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    US to deploy marine unit in Bulgaria as part of effort to reassure Nato allies
    Jun25

    US to deploy marine unit in Bulgaria as part of effort to reassure Nato allies

    Troops with tanks, armoured vehicles and artillery to be in place by September to help counter European concerns about Russia’s involvement in UkraineA Marine Corps unit equipped with tanks, light armoured vehicles and artillery will be sent to Bulgaria in September as part of US efforts to reassure Nato allies worried by Russia’s...

    EU to counter Russian propaganda by promoting ‘European values’
    Jun25

    EU to counter Russian propaganda by promoting ‘European values’

    Document outlines measures to provide alternative sources of information amid increasingly polarised media environment sparked by war in Ukraine. RFE/RL reportsThe European Union aims to counter Russian propaganda by boosting support for independent media in “eastern neighbourhood” countries and increasing awareness of “disinformation activities...

    ‘Armenia is not a new Maidan. Please don’t make it one’
    Jun25

    ‘Armenia is not a new Maidan. Please don’t make it one’

    Protests against electricity price hikes in Yerevan have little in common with Ukraine’s uprising – but Russian geopolitical rhetoric has a habit of making self-fulfilling prophecies, says Paul Goble Related: Armenia protests escalate after police turn on demonstrators Many Russian analysts are hurrying to suggest that this week’s...

    Armenia protests escalate after police turn on demonstrators
    Jun24

    Armenia protests escalate after police turn on demonstrators

    Public anger over steep increase in electricity prices spreads beyond the capital as Russia compares demonstrations to Maidan movement in Ukraine Thousands of Armenians have taken to the streets to protest against electricity rate hikes, marching on the presidential palace and staging all-night sit-ins around the main square of the capital,...

    Dutch propose international tribunal to prosecute suspects in MH17 atrocity
    Jun24

    Dutch propose international tribunal to prosecute suspects in MH17 atrocity

    Netherlands discusses UN-backed court in order to encourage cooperation from Russia over shooting down of airliner over UkraineThe Netherlands is discussing with its allies an international tribunal to prosecute those suspected of downing a Malaysian airliner over rebel-held eastern Ukraine last year, sources familiar with the discussions have...

    ‘This system produces rebels’: Russian theatre troupe honours jailed protestors
    Jun23

    ‘This system produces rebels’: Russian theatre troupe honours jailed protestors

    Moscow’s ‘smallest but noisiest playhouse’ perseveres with latest documentary project in the face of legal threats and eviction by the authorities Peering at the audience from behind metal mesh as if through prison bars, actors at an independent Moscow theatre have been retelling the story of a dozen people still in jail three years...

    Hitler’s invasion of Russia: From the archive, 23 June 1941
    Jun23

    Hitler’s invasion of Russia: From the archive, 23 June 1941

    The German military offensive breaks the non-aggression pact signed by both countries in 1939 The German invasion of Russia is much less of a surprise than was the Russo-German pact of August 23, 1939. It was not only that “Mein Kampf” was always the revelation of the sincere mind of Hitler. As late as April 11, 1939, in an almost raving speech...

    EU extends sanctions against Russia as Ukraine conflict rumbles on
    Jun23

    EU extends sanctions against Russia as Ukraine conflict rumbles on

    Russian officials claim ‘view of the Russophobic lobby has prevailed’, while further extending ban of agricultural imports from European Union nationsThe European Union has extended economic sanctions against Russia until January to keep pressure on Moscow over the conflict in eastern Ukraine, drawing a rebuke and a warning of retaliation...

    Goodbye, Lenin: how a weighty symbol of the Soviet past divided a Ukrainian city
    Jun21

    Goodbye, Lenin: how a weighty symbol of the Soviet past divided a Ukrainian city

    Bitter arguments among local councillors and citizens over the fate of the communist hero’s statue highlighted a deep generational riftIn Sloviansk, a city in the Donbass region of eastern Ukraine, council meetings have rarely been as turbulent as they were towards the end of last month. The reason was the decision by the mayor, Oleg...

    Putin: Fifa decision to grant World Cup to Russia ‘should not be questioned’
    Jun20

    Putin: Fifa decision to grant World Cup to Russia ‘should not be questioned’

    The Russian president also insists he wants to co-operate with the US in dealing with Islamic State, and wants Ukraine peace agreement to succeedRussia fought honestly for the right to host the 2018 World Cup and the decision should not be called into question, Vladimir Putin has declared.Swiss judicial authorities are investigating the awarding...

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