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    Ukraine Faces Years of Dependence on Western Aid
    Oct28

    Ukraine Faces Years of Dependence on Western Aid

    As it cuts Russia ties, Ukraine can expect years of dependency on West before economy recovers …read more Source: ABC...

    Ukraine faces years of dependence on Western aid
    Oct28

    Ukraine faces years of dependence on Western aid

    VELYKI PRYTSKY, Ukraine (AP) — Looking on from her vegetable patch at the motorcade of U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker, Ukrainian villager Olha Voloshchenko says she’d seen the lady on the TV news the night before, but “then the lights went off at our place.” The U.S. hopes agriculture in places like this dilapidated village will...

    Russian Government’s Rainy-Day Fund on Last Legs
    Oct28

    Russian Government’s Rainy-Day Fund on Last Legs

    Back in 2004, Russia began putting extra revenue from oil sales into what was initially called the Stabilization Fund – a rainy day fund designed to serve as a budgetary reserve if energy prices dropped precipitously. Four years later, the Stabilization Fund was split in two. One part is the Reserve Fund, which is invested in low-yield foreign...

    Ukraine Elections Reflect Political Diversity, Reform Disillusion
    Oct28

    Ukraine Elections Reflect Political Diversity, Reform Disillusion

    Preliminary results from Sunday’s local elections in Ukraine indicate growing political diversity, say analysts, as no clear winners emerged. Opinion polls before the elections projected that Solidarity, the ruling bloc of President Petro Poroshenko, would suffer big defeats. Poroshenko’s confidence rating had dropped to 32 percent,...

    U.S. commerce secretary visits her Jewish roots in Ukraine
    Oct28

    U.S. commerce secretary visits her Jewish roots in Ukraine

    (JTA) – U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker visited the Ukrainian village where her Jewish ancestors lived in the 19th century. Marina Poroshenko, the wife of Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, accompanied Pritzker on her visit Tuesday to Bolshi Prytsky, 55 miles southeast of Kiev, the news agency Regnum reported. During her working...

    Watch Ian Bremmer Discuss What the Future Holds for Russia
    Oct28

    Watch Ian Bremmer Discuss What the Future Holds for Russia

    Russia’s economy continues to buckle under the weight of low oil prices and international sanctions, but President Vladimir Putin has plenty of reasons to be cheerful. His domestic popularity ratings have never been higher, as Russia continues to launch air strikes in Syria under the rubric of helping President Bashar al-Assad fight ISIS...

    A New Cold War Deep Under the Sea?
    Oct28

    A New Cold War Deep Under the Sea?

    Virtually all of the world’s information moves deep under the sea. Well over 95 percent of everything moving on the global Internet passes through 200 or so highly active cables, some as deep under water as Mount Everest is tall. On a normal day, that information is safe and sound, humming along the protected fiber optic strands upon which...

    How the West Propped Up Putin
    Oct28

    How the West Propped Up Putin

    Russian matryoshka dolls featuring Barack Obama, Dmitry Medvedev, and Vladimir Putin Denis Sinyakov / ReutersFive years after Vladimir Putin became president of Russia for the first time and began to rebuild the Soviet police state, I experienced a rebirth of my own. In 2005, I retired from 20 years on top of the professional chess world to join...

    Ukraine Conflict Update: Donetsk Separatists Announce Weapons Pullback
    Oct28

    Ukraine Conflict Update: Donetsk Separatists Announce Weapons Pullback

    The self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic announced Wednesday it would begin the drawback of larger mortars from the front lines in eastern Ukraine on Nov. 6, Russian state news agency Tass reported. The announcement comes at precarious moment after a Ukrainian soldier was killed Tuesday. …read more Source: International Business...

    Russian FSB Head Warns Of Growing CIS Security Threat
    Oct28

    Russian FSB Head Warns Of Growing CIS Security Threat

    Russia initiated its campaign of air strikes in Syria primarily to prevent militants fighting with Islamic State (IS) from returning to their home countries in the former Soviet Union, says the head of Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB). …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...