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    Is Gagauzia next on Russia’s list?
    Mar21

    Is Gagauzia next on Russia’s list?

    Gagauzia, a tiny autonomous region in Moldova, checks most of the boxes for Russian meddling. It is ethnically Turkic, religiously Christian Orthodox, and the main language spoken is Russian. The region is a byproduct of imperial rivalry between the Ottoman and Russian empires typically found in the Black Sea basin in the 19th century. Like...

    Crimea’s Tatars say Climate Worsening Under Russian Rule
    Mar21

    Crimea’s Tatars say Climate Worsening Under Russian Rule

    Daniel Schearf Published March 20, 2015 Crimea’s Tatar minorities were the most outspoken opponents of Russia’s annexation of Ukraine’s Black Sea peninsula. A year later, the Tatar community says there is a climate of fear as activists and …read more Source:...

    Crimea’s Tourism Slowly Recovering After Russia’s Annexation
    Mar21

    Crimea’s Tourism Slowly Recovering After Russia’s Annexation

    Daniel Schearf Published March 20, 2015 One year after Russia controversially annexed Crimea from Ukraine, sparking the worst tensions with the West in more than two decades, the Black Sea peninsula’s key tourism industry is slowly beginning to attract visitors again. Tour operators say income remains steady but sanctions, border controls...

    Crimean Trade Struggling to Recover After Russia’s Annexation
    Mar21

    Crimean Trade Struggling to Recover After Russia’s Annexation

    Daniel Schearf Published March 20, 2015 One year after Russia controversially annexed Crimea from Ukraine, sparking the worst tensions with the West in decades, the Black Sea peninsula …read more Source:...

    Journalists Say Press Freedom Has Suffered in Crimea
    Mar21

    Journalists Say Press Freedom Has Suffered in Crimea

    The Committee to Protect Journalists says it is alarmed by the media environment in Crimea, the Black Sea peninsula Russia annexed from Ukraine one year ago. The New York-based global watchdog group said in a statement published on its website Thursday that the climate for press freedom had steadily deteriorated in Crimea since March 2014....

    Crimea’s Remaining Ukrainians Under Pressure to Become Russian
    Mar21

    Crimea’s Remaining Ukrainians Under Pressure to Become Russian

    Daniel Schearf Published March 20, 2015 After Russia controversially annexed Crimea from Ukraine a year ago, Ukrainian citizens and military were pushed to choose between becoming Russian or leaving. Most chose Russian citizenship, and troops joined the Russian military. And some of the Ukrainians remaining in Crimea find themselves under...

    3 rebels die as clashes intensify near Ukraine port
    Mar20

    3 rebels die as clashes intensify near Ukraine port

    KIEV: Three pro-Russian separatists have been killed in fresh clashes close to the strategic Ukrainian-held port of Mariupol despite a shaky ceasefire aimed at ending nearly a year of fighting, rebels said on Friday. “Three fighters were killed and six wounded” in the village of Shyrokyne, the official rebel news agency said on its website. The...

    Obama, Hollande discuss Iran nuclear talks, Ukraine crisis
    Mar20

    Obama, Hollande discuss Iran nuclear talks, Ukraine crisis

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    Putin stages huge military exercises – Game of ‘brinkmanship’ with West
    Mar20

    Putin stages huge military exercises – Game of ‘brinkmanship’ with West

    MOSCOW: Mammoth Russian military drills ordered by President Vladimir Putin from the Pacific to the Black Sea are designed to send a message to the West: keep your distance and don’t overplay your hand on Ukraine, observers say. Since the start of the Ukraine crisis more than a year ago, Russia has flexed its muscles with a series of war...

    Russia: Extended EU Sanctions ‘Destructive’
    Mar20

    Russia: Extended EU Sanctions ‘Destructive’

    Russia has denounced the European Union’s move to maintain sanctions against Moscow over its role in the Ukraine conflict, calling Thursday’s decision to extend the measures “destructive.” Speaking to reporters Friday in Moscow, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov refused to specify how Russia would respond, but said it would...

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