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    Georgia Shouldn’t (and Won’t) Be a NATO Member
    Aug08

    Georgia Shouldn’t (and Won’t) Be a NATO Member

    Will Ruger noticed that Pence repeated the pledge to bring Georgia into NATO during his visit there last week: Pence stated, “President Trump and the United States stand firmly behind the 2008 NATO Bucharest statement which made it clear that Georgia will, someday, become a member.” Since this week marks the ninth anniversary of the August 2008...

    Saakashvili Says People Rejecting Elites In Ukraine And Russia
    Aug08

    Saakashvili Says People Rejecting Elites In Ukraine And Russia

    Ex-Georgian president and former regional governor of Odesa, Mikheil Saakashvili, says ordinary people are rejecting ruling elites in both Ukraine and Russia. He was speaking to Aleksei Dzikavitsky of RFE/RL’s Russian Service in Warsaw on August 7. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    How Women Lived Under Soviet Rule
    Aug08

    How Women Lived Under Soviet Rule

    Before stepping onto the stage, Svetlana Alexievich left me with her grayish-beige leather coat, as unfashionable as the rest of her. We had met by chance in March at a literary festival in Austria where the 2015 Nobel Prize winner in literature—a stocky woman in her late 60s, barely 5 feet tall—was being honored. “Hold it for me,” she said, and...

    Power Reportedly Restored To 109,000 Left Without Electricity In Crimea
    Aug08

    Power Reportedly Restored To 109,000 Left Without Electricity In Crimea

    Energy officials say electricity was cut for hours to tens of thousands of people on the Russian-controlled Crimean Peninsula amid soaring summer temperatures and continuing supply problems on August 7. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Everything You Need to Know: Russia’s Massive Zapad Military Exercise
    Aug08

    Everything You Need to Know: Russia’s Massive Zapad Military Exercise

    Dmitry Gorenburg Security, Eurasia For one week in September, the media will breathlessly tout the might of the Russian military—only to disregard analysis of the exercise soon after. The Zapad-2017 military exercise that will take place in September in Russia and Belarus has already begun to draw attention in the Western press. In recent days,...

    Everything You Need to Know: Russia’s Massive Zapad Military Exercise
    Aug08

    Everything You Need to Know: Russia’s Massive Zapad Military Exercise

    Dmitry Gorenburg Security, Eurasia For one week in September, the media will breathlessly tout the might of the Russian military—only to disregard analysis of the exercise soon after. The Zapad-2017 military exercise that will take place in September in Russia and Belarus has already begun to draw attention in the Western press. In recent days,...

    Everything You Need to Know: Russia’s Massive Zapad Military Exercise
    Aug08

    Everything You Need to Know: Russia’s Massive Zapad Military Exercise

    Dmitry Gorenburg Security, Eurasia For one week in September, the media will breathlessly tout the might of the Russian military—only to disregard analysis of the exercise soon after. The Zapad-2017 military exercise that will take place in September in Russia and Belarus has already begun to draw attention in the Western press. In recent days,...

    Saakashvili Predicts Putin’s ‘Full Isolation,’ Rise of Russian Opposition
    Aug07

    Saakashvili Predicts Putin’s ‘Full Isolation,’ Rise of Russian Opposition

    Mikheil Saakashvili, the former Georgian president and ex-governor of Ukraine’s Odesa region who was stripped last month of his Ukrainian citizenship, says Russian President Vladimir Putin will eventually face “full international isolation” as a result of tensions between Moscow and the West. …read more Source: Radio Free...

    RIA: Moscow to Cut Dependence on US Payment Systems
    Aug07

    RIA: Moscow to Cut Dependence on US Payment Systems

    Russia will speed up work on reducing dependency on U.S. payment systems and the dollar as a settling currency, RIA news agency cited Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov as saying on Monday. It is a response to the new sanctions against Russia reluctantly signed into law last week by U.S. President Donald Trump. The sanctions targeted...

    2 Members of Russian Punk Band Pussy Riot Detained

    Two members of the Russian feminist punk band Pussy Riot were briefly detained Monday after rallying for the release of a Ukrainian filmmaker outside his Siberian prison. During Sunday’s protest in Yakutsk where Oleg Sentsov is serving his sentence, the band members unfurled a banner on a nearby bridge that read “Free Sentsov!”...