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    No survivors of Russian plane crash in Sinai, Egypt says
    Oct31

    No survivors of Russian plane crash in Sinai, Egypt says

    UPDATED 2:20 p.m. GMT There are no survivors from a Russian plane with 224 on board that crashed in a mountainous area of Egypt’s Sinai, Egyptian authorities said Saturday, as search and recovery teams investigated the wreckage Reuters reported that the “black box” data recorder has been found Air traffic controllers lost...

    Russia and the Curse of Geography
    Oct31

    Russia and the Curse of Geography

    Reuters / Presidential Press ServiceVladimir Putin says he is a religious man, a great supporter of the Russian Orthodox Church. If so, he may well go to bed each night, say his prayers, and ask God: “Why didn’t you put mountains in eastern Ukraine?” If God had built mountains in eastern Ukraine, then the great expanse of flatland that is...

    Ukraine Librarian Detained In Moscow Falls Ill, Claims Was Framed
    Oct31

    Ukraine Librarian Detained In Moscow Falls Ill, Claims Was Framed

    The detained head of the Russian Library of Ukrainian Literature has fallen ill in custody and claims Russian authorities framed her by planting extremist books in her collection. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Russia Blasts ‘Politicized’ Rule Change IMF Mulling For Ukraine
    Oct31

    Russia Blasts ‘Politicized’ Rule Change IMF Mulling For Ukraine

    Russia’s finance minister expressed concern about a possible rule change by the International Monetary Fund that would enable it to keep lending to Ukraine even if Kyiv defaults on its debt to Russia. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Russia Denies Stalin’s Killer Famine
    Oct31

    Russia Denies Stalin’s Killer Famine

    Russias international propaganda outlet just recycled an old, debunked claim that Stalins terror-famine in Ukraine was a Western hoax. …read more Source: The Daily...

    Local Elections in Ukraine Bring Mixed Results
    Oct30

    Local Elections in Ukraine Bring Mixed Results

    On October 25, 26.7 million Ukrainian voters were called to elect their 168,450 local and regional representatives in the first local elections since the Maidan. With a relatively low turnout of 46.62 percent, the elections represented a genuine test of popularity for the government as well as a barometer of popular discontent over the course of...

    Week in Pictures
    Oct30

    Week in Pictures

    Presenting the most compelling images from the last seven days, as selected by the Maclean’s photo department: 1 of 15 …read more Source:...

    Russia Forces US Military Intelligence Refocus With Actions In Syria And Ukraine, US Official Says
    Oct30

    Russia Forces US Military Intelligence Refocus With Actions In Syria And Ukraine, US Official Says

    With Russian involvement in both Syria and Ukraine, the U.S. needs to reorient its outlook to see Russia as an adversary as opposed to an ally and increase its intelligence capabilities, an American military official said Friday. The U.S. has lacked the capability to “see into Russia” due to its posture toward the Kremlin in recent years, said...

    Karen Dawisha on Russia’s Middle East Strategy, Interview With Eminent Russia Expert and Author of Putin’s Kleptocracy Part II
    Oct30

    Karen Dawisha on Russia’s Middle East Strategy, Interview With Eminent Russia Expert and Author of Putin’s Kleptocracy Part II

    Karen Dawisha is the Walter E Havighurst Professor of Political Science at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. She is a world-renowned Russia expert who has written extensively about Soviet foreign policy, Russia-Middle East relations, and contemporary Russian politics. Her most recent book, published in 2014, is Putin’s Kleptocracy: Who Owns...

    US Ambassador: Ukraine Elections Show Support for Reform
    Oct30

    US Ambassador: Ukraine Elections Show Support for Reform

    Ukraine’s recent local elections showed that voters want to see continued progress in the areas of legal reform and the fight against corruption, the U.S. ambassador in Kyiv said this week. Sunday’s elections “showed the resiliency of Ukrainian democracy in the face of difficult economic conditions and Russian aggression,”...