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    Russia apprehends head of Ukrainian library in Moscow
    Oct29

    Russia apprehends head of Ukrainian library in Moscow

    MOSCOW: Russian investigators said on Thursday they had raided the library of Ukrainian literature in Moscow and detained its 58-year-old head, with ties between the two ex-Soviet neighbours in tatters. The powerful Investigative Committee said library chief Natalya Sharina was charged with inciting ethnic hatred and violating human dignity by...

    Russia’s ‘Lukewarm’ War
    Oct29

    Russia’s ‘Lukewarm’ War

    Putin’s Arsenal My last blog, triggered by an article in the Huffington Post of October 6, entitled “Nuclear Smugglers Shopped Radioactive Materials To ISIS And Other Terrorists”, posited that Russia is actually waging what one might call a “lukewarm” war against the West in a number of theaters. In this blog, I...

    Karen Dawisha on How Putin Views the West, Interview With Renowned Russia Expert and Author of Putin’s Kleptocracy
    Oct29

    Karen Dawisha on How Putin Views the West, Interview With Renowned Russia Expert and Author of Putin’s Kleptocracy

    Karen Dawisha is the Walter E Havighurst Professor of Political Science at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. She is a world-renowned Russia expert who has written extensively about Soviet foreign policy, Russia-Middle East relations, and contemporary Russian politics. Her most recent book, published in 2014, is Putin’s Kleptocracy: Who Owns...

    Ukraine and Poland: Same Old Backward Rightwing Elements
    Oct29

    Ukraine and Poland: Same Old Backward Rightwing Elements

    Over the past two years or so, I have developed a keen awareness of the wounded pride, historical revisionism and backward rightwing nationalism which characterizes swathes of Eastern European society. I didn’t develop my views by actively seeking out such elements, but rather they found me. Let me briefly back up and explain. In 2014, I...

    EU considers civil mission in the Balkans
    Oct29

    EU considers civil mission in the Balkans

    The EU is considering launching a “civil mission” to help Western Balkan countries deal with the flow of refugees through the region, officials said Thursday. Diplomats met in Brussels to discuss ways to control the influx of migrants traveling from the Middle East through the Balkan countries and on to northern Europe. The proposal for a civil...

    Ukraine says Russia has not approved debt restructuring deal
    Oct29

    Ukraine says Russia has not approved debt restructuring deal

    KIEV (Reuters) – Ukraine’s Finance Ministry said on Thursday Russia had rejected a second chance to agree to a debt restructuring deal, paving the way for a possible court battle over $3 billion of bonds. …read more Source: The...

    Ukraine Rejects Talks With Russia Over Flight Ban
    Oct29

    Ukraine Rejects Talks With Russia Over Flight Ban

    Russian aviation agency Rosaviatsia said on Thursday it had proposed to Ukraine’s aviation authorities further talks on resuming flights between the two countries, but Kyiv swiftly turned down the offer. Direct air services between the one-time allies ceased on Sunday, a new low in commercial relations between the two neighbors....

    What it’s like to be a conscript in the Russian military
    Oct29

    What it’s like to be a conscript in the Russian military

    Conscription has a long history in Russia. Hundreds of thousands of young Russian men are drafted into the country’s military every year, a practice carried over from the Soviet Union-era and the Tsarist systems before that. Russia is set apart by a bullying culture that’s generally more extreme and widespread than in other militaries...

    Ukraine: Kyiv Court Seizes Billionaire Kurchenko’s 14 Offshore Accounts
    Oct29

    Ukraine: Kyiv Court Seizes Billionaire Kurchenko’s 14 Offshore Accounts

    A court in Kyiv has ruled to freeze 14 offshore bank accounts linked to Ukraine’s fugitive businessman and youngest self-declared billionaire, Serhiy Kurchenko, it was revealed this week. …read more Source:...

    Europe suspends Belarus sanctions
    Oct29

    Europe suspends Belarus sanctions

    The European Union decided Thursday to suspend most of its sanctions against Belarus after the authoritarian country freed political prisoners and did not crack down on dissent following this month’s flawed presidential election. The asset freeze and travel ban applying to 170 people, including President Alexander Lukashenko, and an asset...