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    How Litvinenko’s poisoning fits into Putin’s power play
    Jan25

    How Litvinenko’s poisoning fits into Putin’s power play

    Ria Novosti/Reuters A British inquiry into the death by poisoning of ex-Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko in London ten years ago paints a picture of Russian President Vladimir Putin that is every bit as sinister as the most lurid caricatures of the former spy that have emerged in the 16 years he has led Russia—as either president or prime...

    Democracy Lab Weekly Brief, January 25, 2016
    Jan25

    Democracy Lab Weekly Brief, January 25, 2016

    To keep up with Democracy Lab in real time, follow us on Twitter and Facebook. Adrian Karatnycky argues that Ukraine’s reformers should steer clear of former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili, who has now become a major player in domestic Ukrainian politics. Christian Caryl tells the story of two very different people — a former spy...

    “Europe” — Gone With the Wind
    Jan25

    “Europe” — Gone With the Wind

    Whither is fled the visionary gleam Where is it now – The glory and the dream The European Union is suffering from a malaise. A mood of disquiet pervades the continent’s political elites. Its symptoms are flagging confidence and free-floating anxiety. The populace of its member states is disaffected from Brussels institutions,...

    Big question: after the Litvinenko inquiry, should we boycott the Russian World Cup?
    Jan25

    Big question: after the Litvinenko inquiry, should we boycott the Russian World Cup?

    Russian President Vladimir Putin (right) and suspended FIFA President Sepp Blatter pose on stage during the Preliminary Draw of the FIFA World Cup 2018 in St. Petersburg, Russia, 25th July 2015. ©MARCUS BRANDT/dpa Late last week the Litvinenko report was published. In it was the claim that Vladimir Putin “probably” approved the murder of former...

    [Interview] Ukraine’s ex-PM hopes to get off EU list this week
    Jan25

    [Interview] Ukraine’s ex-PM hopes to get off EU list this week

    Mykola Azarov is hoping the EU court will, this week, strike him off the EU blacklist so that he can work, more easily, to unseat the government in Kiev. …read more Source:...

    Belarus drawn into 2016 Eurovision second semi-final
    Jan25

    Belarus drawn into 2016 Eurovision second semi-final

    The second semi-final (12 May) will feature Albania, Australia, Belgium, Bulgaria, Denmark, Macedonia, Georgia, Ireland, Israel, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, Switzerland and Ukraine. …read more Source:...

    The Simple Elegance of the Molotov Cocktail
    Jan25

    The Simple Elegance of the Molotov Cocktail

    Matthew Merighi Military History, It’s one of the most visible icons of civil resistance in the modern age. The Molotov cocktail is one of the most visible icons of civil resistance in the modern age. Whether it is on the streets of Kyiv, Athens or the latest site of any G20 meeting, the Molotov cocktail is one of the variables modern media...

    Russian GDP fell 3.7% in 2015: state statistics agency
    Jan25

    Russian GDP fell 3.7% in 2015: state statistics agency

    MOSCOW (AFP) – Russias gross domestic product (GDP) fell 3.7 percent in 2015 as the countrys energy-dependent economy reeled from low oil prices, the state statistics agency said on Monday, citing preliminary data.The figure is in line with an earlier economy ministry estimate, cited by President Vladimir Putin at his annual press...

    France to ‘strengthen’ relations with Russia despite sanctions
    Jan25

    France to ‘strengthen’ relations with Russia despite sanctions

    Macron, who arrived in Russia for a two-day visit, said Sunday that Paris hoped EU sanctions imposed against Russia for fuelling a separatist rebellion in eastern Ukraine would be lifted this summer. …read more Source: Channel...

    Polish, Lithuanian and Ukrainian brigade to be ready in 2017
    Jan25

    Polish, Lithuanian and Ukrainian brigade to be ready in 2017

    The force is to take part in U.N. peacekeeping missions and will also help Ukraine — which is not a member of NATO — upgrade its armed forces. Warsaw would like the summit to make decisions on the permanent placement of NATO troops in the area, but some western alliance members point to a 1997 agreement with Russia barring that. …read more...