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    Boris Schnaiderman, Brazil’s pioneering Russian literature translator, dies at 99
    May22

    Boris Schnaiderman, Brazil’s pioneering Russian literature translator, dies at 99

    RIO DE JANEIRO (JTA) — Brazil’s greatest promoter of Russian literature, Boris Schnaiderman, has died. Schnaiderman died Thursday from pneumonia in Sao Paulo. He was 99. An Ukrainian-born Jew, he was the first person to translate classical Russian literature directly from the Russian language to Portuguese. A translator, writer and...

    PM Trudeau plans to visit Ukraine this summer
    May22

    PM Trudeau plans to visit Ukraine this summer

    Ukraine and Canada will sign free trade agreement Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is planning to pay an official visit to Ukraine this summer, reports Ukrinform citing its own source. The details of the visit are yet to be agreed, but the most probable date is early July. …read more Source: National...

    New Database Aimed at Exposing ‘Kleptocrats’
    May22

    New Database Aimed at Exposing ‘Kleptocrats’

    Making documentary evidence of government corruption accessible to anyone with an Internet connection seems to be catching on. Earlier this month, the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists launched a searchable public database for the Panama Papers, the more than 11.5 million documents leaked from a Panamanian law firm revealing...

    Russia, Putin Named In MH17 Compensation Claim
    May22

    Russia, Putin Named In MH17 Compensation Claim

    A law firm in Australia has filed a compensation claim against Russia and President Vladimir Putin on behalf of victims of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17, shot down in 2014. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17: Australian Law Firm Names Russia, Putin In Compensation Claim, Report Says
    May22

    Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17: Australian Law Firm Names Russia, Putin In Compensation Claim, Report Says

    An Australian law firm has filed a compensation claim against Russia and President Vladimir Putin in the European Court of Human Rights on behalf of families of victims of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17, shot down in 2014, media reported. The jetliner crashed in Ukraine in pro-Russian rebel-held territory on July 17, 2014, killing all 298 people...

    Russia Opens Bidding For Upgrade Of Black Sea Coastal Artillery
    May21

    Russia Opens Bidding For Upgrade Of Black Sea Coastal Artillery

    The Russian Defense Ministry has opened bids on a contract to repair and upgrade a Black Sea coastal artillery system that is adjacent to the Russia-occupied Crimea Peninsula. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Belarusian President Invites Pope To ‘Peace Summit’ In Minsk
    May21

    Belarusian President Invites Pope To ‘Peace Summit’ In Minsk

    Belarusian President Alyaksandr Lukashenka is headed to Italy for trade talks with his Italian counterpart and other top officials. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Relatives Of MH17 Victims Seek Compensation From Russia, Putin: Australian Media
    May21

    Relatives Of MH17 Victims Seek Compensation From Russia, Putin: Australian Media

    MELBOURNE (Reuters) – An Australian law firm has filed a compensation claim against Russia and President Vladimir Putin in the European Court of Human Rights on behalf of families of victims of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17, shot down in 2014, media reported.The jetliner crashed in Ukraine in pro-Russian rebel-held territory on July 17,...

    U.S. and NATO should End New Cold War with Russia
    May21

    U.S. and NATO should End New Cold War with Russia

    U.S. and NATO should end New Cold War with Russia By Doug Bandow The NATO-Russia Council recently met in Brussels for the first time in nearly two years. “We are not afraid of dialogue,” announced alliance Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg. Alas, the talks didn’t get very far. Afterward he explained: “it was reconfirmed...

    Russia mysteriously shut down its equivalent to the DEA
    May21

    Russia mysteriously shut down its equivalent to the DEA

    Thomson ReutersThe Federal Drug Control Service (FSKN), the Russian equivalent of the DEA, has been dismantled in a sudden move that apparently took the head of the agency completely by surprise. Viktor Ivanov who, like Vladimir Putin, is a former KGB agent, has been in the Russian leader’s inner circle for decades. Following the shutdown,...