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    Russian military drills check mobilization readiness
    Jun14

    Russian military drills check mobilization readiness

    MOSCOW (AP) — President Vladimir Putin has ordered snap drills to check the Russian military’s readiness to quickly mobilize its forces. Russia’s Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said that the maneuvers that began Tuesday will last for a week. He said the exercise is aimed at checking the readiness of reserve military units and weapons...

    Torn between 2 places, some Crimean athletes may miss Rio
    Jun14

    Torn between 2 places, some Crimean athletes may miss Rio

    Crimean Artur Ayvazyan won gold in rifle shooting at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, competing under Ukraine’s flag. After Russia’s annexation of Crimea, like many athletes, he switched his allegiance from Ukraine to Russia. … Click to Continue » …read more Source: The Bellingham...

    Torn between 2 places, some Crimean athletes may miss Rio
    Jun14

    Torn between 2 places, some Crimean athletes may miss Rio

    Crimean Artur Ayvazyan won gold in rifle shooting at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, competing under Ukraine’s flag. After Russia’s annexation of Crimea, like many athletes, he switched his allegiance from Ukraine to Russia. … Click to Continue » …read more Source: The News...

    Torn between two places, some Crimean athletes may miss Rio
    Jun14

    Torn between two places, some Crimean athletes may miss Rio

    Two years after from Russia’s annexation of Crimea, athletes from the Black Sea peninsula are split between Russia and Ukraine and could win medals for both countries at August’s Olympics in Rio …read more Source: U.S....

    Torn between two places, some Crimean athletes may miss Rio
    Jun14

    Torn between two places, some Crimean athletes may miss Rio

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Crimean Artur Ayvazyan won gold in rifle shooting at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, competing under Ukraine’s flag. After… …read more Source:...

    Russia Is Losing Its Best and Brightest
    Jun14

    Russia Is Losing Its Best and Brightest

    Judy Twigg Society, Eurasia Highly educated Russians are racing for the exits—but does Putin care? Oil and natural gas prices are low. Western sanctions over Crimea continue to bite. Declining revenues have led the Russian government to demand another double-digit cut in state investment programs and administrative costs, with social spending...

    Ukrainian Doctor Banned Over Doping In Tennis
    Jun13

    Ukrainian Doctor Banned Over Doping In Tennis

    The International Tennis Federation (ITF) says it has banned a Ukrainian doctor from sports for four years for administering a banned substance to a tennis player. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    NATO to Send 4 International Battalions to Baltics, Poland
    Jun13

    NATO to Send 4 International Battalions to Baltics, Poland

    NATO will agree to deploy four international battalions to Poland, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania — countries that feel most threatened by Russia, alliance Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said Monday. “This will send a clear signal that NATO stands ready to defend any ally,” Stoltenberg said ahead of a meeting of alliance defense ministers...

    Dethroning Ukraine’s Oligarchs: A How-To Guide
    Jun13

    Dethroning Ukraine’s Oligarchs: A How-To Guide

    None of the country’s reforms can succeed while the oligarchs still rule. Here’s how to take them out. …read more Source: Foreign...

    In Russia, Survival of the Most Corrupt
    Jun13

    In Russia, Survival of the Most Corrupt

    Russian Prime Minister Dmitri Medvedev made headlines recently, though not the way he wanted. During a visit to Crimea, the Ukrainian peninsula Russia illegally annexed in 2014, Medvedev tried to ignore pensioners complaining that their pensions were not keeping up with the rising cost of living.Under their relentless badgering, Medvedev...