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    RuNet Users Get Creative In Response to Ukrainian President’s Fake Magazine Cover
    Jan05

    RuNet Users Get Creative In Response to Ukrainian President’s Fake Magazine Cover

    Shortly after New Year, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko tweeted a photo of a cover of The Economist magazine featuring his face among many other international leaders. The magazine cover turned out to be fake and resulted in a perfect storm of parodies and memes on the Russian-speaking Internet. On January 3, Poroshenko posted a photo of the...

    The Russian security chief who just died helped transform one of the country’s most feared intelligence agencies
    Jan04

    The Russian security chief who just died helped transform one of the country’s most feared intelligence agencies

    KremlinOne of the most powerful intelligence figures in Russia died unexpectedly, according to a Russian government announcement on January 4th. Igor Sergun, the head of the Main Intelligence Directorate of Russia’s General Staff (GRU), died of unspecified causes at the age of 58, The Wall Street Journal reports, although there is no...

    Russia’s Shadowboxing with NATO
    Jan04

    Russia’s Shadowboxing with NATO

    Russia has a new National Security Strategy, signed by President Putin on the last day of 2015, an uncanny New Year’s message that Russia’s relations with the West have entered an even more volatile phase. The new Russian NSS accuses the United States and its NATO allies of “seeking to preserve their global domination in world...

    Head of Putin’s military intelligence unexpectedly dies
    Jan04

    Head of Putin’s military intelligence unexpectedly dies

    Kremlinn Monday, news broke about the death of 58-year-old Colonel General Igor Sergun on January 3rd, head of the Main Intelligence Directorate of the General Staff, better known as the GRU. No cause of death has yet been announced, but there has been no suggestion of anything shady or strange about his demise, even at this relatively young age...

    China just landed its first plane on an airstrip in the disputed South China Sea
    Jan04

    China just landed its first plane on an airstrip in the disputed South China Sea

    Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative/CSISVietnam formally accused China of violating its sovereignty and a recent confidence-building pact on Saturday by landing a plane on an airstrip Beijing has built on an artificial island in a contested part of the South China Sea. Foreign Ministry spokesman Le Hai Binh said the airfield, had been...

    In Putin’s Russia, Art Looks at You
    Jan04

    In Putin’s Russia, Art Looks at You

    The only thing more disconcerting than coming face-to-face with a nine-foot-tall fighter-jet helmet is the moment when it comes alive. Suddenly, the goggles revealed a pair of eyes. They looked up, down, side to side, sweeping the room in panic. I was no longer looking at art—art was looking at me.It was Russian art, to be exact. This wild-eyed...

    Amid Russia Tensions, Ukraine To Call For UN Peacekeeping Mission In Conflict-Torn East
    Jan04

    Amid Russia Tensions, Ukraine To Call For UN Peacekeeping Mission In Conflict-Torn East

    Ukraine assumed its duties Friday as a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council and was already preparing Monday to call for a peacekeeping mission to be sent to the Donbass region, where a war between government forces and Russia-backed rebels continues. The move is likely to trigger objections from the Kremlin, which...

    Serena Williams withdraws from Hopman Cup
    Jan04

    Serena Williams withdraws from Hopman Cup

    World number one Serena Williams suffered an early season injury setback as she withdrew from her opening Hopman Cup tie with inflammation in her knee. Williams, 34, was scheduled to play Ukraine’s Elina Svitolina in the women’s singles on Monday morning in Perth, Australia, but she pulled out just minutes before the start. The match...

    Ukrainians say farewell to ‘Soviet champagne’ as decommunisation law takes hold
    Jan04

    Ukrainians say farewell to ‘Soviet champagne’ as decommunisation law takes hold

    New regulations in Ukraine ban streets, towns and products from glorifying communismThis past New Year’s Eve marked the last time Ukrainians could pop open “Soviet champagne”, as the Kiev factory that makes it announced it is changing the popular drink’s name, due to a controversial law on decommunisation in the country.The...

    Democracy Lab Weekly Brief, January 4, 2016
    Jan04

    Democracy Lab Weekly Brief, January 4, 2016

    To keep up with Democracy Lab in real time, follow us on Twitter and Facebook. Rick Rowden explains why the optimists’ case for economic growth in Africa has failed to pan out – and what needs to be done to turn things around. Erica Marat warns that Ukraine’s much-praised police reforms could lead to trouble … …read more...