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    Ukrainian separatists claim to have created a new country: Malorossiya, or ‘Little Russia’
    Jul19

    Ukrainian separatists claim to have created a new country: Malorossiya, or ‘Little Russia’

    Separatists in eastern Ukraine claimed Tuesday to have founded a new country — Malorossiya, which means “Little Russia” in English — that will overtake Ukraine. “We offer Ukrainian citizens a peaceful way out of the difficult situation, without the war,” Alexander Zakharchenko, leader of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic, told...

    U.S., Russian Envoy, OSCE Dismiss Ukraine Separatists’ ‘Little Russia’ Declaration
    Jul19

    U.S., Russian Envoy, OSCE Dismiss Ukraine Separatists’ ‘Little Russia’ Declaration

    The U.S. State Department, Russia’s envoy to Ukrainian peace talks, and the Organization for Cooperation and Security in Europe all voiced concern about the declaration of a “Little Russia” in Ukraine by Russia-backed separatists on July 18. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Is Russia Getting Ready to Build a New Aircraft Carrier and Fighter to Match?
    Jul19

    Is Russia Getting Ready to Build a New Aircraft Carrier and Fighter to Match?

    Dave Majumdar Security, Maybe–and both might be blasts from the past. Russia is examining the possibility of building a new aircraft carrier along with a new short takeoff/vertical-landing (STOVL) fighter toward the end of its 2018-2025 state armament program. The new vessel—which would be a “heavy aircraft carrying cruiser”—would be a...

    Pro-Russian Rebel Leader in Eastern Ukraine Unveils Plan for New State
    Jul19

    Pro-Russian Rebel Leader in Eastern Ukraine Unveils Plan for New State

    The pro-Russian rebel leader of a breakaway region in eastern Ukraine proposed on Tuesday replacing Ukraine with a new federal state, in comments that could further undermine a 2015 peace deal that is already faltering. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko rejected the idea, describing Alexander Zakharchenko, leader of the self-proclaimed Donetsk...

    The Other Putin-Trump Meeting
    Jul19

    The Other Putin-Trump Meeting

    When President Trump’s meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin went for more than two hours, well past the scheduled half-hour, it was a major news event. But it turns out that wasn’t even the end of the conversation between the two men.Author Ian Bremmer first reported the second meeting Tuesday. Other outlets also reported the...

    Separatists proclaim a new state to replace all of Ukraine
    Jul18

    Separatists proclaim a new state to replace all of Ukraine

    MOSCOW — Separatists in eastern Ukraine on Tuesday proclaimed a new state that aspires to include not only the areas they control but also the rest of the country. But Russia, their chief backer, sought to play down the announcement, saying it was merely part of public discussion. …read more Source: Pittsburgh...

    Separatists proclaim a new state to replace all of Ukraine
    Jul18

    Separatists proclaim a new state to replace all of Ukraine

    The surprise announcement in the rebel stronghold of Donetsk casts further doubt on the 2015 cease-fire deal that was supposed to stop fighting in Ukraine’s industrial heartland and bring those areas back into Kiev’s fold while granting them wide autonomy. More than 10,000 people have died in fighting since Russia-backed rebels took...

    What’s Behind Putin’s Hate for the Magnitsky Act?
    Jul18

    What’s Behind Putin’s Hate for the Magnitsky Act?

    Congress passed the “Sergei Magnitsky Rule of Law Accountability Act” in 2012 to punish Russian human rights abusers by banning them from entering the United States. The Magnitsky Act is back in the headlines after it was reportedly on the agenda of a recently revealed meeting last June at Trump Tower in New York involving President...

    Big Russia Quashes Hopes of Little Russia in Ukraine
    Jul18

    Big Russia Quashes Hopes of Little Russia in Ukraine

    Despite broad support from Russia, insurgents in eastern Ukraine sometimes bewilder Moscow, and the Kremlin claims it is happening again. …read more Source:...

    The Mirror of Justice in Russia
    Jul18

    The Mirror of Justice in Russia

    Few would argue with the propositions that Russia is an authoritarian, personalized, and centralized state managed through corroded and changeable structures. If, as again most observers, Russian or not, suppose, President Putin secures a further term in the Kremlin in March 2018 and therefore in principle remains the linchpin of the present...