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    Ukraine tied with U.S.A. for third place in the Paralympic Games
    Sep16

    Ukraine tied with U.S.A. for third place in the Paralympic Games

    PARSIPPANY, N.J. – Ukraine is currently tied with the United States for third place in the medals standings with 83 medals – 32 gold, 24 silver and 27 bronze – at the Paralympic Games in Rio that run September 7-18. As of press time (September 15), China leads the medals count with 172, followed by […] …read more Source: The Ukrainian...

    Ukrainian World Congress holds annual general meeting in Kyiv
    Sep16

    Ukrainian World Congress holds annual general meeting in Kyiv

    KYIV – The Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) held its three-day annual general meeting at the Taras Shevchenko Kyiv National University on August 25-27 with 184 delegates and guests from 26 countries participating. The official portion of the meeting started with prayers led by the primates of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church – Kyiv Patriarchate and...

    Kyiv chosen to host Eurovision 2017
    Sep16

    Kyiv chosen to host Eurovision 2017

    KYIV – Ukraine has chosen Kyiv to host the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest, putting an end to a contentious and delay-marred process. Culture Minister Yevhen Nyschuk and National Television Company head Zurab Alasania announced the decision on September 9, telling a press conference in Kyiv that the capital had edged out the Black Sea port […]...

    Ukrainian Independence Day 2016 – Philadelphia
    Sep16

    Ukrainian Independence Day 2016 – Philadelphia

    PHILADELPHIA – The Ukrainian American community of the Greater Philadelphia area observed the 25th anniversary of Ukraine’s independence on August 24 during an outdoor ceremony on the North Broad Street area of Philadelphia City Hall. After receiving the traditional Ukrainian bread and salt greeting of hospitality from performers of the...

    How Maria Baronova Became the Face of Russia’s Opposition
    Sep16

    How Maria Baronova Became the Face of Russia’s Opposition

    On a warm Wednesday night, Maria Baronova was taking questions from a handful of voters on a playground near Moscow’s Victory movie theatre. She spoke quietly and quickly, ignoring a half dozen obviously drunk men who periodically catcalled the parliamentary candidate or her posse of mostly young female volunteers. “Who do you see as an...

    Putin’s Last Critic in Parliament Hopes 2016 Can Be the Year of the Opposition
    Sep16

    Putin’s Last Critic in Parliament Hopes 2016 Can Be the Year of the Opposition

    At 36 years old, Dmitry Gudkov has unwittingly become the sole flag bearer of the Russian opposition in parliament. After a successful stint in Russia’s national youth basketball team, he took an interest in politics and was elected alongside his father Gennady as part of the establishment A Just Russia party in 2011. Half a decade later,...

    How the Obsession with American ‘Leadership’ Warps Foreign Policy Analysis
    Sep16

    How the Obsession with American ‘Leadership’ Warps Foreign Policy Analysis

    Ben Denison criticizes a familiar flaw in foreign policy commentary: When a surprising event occurs that threatens U.S. interests, many are quick to blame Washington’s lack of leadership and deride the administration for failing to anticipate and prevent the crisis. Recent examples from the continuing conflict in Syria, Russia’s...

    Denmark Questions Legitimacy Of Russian Vote In Crimea
    Sep16

    Denmark Questions Legitimacy Of Russian Vote In Crimea

    Officials met on September 16 at the Yalta European Strategy (YES) forum in Kyiv to discuss Ukrainian and regional security. At the forum, Danish Foreign Minister Kristian Jensen said his country does not recognize the Crimean results of the upcoming Russian elections. (RFE/RL’s Ukrainian Service) …read more Source: Radio Free Europe...

    The Revival Of Ukraine’s Mountain Horn — The Trembita
    Sep16

    The Revival Of Ukraine’s Mountain Horn — The Trembita

    For centuries people living high in Ukraine’s Carpathian Mountains used it to communicate over vast distances. The trembita is a long wooden horn that was played to mark special events and used by shepherds to send signals. Today the traditional Ukrainian instrument is enjoying a revival after being embraced by contemporary musicians....

    US to add military assets in Syria under cease-fire deal
    Sep16

    US to add military assets in Syria under cease-fire deal

    WASHINGTON — The U.S. military will have to shift surveillance aircraft from other regions and increase the number of intelligence analysts to coordinate attacks with Russia under the Syria cease-fire deal partly in order to target militants the U.S. has largely spared, senior officials say. Senior defense and military officials told The...