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    Putin says he hopes US-Russia ties will get back on track
    Jul04

    Putin says he hopes US-Russia ties will get back on track

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin says in a July 4 message to President Barack Obama that he hopes that the ties between the two countries will get back on track. Relations between Moscow and Washington hit a post-Cold War low in 2014 when Russia annexed Ukraine’s Crimean peninsula and threw its weight behind separatists in...

    Christians Worry About Trend of Raids on Services at Homes in Former Soviet Union
    Jul04

    Christians Worry About Trend of Raids on Services at Homes in Former Soviet Union

    Image: Orthodox church. Stock Photo. Pixabay.com Christians are condemning a provision in Russia’s soon-to-be-signed anti-terrorism law that prevents people from holding religious services in their homes. The provision is one of a raft of restrictions on people of faith that the Kremlin included in new anti-terrorism legislation. Belarus...

    On Freedom and a Fourth of July Abroad
    Jul03

    On Freedom and a Fourth of July Abroad

    PARIS—This will be my second consecutive Fourth of July spent outside the United States. Last year, I celebrated our nation’s birthday in Mariupol, Ukraine. It’s a city only a few miles from the front lines of the still-simmering war in Ukraine. I had burgers and beer with an eclectic group that evening—a Swedish sniper, two former...

    Turkey, Ukraine plan secret jihad to reclaim Crimea from Russia
    Jul03

    Turkey, Ukraine plan secret jihad to reclaim Crimea from Russia

    Special to WorldTribune.com By Yossef Bodansky, Senior Editor, Global Information System / Defense & Foreign Affairs Turkey’s President Reçep Tayyip Erdoğan and Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko by the end of June 2016 had embarked on a further escalation of their confrontation with Russia through the sponsorship of jihadism on...

    Is Hillary Clinton a Warmonger?
    Jul03

    Is Hillary Clinton a Warmonger?

    By Michael J. BrennerA closer review of Secretary Clinton’s foreign policy experience and tendencies. Former Secretary of State (and Senator and First Lady) Hillary Clinton has based her campaign for president of the United States States heavily on her many years of foreign policy experience. Especially outside the United States, that is...

    ‘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...