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    In Light of Downed Jet, Kremlin Wags Dog in Prime Time
    Nov28

    In Light of Downed Jet, Kremlin Wags Dog in Prime Time

    It certainly made for riveting television. That much was clear. Captain Konstantin Murakhtin, the surviving airman of the Russian fighter jet downed by two Turkish F-16s on the Syrian/Turkish border Tuesday, appeared before Russian TV journalists to answer questions just days after the incident. How was he feeling? Good. “Russian doctors...

    Protests Continue In Russia And Turkey As Hopes For An ISIS Coalition Fade
    Nov28

    Protests Continue In Russia And Turkey As Hopes For An ISIS Coalition Fade

    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was burned in effigy Friday during a protest as tensions continue to mount between Ankara and Moscow, AFP reported. Anti-Turkey rallies were held in Moscow and Crimea with shouts of “down with ISIS [the Islamic State group]” as Erdogan again warned the Kremlin over its actions in the region and Moscow backed...

    Russia Sanctions Turkey as Syria Coalition Efforts Fizzle
    Nov27

    Russia Sanctions Turkey as Syria Coalition Efforts Fizzle

    Russia is preparing sanctions against Turkey and stepping up military strikes over the downing of a Russian bomber along the Syrian border. The feud has added another dimension of conflict to the multifaceted war in Syria, and political analysts say Russia’s doubling down on its Syria campaign raises the stakes in Moscow’s wider...

    Romania OKs visit by Russian official under EU travel ban
    Nov27

    Romania OKs visit by Russian official under EU travel ban

    BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romania’s foreign ministry has defended a visit by a Russian legislator who is on a European Union sanctions list, saying restrictions do not apply for international meetings. State Duma speaker Sergei Naryshkin arrived in Romania on Friday for a meeting of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Black Sea Economic...

    Photos of the Week: 11/21-11/27
    Nov27

    Photos of the Week: 11/21-11/27

    Yves Herman / Reuters Winter weather in China, Europe, and the United States, a Martian panorama, a neighborhood in flames in Manila, demonstrations in Chicago, power outages in Crimea following an attack on power lines, the Thanksgiving Day parade in New York City, and much more. …read more Source: The...

    ‘How to find and kill the guy who just killed your friend’: Canada’s Ukrainian battle class
    Nov27

    ‘How to find and kill the guy who just killed your friend’: Canada’s Ukrainian battle class

    …read more Source: National...

    Russia-Ukraine row over Crimea escalates as Moscow cuts coal to Kiev
    Nov27

    Russia-Ukraine row over Crimea escalates as Moscow cuts coal to Kiev

    Energy Minister Volodymyr Demchyshyn said Kiev had one month of its own coal supplies left and was seeking alternative supplies from South Africa …read more Source: The Globe and...

    Hundreds gather at St. Patrick’s to pray for Holodomor victims
    Nov27

    Hundreds gather at St. Patrick’s to pray for Holodomor victims

    NEW YORK – Hundreds of Ukrainians, friends and supporters gathered on Saturday, November 21, at Manhattan’s iconic St. Patrick Cathedral for an ecumenical requiem service and commemorative program dedicated to the memory of Ukraine’s Holodomor, Stalin’s genocide of millions of Ukrainians in 1932-1933. As co-organized by the...

    Kyiv-Mohyla Academy  celebrates 400th anniversary
    Nov27

    Kyiv-Mohyla Academy celebrates 400th anniversary

    KYIV – The National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy celebrated its 400th anniversary in Kyiv with exhibits, concerts and conferences throughout the year, a fund-raising event on October 1 and a spectacular outdoor event on October 15. A benefit reception and banquet under the theme “Freedom, Leadership and Innovation” was held on October 1 at...

    Tatar activists disrupt electricity to Crimea
    Nov27

    Tatar activists disrupt electricity to Crimea

    KYIV – Crimean Tatars last weekend launched their biggest countermeasure since the beginning of the Russian occupation of their homeland by ruining four electricity lines, situated in the neighboring Kherson Oblast, that account for 70 percent of the peninsula’s electricity. Authorities declared a state of emergency on the morning of...