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    Russians to Vote Sunday in Presidential Election; Putin Victory Expected
    Mar17

    Russians to Vote Sunday in Presidential Election; Putin Victory Expected

    Russians are to vote Sunday in a presidential election expected to result in another six-year term for Vladimir Putin, who has been in a position of leadership in Russia for 18 years. He faces seven challengers but no real threats from any of the contenders. Each of the other candidates — a reality TV star and an ultranationalist among them — is...

    The Latest: Russian presidential vote kicks off in Far East
    Mar17

    The Latest: Russian presidential vote kicks off in Far East

    A polling station official hangs a list of candidates for the 2018 Russian presidential election, during preparations for the 2018 Russian presidential election at a polling station in Simferopol, Crimea, Saturday, March 17, 2018. Russian voters, observers and eight presidential… …read more Source: The Bismarck...

    Putin Votes Cast From Crimea May Come at High Diplomatic Cost
    Mar17

    Putin Votes Cast From Crimea May Come at High Diplomatic Cost

    Russian President Vladimir Putin was in high spirits as he took the stage this week in Sevastopol, Crimea, addressing an ultra-patriotic concert rally marking the fourth anniversary of the internationally unrecognized referendum intended to legitimize Russia’s annexation of Ukraine’s Black Sea peninsula. “Four years ago you made a...

    On Russia, There Are Two Trumps
    Mar17

    On Russia, There Are Two Trumps

    When it comes to Russia, there is the Trump administration — and there is the president.The Trump administration denounces Russia for using nerve agent on British soil. President Donald Trump says nothing for days, then calls it “a very sad situation.”The Trump administration castigates Russia for indiscriminate killing in Syria. Trump says...

    Mike Pompeo, Counterpuncher
    Mar17

    Mike Pompeo, Counterpuncher

    Donald Trump says he and his pick to replace Rex Tillerson as secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, “have a very similar thought process,” but what they seem to have most in common is a code of conduct for dealing with adversaries. Trump, drawing on the lessons he learned from his former lawyer Roy Cohn, often describes himself as a “counterpuncher.”...

    Russia summons British ambassador over spy poisoning dispute
    Mar17

    Russia summons British ambassador over spy poisoning dispute

    British national flag flutters in front of the British Embassy with the Ukraine Hotel, right, in the background, in Moscow, Russia, Friday, March 16, 2018. Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on Friday accused Britain of violating international law and criticized… …read more Source: The Bismarck...

    Thiessen: What Trump needs to know before meeting with Kim Jong Un
    Mar17

    Thiessen: What Trump needs to know before meeting with Kim Jong Un

    WASHINGTON — With the nomination and likely confirmation of Mike Pompeo as secretary of state, President Trump will soon have a trusted adviser who can prepare him for his upcoming summit with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un. Pompeo’s first job is to make sure Trump understands one thing going into those talks: North Korea has no plans to...

    Czar Vladimir (Putin)
    Mar17

    Czar Vladimir (Putin)

    By Barry WoodPutin rules like a Czar, deeply conservative, fearful of unrest, placing stability above all else. In August 1991, reporter David Remnick stood in the crowd outside the Russian parliament when Boris Yeltsin mounted a tank to denounce an attempted coup that would have brought back communism. On that day, as Remnick writes in his 1994...

    Russians In Ukraine Barred From Voting In March 18 Presidential Poll
    Mar16

    Russians In Ukraine Barred From Voting In March 18 Presidential Poll

    Russians living in Ukraine will be unable to vote in Russia’s presidential election because access to Moscow’s diplomatic missions will be blocked, Kyiv said March 16. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    ‘Troll Factory’ Workers, ‘Putin’s Chef’ Among Russians Hit by New US Sanctions
    Mar16

    ‘Troll Factory’ Workers, ‘Putin’s Chef’ Among Russians Hit by New US Sanctions

    The latest U.S. sanctions against Russians are aimed at punishing those responsible for cyberattacks and attempts to interfere in the 2016 presidential elections. Washington said the issuing of the sanctions was also motivated by other factors, including the poisoning of former double-agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter with a nerve agent in...