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    MEPs Condemn Russia’s ‘Unprecedented’ Abuses Against Crimean Tatars
    Feb04

    MEPs Condemn Russia’s ‘Unprecedented’ Abuses Against Crimean Tatars

    The European Parliament has passed a resolution slamming the “unprecedented levels of human rights abuses” being perpetrated against Crimean Tatars by Russian authorities in the Moscow-annexed Ukrainian region. Since the beginning of the year, Crimean Tatars have endured a wave of searches, interrogations, confiscations, and other...

    Political Crisis Boosts Moldova’s Pro-Russians but Corruption Real Threat
    Feb04

    Political Crisis Boosts Moldova’s Pro-Russians but Corruption Real Threat

    A corruption crisis unfolding in Moldova has given a boost to Russia-leaning political parties, say analysts, even as the country remains on a pro-Europe path. Protesters in January stormed the parliament building in the capital, Chisinau, and demanded new elections after the closed-door, midnight inauguration of Pavel Filip, the third prime...

    Lithuania’s Power Play Challenges Russia’s Energy Dominance In Baltics
    Feb04

    Lithuania’s Power Play Challenges Russia’s Energy Dominance In Baltics

    It used to have some of the most expensive electricity prices in Europe and was reliant on Russia for all of its energy needs. Today, Lithuania is no longer at the mercy of Moscow, thanks to a liquefied natural gas terminal it has developed. The small Baltic nation is now helping its neighbors break their dependence on Russian gas....

    Video Shows Raid On Crimean Tatar Business
    Feb04

    Video Shows Raid On Crimean Tatar Business

    This activist video shows a Russian police raid on the Simferopol headquarters of SimSitiTrans, a business owned by the father of Crimean Tatar activist Lenur Islyamov. Masked men, dressed in black and carrying assault rifles, leave refuse to answer any questions or present any ID. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Poland Relaunches Inquiry into 2010 Presidential Jet Crash in Russia
    Feb04

    Poland Relaunches Inquiry into 2010 Presidential Jet Crash in Russia

    Poland’s new government on Thursday relaunched an inquiry into the death of President Lech Kaczynski in a plane crash in Russia in 2010, a move likely to strain Warsaw’s relations with its former overlord, already fragile over the Ukraine crisis. An inquiry by the previous government returned a verdict of pilot error but the winner of...

    New Ukraine Political Crisis? Amid War With Russia, Economic Support Called Into Question
    Feb04

    New Ukraine Political Crisis? Amid War With Russia, Economic Support Called Into Question

    The head of Ukraine’s parliament said Thursday his country was entering another “serious political crisis,” Agence France-Presse reported. The remarks come one day after the resignation of Ukraine’s economic minister over claims of corruption and that reform efforts were being blocked by allies of the country’s president....

    Clinton Corruption Leads to Russian Aggression
    Feb04

    Clinton Corruption Leads to Russian Aggression

    The New York Times endorsed Hillary Clinton for the Democratic presidential nomination, calling her “one of the most broadly and deeply qualified presidential candidates in modern history.” There was one big problem with the editorial. Her policy toward Russia laid the groundwork for the Russian aggression that the Pentagon now has to spend...

    Michael Colborne: Russia’s bald-faced lies
    Feb04

    Michael Colborne: Russia’s bald-faced lies

    We can complain all we want about lying politicians in our own country, but last week Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov stepped up and showed us how it’s really done: without batting an eye, he told a press conference that Russia had never violated the 1994 Budapest Memorandum, the agreement that guaranteed Ukraine’s territorial...

    Will Ukraine’s Next Revolution be Non-Violent?
    Feb04

    Will Ukraine’s Next Revolution be Non-Violent?

    A reformist minister’s resignation highlights the country’s dearth of options. …read more Source:...

    German state governor draws criticism over Putin visit
    Feb04

    German state governor draws criticism over Putin visit

    BERLIN (AP) — Bavaria’s governor is drawing criticism in Germany for traveling to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin and sounding a softer tone on sanctions than his country’s government. Putin received Horst Seehofer Wednesday night. Seehofer leads one of Germany’s three governing parties but is an often-awkward ally. In...