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    What Russia’s Failing Economy Means For Putin’s Legacy And Military Ambitions
    Feb20

    What Russia’s Failing Economy Means For Putin’s Legacy And Military Ambitions

    Every week, The WorldPost asks an expert to shed light on a topic driving headlines around the world. In this edition, we speak with Sergey Aleksashenko, former deputy chairman of the Central Bank of Russia and a nonresident senior fellow at Brookings Institution, about the national and international implications of Russia’s weakening...

    Kiev demonstrators attack Russian banks
    Feb20

    Kiev demonstrators attack Russian banks

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Nationalist demonstrators in Ukraine have attacked two offices of Russian banks in the capital amid observances of the second anniversary of the protests that brought down the Russia-friendly president. Demonstrators on Saturday threw rocks through windows at the offices of Alfa Bank and Sberbank and damaged furniture and...

    Kiev demonstrators attack Russian banks
    Feb20

    Kiev demonstrators attack Russian banks

    Nationalist demonstrators in Ukraine have attacked two offices of Russian banks in the capital amid observances of the second anniversary of the protests that brought down the Russia-friendly president. … Click to Continue » …read more Source: The News...

    Everyone’s trying to score one of Russia’s new warplanes
    Feb20

    Everyone’s trying to score one of Russia’s new warplanes

    REUTERS/Host Photo Agency/RIA NovostiThe jet fighter war between the United States, China and Russia expanded this week when Moscow unveiled a new, export version of its Sukhoi-30 warplane. “The Su-30SME aircraft (the export version of the Su-30SM fighter jet) has been shown on the international market for the first time,” a source in...

    UN Says Ukraine Conflict Has ‘Deeply Affected’ 580,000 Children
    Feb20

    UN Says Ukraine Conflict Has ‘Deeply Affected’ 580,000 Children

    The United Nations children’s agency says the conflict in Ukraine has “deeply affected” 580,000 children near the front lines and in areas of the east not under government control. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    National Front Asks Russia for $30 Million Loan
    Feb20

    National Front Asks Russia for $30 Million Loan

    Marine Le Pen’s National Front has had a close relationship with the Kremlin in recent years. Now, the Moscow Times reports that Le Pen is looking to Russia for some more financial assistance: France’s far-right National Front party has asked Russia for a 27-million-euro ($30 million) loan, claiming that the party needs it to finance...

    Dominican Baseball and Black-Market Lapel Pins: The Week in Global-Affairs Writing
    Feb20

    Dominican Baseball and Black-Market Lapel Pins: The Week in Global-Affairs Writing

    Boys practice baseball at a park in Guerra, Dominican Republic. ReutersPropagandalands Peter Pomerantsev | Granta “The activists behind their laptops seemed as big as ministries; mythological fiends from Twitter as real as tanks. The borders between Russia and Ukraine, between past and present, between soldier and civilian, rumour and evidence,...

    Russian Resurgence Brings Back Another Cold War Icon: The US Navy In Iceland
    Feb19

    Russian Resurgence Brings Back Another Cold War Icon: The US Navy In Iceland

    Lots of chatter is going around suggesting that the United States is preparing to base maritime patrol aircraft in Keflavk, Iceland — the “self-proclaimed birthplace of Icelandic rock ‘n’ roll” — to once again hunt Russian submarines.The news apparently came as a surprise to Iceland’s prime minister, Sigmundur David...

    World-Renowned Economist Sergei Guriev on the Russian Economy: Takeaways from his Speech at the Oxford Guild
    Feb19

    World-Renowned Economist Sergei Guriev on the Russian Economy: Takeaways from his Speech at the Oxford Guild

    On January 27, 2016, Sergei Guriev, a leading Russian economist and Professor of Economics at Sciences Po University in Paris, made a speech to the Oxford Guild entitled “Whither the Russian Economy.” During his speech, Guriev shared his thoughts on Russia’s economic growth prospects, the current economic crisis in Russia, and...

    Documentary Captures Searing Images of Ukraine’s 2014 Pro-democracy Uprising
    Feb19

    Documentary Captures Searing Images of Ukraine’s 2014 Pro-democracy Uprising

    In the Oscar-nominated documentary Winter on Fire, filmmaker Evgeny Afineevsky chronicles the massive 2014 mobilization of one million Ukrainians against what they saw as a corrupt political regime and their bloody clashes with security forces. VOA’s Penelope Poulou has more. …read more Source: Voice of...