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    As Russian food prices spike higher, some winners emerge
    Jan29

    As Russian food prices spike higher, some winners emerge

    First came President Vladimir Putin’s sanctions on U.S. and European Union food products in 2014, a response to international sanctions over Russia’s role in the Ukraine crisis. [...] as part of a farmers’ cooperative selling high-end organic dairy products to moneyed Muscovites, Druganina employs 18 people and keeps more than...

    Russia Tops List for European Court of Human Rights Violations
    Jan29

    Russia Tops List for European Court of Human Rights Violations

    Russia violated the convention of the European Court for Human Rights (ECHR) more times than any other country in 2015, Russian weekly newspaper Novaya Gazeta reports. Human rights abuses in Russia have long been cause for concern among international organizations and earlier this week Human Rights Watch (HRW) issued a damning assessment of the...

    “Freedom in the World” 2016 report: Anxious dictators, wavering democracies
    Jan29

    “Freedom in the World” 2016 report: Anxious dictators, wavering democracies

    Ukraine rated as partly free, Russia appraised as not free WASHINGTON – Economic downturns and fear of social unrest have led Russia, China and other authoritarian regimes to crack down harder on dissent, while mass migration and new forms of terrorism in 2015 fueled xenophobic sentiment in major democracies, according to “Freedom in the World...

    Putin regime has two years at best, finance leaders say
    Jan29

    Putin regime has two years at best, finance leaders say

    KYIV – When the West imposed economic sanctions on Russia for its military aggression against Ukraine, its leaders assured the public that they would accomplish their goals of restoring order and peace better than a military response would have. Hence President Barack Obama’s restraint in supplying arms to Ukraine. Nearly two years later...

    Moscow shifting from direct aggression to building a fifth column in Ukraine
    Jan29

    Moscow shifting from direct aggression to building a fifth column in Ukraine

    Given Moscow’s desire to get out from under the sanctions regime and the almost equal desire of some Western governments to declare victory and lift it, the Kremlin appears likely to do just enough to claim that it has fulfilled the Minsk accords and the West to accept that as sufficient to end the Ukrainian […] …read more Source: The...

    Portraits Unveiled Of Ukrainians Detained By Russia
    Jan29

    Portraits Unveiled Of Ukrainians Detained By Russia

    The Ukrainian foreign ministry has opened an exhibition featuring portraits of people which Kyiv says have been illegally detained by Russia, such as filmmaker Oleh Sentsov and pilot Nadia Savchenko. (RFE/RL’s Ukrainian Service) …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    2015: Ukrainians in the U.S.: Active on many fronts
    Jan29

    2015: Ukrainians in the U.S.: Active on many fronts

    Ukrainians in the United States were active in 2015 with protests, demonstrations, rallies, political and cultural events, as well as anniversaries. Following is a chronological account of the major developments. On January 23-26 Ukrainian Americans converged on Washington to mark the 1919 “Day of Unity” of Ukraine. Events included a protest in...

    2015: Ukrainian National Association: a year of changes, milestones
    Jan29

    2015: Ukrainian National Association: a year of changes, milestones

    For our community’s oldest and largest fraternal organization, the Ukrainian National Association, 2015 was a year of some welcome changes and financial milestones, as well as the continuation of fraternal benefits and programs geared toward helping Ukrainians here and in Ukraine. The best news came in early December, when it was reported...

    Italy is set up for a showdown with the European Union
    Jan29

    Italy is set up for a showdown with the European Union

    Reuters/Giampiero SpositoThe gap is widening between Rome and Brussels. The reasons are both diverging interests and increasing domestic pressure on the government. But how far will this fight go in 2016? A year ago, Italy was widely thought to be on the right path by EU leaders. Matteo Renzi, a member of the Democratic Party appointed as Prime...

    Republican Candidates Blast Away at Cruz in Final GOP Debate Before Iowa Caucuses
    Jan29

    Republican Candidates Blast Away at Cruz in Final GOP Debate Before Iowa Caucuses

    Remaining candidates use formal debate to take aim at Ted Cruz while Trump hosts dual event and cedes spotlight to opponents. Donald Trump found himself sidelined for the first time from a televised presidential debate on Thursday, ceding the stage to his Republican opponents in a high-stakes gamble less than three days before the Iowa caucuses....