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    Russian Opposition Leader Alexei Navalny, Supporters Attacked
    May17

    Russian Opposition Leader Alexei Navalny, Supporters Attacked

    Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny and fellow anti-corruption activists were attacked, thrown to the ground and kicked by a group of men at an airport in southern Russia on Tuesday, according to video posted on social media. Footage showed the assailants, described by Navalny as Cossacks and wearing traditional fur hats, some in...

    Jamala Says Song More Artistic Than Political
    May17

    Jamala Says Song More Artistic Than Political

    Ukrainian Eurovision winner Jamala said her song was more about music and feelings than politics. Speaking at a news conference in Kyiv, she said she was “sad” it was being linked to politics. The song, entitled 1944, tells the story of the deportations of Crimean Tatars under Stalin — and has been widely seen as a comment on...

    Russian Opposition Leader Navalny Attacked And Beaten In Airport
    May17

    Russian Opposition Leader Navalny Attacked And Beaten In Airport

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny and fellow anti-corruption activists were attacked, thrown to the ground and kicked by a group of men at an airport in southern Russia on Tuesday, according to video posted on social media.Footage showed the assailants, described by Navalny as Cossacks and wearing traditional fur...

    Ukraine’s Foreign Fighters Battle For Citizenship
    May17

    Ukraine’s Foreign Fighters Battle For Citizenship

    On both sides of the war in Ukraine, foreign fighters have flocked in their thousands to take part, many of them from the former Soviet Union.Whilst thousands of regular Russian soldiers and volunteers have fought alongside the DNR and LNR separatists, a number of Russians and Belorussians have also fought for the Ukrainians. With the worst of...

    Putin ready to discuss downing of passenger jet in Ukraine with Malaysian PM: Kremlin
    May17

    Putin ready to discuss downing of passenger jet in Ukraine with Malaysian PM: Kremlin

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin is ready to discuss the issue of the downing of a Malaysian airliner in Ukraine in 2014… …read more Source:...

    How Home Sewing Personalized Fashion
    May17

    How Home Sewing Personalized Fashion

    I am on the short side of petite, so clothes shopping is often a problem. But my mother, a gifted seamstress, always came to the rescue with her round, gold sewing tin with the red-and-green, mid-century starbursts on it. She’d instruct me to climb up on the dining room table so she could hem pants that puddled at my ankles and skirts that...

    Ukraine President Honors Eurovision Winner Jamala with Award
    May17

    Ukraine President Honors Eurovision Winner Jamala with Award

    Eurovision Song Contest winner Jamala has been awarded the title of Honored Artist of Ukraine in Kyiv following her weekend victory at the competition with her “1944” song about war-time deportations of Crimean Tatars by the Soviet Union. Ukrainian politicians, including President Petro Poroshenko, who handed the singer the award on...

    All the President’s Men
    May17

    All the President’s Men

    Why President Poroshenko’s latest power grab shows that the reform process in Ukraine is stalling. …read more Source: Foreign...

    Eurovision Winner Jamala Says Song Won On Artistic, Not Political, Grounds
    May17

    Eurovision Winner Jamala Says Song Won On Artistic, Not Political, Grounds

    Ukrainian singer Jamala says she rejects criticism that her song 1944 took top prize at the Eurovision Song Contest for political rather than artistic reasons. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Russia: Ukraine’s Eurovision win ‘political’
    May17

    Russia: Ukraine’s Eurovision win ‘political’

    The winner of Europe’s immensely popular Eurovision Song Contest might have stoked tensions in Russia, but in her homeland she’s being lauded as a hero. …read more Source:...