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    A Return to Cold War with Russia?
    Apr22

    A Return to Cold War with Russia?

    Robert Legvold Security, Russia Moscow is no longer a superpower, but it is still a threat. Are the United States and Europe confronting a new cold war with Russia? Was the original cold war overly militarized? What effect will continued low oil prices have on Russia? These are some of the questions that Robert H. Legvold, the Marshall D. Shulman...

    OSCE Urges Ukraine to Refrain From ‘Laws Limiting Free Media’
    Apr22

    OSCE Urges Ukraine to Refrain From ‘Laws Limiting Free Media’

    The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe has called on Ukraine’s government to refrain from laws limiting free media and free flow of information. The OSCE issued a statement Friday in response to amendments that Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko signed earlier this week to the country’s law on cinema....

    Guarding Against Chernobyl’s Radioactive Forest Fires
    Apr22

    Guarding Against Chernobyl’s Radioactive Forest Fires

    Thirty years after the Chernobyl nuclear accident, Ukrainian firefighters remain on high alert to prevent another disaster. It’s their job to stop fires from breaking out in the contaminated forests around the decommissioned power plant. A major blaze could release even more radiation into the atmosphere than the nuclear accident itself....

    Guarding Against Chernobyl’s Radioactive Forest Fires
    Apr22

    Guarding Against Chernobyl’s Radioactive Forest Fires

    Thirty years after the Chernobyl nuclear accident, Ukrainian firefighters remain on high alert to prevent another disaster. It’s their job to stop fires from breaking out in the contaminated forests around the decommissioned power plant. A major blaze could release even more radiation into the atmosphere than the nuclear accident itself....

    30 years after Chernobyl disaster, engineers race against a decaying reactor
    Apr22

    30 years after Chernobyl disaster, engineers race against a decaying reactor

    CHERNOBYL EXCLUSION ZONE, Ukraine—In the early morning of April 26, 1986, a reactor at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant exploded, spewing radioactive material across the Soviet republics of Ukraine, Belarus and Russia, and parts of Europe. For eight months workers hurriedly built a tomb of steel and concrete to contain the radioactive remains....

    Why Russia Is Rocking the European Boat
    Apr22

    Why Russia Is Rocking the European Boat

    In an April 6 referendum in the Netherlands, a majority of participants voted against approving an association agreement between the European Union and Ukraine. The results were greeted with concern in the West, but with delight in Moscow. Russia’s government saw the vote as evidence that it was “on the same page” with Europe’s far...

    Gardening events: Science of plants and bee attraction revealed
    Apr22

    Gardening events: Science of plants and bee attraction revealed

    National Garden Days are looking for local participants to share or organize activities for your garden, garden centre or in the community over three days on the Father’s Day weekend, June 17 to 19. Register your activity at www.gardendays.ca. Garden design for evolving realities with the master gardeners of Ottawa-Carleton, April 23, 8:30...

    Thirty Years On, Chernobyl Evacuees Yearn to Return to ‘Death Zone’
    Apr22

    Thirty Years On, Chernobyl Evacuees Yearn to Return to ‘Death Zone’

    April 26 marks the 30th anniversary of the Chernobyl disaster – when a reactor at a nuclear power plant in then Soviet-controlled Ukraine exploded, releasing huge amounts of radiation. 116,000 people living around the plant were evacuated, and a further 220,000 were forced to leave in subsequent years as the “death zone” of...

    Russia Set To Open Its First Whiskey Distillery
    Apr22

    Russia Set To Open Its First Whiskey Distillery

    Russia is on course to open its first whiskey distillery after local officials in the region of Kaliningrad greenlit the project to build a factory. Although hard liquor consumption in Russia is problematically high, production, exports and sales appear to have tailed off during the current financial crisis and whiskey imports have dropped...

    Failed vote in Rada on top prosecutor  calls into question parliamentary coalition
    Apr22

    Failed vote in Rada on top prosecutor calls into question parliamentary coalition

    KYIV – Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko confidently declared this week that Ukraine’s political crisis is over after the new Cabinet was elected on April 14. Yet the voting in the Verkhovna Rada at the April 21 session proved otherwise. Rada Chair Andriy Parubiy asked national deputies to vote to include on the daily agenda a […]...