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    Two Years After Annexation, Putin Seeks to Link Crimea by Bridge to Russia
    Mar18

    Two Years After Annexation, Putin Seeks to Link Crimea by Bridge to Russia

    President Vladimir Putin, marking the second anniversary of Russia’s annexation of Crimea, on Friday exhorted workers building a bridge between the Black Sea peninsula and Russia to fulfil an “historic mission” first conceived by a Russian tsar. Russia seized the majority Russian-speaking Crimea from Ukraine on March 16, 2014...

    EU urges more countries to impose sanctions on Russia over Crimea
    Mar18

    EU urges more countries to impose sanctions on Russia over Crimea

    Kremlin says Crimea is Russian land and its status non-negotiable …read more Source: The Globe and...

    Putin Threatens To ‘Hang’ Someone If Crimea Highway Not Built
    Mar18

    Putin Threatens To ‘Hang’ Someone If Crimea Highway Not Built

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has invoked imagery of capital punishment while venting frustration about delays in reconstruction of a highway in annexed Crimea. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Why Vladimir Putin’s Building a Bridge from Russia to Crimea
    Mar18

    Why Vladimir Putin’s Building a Bridge from Russia to Crimea

    Tuzla Island, CRIMEA (Reuters) – President Vladimir Putin, marking the anniversary of Russia’s annexation of Crimea, on Friday exhorted workers building a bridge between the Black Sea peninsula and Russia to fulfil an “historic mission” first conceived by a Russian tsar. Russia seized the majority Russian-speaking Crimea...

    Obama’s Executive Order Against North Korea Won’t Mean Much If It’s Not Implemented
    Mar18

    Obama’s Executive Order Against North Korea Won’t Mean Much If It’s Not Implemented

    On March 16, President Barack Obama issued a new executive order imposing additional sanctions on North Korea for its repeated violations of U.S. law and UN resolutions. The order is a strong step forward for combating prohibited North Korean behavior since it provides additional authorities to U.S. agencies. The new executive order was required...

    Daughters Of Ukrainian Award-Winning Concert Pianist Found Dead
    Mar18

    Daughters Of Ukrainian Award-Winning Concert Pianist Found Dead

    Two daughters of Ukrainian pianist Vadym Kholodenko have been found dead in Texas, while his estranged wife sustained non-life-threatening injuries. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Putin says he’ll hang someone if Crimea bridge isn’t built by 2018
    Mar18

    Putin says he’ll hang someone if Crimea bridge isn’t built by 2018

    Construction of the 19-kilometre bridge is a “historical mission” for Russia, the president said on the second anniversary of the Crimea annexation. …read more Source: Toronto...

    Two Years After Annexation, Crimeans Wait On Russia’s Unfulfilled Promises
    Mar18

    Two Years After Annexation, Crimeans Wait On Russia’s Unfulfilled Promises

    Two years ago, pro-Russian figures in Crimea and Russian government officials were promising residents of Ukraine’s Black Sea region a rose garden after its annexation into the Russian Federation. Now, locals are still waiting to see most of those ambitious pledges fulfilled. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Media Love to Criticize Trump –When It Helps Disparage US Enemies
    Mar18

    Media Love to Criticize Trump –When It Helps Disparage US Enemies

    Daily Beast “photo illustration” (3/14/16) of the supposed “bromance” between Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin. Donald Trump released an ad on March 17 in which he did what almost every politician does as a matter of course: said something bad about Russian President Vladimir Putin, in this case by lumping him with ISIS. The pundit class was in...

    Crimean Tatar Leader: Putin Will Help ‘Wake Up Russia Sooner’
    Mar18

    Crimean Tatar Leader: Putin Will Help ‘Wake Up Russia Sooner’

    Refat Chubarov is the head of the Mejlis, the executive council of the Crimean Tatar people. In an interview with RFE/RL’s Ukrainian Service in Prague, he said that certain steps taken by Russian President Vladimir Putin — which he called “catastrophic” — could serve as a wake-up call to Russian society. …read...