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    Next Stop Berlin? Moscow’s Nazi-Killing Tank Unit is Back
    Mar31

    Next Stop Berlin? Moscow’s Nazi-Killing Tank Unit is Back

    Michael Peck Security, Eurasia The Kremlin invokes its glory days of European conquest. More than seventy years after it helped to destroy Nazi Germany, Russia’s most famous tank unit is back. Moscow has reactivated the First Guards Tank Army, one of six tank armies formed by the Soviet Union during World War II as the mobile, hard-hitting...

    Lawsuit: Trump Aide Funneled Mob-Linked Ukrainian Oligarch’s Fortune into U.S. Real Estate
    Mar31

    Lawsuit: Trump Aide Funneled Mob-Linked Ukrainian Oligarch’s Fortune into U.S. Real Estate

    mA senior aide to Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump helped a scandal-plagued Ukrainian oligarch with ties to political and criminal figures in Russia park millions of dollars in offshore real estate investments, according to documents released as part of a federal racketeering suit. The lawsuit, brought by former Ukrainian Prime...

    The Israelis Helping Ukrainian Jews Flee The Country
    Mar31

    The Israelis Helping Ukrainian Jews Flee The Country

    In the wake of recent terror attacks in Europe several of which targeted Jewish institutions some politicians and religious leaders have predicted an exodus of Jewish people from the continent. In some ways, the numbers stack up. Last year, a record 8,000 Jews arrived in Israel from France with another 15,000 coming from eastern Europe.But some...

    Russia Claims to Have Detained Ukrainian Spy Trained by CIA
    Mar31

    Russia Claims to Have Detained Ukrainian Spy Trained by CIA

    Russia’s Federal Security Services (FSB) claims to have arrested a Ukrainian intelligence agent who was trained by the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). In a statement released on Thursday, the FSB identified the man as Ukrainian Lieutenant Colonel Yuriy Ivanchenko, a counterintelligence officer for Ukraine’s Security Services...

    Poland Plans to Remove 500 Soviet Monuments
    Mar31

    Poland Plans to Remove 500 Soviet Monuments

    Poland’s state Institute for National Remembrance (INR) has urged regional authorities to take down 500 Soviet monuments, the institute’s director told Polish news site Onet. Poland has a troubled history with the Soviet Union and its relationship with Moscow is linked to the debate over the 50 years of Soviet influence on the...

    Moscow Boycotts Obama’s Final Nuclear Security Summit
    Mar31

    Moscow Boycotts Obama’s Final Nuclear Security Summit

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Just as fears of nuclear terrorism are rising, U.S. President Barack Obama’s drive to lock down vulnerable atomic materials worldwide seems to have lost momentum and could slow further.With less than 10 months left in office to follow through on one of his signature foreign policy initiatives, Obama will convene...

    Kirill Shamalov Married Putin’s Daughter, Then Made A Fortune
    Mar31

    Kirill Shamalov Married Putin’s Daughter, Then Made A Fortune

    IGORA, Russia (Reuters) – The wedding party dominated a ski resort nestled in the hills about an hour’s drive north of St. Petersburg. No expense was spared and everyone was sworn to secrecy. The happy couple rode in a traditional Russian sleigh drawn by three white horses, said one of the workers who described the scene to...

    A Ukrainian Village Between Front Lines And Minefields
    Mar31

    A Ukrainian Village Between Front Lines And Minefields

    Only 10 people remain in the village of Syze, about three kilometers from territory held by Russia-backed separatists near Luhansk. The locals have a nickname for a hometown that they see as forgotten and useless: “The Appendix.” (Andriy Dubchak, RFE/RL’s Ukrainian Service) …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Obama Still Has Time to Leave a Legacy of Nuclear Security
    Mar31

    Obama Still Has Time to Leave a Legacy of Nuclear Security

    The good news is that world leaders are gathering again in Washington to announce new measures to stop terrorists from getting nuclear weapons. The bad news is that it may not be enough. This is the fourth and final nuclear security summit, and it could not come at a better time. The Brussels attacks and news that the terrorists had secretly...

    Russia Nabs Ukrainian Spy, Says He Will Be Sent Home
    Mar31

    Russia Nabs Ukrainian Spy, Says He Will Be Sent Home

    Russia’s domestic security agency said Thursday it has captured a Ukrainian security officer who volunteered to spy for Moscow and will send him back because they believe he is a double agent. The Federal Security Service, or FSB, the main KGB successor agency, said in a statement that the man, Yuri Ivanchenko, was detained on Saturday. The...