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    Russian Jailed For Reposting ‘Extremist’ Article
    May06

    Russian Jailed For Reposting ‘Extremist’ Article

    A court in the Russian city of Tver has sentenced a man to two years and three months in prison for reposting material about Crimea on a social-media network. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Russia’s Valery Gergiev Performs Concert in Syria’s Palmyra After Liberation From ISIS
    May06

    Russia’s Valery Gergiev Performs Concert in Syria’s Palmyra After Liberation From ISIS

    A famous Russian conductor has brought life back to the Syrian city of Palmyra after its liberation from the Islamic State militant group (ISIS), leading a classical concert in the ruins of the ancient city’s Roman Theater. Valery Gergiev conducted St. Petersburg’s Mariinsky Symphony Orchestra, guiding them through performances of...

    Will New Russian Force Be ‘Putin’s Personal Army’?
    May06

    Will New Russian Force Be ‘Putin’s Personal Army’?

    While Russian lawmakers are busy changing the country’s election laws in preparation for parliamentary elections this year, the lower house of parliament is due this month to consider whether President Vladimir Putin’s new National Guard should be allowed to shoot Russian citizens without warning. According to a draft law that Putin...

    Israeli flag burned at Kiev Holocaust memorial on Yom Hashoah
    May06

    Israeli flag burned at Kiev Holocaust memorial on Yom Hashoah

    Stray dogs roaming the Babi Yar monument in Kiev, March 14, 2016. Nazis and local collaborators murdered 30,000 Jews at the ravine in 1941. (Cnaan Liphshiz) (JTA) — A group of young people burned an Israeli flag outside a Ukraine Holocaust memorial in Kiev on Yom Hashoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day, on Thursday. The flag burning near the Babi Yar...

    U.S. ‘Invades’ Canada After Russian-Backed Coup In Ottawa
    May05

    U.S. ‘Invades’ Canada After Russian-Backed Coup In Ottawa

    The U.S. news media has portrayed events in Ukraine the past two years very strangely. What would it be like for the United States if the shoe were on the other foot? This fictional account will show how. Read the links to learn the real story. The United States has “invaded” Canada to support the breakaway Maritime provinces that are...

    How Russia and China Are Cooperating to Dismantle America’s Dominance of the Internet
    May05

    How Russia and China Are Cooperating to Dismantle America’s Dominance of the Internet

    Did the Cold War even end? Moscow and Beijing, deeply resentful of American power, are again finding ideological common cause, jointly aiming at two pillars of the post-Cold War dispensation: a borderless Internet and international civil society. They are doing so on the declared basis of national sovereignty. Modern nationalism has proved much...

    Russia’s Dysfunctional Defense Industry Needs Urgent Reform
    May05

    Russia’s Dysfunctional Defense Industry Needs Urgent Reform

    Roger McDermott Russia, Defense Industry, Modernization, Russian Armed Forces, Russia The dysfunctional nature of an unreformed defense industry is ignored by the state’s leadership at its peril. Despite Russia’s defense budget sequestration, ranging from 5 to 10 percent depending on the source, the political-military leadership...

    Bloody Money (Trailer)
    May05

    Bloody Money (Trailer)

    In 2014, Western countries made Ukrainians a promise. They pledged to recover money stolen by the country’s deposed president and his cronies, and to return it. Ukraine was in desperate need of funds, as it sought to repel a Russian invasion, to maintain basic services, to pay its foreign debt, and to end once and for all its crippling...

    Residents Plant Gardens As Shells Fall In Avdiyivka
    May05

    Residents Plant Gardens As Shells Fall In Avdiyivka

    The people of Avdiyivka in eastern Ukraine have been surrounded by fighting for two years now. With Russia-backed separatists and government troops trading fire just kilometers away, locals do their best to carry on with their daily lives. (Olga Kalinichenko, RFE/RL’s Current Time TV) …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Clinton and Trump: Visions of America Abroad
    May05

    Clinton and Trump: Visions of America Abroad

    Despite the media’s best efforts to keep us guessing, both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are now the overwhelming favorites to represent the Democratic and Republican parties in the presidential election in the fall.And as Donald Trump’s speech last week made clear, they represent two very different potential trajectories for...