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    The Geopolitics of Eurovision
    May16

    The Geopolitics of Eurovision

    Eurovision is meant to be a politics-free zone—“lyrics, speeches, gestures of a political or similar nature” are banned, according to the rules. But that doesn’t always happen.In 2014, when Anastasia and Maria Tolmachevy, the twin sisters representing Russia, got on stage to perform in Copenhagen, the audience booed. The competition aired...

    Ukraine’s Eurovision Win Rouses a Chorus of Anger and Suspicion in Russia
    May16

    Ukraine’s Eurovision Win Rouses a Chorus of Anger and Suspicion in Russia

    Russians are fulminating about an “information war” and blaming the United States after a Ukrainian beat their nation’s odds-on favorite in the song contest. …read more Source: The New York...

    Ukraine’s Eurovision win highlights Russia’s Tatar challenge
    May16

    Ukraine’s Eurovision win highlights Russia’s Tatar challenge

    A song contest, meant to unify Europe, instead puts Ukraine and Russia at odds over a controversial song that obliquely reflects Russia’s current moves against a Crimean minority. …read more Source: Christian Science...

    Politics Creep Into Eurovision Despite Efforts To Keep It Camp
    May16

    Politics Creep Into Eurovision Despite Efforts To Keep It Camp

    You can dress in drag, dance with wolves, and warble about nearly anything in the Eurovision Song Contest, the continent’s annual kitsch-fest. Just keep politics out of it. At least that’s what organizers claim. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    The Evolution of Trump’s Views on Russia
    May16

    The Evolution of Trump’s Views on Russia

    Now that Donald Trump is all but assured the Republican nomination, the recent exchanges between Putin and Trump deserve more attention. No other candidate has so directly discussed his/her views of Putin, and certainly Russian president has not shared his views on any other candidate but Mr. Trump. In December of 2015, Putin held a press...

    Ukrainian hacker admits plotting to use stolen news releases
    May16

    Ukrainian hacker admits plotting to use stolen news releases

    Federal prosecutors say a Ukrainian hacker has admitted his role in an international scheme that used stolen unpublished news releases to make $30 million in profits. …read more Source: WAVE 3...

    Why Vladimir Putin Wants Destabilization, Not Peace in Nagorno-Karabakh
    May16

    Why Vladimir Putin Wants Destabilization, Not Peace in Nagorno-Karabakh

    On April 1, 2016, hostilities erupted in the Armenian-majority, Azerbaijan-occupied autonomous region of Nagorno-Karabakh. Border tensions and occasional skirmishes have been regular occurrences in the disputed territory since the May 1994 ceasefire agreement, but the recent clashes were the worst outbreak of violence in two decades. As Armenia...

    Ukraine’s National Guard gets new vehicles
    May16

    Ukraine’s National Guard gets new vehicles

    Geoff ZiezulewiczKIEV, Ukraine, May 16 (UPI) — The Ukrainian National Guard has received six advanced armored personnel carriers from Ukroboronprom subsidiary Kyiv Armored Plant. …read more Source: United Press...

    Canadian ambassador fears Ukraine conflict could drag on for decades
    May16

    Canadian ambassador fears Ukraine conflict could drag on for decades

    OTTAWA — Canada’s top diplomat in Ukraine is worried the conflict between Ukraine and Russia, which has resulted in a new Cold War between Russia and the West, could drag on for years or even decades. Wikimedia Commons But while advances have been made in stamping out corruption in the police and government, Ambassador Roman Waschuk says...

    Ukraine celebrates Eurovision victory, Russia grouses
    May16

    Ukraine celebrates Eurovision victory, Russia grouses

    Ed AdamczykSTOCKHOLM, Sweden, May 16 (UPI) — Tensions between Russia and Ukraine were stoked by the victory of a Ukrainian singer in the annual Eurovision Song Contest. …read more Source: United Press...