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    Ukrainian who posed as student faces federal fraud charges
    May25

    Ukrainian who posed as student faces federal fraud charges

    A Ukrainian man accused of faking his name and age while attending a Pennsylvania high school and having sex with an underage girl is now facing federal passport fraud and social security fraud charges. … Click to Continue » …read more Source: The Bellingham...

    Watch:  Ukrainian Pilot Released in Dramatic Prison Swap
    May25

    Watch: Ukrainian Pilot Released in Dramatic Prison Swap

    Nadezhda Savchenko, a Ukrainian pilot held prisoner by Russia for almost two years, returned home to Kiev today following a dramatic prisoner swap for two captured Russian soldiers. …read more Source: ABC...

    Ukraine’s first female combat pilot freed in prisoner exchange with Russia
    May25

    Ukraine’s first female combat pilot freed in prisoner exchange with Russia

    A Ukrainian pilot who was sentenced to jail in connection with the deaths of two Russian journalists and became a symbol of her nation’s resistance to Moscow’s aggression was freed Wednesday as part of a swap for two Russian servicemen. Nadiya Savchenko, Ukraine’s first female combat pilot, spent… …read more Source:...

    The Illusion of Russian Military Might
    May25

    The Illusion of Russian Military Might

    Roger McDermott Russia, Eurasia The representation of Russia’s Army as a new all-powerful tool at the Kremlin’s disposal is hyperbole. Since President Vladimir Putin appointed Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu in November 2012, the official message from the top brass and leading defense officials presents the Russian military as...

    Transforming German Königsberg into Soviet Kaliningrad
    May25

    Transforming German Königsberg into Soviet Kaliningrad

    Mary Elizabeth Malinkin Kaliningrad, Russia “What is peculiar about Kaliningrad is that it became part of the Soviet Union—part of the Russian Socialist Republic—but had never been in the Soviet Union before.” In continuation of our [Wilson Center] alumni interview series, we talked with Title VIII-supported Research Scholar Nicole...

    Ukrainian Pilot Released in Dramatic Prison Swap
    May25

    Ukrainian Pilot Released in Dramatic Prison Swap

    Pilot who became a national hero in Ukraine released for two Russian soldiers. …read more Source: ABC...

    Russia Talks Up Foreign Interest in Eurobond, Investors Skeptical
    May25

    Russia Talks Up Foreign Interest in Eurobond, Investors Skeptical

    Russia on Wednesday hailed its Eurobond issue as a triumph over Western obstruction, but there was no sign that big foreign investors had bought the bond and, unusually for a large issue, there was scant trading in the paper once it was placed. Russia had sold $1.75 billion in 10-year Eurobonds on Tuesday, smaller than its previous placements,...

    Swiss Law Makes It Easier To Seize, Repatriate Funds Plundered By Dictators
    May25

    Swiss Law Makes It Easier To Seize, Repatriate Funds Plundered By Dictators

    Switzerland’s government says it will implement a new law in July that will make it easier to seize and repatriate illicit wealth that has been stashed in its banks by foreign dictators. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Defiant Female Ukrainian Pilot Freed From Russia In Prisoner Swap
    May25

    Defiant Female Ukrainian Pilot Freed From Russia In Prisoner Swap

    Ukrainian pilot and national hero Nadiya Savchenko had been held by Russia for almost two years. Russia had sentenced her to 22 years in prison for murder — she called it a propaganda stunt. …read more Source:...

    Trump’s Top Campaign Adviser Made Millions From Arms Dealers, Warlords, Dictators and Oligarchs
    May25

    Trump’s Top Campaign Adviser Made Millions From Arms Dealers, Warlords, Dictators and Oligarchs

    Report: “Manafort was responsible for representing some of the world’s most unsavory clients.” Donald Trump’s top presidential campaign advisor is a world-class thug.Paul Manafort, who Trump brought on in March as his Republican Convention strategist and recently elevated to campaign chairman, has worked for notorious arms dealers,...