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    To Deter Refugees, Norway Readies Fence on ex-Cold War Border
    Aug24

    To Deter Refugees, Norway Readies Fence on ex-Cold War Border

    Norway is putting up a steel fence at a remote Arctic border post with Russia after an influx of migrants last year, sparking an outcry from refugees’ rights groups and fears that cross- border ties with the former Cold War adversary will be harmed. The government says a new gate and a fence, about 200 meters (660 feet) long and 3.5 meters...

    Punitive Medicine? Crimean Tatars Shaken By Leader’s Confinement To Mental Asylum
    Aug24

    Punitive Medicine? Crimean Tatars Shaken By Leader’s Confinement To Mental Asylum

    Russia’s confinement of a Tatar activist to a psychiatric clinic in Crimea is raising fears that Moscow is reviving a Soviet-era practice to intimidate opponents of the peninsula’s annexation into silence. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Is America losing Turkey?
    Aug24

    Is America losing Turkey?

    In the dying days of Boris Yeltsin’s presidency, the great and the good in Washington scratched their heads and asked themselves: “Who lost Russia?” Post-communist Russia was more fluid than the hordes of economists, missionaries and carpetbaggers who descended on Moscow in 1992 had ever imagined. But the question itself was...

    Ukraine’s Poroshenko Strikes Martial Tone on Independence Day
    Aug24

    Ukraine’s Poroshenko Strikes Martial Tone on Independence Day

    Troubled Ukraine put on a show of its military strength on independence day on Wednesday and President Petro Poroshenko said the country had to rely on its own might rather than international guarantees. A march-past of army, navy and airforce units and hardware in the capital was intended to highlight the capability of Ukraine’s military,...

    Olympic Weightlifting Medalists Fail Doping Retests From 2008
    Aug24

    Olympic Weightlifting Medalists Fail Doping Retests From 2008

    Eleven Olympic weightlifting medalists will be stripped of their medals after failing retests of their doping samples from the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    The Morning Vertical, August 24, 2016
    Aug24

    The Morning Vertical, August 24, 2016

    Your daily roundup …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukraine Celebrates 25th Independence Day As Tensions With Russia Worsen
    Aug24

    Ukraine Celebrates 25th Independence Day As Tensions With Russia Worsen

    Ukraine marked 25 years of independence from the Soviet Union on August 24 with a massive parade of soldiers and heavy weaponry through central Kyiv, in a show of force designed to boost the morale of the country’s servicemen and reassure Ukrainians amid heightened tensions with Russia. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    The Daily Vertical: Ukraine At 25
    Aug24

    The Daily Vertical: Ukraine At 25

    The Daily Vertical is a video primer for Russia-watchers that appears Monday through Friday. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    The Daily Vertical: Ukraine At 25 (Transcript)
    Aug24

    The Daily Vertical: Ukraine At 25 (Transcript)

    The very idea of an independent Ukraine is offensive to Vladimir Putin, who has famously said that Ukraine “isn’t a real country.” …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Trump aides covertly fought freeing of Ukraine prisoner
    Aug24

    Trump aides covertly fought freeing of Ukraine prisoner

    For more than three years, lobbyist Jim Slattery worked in Washington to secure the release in Ukraine of the imprisoned political rival of the country’s then-president. He said the work was sometimes harder than expected. … Click to Continue » …read more Source: The News...