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    Ukrainians transform Lenin statue into Darth Vader
    Oct23

    Ukrainians transform Lenin statue into Darth Vader

    Just in time for the release of the latest “Star Wars” blockbuster, Ukrainians have transformed a statue of Lenin into one of Darth Vader, an oddly prominent figure in local politics. Soviet founder Lenin, long despised by most in non-separatist parts of Ukraine, fell victim to a law adopted in April that ordered the removal of all...

    From Soviet to Sith: Ukrainians transform Lenin statue into Darth Vader
    Oct23

    From Soviet to Sith: Ukrainians transform Lenin statue into Darth Vader

    Just in time for the release of the latest Star Wars blockbuster, Ukrainians in Odessa transform a statue of Lenin into one of Darth Vader, an oddly prominent figure in local politics. …read more Source: ABC...

    Czech World War Two veteran Singer dies aged 101
    Oct23

    Czech World War Two veteran Singer dies aged 101

    Prague – Gustav Singer, a doctor of the Czechoslovak unit in the Soviet Union during World War Two who participated in the fights near Sokolovo, Kyiv, Bila Tserkva and the Dukla Pass, has died at the… …read more Source: České...

    Donetsk Rebels Ban Doctors Without Borders
    Oct23

    Donetsk Rebels Ban Doctors Without Borders

    Russian-backed rebels in Donetsk said on October 23 they had banned the Doctors Without Borders (MSF) charity group from operating in the separatist region in eastern Ukraine for unspecified violation of local laws. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    The surprising real names of A-list celebrities and the stories behind their stage names
    Oct23

    The surprising real names of A-list celebrities and the stories behind their stage names

    Sometimes you need to change your name to make it as a star in Hollywood or the music business. When Michael Keaton accepted his best actor Golden Globe for “Birdman,” he told the crowd his birth name was actually Michael Douglas. He changed his name early in his career to avoid confusion with the actor and TV host Mike Douglas. He is...

    Russian ‘Spies’ Accused of Trying to Hack MH17 Inquiry
    Oct23

    Russian ‘Spies’ Accused of Trying to Hack MH17 Inquiry

    Russian spies likely tried to hack into the Dutch Safety Board’s computer systems to access a sensitive final report into the shooting down of flight MH17 over Ukraine, experts said today. …read more Source:...

    Complicated local election rules draw wide criticism in Ukraine
    Oct23

    Complicated local election rules draw wide criticism in Ukraine

    KYIV – Just as Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko failed to ensure open party list voting in the 2014 parliamentary elections, now the local elections to take place on October 25 will also occur without genuine open party lists, which is widely considered the optimal voting system for Ukraine. Instead, Ukraine’s Parliament in July...

    Ukraine vows to challenge Russia during stint on U.N. Security Council
    Oct23

    Ukraine vows to challenge Russia during stint on U.N. Security Council

    On October 15, Ukraine won a non-permanent seat on the United Nations Security Council, giving the country a new platform to spar diplomatically with permanent veto-wielding member Russia. Ukraine won the mandate to represent Eastern European countries on the council. Four other countries – Egypt, Japan, Senegal, and Uruguay – were also elected...

    In Ukraine’s east: Russian hybrid war and Euro-hybrid democracy
    Oct23

    In Ukraine’s east: Russian hybrid war and Euro-hybrid democracy

    PART II Russian President Vladimir Putin, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President François Hollande have prevailed on Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko to accommodate pseudo-elections in the Russian-controlled territory into a special Ukrainian law. Mr. Poroshenko himself, and the Ukrainian body politic at large, had even recently...

    The political situation in Ukraine on the eve of nationwide local elections
    Oct23

    The political situation in Ukraine on the eve of nationwide local elections

    October 15 Ukraine is nearing its third nationwide election campaign since the fall of Viktor Yanukovych’s kleptocratic regime early last year. The ballot marathon commenced with presidential and parliamentary votes in 2014, and is now being followed by local elections on October 25 (Kyiv Post, October 14). Many observers, analysts and even...