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    ‘Hipster Stalinism:’ Populist Renewal Projects Come to Moscow
    Jul03

    ‘Hipster Stalinism:’ Populist Renewal Projects Come to Moscow

    One of Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin’s pet projects is a multi-billion-dollar revamp of the “Soviet Versailles:” an enormous ensemble of extravagant, mainly Stalin-era, pavilions, fountains and statuary in Moscow’s northeast. Sobyanin accompanied President Vladimir Putin last year on a visit to the site, known as VDNKh, to open a new...

    Ukrainian opera singer Vasyl Slipak killed by sniper
    Jul03

    Ukrainian opera singer Vasyl Slipak killed by sniper

    Hostilities by Ukraine government troops and Russian-backed rebels are growing along Ukraine’s eastern front. …read more Source: Toronto...

    The night Lester Pearson (and Michael Ignatieff’s dad) outdrank the Soviets
    Jul02

    The night Lester Pearson (and Michael Ignatieff’s dad) outdrank the Soviets

    The first toast would have been to “zdorovye” (health). Then came a toast for “the dead.” Then several toasts for the women. A toast to President Eisenhower. A toast to Prime Minister St. Laurent. A toast to the Canadian wheat surplus. Ounce after ounce of pepper vodka. The Canadian delegation could barely put down their glasses before their...

    Is Russia’s Economy Doomed to Collapse?
    Jul02

    Is Russia’s Economy Doomed to Collapse?

    Sergey Aleksashenko Economics, Eurasia Putin must undertake serious reforms to keep the country competitive. “Russia is isolated with its economy in tatters,” said President Obama in his State of the Union address on January 20, 2015. At that time, many thought it was true: the Russian currency was in free fall, while the federal budget was...

    Europe 2020 Forecast

    Ever since the Maastricht Treaty went into effect, the world began to speak of Europe as if it were a single entity governed by the European Union. This was never really true. Nevertheless, the world began to take it for granted, though European countries differed in their approach to the bloc. This was always a tenuous position, more...

    Russian Rights Activists Denounce Counterterrorist Legislation
    Jul01

    Russian Rights Activists Denounce Counterterrorist Legislation

    Russia’s parliament has approved a package of controversial amendments to its existing counterterrorism laws despite strong criticism from human rights activists, including the head of the Russian president’s rights council. The amendments were passed last week by the State Duma, the parliament’s lower chamber, and on Wednesday...

    Putin Hints At Troop Movements If Finland Joins NATO
    Jul01

    Putin Hints At Troop Movements If Finland Joins NATO

    President Vladimir Putin has indicated that Russia would move troops toward its border with Finland if the Scandinavian country became a member of NATO, whose eastward expansion since the fall of the Soviet Union has long angered the Kremlin. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Famous Ukrainian opera singer Vasyl Slipak killed by sniper in eastern Ukraine
    Jul01

    Famous Ukrainian opera singer Vasyl Slipak killed by sniper in eastern Ukraine

    Amid the thud of artillery and rattle of gunfire, Vasyl Slipak’s deep, resonant voice in the trenches of eastern Ukraine was a warm reminder of humanity’s less barbaric traits. The professional baritone had left his native Ukraine in the 1990s to settle in France, where he regularly sang at the Paris Opera. But after war […]...

    Ottawa won’t say if former Ukrainian prime minister is now a Canadian citizen, as Russian media report
    Jul01

    Ottawa won’t say if former Ukrainian prime minister is now a Canadian citizen, as Russian media report

    Late last week, a spokesperson for Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada refused to comment on reports that appeared in Russian media last year saying former Ukrainian prime minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk has been granted Canadian citizenship. “Due to privacy concerns we cannot comment on specific cases without consent,” stated IRCC...

    EU extends economic sanctions on Russia
    Jul01

    EU extends economic sanctions on Russia

    Ed AdamczykBRUSSELS, July 1 (UPI) — The European Union extended economic sanctions on Russia for six more months. …read more Source: United Press...