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    4 things you need to know about the Cossacks fighting Russia’s opposition groups
    May18

    4 things you need to know about the Cossacks fighting Russia’s opposition groups

    Today’s Cossacks are a far cry from their Czarist-era ancestors, the fierce horsemen with woollen papakha hats, sabres and horsewhips, best known as a buffer force on the borders of the Russian Empire. But revival communities of Russians claiming Cossack heritage are increasingly making their mark as conservative shock troops, fighting...

    Statue of acclaimed Brazilian Jewish writer is new photo spot on Rio beach
    May18

    Statue of acclaimed Brazilian Jewish writer is new photo spot on Rio beach

    The bronze statue of Brazilian author Clarice Lispector has become a popular photo stop on Rio Beach. (Photo by Fernando Frazao/Agencia Brasil) RIO DE JANEIRO (JTA) — A statue of Clarice Lispector, a celebrated modernist author in Brazil, has become a popular photo spot in Rio since its inauguration on Sunday. Born in Ukraine in 1920 and later...

    U.S. Diplomat In Moscow For Ukraine Talks
    May18

    U.S. Diplomat In Moscow For Ukraine Talks

    U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland has discussed the implementation of the Minsk cease-fire agreement for eastern Ukraine with Russian officials. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukraine Commemorates Crimean Tatars’ Deportation
    May18

    Ukraine Commemorates Crimean Tatars’ Deportation

    Ukraine is commemorating on May 18 the victims of Soviet dictator Josef Stalin’s mass deportation of Tatars from Crimea in 1944. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Old Ladies Were ‘Praying’ For Jamala’s Eurovision Win
    May18

    Old Ladies Were ‘Praying’ For Jamala’s Eurovision Win

    The parents of Jamala, the winner of the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest, said their daughter’s victory has unified Crimean Tatars. The Ukrainian performer won the competition with her song 1944, about the deportation of 240,000 Crimean Tatars by Soviet leader Josef Stalin. Jamala’s father said old ladies had been praying for his...

    US diplomat in Moscow for talks on Ukraine
    May18

    US diplomat in Moscow for talks on Ukraine

    A senior U.S. diplomat is visiting Moscow for talks focusing on Ukraine. … Click to Continue » …read more Source: The Bellingham...

    US diplomat in Moscow for talks on Ukraine
    May18

    US diplomat in Moscow for talks on Ukraine

    A senior U.S. diplomat is visiting Moscow for talks focusing on Ukraine. … Click to Continue » …read more Source: The News...

    US diplomat in Moscow for talks on Ukraine
    May18

    US diplomat in Moscow for talks on Ukraine

    MOSCOW (AP) — A senior U.S. diplomat is visiting Moscow for talks focusing on Ukraine.U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland says she… …read more Source:...

    Global Magnitsky Act Set for Markup — and a Showdown
    May18

    Global Magnitsky Act Set for Markup — and a Showdown

    Earlier this month, I wrote about the curious case of the Global Magnitsky Act, which, shortly after being scheduled for markup in the House Foreign Affairs Committee in April, disappeared from the committee’s agenda. The original Magnitsky Act, which was signed into law in 2012 and permits sanctions on Russian individuals involved in...

    The Morning Vertical, May 18, 2016
    May18

    The Morning Vertical, May 18, 2016

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