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    Putin is giving 1,000 Russian officials a 400-page book of his best quotes
    Dec31

    Putin is giving 1,000 Russian officials a 400-page book of his best quotes

    Official Publication via RFERLStrapped for gift ideas this holiday season? How about a 400-page book of Vladimir Putin’s most “world-changing” words? That’s what about 1,000 Russian officials and politicians can expect under their New Year’s trees this year. “World-Changing Words, Key Quotes of Vladimir...

    Analysts: More Problems Ahead for Russian Space Agency
    Dec30

    Analysts: More Problems Ahead for Russian Space Agency

    Russia’s President Vladimir Putin liquidated the Federal Space Agency, Roscosmos, on Monday — and replaced it with a state corporation, still called Roscosmos. The plan, to take effect January 1, was decided a year ago following a series of embarrassing rocket failures and high-profile corruption. Russia lost a defense satellite Dec. 5,...

    World Briefing: World Leaders Agree to Extend Efforts to End Ukraine Conflict
    Dec30

    World Briefing: World Leaders Agree to Extend Efforts to End Ukraine Conflict

    The leaders of Russia, Ukraine, France and Germany called for the Minsk peace agreement to be carried out in full in 2016. …read more Source: The New York...

    Gen. Jonathan Vance welcomes Liberal review of defence policy
    Dec30

    Gen. Jonathan Vance welcomes Liberal review of defence policy

    Canada’s top general welcomes the Liberals’ promised review of the country’s defence policy but said the military must remain robust and equipped to handle a variety of threats in a world of “continuous conflict.” Gen. Jonathan Vance, the chief of defence staff, said events over the last year highlight the varied demands placed...

    Leaders of Ukraine, Russia, France and Germany Back Extension of Ukraine Peace Deal
    Dec30

    Leaders of Ukraine, Russia, France and Germany Back Extension of Ukraine Peace Deal

    The leaders of Russia, Ukraine, France and Germany have agreed to extend the Minsk peace accord on Ukraine into 2016, the Kremlin said in a statement on Wednesday, following a phone call between the four leaders. Extension of the agreement was widely expected as a cease-fire has been broadly holding in eastern Ukraine since September, though...

    Putin’s Son-in-Law Lands $1.75 Billion Russian State Loan
    Dec30

    Putin’s Son-in-Law Lands $1.75 Billion Russian State Loan

    The son-in-law of Vladimir Putin stands to benefit from $1.75 billion in cheap finance from the Russian state, a Reuters examination of public documents shows. The money will help fund a petrochemical project at a company in which Kirill Shamalov, husband of Katerina Tikhonova, the Russian president’s younger daughter, has a significant...

    The World According to Russia
    Dec30

    The World According to Russia

    Vladimir Putin at his end-of-the-year news conference in Moscow Maxim Smeyev / Reuters“Do you realize what you have done?” Vladimir Putin demanded at the United Nations in September. The question was a rebuke to the Americaan-led bloc of countries that initially viewed with optimism the Arab Spring, which began five years ago this month, but has...

    Russia and Ukraine Finally Break Up
    Dec30

    Russia and Ukraine Finally Break Up

    Russia’s economy hasn’t bottomed out. Ukraine has nowhere to go but up. …read more Source:...

    Ukraine-Russia Conflict Update: Peace Agreement Extended Into 2016 As War Continues
    Dec30

    Ukraine-Russia Conflict Update: Peace Agreement Extended Into 2016 As War Continues

    As war continues in Eastern Ukraine, leaders from Ukraine, Russia, France and Germany agreed Wednesday to extend the Minsk II agreement into 2016 in the hope that the peace deal will lead to an end in the conflict that has left over 9,000 people dead. The Minsk agreement was signed in February and the terms were meant to be fully implemented by...

    Ukraine To Ban Imports Of Some Russian Goods
    Dec30

    Ukraine To Ban Imports Of Some Russian Goods

    Kyiv says it will approve a ban on the import of some Russian goods in response to similar actions by Moscow. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...