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    Ankara reiterates support for Crimean Tatars, decries Russian ‘occupation’
    May17

    Ankara reiterates support for Crimean Tatars, decries Russian ‘occupation’

    Ankara has voiced strong support to the Crimean Tatars while decrying Russia’s 2014 “occupation” of Crimea on the occasion of the anniversary of the 1944 deportation of some 200,000 Tatars from Crimea …read more Source: Hurriyet Daily...

    UN official slams Russian persecution of Crimean Tatars
    May17

    UN official slams Russian persecution of Crimean Tatars

    Russia has a duty to ensure Crimean Tatars are not subjected to discrimination or harassment, UN official says in Geneva …read more Source: World...

    Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny and supporters attacked
    May17

    Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny and supporters attacked

    Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny and fellow anti-corruption activists were attacked, thrown to the ground and kicked by a group of men at an airport in southern Russia on Tuesday, according to video posted on social media. Footage showed the assailants, described by Navalny as Cossacks and wearing traditional fur hats, some in...

    Ukraine’s new police force battles corrupt prosecutors
    May17

    Ukraine’s new police force battles corrupt prosecutors

    Relieved Ukrainians turn new patrol police into internet stars …read more Source: Gulf...

    Putin ready to discuss downing of passenger jet in Ukraine with Malaysian PM: Kremlin
    May17

    Putin ready to discuss downing of passenger jet in Ukraine with Malaysian PM: Kremlin

    Russian President Vladimir Putin is ready to discuss the issue of the downing of a Malaysian airliner in Ukraine in 2014 with visiting Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak this week, Kremlin aide Yury Ushakov said Tuesday. …read more Source: The Daily...

    UN: Eurovision victory ‘makes no difference’ for Tatars
    May17

    UN: Eurovision victory ‘makes no difference’ for Tatars

    The U.N. human rights office says Ukrainian singer Jamala’s Eurovision victory “makes no difference on the ground” for Crimean Tatars, who have faced growing persecution since Russia annexed the Black Sea peninsula in 2014. …read more Source: The Daily...

    Turkey recalls 1944 ethnic cleansing of Crimean Tatars
    May17

    Turkey recalls 1944 ethnic cleansing of Crimean Tatars

    On May 18, 1944, tens of thousands of Crimean Tatars were killed and deported to Central Asia by Stalin’s Soviet regime …read more Source: Anadolu...

    Book review: Teffi’s Memories tell of the Russian white flight and fight to survive
    May17

    Book review: Teffi’s Memories tell of the Russian white flight and fight to survive

    A hundred years ago, Teffi (the nom de plume of Nadezhda Aleksandrovna Lokhvitskaya) was one of Russia’s most popular and admired writers. The breadth of her talent – Symbolist poems, satirical sketches, feuilletons, stories and even songs – was equalled only by that of her audience: as her biographer Edythe Haber explains in...

    Iran handball team sinks Ukraine in second friendly encounter
    May17

    Iran handball team sinks Ukraine in second friendly encounter

    The national Iranian junior handball team defeats Ukraine 32-29 in its second friendly match against the East European side. …read more Source:...

    Ukraine slams Russia on Crimean Tatar deportation anniversary
    May17

    Ukraine slams Russia on Crimean Tatar deportation anniversary

    Ukraine’s ambassador says Moscow violated every promise it gave to Ukraine regarding protection of rights and freedom …read more Source: World...

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