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    The unorthodox path of a Ukrainian Jew in the ‘new’ Ukraine
    Jan24

    The unorthodox path of a Ukrainian Jew in the ‘new’ Ukraine

    Asher Cherkasskiy lived a modest life in peaceful southern Ukraine, observing Orthodox Jewish custom and putting his three children through religious school. But when war against pro-Russian insurgents broke out in 2014, everything changed. Cherkasskiy became one of the few religious Jews to join a pro-Kiev militia and his bearded, bespectacled...

    Ukraine, Saudi Arabia trade volume growing
    Jan24

    Ukraine, Saudi Arabia trade volume growing

    Trade volume in the last period exceeded $1 billion and $200 million in 2014 as well as the last year, 2015. The volume of trade, certainly, will increase, especially that the volume of exports from Ukraine to …read more Source:...

    Securing Interests: Russia Could Deploy Ground Troops to Crimea ‘if Needed’
    Jan24

    Securing Interests: Russia Could Deploy Ground Troops to Crimea ‘if Needed’

    TEHRAN (FNA)- Amid the rising number of threats, such as NATO’s expansion and Ukraine’s irredentism in the Black Sea region, Russia is building up its military capabilities in Crimea, including the possible deployment of ground troops to the peninsula. …read more Source: Fars News...

    Russian general Igor Sergun dies suddenly after being ‘sent to Syria by Vladimir Putin to ask President Assad to step down’ | Middle East | News
    Jan23

    Russian general Igor Sergun dies suddenly after being ‘sent to Syria by Vladimir Putin to ask President Assad to step down’ | Middle East | News

    A Russian general has died of unknown causes just weeks after reportedly being sent to Syria to negotiate with President Bashar al-Assad. Colonel-General Igor Sergun was the head of Russia’s secretive GRU military intelligence service and Deputy Chief of the armed forces General Staff. The Ministry of Defence gave no information on how or...

    Headliner: Noam Chomsky on ISIL, Turkey and Ukraine
    Jan23

    Headliner: Noam Chomsky on ISIL, Turkey and Ukraine

    The author discusses the war against ISIL, his public spat with the Turkish president and Russia’s annexation of Crimea. …read more Source: AL...

    Russians’ Anxiety Swells as Oil Prices Collapse
    Jan23

    Russians’ Anxiety Swells as Oil Prices Collapse

    Photo Workers at a Sbarro restaurant in Moscow protested, claiming they had not been paid in months. Credit James Hill for The New York Times KRASNODAR, Russia — Last year was bad enough financially for Sergei and Victoria Titov, both music teachers getting along in years. Her government salary was slashed by one third, and rampant inflation put...

    Russia slams US move on honorary consuls, provocations
    Jan22

    Russia slams US move on honorary consuls, provocations

    Russia has condemned a US decision to withdraw credentials of most of the Russian honorary consuls as well as Washington’s “provocations” against Moscow. “We are indignant about Washington’s decision to withdraw the accreditation of five out of six honorary consuls of the Russian Federation in the United...

    Britain had more motivation to kill Aleksandr Litvinenko than Russia, brother claims — RT News
    Jan22

    Britain had more motivation to kill Aleksandr Litvinenko than Russia, brother claims — RT News

    The brother of Aleksandr Litvinenko says the UK government had more motivation to kill him than Russia did, despite a British public inquiry which concluded that President Putin “probably” approved the assassination. Maksim Litvinenko, Aleksandr’s younger brother who lives in Rimini, Italy, responded to the Thursday report by saying it was...

    Russia says open to good-faith talks with Ukraine on debt
    Jan22

    Russia says open to good-faith talks with Ukraine on debt

    Russia’s Finance Minister Anton Siluanov said on Friday Moscow was open to “talks in good-faith” with Ukraine over the debt it owed to Russia …read more Source: The Daily...

    Kerry says effort and good faith could lead to lifting of sanctions on Russia
    Jan22

    Kerry says effort and good faith could lead to lifting of sanctions on Russia

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Friday he believed that, with effort and good faith on both sides, it would be possible to implement the Minsk agreements on Ukraine in coming months to allow for a lifting of sanctions on Russia. In a speech to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Kerry said he and U.S. Vice President Joe Biden had meet...

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