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    The Historian Whitewashing Ukraine’s Past
    May03

    The Historian Whitewashing Ukraine’s Past

    Volodymyr Viatrovych is erasing the country’s racist and bloody history — stripping pogroms and ethnic cleansing from the official archives. …read more Source: Foreign...

    Putin just made a major change to Russian law enforcement
    May02

    Putin just made a major change to Russian law enforcement

    Thomson ReutersRussian President Vladimir Putin has just carried out a major reshuffling of the country’s law enforcement in attempts to take an even stronger grasp of the country, the Financial Times reports. In a sudden reshuffle, Putin has dismissed eight senior law enforcement officials while promoting 12 others who are viewed as Putin...

    Sergiy Taran on Ukraine’s Recent Political Turmoil, Interview with Kiev’s International Democracy Institute Director
    May02

    Sergiy Taran on Ukraine’s Recent Political Turmoil, Interview with Kiev’s International Democracy Institute Director

    Sergiy Taran is the Director of the Kiev-based International Democracy Institute think tank, and the head of the Board of the Center of Sociological and Political Researches “Sotsiovimir”. Taran is also an activist and political scientist specializing in post-Communist Ukrainian politics. His opinions on Ukrainian politics have...

    Ukrainian city marks 2nd anniversary of fire that killed 43
    May02

    Ukrainian city marks 2nd anniversary of fire that killed 43

    MOSCOW (AP) — Demonstrators have gathered in the Ukrainian city of Odessa to mark the second anniversary of the street clashes that culminated in a fire that killed 43 people as they took shelter from opponents. In all, 48 people died in the May 2, 2014, violence. It began with fights between two factions marching in the city, one supporting the...

    Ukrainian city marks 2nd anniversary of fire that killed 43
    May02

    Ukrainian city marks 2nd anniversary of fire that killed 43

    Demonstrators have gathered in the Ukrainian city of Odessa to mark the second anniversary of the street clashes that culminated in a fire that killed 43 people as they took shelter from opponents. …read more Source: FOX...

    Nord Stream Divides Opinion, Inside Germany and Out
    May02

    Nord Stream Divides Opinion, Inside Germany and Out

    Berlin’s plan to double the capacity of a gas pipeline to Russia has drawn strong criticisms from around Europe, but it’s also drawing the ire of politicians within Germany. The FT reports: Manfred Weber, chairman of the centre-right European People’s party, said the proposed pipeline would undermine the EU’s foreign and...

    Ukrainian Firms Seek UN Court’s Aid Over Crimea Losses
    May02

    Ukrainian Firms Seek UN Court’s Aid Over Crimea Losses

    Two Ukrainian energy companies have asked a U.N. arbitrator to award them compensation for investments they lost when Russia seized control of the Crimean peninsula, the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) said Monday. The case, brought in June but only now made public, involves gas stations owned by Ukrnafta and Stabil. It is the lastest...

    Satire Is Thriving in Russia, While Many Russians Aren’t
    May02

    Satire Is Thriving in Russia, While Many Russians Aren’t

    Russian President Vladimir Putin’s annual “direct line” conversation with the nation was still going strong when the joking began on social media. “Question: ‘Everyone has had to make cuts to their household budgets recently. What have you cut spending on?’ Putin: ‘On you lot,’” wrote one Twitter user, in a parody of the...

    Odessa on Edge
    May02

    Odessa on Edge

    In a quirk of the calendar, the somewhat ideologically divergent holidays of May Day and Orthodox Easter fell on the same Sunday this year. In Odessa, the Easter Sunday festivities took place on an afternoon so lovely that the citizens of the city could be forgiven for forgetting the generalized sense of dread that had taken hold of the town for...

    Ukraine Energy Firms Turn To Arbitrator Over Crimea Losses
    May02

    Ukraine Energy Firms Turn To Arbitrator Over Crimea Losses

    Two Ukrainian energy companies that lost control of assets in Crimea when Russia seized the Ukrainian peninsula have asked a UN arbitrator to award compensation. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...