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    The Morning Vertical, May 5, 2016
    May05

    The Morning Vertical, May 5, 2016

    Your daily roundup. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Belarusian Who Fought Against Ukraine Separatists Jailed
    May05

    Belarusian Who Fought Against Ukraine Separatists Jailed

    A Belarusian national accused of fighting alongside Ukraine’s extremist Right Sector has been sentenced by a district court in Minsk to five years in prison. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    IMF To Visit Kyiv To Review Reform Program
    May05

    IMF To Visit Kyiv To Review Reform Program

    The International Monetary Fund (IMF) says it will send a mission to Kyiv from May 10 to May 18 to review whether the new Ukrainian government’s reform program is sufficient to restore disbursements from a $17.5 billion bailout loan. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Springtime In The Tunnel Of Love
    May05

    Springtime In The Tunnel Of Love

    Near the Ukrainian village of Klevan, a humble train has created a tree tunnel that draws visitors from around the world. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Putin Takes Action Against Slacker Members of Parliament
    May05

    Putin Takes Action Against Slacker Members of Parliament

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a decree which allows parties and committees to suspend lawmakers for non-attendance to parliamentary sessions, according to Russia’s official law archive website. The new regulation means members of parliament can be stripped of their mandate if their fellow members believe they have been...

    Consumer Confidence Tanking in Russia and Other CIS Countries, Surveys Indicate
    May05

    Consumer Confidence Tanking in Russia and Other CIS Countries, Surveys Indicate

    Image: Russian Matroshka. Stock Photo. Pixabay.com Russian consumer confidence is the worst in a decade in one recent survey, and near the low-water mark in another. In addition, the Russian public is becoming exhausted with having to count kopeks and go without, according to experts commenting on the situation. Consumer confidence that is...

    Contemplating War in Europe
    May05

    Contemplating War in Europe

    During one of my recent research trips to Germany, among a small discussion group, a colonel in the German Bundeswehr raised a few eyebrows with an off-the-record observation: If Russian President Putin, he posited, ever unleashed his large and powerful mechanized forces across the North European Plain – through Belarus, Poland, Germany and...

    Russia Announces New Military Divisions to Counter NATO Deployments in Eastern Europe
    May05

    Russia Announces New Military Divisions to Counter NATO Deployments in Eastern Europe

    Russia on Wednesday warned against NATO’s proposed military buildup in Poland and the Baltic region, saying it would retaliate by shoring up its western and southern flanks with three new divisions. The new divisions will likely be spread out across the country’s borders with Ukraine, Belarus, Georgia, Finland, Azerbaijan and the...

    Nazi Trials
    May05

    Nazi Trials

    By Eliza Gray/Detmold More than 70 years later, the prosecution of a 94-year-old former SS guard renews questions about how to assign blame for the Holocaust On a cold, gray morning in February, Irene Weiss was waiting patiently in the courtroom in Detmold, a small city in northern Germany. She had come a long way from her home in Virginia to...

    Heavy Armored Military Column Spotted Moving Toward Frontline in Ukraine
    May05

    Heavy Armored Military Column Spotted Moving Toward Frontline in Ukraine

    A video that appears to show pro-Russian rebels moving heavy weapons toward the contact line with Ukrainian troops is adding fuel to warnings by independent observers that neither side is upholding the withdrawal agreement. Ukrainian forces and Russian-backed separatists in Ukraine’s eastern region of Luhansk are bound by a ceasefire...