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    Ukraine: Hard Choices in a Forgotten War
    Mar07

    Ukraine: Hard Choices in a Forgotten War

    Two years into Ukraine’s war, many of the people caught in the midst of it see the conflict as frozen and forgotten by the rest of the world. With diplomatic efforts thus far failing, many see either an escalation or the relinquishing of territory as the only alternatives to ending the war. …read more Source: Voice of...

    Cyberattack in Ukraine exposes U.S. power grid vulnerabilities
    Mar07

    Cyberattack in Ukraine exposes U.S. power grid vulnerabilities

    American investigators have concluded a coordinated cyberattack brought down much of Ukraine’s power grid on Dec. 23, leaving 225,000 Ukrainians without power for several hours. The attack, executed over a period of six months, appears to be the first deliberate attempt to shut down a national electrical grid using cyber warfare, according...

    Political Leaders, Others Sign Letter Urging Savchenko’s Release
    Mar07

    Political Leaders, Others Sign Letter Urging Savchenko’s Release

    More than 200 political leaders and other prominent individuals have signed an open letter to European leaders urging them to take “emergency measures” to demand that Russia release Ukrainian pilot Nadia Savchenko. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    A Surge in Psychiatric Punishment in the Former Soviet Union
    Mar07

    A Surge in Psychiatric Punishment in the Former Soviet Union

    Image: Stock Photo. FreeImages.com/Griszka Niewiadomski A particularly despicable way of punishing dissidents during Soviet times was committing them to insane asylums. In those institutions, perfectly sane dissidents were surrounded by real lunatics, including many prone to violence; were abused by asylum staff; and were often forced to take...

    Protests Over Ukrainian Pilot Nadezhda Savchenko Lead To Assaults On Embassies In Kiev, Moscow
    Mar07

    Protests Over Ukrainian Pilot Nadezhda Savchenko Lead To Assaults On Embassies In Kiev, Moscow

    MOSCOW — Tit-for-tat embassy attacks in Moscow and Kiev Sunday, sparked by protests over Ukrainian pilot Nadezhda Savchenko, could further strain ties between the two former Soviet countries. Savchenko is facing a 25-year prison sentence in Russia. Windows and CCTV cameras were reportedly smashed and diplomatic cars broken into at the Russian...

    Stripping and Starbucks — when corporations take over desire
    Mar07

    Stripping and Starbucks — when corporations take over desire

    My regular is an elegantly dressed gentleman in his mid-50s, slightly overweight in a way that calls out for the word “portly.” He is soft-spoken and a little dull, but he pays me to listen—two or three nights a week, he comes to the club and buys me drinks and tells me his troubles, but never demands a dance. He likes me, he says, because I am...

    Protesters In Kyiv Demand Russia Release Ukrainian Pilot
    Mar07

    Protesters In Kyiv Demand Russia Release Ukrainian Pilot

    Thousands of people rallied in Kyiv’s Independence Square on March 6 to demand Russia release Ukrainian pilot Nadia Savchenko. (RFE/RL’s Ukrainian Service) …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukraine Protesters Attack Russian Embassy
    Mar07

    Ukraine Protesters Attack Russian Embassy

    Protesters in Kyiv pelted the Russian Embassy with eggs and rocks on March 6 demanding the release of Ukrainian pilot Nadia Savchenko. (RFE/RL’s Ukrainian Service) …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukrainians rally to demand Russia release Savchenko, attack embassy
    Mar06

    Ukrainians rally to demand Russia release Savchenko, attack embassy

    About 2,000 people have rallied on Independence Square in Kyiv to demand that Russia release Ukrainian pilot Nadezhda Savchenko. …read more Source: Global...

    Russian Defense Spending to Be Cut by 5 Percent: Report
    Mar06

    Russian Defense Spending to Be Cut by 5 Percent: Report

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia’s defense budget will be cut by 5 percent in 2016, Russian Deputy Defence Minister Tatiana Shevtsova said, according to the RIA news agency. Defense spending has been growing as part of a drive by President Vladimir Putin to restore Russia’s military might. The decision to cut shows, however, that even...