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    Russian Economy Killers: Oil and Sanctions
    Jan07

    Russian Economy Killers: Oil and Sanctions

    Russian President Vladimir Putin gets a bad report card, even a failing grade, for his handling of the economic crisis in his country, according to 27 percent of analysts who participated in a major survey conducted by Bloomberg Business. These are hard times in Russia, with the collapse in oil prices, economic sanctions against the country for...

    Orthodox Christians Celebrate Christmas
    Jan07

    Orthodox Christians Celebrate Christmas

    Many Orthodox Christians are celebrating the birth of Jesus on Thursday, following the older Julian calendar. On Wednesday, believers in Russia, Ukraine, Georgia, Serbia, Ethiopia and elsewhere observed Christmas Eve, while Christians who have adopted the Gregorian calendar celebrated the Feast of Epiphany. …read more Source: Voice of...

    U.S. officials look toward Russia while investigating cyberattack on Ukraine’s power grid – report
    Jan07

    U.S. officials look toward Russia while investigating cyberattack on Ukraine’s power grid – report

    Intelligence officials in Washington have reportedly begun investigating claims that Russian hackers launched a cyberattack last month that targeted the electrical grid in neighboring Ukraine. As many as 700,000 Ukrainian households lost power for several hours in late December as the result of an apparent cyberattack, and sources familiar with...

    Open Source: Coca-Cola Retreats From Social Media War Over Crimea
    Jan07

    Open Source: Coca-Cola Retreats From Social Media War Over Crimea

    Coca-Cola deleted a map of Russia from the web after managing to anger both Russians and Ukrainians by first excluding and then including Crimea. …read more Source: The New York...

    Russia and Ukraine Don’t Want to ‘Share a Coke’
    Jan06

    Russia and Ukraine Don’t Want to ‘Share a Coke’

    Both Russians and Ukrainians were left angry after a failed Coca-Cola ad campaign. …read more Source: Foreign...

    Christmas in Kyiv: Ukraine’s Holiday From the War Comes to an End
    Jan06

    Christmas in Kyiv: Ukraine’s Holiday From the War Comes to an End

    KYIV, Ukraine—Orthodox Christians celebrate Christmas on Jan. 7. So in Ukraine’s capital city, the holiday season is still in full swing. The festivities in Kyiv reflect the continuance of normal life despite the frozen conflict in eastern Ukraine and looming battles on the nation’s domestic political front. At the Gulliver shopping...

    Netflix Just Achieved Near World Domination
    Jan06

    Netflix Just Achieved Near World Domination

    Video streaming company Netflix Inc on Wednesday launched its services in 130 countries, covering almost the entire globe except China, as part of efforts to counter slowing growth in the United States.Shares of the company, whose popular shows include “House of Cards”, “Orange Is The New Black” and “Narcos”,...

    The Latest: Ukraine says no one speaks out against sanctions
    Jan06

    The Latest: Ukraine says no one speaks out against sanctions

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) – The latest on North Korea’s announcement that it conducted a hydrogen bomb test Wednesday (all times Seoul): 3:41 a.m. Thursday Ukraine’s U.N. ambassador says no member of the U.N. security Council spoke out against imposing new sanctions against North Korea during the council’s closed-door...

    Ukrainian Businessman Sues Russia Over Annexed Crimea Airport
    Jan06

    Ukrainian Businessman Sues Russia Over Annexed Crimea Airport

    A Ukrainian businessman has filed a complaint against Russia in The Hague, saying he was unfairly deprived of his right to operate a passenger airport in Crimea after Russia annexed the peninsula in March 2014. The Permanent Court of Arbitration said on Wednesday that it had agreed to consider the case, which was brought a year ago by Ihor...

    Orthodox Christians Celebrate Epiphany
    Jan06

    Orthodox Christians Celebrate Epiphany

    Wednesday is Epiphany, a major holiday in much of Orthodox Christianity celebrating the birth and baptism of Jesus. Religious services are held as well as Blessing of Water ceremonies at lakes, rivers and seafronts. But in Russia, Serbia, Ukraine and other Orthodox countries that observe a different religious calendar, it is Christmas Eve. Roman...