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    Power Reportedly Restored To 109,000 Left Without Electricity In Crimea
    Aug08

    Power Reportedly Restored To 109,000 Left Without Electricity In Crimea

    Energy officials say electricity was cut for hours to tens of thousands of people on the Russian-controlled Crimean Peninsula amid soaring summer temperatures and continuing supply problems on August 7. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Everything You Need to Know: Russia’s Massive Zapad Military Exercise
    Aug08

    Everything You Need to Know: Russia’s Massive Zapad Military Exercise

    Dmitry Gorenburg Security, Eurasia For one week in September, the media will breathlessly tout the might of the Russian military—only to disregard analysis of the exercise soon after. The Zapad-2017 military exercise that will take place in September in Russia and Belarus has already begun to draw attention in the Western press. In recent days,...

    Everything You Need to Know: Russia’s Massive Zapad Military Exercise
    Aug08

    Everything You Need to Know: Russia’s Massive Zapad Military Exercise

    Dmitry Gorenburg Security, Eurasia For one week in September, the media will breathlessly tout the might of the Russian military—only to disregard analysis of the exercise soon after. The Zapad-2017 military exercise that will take place in September in Russia and Belarus has already begun to draw attention in the Western press. In recent days,...

    Everything You Need to Know: Russia’s Massive Zapad Military Exercise
    Aug08

    Everything You Need to Know: Russia’s Massive Zapad Military Exercise

    Dmitry Gorenburg Security, Eurasia For one week in September, the media will breathlessly tout the might of the Russian military—only to disregard analysis of the exercise soon after. The Zapad-2017 military exercise that will take place in September in Russia and Belarus has already begun to draw attention in the Western press. In recent days,...

    RIA: Moscow to Cut Dependence on US Payment Systems
    Aug07

    RIA: Moscow to Cut Dependence on US Payment Systems

    Russia will speed up work on reducing dependency on U.S. payment systems and the dollar as a settling currency, RIA news agency cited Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov as saying on Monday. It is a response to the new sanctions against Russia reluctantly signed into law last week by U.S. President Donald Trump. The sanctions targeted...

    Saakashvili Predicts Putin’s ‘Full Isolation,’ Rise of Russian Opposition
    Aug07

    Saakashvili Predicts Putin’s ‘Full Isolation,’ Rise of Russian Opposition

    Mikheil Saakashvili, the former Georgian president and ex-governor of Ukraine’s Odesa region who was stripped last month of his Ukrainian citizenship, says Russian President Vladimir Putin will eventually face “full international isolation” as a result of tensions between Moscow and the West. …read more Source: Radio Free...

    2 Members of Russian Punk Band Pussy Riot Detained

    Two members of the Russian feminist punk band Pussy Riot were briefly detained Monday after rallying for the release of a Ukrainian filmmaker outside his Siberian prison. During Sunday’s protest in Yakutsk where Oleg Sentsov is serving his sentence, the band members unfurled a banner on a nearby bridge that read “Free Sentsov!”...

    2 members of Russian punk band Pussy Riot briefly detained
    Aug07

    2 members of Russian punk band Pussy Riot briefly detained

    MOSCOW (AP) — Two members of the Russian feminist punk band Pussy Riot were briefly detained Monday after rallying for the release of a Ukrainian filmmaker outside his Siberian prison. A Russian military court convicted Sentsov, who comes from the Crimean Peninsula that Russia annexed from Ukraine in 2014, of conspiracy to commit terror attacks...

    Continued US Leadership Requires Military Reinvestment

    The current House and Senate versions of the National Defense Authorization Act both seek welcome increases in the Pentagon’s defense budget. Unfortunately, the law of the land is the Budget Control Act and the limits and consequences imposed by it. This means that in 2018, the defense budget is legally limited to $551 billion. Any dollar...

    Trump loses his pick to oversee assault on federal workforce
    Aug07

    Trump loses his pick to oversee assault on federal workforce

    Donald Trump—like so many other Republican politicians—loves to attack the workers who keep our government running. It’s a win-win-win for Republicans: a way to attack good wages, go after unions, and break the government so they can say “see, government doesn’t work.” But to be really effective at hurting federal workers from the...