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    Russian Vacations To Crimea Down 25 Percent
    May16

    Russian Vacations To Crimea Down 25 Percent

    Fewer Russians are booking vacations to Ukraine’s Russia-annexed Crimean Peninsula this year compared to 2015. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Politics And Music? Russians React To Ukraine Winning Eurovision
    May16

    Politics And Music? Russians React To Ukraine Winning Eurovision

    Muscovites on Red Square gave mixed reactions to Russia’s third-place finish in the Eurovision Song Contest. Some claimed Ukraine’s victory reflected a political bias against Russia. Sergei Lazarev of Russia lost to Jamala’s melancholic tune about Josef Stalin’s 1944 deportation of the Crimean Tatars. (AP Video)...

    ‘This song is about our tragedy’: Crimean Tatars celebrate Ukraine’s Eurovision win as Russians cry foul
    May16

    ‘This song is about our tragedy’: Crimean Tatars celebrate Ukraine’s Eurovision win as Russians cry foul

    Many Russians, whose Eurovision Song Contest entry won the popular vote but finished third, said they felt robbed of the win because of political bias …read more Source: Vancouver...

    ‘This song is about our tragedy’: Crimean Tatars celebrate Ukraine’s Eurovision win as Russians cry foul
    May16

    ‘This song is about our tragedy’: Crimean Tatars celebrate Ukraine’s Eurovision win as Russians cry foul

    KYIV, Ukraine — Crimean Tatars on Sunday celebrated Ukrainian singer Jamala’s win at Eurovision with a song that sheds light on their horrific deportations to Central Asia under Soviet dictator Josef Stalin but also hints at their recent treatment under Russian President Vladimir Putin. Many Russians, whose Eurovision Song Contest entry won...

    Russia: Ukraine’s Eurovision win ‘political’
    May16

    Russia: Ukraine’s Eurovision win ‘political’

    A Russian senator has said that a Ukrainian singer’s victory in the Eurovision Song Contest was a case of politics prevailing over art, and has suggested Russia skip next year’s contest in response, Russian state media reports.Sponsored:Drivers With No Tickets In 3 Years Read This Do NOT pay your next car insurance bill until you try...

    Ukraine Praises Its Eurovision Winner, Russia Cries Foul
    May16

    Ukraine Praises Its Eurovision Winner, Russia Cries Foul

    Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko is heaping public praise on Ukrainian singer Jamala, after her surprise win Saturday over a Russian entry in the wildly popular Eurovision song contest. Poroshenko, writing on Twitter, said he personally congratulated the 33-year-old performer, whose winning song, “1944,” lamented the Soviet...

    Eurovision win by Crimean singer stings Russian pride
    May16

    Eurovision win by Crimean singer stings Russian pride

    While the Ukrainian singer Jamala doesn’t directly discuss the Russian annexation of Crimea, her message is clear. …read more Source: Christian Science...

    The Real Story of Our Decades-Long Foreign Policy Disaster That Set the Middle East on Fire
    May15

    The Real Story of Our Decades-Long Foreign Policy Disaster That Set the Middle East on Fire

    The brilliant Andrew Bacevich explains why our massive march to folly in Middle East has to be seen as one war. I first interviewed Andrew Bacevich, the soldier turned scholar, after he spoke at the Hope Club, an old-line gents’ establishment in Providence, Rhode Island. That evening he outlined a dozen or so “theses,” as he called them in...

    Jamala Returns To Hero’s Welcome In Ukraine
    May15

    Jamala Returns To Hero’s Welcome In Ukraine

    Eurovision winner Jamala returned to a hero’s welcome at Kyiv airport. Jamala’s song, 1944, told the story of the deportations of Crimean Tatars under Stalin — and was widely seen as a comment on Russia’s 2014 annexation of Crimea and subsequent repression of Crimean Tatars. (RFE/RL’s Ukrainian Service) …read...

    Jamala’s Eurovision win lifts Ukraine, but raises Russian eyebrows
    May15

    Jamala’s Eurovision win lifts Ukraine, but raises Russian eyebrows

    Ukrainian singer Jamala overtook the bookmakers’ favourites, Russia and Australia, to win the normally light-hearted contest with the song 1944 about the war-time deportations of ethnic Tatars from Ukraine’s Crimea peninsula by Soviet dictator Stalin …read more Source: The Globe and...