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    Nobel laureate makes grim assessment of post-Soviet life
    Jun11

    Nobel laureate makes grim assessment of post-Soviet life

    HAY-ON-WYE, Wales (AP) — In the view of Nobel literature laureate Svetlana Alexievich, Russia is taking refuge in ideas from its Soviet past, but this nostalgia collides with newer, darker forces. In an interview with The Associated Press at the Hay Festival of literature, the 68-year-old Alexievich assessed what she has learned from decades of...

    NATO Is Holding The Biggest Exercise In Poland In A Decade, And Russia Is Not Happy
    Jun11

    NATO Is Holding The Biggest Exercise In Poland In A Decade, And Russia Is Not Happy

    A column of Strykers, the US Army’s eight-wheeled, 20-ton fighting machines, trundled across the narrow pontoon bridge to meet the Russian intruders in central Poland. Less than an hour earlier, a mixed team of German and British engineers had taken to the Vistula River with 30 giant M3 amphibious rigs to build a bridge almost a quarter of...

    What Exactly Would It Mean to Have Trump’s Finger on the Nuclear Button?
    Jun11

    What Exactly Would It Mean to Have Trump’s Finger on the Nuclear Button?

    Donald Trump, December 15, 2015: “The biggest problem we have is nuclear—nuclear proliferation and having some maniac, having some madman go out and get a nuclear weapon. That’s in my opinion that is the single biggest problem that our country faces right now.” Hillary Clinton, June 2, 2016: “This is not someone who should ever have the...

    Ukraine’s Savchenko: Without Peace, The War ‘Will Last Forever’
    Jun11

    Ukraine’s Savchenko: Without Peace, The War ‘Will Last Forever’

    Ukrainian airwoman and lawmaker Nadia Savchenko, released from Russian captivity last month, discusses negotiating with Russia-backed separatists, the need for new blood in parliament, and political “senility” in the Kremlin. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Savchenko Calls For ‘Fair And Transparent’ Elections In Ukraine
    Jun11

    Savchenko Calls For ‘Fair And Transparent’ Elections In Ukraine

    Ukrainian military aviator Nadia Savchenko has called for “fair and transparent” elections in Ukraine. Speaking to Oleksandr Lashchenko, host of RFE/RL’s Ukrainian Service program Saturday Interview, Savchenko said conditions for holding a free and democratic vote in her country did not yet exist. Savchenko spent nearly two...

    Savchenko Ready To Take Polygraph Test To Silence Critics
    Jun11

    Savchenko Ready To Take Polygraph Test To Silence Critics

    Ukrainian military aviator Nadia Savchenko said she would take a lie-detector test to silence critics that have suggested she might be a double agent for Russia. Savchenko spent nearly two years in Russian captivity before she was released in May. After receiving a hero’s welcome and being sworn in as a lawmaker, recent polls show a dip in...

    Former Soviet Union Stepping Up Social-Media-Post Arrests
    Jun11

    Former Soviet Union Stepping Up Social-Media-Post Arrests

    Image: Prison. Stock Photo. Pixabay.com A surge in the use of social media to energize activists unhappy with government policy has alarmed authorities in the former Soviet Union the past few years. Now authorities have turned this opposition tool on its head by arresting those who make provocative social media posts. Those facing prison on the...

    Moldovan President Calls On EU To Maintain Sanctions On Russia
    Jun11

    Moldovan President Calls On EU To Maintain Sanctions On Russia

    Moldovan President Nicolae Timofti called on the European Union to maintain economic sanctions on Russia, saying Moldova’s Transdniester region was the Kremlin’s “first experiment” with fueling separatist conflict. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukrainian Lawyer For Russian Prisoner Says Kyiv Leaders Libeled Her
    Jun11

    Ukrainian Lawyer For Russian Prisoner Says Kyiv Leaders Libeled Her

    The Ukrainian lawyer for former Russian prisoner Yevgeny Yerofeyev has filed a libel lawsuit against Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and Ukraine’s chief military prosecutor Anatoliy Matios. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Mr. Juncker Goes to Russia
    Jun11

    Mr. Juncker Goes to Russia

    Russian President Vladimir Putin, who despite his best efforts has continued to be somewhat of an international pariah since his annexation of Crimea and war in eastern Ukraine, might be getting a start on his rehabilitation program. Of course, he is not giving Crimea back to Ukraine or withdrawing weapons and soldiers from Donbas. Rather, he is...