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    Germany warns Russia against ‘exploiting’ teen ‘rape’ case
    Jan27

    Germany warns Russia against ‘exploiting’ teen ‘rape’ case

    BERLIN (AFP) – Germany and Russia traded barbs over a murky case involving the alleged rape of a teenager, with Berlin warning Wednesday against exploiting the allegations after Moscow hinted at an official cover-up.Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier accused Russia of trying to inflame Germanys already heated national debate on...

    Russia Will Brush Off Litvinenko Accusations—And There Is Little That Can Be Done About It
    Jan27

    Russia Will Brush Off Litvinenko Accusations—And There Is Little That Can Be Done About It

    The final report from the long-running inquiry into the death of former Russian agent Alexander Litvinenko has re-ignited the controversy over what is undeniably the biggest assassination case seen in the U.K. for decades. The story has all the ingredients for a spy thriller, from secret poison to international conspiracy, but its implications...

    Vladimir Lenin is having a really bad week
    Jan27

    Vladimir Lenin is having a really bad week

    MOSCOW – In Ukraine’s rebel-held east, statues of Vladimir Lenin still stand proud in most towns’ central squares — survivors of the symbol-smashing by backers of Ukraine’s Western-looking government. So an attempt Wednesday to destroy the main Lenin statue in the separatist capital of Donetsk was a rude reminder that not...

    Ukrainian Police Fine PM’s Wife For Using Phone While Driving
    Jan27

    Ukrainian Police Fine PM’s Wife For Using Phone While Driving

    Traffic police in Kyiv have fined Terezia Yatsenyuk, the wife of Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk, for talking on a mobile phone while driving. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Belarus’ electricity import down by 26.3% to 2.8bn kWh in 2015
    Jan27

    Belarus’ electricity import down by 26.3% to 2.8bn kWh in 2015

    In 2015 Belarus imported 2.816 million kWh of electricity, including 2,815.2 million kWh from Russia, and 0.8 million kWh from Ukraine. The country is set to purchase 2.5 billion kWh abroad in 2016. …read more Source:...

    Russia Less Corrupt Than a Year Ago: Transparency International
    Jan27

    Russia Less Corrupt Than a Year Ago: Transparency International

    Russia has improved its global standing with regards to corruption according to anti-fraud organization Transparency International’s annual league table for 2015. The ranking takes into account the transparency of each country’s public sector and rates it out of 100, with zero signifying little transparency and high corruption, while...

    Kiev plans Dutch referendum campaign to ‘show the real Ukraine’
    Jan27

    Kiev plans Dutch referendum campaign to ‘show the real Ukraine’

    Kiev is planning to get involved in the Dutch referendum campaign on the EU treaty with Ukraine, according to an… …read more Source:...

    Armenia among top three CIS countries enjoying popularity of Russian tourists
    Jan27

    Armenia among top three CIS countries enjoying popularity of Russian tourists

    Top 10 popular cities for Russian tourists in 2016 are Minsk, Tbilisi, Yerevan, Baku, Kyiv, Almaty, Tashkent, Chisinau, Astana and Vitebsk. …read more Source:...

    Putin Grants Russian Citizenship To Pro-Moscow Journalist From Ukraine
    Jan27

    Putin Grants Russian Citizenship To Pro-Moscow Journalist From Ukraine

    President Vladimir Putin has granted Russian citizenship to a controversial pro-Russian journalist from Ukraine, Anatoliy Vasserman. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    The Cold Warriors Strike Back
    Jan27

    The Cold Warriors Strike Back

    Stephen F. CohenIn Washington, London, Turkey, Kiev, and even Moscow, opponents of a possible US–Russian détente on Ukraine and Syria demonstrate again their power to thwart the process of negotiations. …read more Source: The...