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    Ukraine’s Sentsov ‘Victim Of Vindictive System,’ Says European Filmmaker
    Jul13

    Ukraine’s Sentsov ‘Victim Of Vindictive System,’ Says European Filmmaker

    Russia’s politically charged imprisonment of Crimean film director Oleh Sentsov has outraged critics as a perceived effort to suppress dissent on the Ukrainian peninsula following its forceful annexation by Moscow in 2014. Mike Downey, a film producer and the deputy head of the European Film Academy, talks about why the case remains...

    Poland and Russia Clash Over World War II Massacre Claims
    Jul13

    Poland and Russia Clash Over World War II Massacre Claims

    Poland and Russia have been locked in a bitter war of words over who to blame for the killings of an estimated 100,000 Poles during World War II. The deaths known as the ‘Volyn massacre’ in Poland and the ‘Volyn Tragedy’ in Ukraine and Russia is one of the many tragedies endured by Poland in World War II, though details about the...

    World War II Isn’t Quite Over for Poland and Ukraine
    Jul13

    World War II Isn’t Quite Over for Poland and Ukraine

    The two countries are drawn together by shared interests but bitterly divided by opposing views of a 1943 massacre. …read more Source:...

    Online Discussion of Sexual Abuse in the Former Soviet Union Is a Start Toward a Solution
    Jul13

    Online Discussion of Sexual Abuse in the Former Soviet Union Is a Start Toward a Solution

    Image: Anastasiya Melnychenko. Facebook I am one of the many women in the former Soviet Union who was cheered when Ukrainian journalist Anastasiya Melnychenko decided to discuss on social media the many instances of sexual harassment and abuse she has suffered since she was a child. Her postings on Facebook caused a sensation — because no...

    OSCE Expresses Concern Over Russia’s List Of ‘Terrorists, Extremists’ 
    Jul13

    OSCE Expresses Concern Over Russia’s List Of ‘Terrorists, Extremists’ 

    The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) has expressed concern over the decision by Russian authorities to publish what they called an updated “list of terrorists and extremists,” which includes journalists and activists. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Russian Harassment and Other Fables
    Jul13

    Russian Harassment and Other Fables

    Whenever the subject of American foreign-policy catastrophes comes up, the word “Iraq” immediately comes to mind. But George W. Bush’s ill-fated invasion of that hapless land in reality did not do irreparable damage to the United States. That is not to trivialize the costs, including trillions of dollars and the deaths of thousands of...

    Crimean Filmmaker Sentsov Turns 40 In Russian Prison

    Supporters in Ukraine and beyond mark Oleh Sentsov’s 40th birthday on July 13 — the third consecutive birthday the Crimean film director is spending behind bars in Russia, which convicted him of conspiring to commit terrorism on the annexed peninsula. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Poland’s Clash of Cultures Escalates
    Jul13

    Poland’s Clash of Cultures Escalates

    Unlike some central and eastern Europe nations, Poland has not seen a major push for an exit from the European Union in the wake of Brexit, but the country’s nationalist movements, whose influence continues to rise, are calling for deep reforms in the EU. Those calls are being led largely by young people, members of the post-communist...

    The Tuesday news briefing: An at-a-glance survey of some top stories
    Jul12

    The Tuesday news briefing: An at-a-glance survey of some top stories

    Highlights from the news file for Tuesday, July 12 — FAMILY PLEADS FOR RETURN OF MISSING GIRL: Distraught family members are pleading for the safe return of a five-year-old Calgary girl whose mother was found dead in the basement suite where the two lived. Scott Hamilton, uncle of the slain woman, is asking that Taliyah Leigh Marsman be...

    Stavridis’ Dangerous Ideas
    Jul12

    Stavridis’ Dangerous Ideas

    The New York Times reports that Clinton is vetting retired admiral James Stavridis as a possible running mate: Some close to Mrs. Clinton, the former secretary of state, say she was always likely to have someone with military experience on her vice-presidential shortlist, and Mr. Stavridis, currently the dean of the Fletcher School at Tufts...