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    The $117-a-Barrel Alliance
    Oct23

    The $117-a-Barrel Alliance

    Russia and Iran have been teaming up to give the U.S. fits in the Middle East, but can this alliance last? A good piece in the WSJ examines the question: For Moscow, the Syrian war fits into its global strategy of creating a “multipolar” world in which Russia would re-emerge as one of the key powers alongside a declining America. The Kremlin is...

    Ukrainians transform famed Lenin statue into Darth Vader
    Oct23

    Ukrainians transform famed Lenin statue into Darth Vader

    ODESSA (UKRAINE) – 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. …read more Source: Bangkok...

    EPL 2015: Chelsea may not be over the blues, says Jose Mourinho
    Oct23

    EPL 2015: Chelsea may not be over the blues, says Jose Mourinho

    Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho is unsure if the Premier League champions are over the worst following their poor start to the season, but he said on Friday that a win and two clean sheets in the last week had lifted everyone at the club. Chelsea made their worst start to a domestic season for 37 years, recording only two wins in their opening...

    Russians: The new hippies?
    Oct23

    Russians: The new hippies?

    The number of real hippies seeking experiences in India is dwindling, but could Russians be their successors? Government representatives of the tourist industry in Kerala, Goa, and Uttarakhand recently visited Russia. The goal was to attract more Russian tourists. Goa and Kerala are two gems on the Indian west coast. Lush, beautiful, hospitable,...

    Welcome to the camp that trained 7-year-olds to be defenders of the Russian homeland
    Oct23

    Welcome to the camp that trained 7-year-olds to be defenders of the Russian homeland

    There was once a military training camp for the young in Europe, known as the Crimea Sich, that took place every year in August for two weeks. It was located in Crimea, a peninsula right below Ukraine and Russia. The Cossacks — an ethnic minority of East Slavic people who in 2014 helped Russia annex Crimea from Ukraine — would send kids as young...

    Poroshenko faces judgement day as Ukraine votes without rebel east (AFP)
    Oct23

    Poroshenko faces judgement day as Ukraine votes without rebel east (AFP)

    Kiev (AFP) – Pro-Western President Petro Poroshenko faces a stern test of his unpopular belt-tightening measures and stuttering anti-corruption drive when Ukraine votes in local elections Sunday that exclude the pro-Russian separatist east. …read more Source: The West...

    Iran marches, Russia rules, Obama watches
    Oct23

    Iran marches, Russia rules, Obama watches

    Guess who just popped up in the Kremlin? Bashar al-Assad, Syrian dictator and destroyer, now Vladimir Putin’s newest pet. After four years holed up in Damascus, Assad was summoned to Russia to bend a knee to Putin, show the world that today Middle East questions get settled not in Washington but in Moscow, and officially bless the...

    Looking West: Lviv Models Itself As Ukraine’s Future
    Oct23

    Looking West: Lviv Models Itself As Ukraine’s Future

    As Ukrainians vote in local elections on October 25, Lviv stands out among its peers as an example of what could be. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    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...