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    Russian company names an ice cream ‘Poor Jews’
    Mar07

    Russian company names an ice cream ‘Poor Jews’

    A company in Russia’s Tartarstan region sells an ice cream cone named “Poor Jews.” (Slavitsa) (JTA) — Jews in Russia’s Tatarstan region are objecting to a new ice cream called “Poor Jews.” The ice cream cone, announced last month by the Slavitsa company in Naberezhnye Chelny, 600 miles east of Moscow, is wrapped in an image of...

    Putin very, very pleased with Trump and his willingness to ‘compromise’
    Mar07

    Putin very, very pleased with Trump and his willingness to ‘compromise’

    The AP is reporting that Vladimir Putin likes Donald Trump. He really likes him. “I have no disappointment at all,” Putin said when asked about the U.S. president. “Moreover, on a personal level he made a very good impression on me.” What does Putin like most about Trump? He’s someone who will compromise. “It’s possible to negotiate...

    US envoy hopeful Russia will seek peace in eastern Ukraine
    Mar07

    US envoy hopeful Russia will seek peace in eastern Ukraine

    The United States’ special representative for Ukraine says he hopes that Russia will still “make peace and withdraw from eastern Ukraine” and that if it does, Washington stands ready to … Click to Continue » …read more Source: The Bellingham...

    Daily Kos Radio is LIVE at 9AM ET!
    Mar07

    Daily Kos Radio is LIVE at 9AM ET!

    Wednesday at last! Boy, am I ever glad to have Joan McCarter and Greg Dworkin back! I can’t tell if we’re losing our footing without them, or Trump’s just taking us deeper into Crazytown than ever before. The search for answers continues! Listen right here at 9:00 AM ET! PODCAST LISTENERS: There’s a new podcast platform in...

    Nyet, thanks: Congress greets new Russian envoy with closed doors
    Mar07

    Nyet, thanks: Congress greets new Russian envoy with closed doors

    Russia’s new ambassador to the United States has been described as both ruthless and charming. Since his arrival in Washington six months ago, he has emphasized the charm — hosting parties, giving speeches and even launching a bluegrass-backed embassy podcast at a moment of bitter U.S.-Russian relations.But Anatoly Antonov says he has been...

    Aide to U.A.E. with ties to Team Trump is cooperating with Mueller investigation
    Mar07

    Aide to U.A.E. with ties to Team Trump is cooperating with Mueller investigation

    An adviser to the United Arab Emirates who attended a meeting in early 2017 that connected participants close to both Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin is now cooperating with Special Counsel Robert Mueller and testified before a grand jury last week. The New York Times writes: Mr. Mueller appears to be examining the influence of foreign money on...

    Controversial bill on war-ravaged Donbas passes amid human rights concerns
    Mar07

    Controversial bill on war-ravaged Donbas passes amid human rights concerns

    KYIV – Ukraine’s Parliament passed a controversial bill that pro-presidential lawmakers say aligns legislation closer to reality on the ground in war-torn Donbas. Exactly 280 deputies – 56 more than needed – voted on January 18 for President Petro Poroshenko’s measures to name Russia as an aggressor state and designate areas Kyiv...

    Crimean court jails activist in retrial
    Mar07

    Crimean court jails activist in retrial

    A court in Ukraine’s Russia-controlled Crimea region has sentenced pro-Kyiv activist Volodymyr Balukh to three years and seven months in a high-profile retrial on a weapons- and explosives-possession charge. The Rozdolne District Court on January 16 also ordered Mr. Balukh to pay a 10,000-ruble ($175 U.S.) fine. …read more Source: The...

    Scholar lectures on reflective essays by victims of war in Ukraine’s east
    Mar07

    Scholar lectures on reflective essays by victims of war in Ukraine’s east

    EDMONTON, Alberta – The Edmonton branch of the Shevchenko Scientific Society in Canada on December 13, 2017, sponsored a presentation by Marianna Novosolova on the topic “In Search of Their New Selves: Reflective Essays by Victims of the War in Eastern Ukraine.” This open lecture was arranged in conjunction with the University of Alberta’s...

    Government and Ukroboronprom deadlocked over debt, production problems at shipyard
    Mar07

    Government and Ukroboronprom deadlocked over debt, production problems at shipyard

    Where there is bureaucracy and waste, inevitably there has been the opportunity for ongoing corruption. And such a situation is only aggravated by misplaced state secrecy. In Ukraine, there perhaps has been no greater symbol of ongoing poor decision making, planning, bureaucracy and waste than the Ukrainian naval vessel Ukrayina. The Ukrayina, a...