chosen to counter them are similar and equally ineffective. … …read more Source: The...

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