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    Nadiya Savchenko: a profile in courage
    Apr15

    Nadiya Savchenko: a profile in courage

    Dear Editor: Former Lt. Nadiya Savchenko, a Ukrainian military pilot imprisoned in Russia on trumped-up charges, has made worldwide headlines protesting her innocence and demanding release. She is a pawn in a nasty piece of Russian bravado that leverages Russian ambitions for hegemony in Eastern Europe against Ukraine’s interest in...

    Rochester community vows to present  gift to Nadiya Savchenko upon her release
    Apr15

    Rochester community vows to present gift to Nadiya Savchenko upon her release

    ROCHESTER, N.Y. – The Ukrainian community of Rochester, N.Y., has a “Free Nadiya Blouse” that it will gift to Nadiya Savchenko upon her release from illegal incarceration in a Russian prison and her return to Ukraine. Above, administrators and staff of the Ukrainian Federal Credit Union (from left), Galyna Dyakiv, Olga Bilokin, Lesia Chwesik,...

    Ukrainian pro sports update: soccer
    Apr15

    Ukrainian pro sports update: soccer

    Yarmolenko hoping for English Premier League promotion Andriy Yarmolenko has played the waiting game for many years now. Arguably one of the most talented soccer players of his generation, he joined Dynamo Kyiv in 2007 when the club’s grip on champion trophies began to slip. Perennially the top team playing in the Champions League every […]...

    Putin’s call-in TV show prompts nationwide fixing spree
    Apr15

    Putin’s call-in TV show prompts nationwide fixing spree

    In just one day, roads of a Siberian city were repaired, swindled fishery workers got wads of cash and a child prodigy was invited to go to a Crimean summer camp — all thanks to President Vladimir Putin’s Thursday call-in show. …read more Source:...

    Russia, Iran, and Inland Seas
    Apr15

    Russia, Iran, and Inland Seas

    American thinkers tend to look at naval strategy as ocean-centric. The seas that matter most are the ones that must be kept open to ensure sea lines of communication: the Mediterranean, the Red Sea, the Persian Gulf, the South China Sea, and the Straits of Malacca. Inland seas receive much less attention. The northeast corner of the Black Sea and...

    Book review: Lyse Champagne captures the sad essence of refugees crises
    Apr15

    Book review: Lyse Champagne captures the sad essence of refugees crises

    There is an almost unbearable sadness permeating the new collection of short stories, The Light that Remains, by Ottawa author Lyse Champagne. The six stories are all about refugees in different parts of the world during the past 100 years. Truly happy endings seem impossible. These stories make us face the current Syrian refugee catastrophe and...

    Vote For VICE News In The 2016 Webby Awards
    Apr15

    Vote For VICE News In The 2016 Webby Awards

    The finalists for this year’s Webby Awards have been announced, and VICE News has been nominated in two separate categories.We’ve picked up a nomination in the prestigious category of “Best Online Film & Video – News & Information.” We’re up against some top notch competition in this category, including...

    In Ukraine, Expats and Romantics Are Out
    Apr15

    In Ukraine, Expats and Romantics Are Out

    Ukraine’s experiment in bringing foreigners and private sector professionals to fix the country has failed. …read more Source:...

    Russia, Japan agree to leaders’ meetings this year
    Apr15

    Russia, Japan agree to leaders’ meetings this year

    TOKYO (AP) — Top diplomats from Japan and Russia agreed Friday on scheduling their leaders’ meetings this year, starting with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s visit to Russia, to deepen relations overshadowed by a World War II territorial dispute and the conflict in Ukraine. …read more Source: CNS...

    A Steep Climb Ahead
    Apr15

    A Steep Climb Ahead

    Ukraine yesterday got a new Prime Minister, a young politician with a vaguely reformist reputation named Volodomyr Groisman. But despite the surface promise, Hannah Thoburn argues elsewhere in our pages, it’s hard to see big new changes coming to Kyiv any time soon: Though Groisman may indeed have good intentions, he is unlikely to have the...