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    Jews built this city on rock and roll (and klezmer)
    Feb01

    Jews built this city on rock and roll (and klezmer)

    Eduard Tumansky, third from left, with fellow Simcha musicians, Sept. 3, 2013. (Courtesy of Simcha) KAZAN, Russia (JTA) — When the six members of the Simcha klezmer band hauled their instruments into a dilapidated rehearsal space, no one suspected they were about to hijack a government building in this large, clean city some 450 miles east of...

    Life Story: Rose Cmikiewicz (1912-2015) — Lack of formal schooling didn’t hold back proud, independent woman
    Feb01

    Life Story: Rose Cmikiewicz (1912-2015) — Lack of formal schooling didn’t hold back proud, independent woman

    Rose Cmikiewicz Born: July 12, 1912, in Ottawa Died: Feb. 8, 2015, in Ottawa of natural causes By Betty-Anne Poaps Her mother named her, quite simply, Rose. She was part of a generation the likes of which we will likely not see again. Our Rose was the eldest of eight children born in Canada to young Ukrainian immigrants. The family led a hard...

    Kyiv Criticizes French TV Documentary On Maidan Protests
    Feb01

    Kyiv Criticizes French TV Documentary On Maidan Protests

    The Ukrainian Embassy in Paris has expressed disappointment at a French television channel’s decision to collaborate on, and air, a documentary that Kyiv argues grossly distorts events of the country’s 2013-14 upheaval that ousted President Viktor Yanukovych. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    ‘We are prepared for a guilty verdict,’ says lawyer of Ukrainian air force pilot jailed in Russia
    Feb01

    ‘We are prepared for a guilty verdict,’ says lawyer of Ukrainian air force pilot jailed in Russia

    Jailed Ukrainian air force pilot Nadyia Savchenko, whose case has become a cause célèbre since she was detained in June 2014 on charges of directing a fatal mortar attack on two Russian journalists, is testifying in a Russian court today, but her lawyers say only some form of political intervention will get her released. …read more Source:...

    National Power Grids Increasingly Targeted in Cyber Attacks
    Feb01

    National Power Grids Increasingly Targeted in Cyber Attacks

    Ukraine’s electric power grid is once again under cyberattack, just one month after a similar incident successfully brought down portions of the system and left millions in the dark. Worse, researchers studying the attacks say the malware believed responsible – a new version of the so-called BlackEnergy bug – has likely spread to numerous...

    Merkel, Poroshenko Say EU Sanctions Against Russia Should Continue
    Feb01

    Merkel, Poroshenko Say EU Sanctions Against Russia Should Continue

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel has called on the European Union to renew its sanctions against Russia in response to Moscow’s annexation of Crimea and the Kremlin’s support for pro-Russian separatists that are fighting Ukrainian government forces in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Why Ukraine Must Outsource Its Fight Against Corruption
    Feb01

    Why Ukraine Must Outsource Its Fight Against Corruption

    Kiev is losing the fight against corruption. It’s time for a radical cure. …read more Source: Foreign...

    Ukraine’s Poroshenko says sanctions against Russia must remain
    Feb01

    Ukraine’s Poroshenko says sanctions against Russia must remain

    BERLIN (Reuters) – Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Monday urged the West to maintain sanctions against Russia over its backing of… …read more Source:...

    Chechen Head Kadyrov Puts Russian Opposition Leader in Sniper Scope
    Feb01

    Chechen Head Kadyrov Puts Russian Opposition Leader in Sniper Scope

    Chechen President and Kremlin ally Ramzan Kadyrov has shocked the Russian opposition by posting an ominous video on his Instagram feed that shows opposition leader Mikhail Kasyanov in a sniper’s crosshairs. Kasyanov leads Russia’s Parnas party, which he co-chaired with Boris Nemtsov until Nemtsov was mysteriously shot near the Kremlin...

    Harper wanted to pull out of Europe’s leading security organization: diplomats
    Feb01

    Harper wanted to pull out of Europe’s leading security organization: diplomats

    Former prime minister Stephen Harper wanted to pull Canada out of one of Europe’s leading security organization four years ago but U.S. President Barack Obama convinced him to stay. Three European ambassadors are describing what happened in 2012 when Harper suggested Canada would withdraw from the Organization for Security and Cooperation...