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    ‘We got Christmas back’: readers mark 25 years since fall of Soviet Union
    Dec25

    ‘We got Christmas back’: readers mark 25 years since fall of Soviet Union

    Whether it was arrival of capitalism, social instability or denim, monumental changes followed Gorbachev’s resignation in 1991After years of food shortages, rising nationalist movements and an attempted coup, Mikhail Gorbachev, the president of the Soviet Union, resigned on Christmas Day 1991. His resignation 25 years ago was the final nail...

    Group allegedly behind DNC hack targeted Ukraine, report finds
    Dec22

    Group allegedly behind DNC hack targeted Ukraine, report finds

    CrowdStrike says malware implant was used to track movements of artillery units, adding to suspicions Russia is involvedA new report suggests the same hacking group believed to have hacked the Democrats during the recent presidential election also targeted Ukrainian artillery units over a two-year period, that if confirmed would add to suspicions...

    Stolen masterpiece paintings returned to Italy from Ukraine
    Dec22

    Stolen masterpiece paintings returned to Italy from Ukraine

    Italian culture minister travels to Kiev to retrieve works by Rubens, Tintoretto and Mantegna taken from Verona art museumSeventeen masterpieces valued at €17m were returned to Italy from Ukraine on Wednesday after being stolen by masked, armed robbers from a Verona art museum last year.Italian culture minister Dario Franceschini, who travelled...

    US blacklists more Russian businessmen and companies over Crimea
    Dec20

    US blacklists more Russian businessmen and companies over Crimea

    Sanctions against individuals, companies and government enterprises come as Donald Trump, who has praised Vladimir Putin, prepares to take officeThe United States has blacklisted seven Russian businessmen and eight companies and government enterprises over Russia’s annexation of Crimea and the conflict in Ukraine, the US treasury said in a...

    Ukraine will not join EU, Dutch are promised in effort to save treaty
    Dec15

    Ukraine will not join EU, Dutch are promised in effort to save treaty

    EU leaders offer guarantees to voters in the Netherlands after they rejected trade and political deal agreed by other member statesEU leaders have attempted to rescue a landmark treaty with Ukraine, which was rejected by Dutch voters, plunging ties with Europe’s eastern neighbour into uncertainty.In a bid to assuage Dutch concerns, European...

    Crimean gold artefacts must go back to Ukraine, Dutch court rules
    Dec14

    Crimean gold artefacts must go back to Ukraine, Dutch court rules

    Kiev argued for return of treasures, which were on loan to Amsterdam museum when Russia seized the peninsula in 2014 A priceless collection of gold artefacts from Crimea that was on loan to a Dutch museum when Russia seized the peninsula must be returned to Ukraine and not Crimea, a Dutch court has ruled, in a judgment likely to anger Moscow.Kiev...

    Trump and Russia critics fear Rex Tillerson will upend European relations
    Dec13

    Trump and Russia critics fear Rex Tillerson will upend European relations

    Republicans assert ‘friend of Putin’ must back Nato and sanctions at Senate confirmation hearing amid concerns that business ties could drive state agendaThe surprise pick of Rex Tillerson as Donald Trump’s nomination for secretary of state has led to excitement in Moscow – and trepidation in other eastern European capitals – at the...

    ‘Putin’s new ghetto has no barbed-wire fence – just surveillance and harassment’
    Dec12

    ‘Putin’s new ghetto has no barbed-wire fence – just surveillance and harassment’

    A Crimean Tatar activist says the world is staying silent as his people are persecuted by RussiaThe Crimean peninsula, annexed by Russia in 2014, has swiftly degenerated into the scene of the greatest repression being conducted anywhere in the entire country.The targets of the Kremlin’s crackdown are the Crimean Tatars, the ethnic group...

    Crimean Tatars accuse Russia of kidnappings and political arrests
    Dec12

    Crimean Tatars accuse Russia of kidnappings and political arrests

    Moscow said to be trying to scare activists into submission over annexation, with growing numbers disappearingHuman rights activists have warned of a worsening campaign of harassment in Crimea against Crimean Tatars, including political arrests, trials and kidnappings.Crimean Tatars lived in the area for centuries before it was settled by either...

    My hunting trip with Yeltsin killed off the Soviet Union
    Dec07

    My hunting trip with Yeltsin killed off the Soviet Union

    Belarusian politician recalls his role 25 years ago in reaching deal that led to breakup of USSR without major bloodshedThe man whose signature in effect dissolved the Soviet Union 25 years ago on Thursday has admitted that was not his intention as he travelled to the fateful meeting.The Belavezha Accords, which were signed in Belarus on 8...

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