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    Former Commander Of Pro-Russian Separatists Says He Executed People Based On Stalin-Era Laws
    Jan19

    Former Commander Of Pro-Russian Separatists Says He Executed People Based On Stalin-Era Laws

    For most of his 42-minute appearance on a radio talk show, former Russia-backed separatist commander Igor Girkin sounded like nothing more than a fanatic discussing a dream now widely dismissed as fantasy. It wasn’t until the last minute that the interview with him went from surreal to chilling. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe /...

    Why Iran’s Revolutionary Guards Benefit from the End of Sanctions
    Jan19

    Why Iran’s Revolutionary Guards Benefit from the End of Sanctions

    ANKARA (Reuters) – Iran’s Revolutionary Guards did well under international sanctions, and the elite military force is destined to become still richer now they’ve been lifted. Iran’s clerical rulers have supported economic growth of the Guards, rewarding the group for sanctions-busting as well as suppressing dissent at...

    Andrzej Caruk: Communism is not just a threat from the past
    Jan19

    Andrzej Caruk: Communism is not just a threat from the past

    Considering communist North Korea’s “unduly harsh” life sentence last month to Canadian pastor Hyeon Soo Lim for his Christian missionary activities, and the recent provocative claim of a successful hydrogen bomb detonation, described by Canada’s Foreign Affairs Minister Stéphane Dion as a “grave threat to international peace and...

    Gorbachev says Russia must step up economy efforts
    Jan19

    Gorbachev says Russia must step up economy efforts

    MOSCOW (AP) — Mikhail Gorbachev, the last leader of the Soviet Union, is warning that Russia needs to increase efforts to find a solution to its ailing economy. Gorbachev’s comments to the state news agency RIA Novosti on Tuesday came a day after the ruble hit an all-time low against the euro, as Russia struggles with a sharp decline in...

    Deadly Swine Flu Hits Russia, Ukraine, Armenia, Kazakhstan
    Jan19

    Deadly Swine Flu Hits Russia, Ukraine, Armenia, Kazakhstan

    The deadly swine flu has caused deaths in Russia and other former Soviet republics. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Swine Flu Kills 12 in Russia as Illness Spreads Throughout Region
    Jan19

    Swine Flu Kills 12 in Russia as Illness Spreads Throughout Region

    Swine flu has has been gaining ground across Russia, killing more than 12 people in the country since December, according to state news agency TASS. The majority of flu cases are caused by the A(H1N1) strain, commonly known as swine flu. Russia’s current epidemic is expected to peak in January and February, according to Russian Health...

    Amid Russian Aggression, Germany Calls For Russia-NATO Talks And Poland Asks For More Troops
    Jan19

    Amid Russian Aggression, Germany Calls For Russia-NATO Talks And Poland Asks For More Troops

    As Central and Eastern European states remain nervous over Russia’s actions in Ukraine, Germany’s foreign minister has called for the Kremlin and NATO to hold more talks, Russian state-owned media reported Tuesday. The call comes after Poland urged NATO to deploy more troops and equipment in the region due to Russian aggression....

    Russia Economy 2016 Update: Moscow’s Once Hot Real Estate Market Feels Oil Price Slump
    Jan19

    Russia Economy 2016 Update: Moscow’s Once Hot Real Estate Market Feels Oil Price Slump

    Oil prices below $30 a barrel paired with Western economic sanctions after the annexation of Crimea have hit Russia’s struggling economy, with Moscow’s housing market dropping by almost 30 percent last year, local media reported Tuesday. The news comes the same day as the International Monetary Fund downgraded its economic growth...

    Meet One of Ukraine’s Wild and Crazy Rich Kids
    Jan19

    Meet One of Ukraine’s Wild and Crazy Rich Kids

    The wild-and-crazy kids of the country’s elite are often known to be hard-partiers and big spenders with little accountability for transgressions. …read more Source:...

    Russia’s Google could be poised for a huge 2016
    Jan19

    Russia’s Google could be poised for a huge 2016

    The Motley FoolAs far as headlines go, it hasn’t been a good run lately for investors who’ve bet on the Russian economy. Between record-low oil prices, civil and military unrest in neighboring Ukraine, and constant threats from Russian leader Vladimir Putin, the average Joe sitting at home in America has more than enough reason to shy...