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    Ukraine President Honors Eurovision Winner Jamala with Award
    May17

    Ukraine President Honors Eurovision Winner Jamala with Award

    Eurovision Song Contest winner Jamala has been awarded the title of Honored Artist of Ukraine in Kyiv following her weekend victory at the competition with her “1944” song about war-time deportations of Crimean Tatars by the Soviet Union. Ukrainian politicians, including President Petro Poroshenko, who handed the singer the award on...

    How Home Sewing Personalized Fashion
    May17

    How Home Sewing Personalized Fashion

    I am on the short side of petite, so clothes shopping is often a problem. But my mother, a gifted seamstress, always came to the rescue with her round, gold sewing tin with the red-and-green, mid-century starbursts on it. She’d instruct me to climb up on the dining room table so she could hem pants that puddled at my ankles and skirts that...

    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...

    All the President’s Men
    May17

    All the President’s Men

    Why President Poroshenko’s latest power grab shows that the reform process in Ukraine is stalling. …read more Source: Foreign...

    International News in Brief: Danish PM heads to Greenland with European Council President
    May17

    International News in Brief: Danish PM heads to Greenland with European Council President

    Lars Løkke Rasmussen, the Danish prime minister, will meet in Copenhagen on Tuesday with Donald Tusk, the President of the European Council to discuss handling of the challenges facing the EU, including the refugee crisis and the Russia/Ukraine conflict. Following the Copenhagen meeting, Rasmussen and Tusk will travel to Greenland to examine the...

    Eurovision Winner Jamala Says Song Won On Artistic, Not Political, Grounds
    May17

    Eurovision Winner Jamala Says Song Won On Artistic, Not Political, Grounds

    Ukrainian singer Jamala says she rejects criticism that her song 1944 took top prize at the Eurovision Song Contest for political rather than artistic reasons. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Russia: Ukraine’s Eurovision win ‘political’
    May17

    Russia: Ukraine’s Eurovision win ‘political’

    The winner of Europe’s immensely popular Eurovision Song Contest might have stoked tensions in Russia, but in her homeland she’s being lauded as a hero. …read more Source:...

    Russia To Upgrade Crimean Radar Station To Detect Missile Launches From Black Sea, Mediterranean
    May17

    Russia To Upgrade Crimean Radar Station To Detect Missile Launches From Black Sea, Mediterranean

    Russia will upgrade a radar station near Sevastopol in Crimea to detect potential missile launches from the Black Sea and the Mediterranean, Sputnik News reported Tuesday, citing Izvestia newspaper. The development comes on the heels of a U.S. missile shield going operational in Romania — a move Moscow views as a threat to Russia’s...

    Russia’s Red Army Choir hopes for 2017 Eurovision in Ukraine
    May17

    Russia’s Red Army Choir hopes for 2017 Eurovision in Ukraine

    The artistic director of Russia’s official Red Army Choir, formed during the Soviet era, has voiced readiness to join the competition. But tensions remain high following this year’s unexpected win by Ukraine’s Jamala. …read more Source: Deutsche...

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

    UN: Eurovision victory ‘makes no difference’ for Tatars

    GENEVA (AP) — The U.N. human rights office says Ukrainian singer Jamala’s Eurovision victory “makes no difference on the ground” for Crimean Tatars, who have …read more Source: Taiwan...