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    Critics Laugh At Latest Poll Showing Sky-High Support For Putin
    Oct22

    Critics Laugh At Latest Poll Showing Sky-High Support For Putin

    By Vladi Vovcuk Critics of Russian President Vladimir Putin are snickering at poll results claiming he has an approval rating of 90 percent. In a slew of sarcastic posts and memes, they’re slamming the findings as skewed and joking that by the end of the year, support for the president will soar into the triple digits. The poll findings...

    Russia’s Putin says Kiev not fulfilling Ukraine peace deal
    Oct22

    Russia’s Putin says Kiev not fulfilling Ukraine peace deal

    Ukraine’s government is not fulfilling key points of the Minsk agreement, the international peace deal aimed at halting the fighting in eastern Ukraine, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday. …read more Source: Channel...

    Russia's Putin says Kiev not fulfilling Ukraine peace deal
    Oct22

    Russia's Putin says Kiev not fulfilling Ukraine peace deal

    SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) – Ukraine’s government is not fulfilling key points of the Minsk agreement, the international peace deal aimed at halting the fighting in eastern Ukraine, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday. …read more Source: The...

    Ukraine’s prime minister opts out of polls
    Oct22

    Ukraine’s prime minister opts out of polls

    People’s Front decides not to run in elections after support drops to just 1% …read more Source: Financial...

    A Lenin statue in Ukraine got a Darth Vader makeover
    Oct22

    A Lenin statue in Ukraine got a Darth Vader makeover

    Lenin has gone to the dark side — at least in Ukraine A statue of the controversial Russian leader that stands in the city of Odessa received a “facelift” — Lenin’s head was replaced with Darth Vader’s, according to several local reports. See also: Russia’s ambassador to the UK mixed up Kal Penn with a terrorist...

    The murky story behind Netanyahu’s claim of a Palestinian role in the Holocaust
    Oct22

    The murky story behind Netanyahu’s claim of a Palestinian role in the Holocaust

    Haj Amin al-Husseini with Adolph Hitler. In 1941, Adolph Hitler’s war in Europe was going pretty well. The Nazis had invaded Poland in 1939, and France the following year. While the Blitz hadn’t finished off the United Kingdom, the United States was, at least, still not officially in the fight. On Nov. 28 of that year, Hitler took the...

    I Live Without Borders
    Oct22

    I Live Without Borders

    This speech was delivered at Wired 2015. There is the sad Russian joke about a Russian going through passport control and he gets asked by an officer: “Occupation?” “No,” replies the Russian. “Just visiting!” Every time I go through passport control somewhere, I am really lost when an officer at border control...

    Russia puts its air operations in Syria on display
    Oct22

    Russia puts its air operations in Syria on display

    A Russian Su-30 fighter jet takes off on a combat mission with a Su-30 bomber in the foreground, at Hemeimeem airbase, Syria, on Thursday. (AP/Vladimir Isachenkov)Russian combat jets streak into the sky from this base in western Syria for yet another day of the heavy bombing runs that have allowed Moscow to again portray itself as a major global...

    Why Obama Should Not Be Using Our Military for Political Leverage
    Oct22

    Why Obama Should Not Be Using Our Military for Political Leverage

    President Obama will veto the defense authorization bill today with a photo-op, and by doing so will highlight Washington at its worst. Instead of dealing with the bill on its merits, Obama is using the defense bill for political leverage. This is the wrong way to handle our national security. Many Americans rightfully find Washington’s way...

    Kumbaya (Not)
    Oct22

    Kumbaya (Not)

    In his new film Taxi, Iranian director Jafar Panahi is having a conversation with his young niece. They’re sitting in the cab Panahi is driving. The Iranian government has banned the director from making films, so he’s ostensibly found an alternative means of making money and of making films. He’s set up a camera on the...